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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Partners for Christian Media, Inc. ) File No.:  EB-FIELDSCR-13-00008178

   Licensee of Station WBDX )

   ) NOV No.: V201332480014


   Chattanooga, TN 37412 )  Facility ID: 54445

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: May 3, 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 Partners for Christian Media,
       Inc. (PCMI), licensee of radio station WBDX in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
       Pursuant to Section 1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this Notice 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 April 22, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Atlanta Office
       inspected the main studio for Station WBDX located at 5512 Ringgold
       Road; Ste 241, Chattanooga, TN, and observed the following

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 73.3526(e)(12): "Radio issues/programs lists. For
        commercial AM and FM broadcast stations, every three months a list of
        programs that have provided the station's most significant treatment
        of community issues during the preceding three month period. The list
        for each calendar quarter is to be filed by the tenth day of the
        succeeding calendar quarter (e.g., January 10 for the quarter
        October-December, April 10 for the quarter January-March, etc.). The
        list shall include a brief narrative describing what issues were
        given significant treatment and the programming that provided this
        treatment. The description of the programs shall include, but shall
        not be limited to, the time, date, duration, and title of each
        program in which the issue was treated." At the time of the
        inspection, Station WBDX was missing issues/programs lists for the
        3^rd and 4^th quarters of 2012, and the 1^st quarter of 2013.

     b. 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, the
        Station's CAP EAS equipment was not installed properly and could not
        process CAP-formatted EAS messages.

    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, PCMI 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 PCMI to
       support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration
       under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of
       PCMI with personal knowledge of the representations provided in PCMI's
       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; Ste 320

   Duluth, GA 30096

    7. This Notice shall be sent to PCMI  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 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