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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Sumter Broadcasting Co., Inc. ) File No. EB-FIELDSCR-13-00006574

   Licensee of Station WISK ) NOV No. V201332480003

   Lawrenceville, Georgia ) Facility ID No. 63785


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: February 15, 2013 

   By the District Director, Atlanta Office, South Central Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules) to Sumter Broadcasting Co., Inc.,
       licensee of radio station WISK in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Pursuant to
       Section 1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this NOV does not preclude
       the Enforcement Bureau from further action if warranted, including
       issuing a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for the
       violation(s) noted herein.

    2. On February 7, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Atlanta
       Office inspected Station WISK's main studio located at 239 Ezzard
       Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia and observed the following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.56: "Obligation to process [Common Alerting Protocol]
        CAP-formatted EAS messages. (a) On or by June 30, 2012 EAS
        participants must have deployed operational equipment that is capable
        of the following: (1) Acquiring EAS alert messages in accordance with
        the monitoring requirements in S: 11.52(d)(2); (2) Converting EAS
        alert messages that have been formatted pursuant to the Organization
        for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)
        Common Alerting Protocol..." At the time of inspection, Station WISK
        did not have the required CAP-formatted EAS equipment.

    3. As the nation's emergency warning system, the Emergency Alert System
       is critical to public safety, and we recognize the vital role that
       broadcasters play in ensuring its success. The Commission takes
       seriously any violations of the Rules implementing the EAS and expects
       full compliance from its licensees.

    4. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional information
       concerning the violations and any remedial actions taken. Therefore,
       Sumter Broadcasting Co., Inc. must submit a written statement
       concerning this matter within twenty (20) days of release of this
       Notice. The response (i) must fully explain each violation, including
       all relevant surrounding facts and circumstances, (ii) must contain a
       statement of the specific action(s) taken to correct each violation
       and preclude recurrence, and (iii) must include a time line for
       completion of any pending corrective action(s). The response must be
       complete in itself and must not be abbreviated by reference to other
       communications or answers to other notices.

    5. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct Sumter
       Broadcasting Co., Inc. to support its response to this Notice with an
       affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by
       an authorized officer of Sumter Broadcasting Co., Inc. with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in its response, verifying
       the truth and accuracy of the information therein, and confirming that
       all of the information requested by this Notice which is in the
       licensee's possession, custody, control, or knowledge has been
       produced. To knowingly and willfully make any false statement or
       conceal any material fact in reply to this Notice is punishable by
       fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

    6. All replies and documentation sent in response to this Notice should
       be marked with the File No. and NOV No. specified above, and mailed to
       the following address:

   Federal Communications Commission

   Atlanta Office

   3575 Koger Blvd., Suite 320

   Duluth, GA 30096

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Sumter Broadcasting Co., Inc. at its
       address of record.

    8. The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that we advise you that the
       Commission will use all relevant material information before it,
       including any information disclosed in your reply, to determine what,
       if any, enforcement action is required to ensure compliance.


   Douglas G. Miller

   District Director

   Atlanta District Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(a).

   47 U.S.C. S: 308(b).

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(c).

   Section 1.16 of the Rules provides that "[a]ny document to be filed with
   the Federal Communications Commission and which is required by any law,
   rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported, evidenced,
   established or proved by a written sworn declaration, verification,
   certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the person making the same,
   may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the unsworn
   declaration, certification, verification, or statement in writing of such
   person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the declarant as
   true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially the following
   form . . . : `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of
   perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date).
   (Signature)'." 47 C.F.R. S: 1.16.

   18 U.S.C. S: 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. S: 1.17.

   P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3).

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission