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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Ramar Communications, Inc. ) File No.:   EB-FIELDSCR-13-00008919

   Licensee of Stations KLBB-FM, KTTU-FM, )

   KLZK-FM, KXTQ-FM and KJTV-AM ) NOV No.: V201332500059


   Lubbock, Texas ) Facility ID: 88795, 61581, 54684,

   )  55062  and 55061

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: July 3, 2013

   By the District Director, Dallas Office, South Central Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules)^ to Ramar Communications, Inc.,
       licensee of radio stations  KLBB-FM, KTTU-FM,  KLZK-FM, KXTQ-FM and
       KJTV-AM  in Lubbock, Texas (collectively the Stations). 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 May 8, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Dallas Office
       inspected the EAS equipment of radio stations KLBB-FM, KTTU-FM,
       KLZK-FM, KXTQ-FM and KJTV-AM^  located at  Lubbock, Texas, and
       observed the following violation(s):

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 11.52(d): "[Emergency Alert System] EAS Participants must
        monitor two EAS sources. The monitoring assignments of each broadcast
        station, cable system and wireless cable system are specified in the
        State EAS Plan and FCC Mapbook. They are developed in accordance with
        FCC monitoring priorities." At the time of the inspection, the
        Stations were monitoring three sources, but one of them was not the
        assigned LP2 station. The Stations did not have a monitoring
        assignment waiver from the Texas State EAS Plan. Moreover, the
        assigned LP1 station had no input signal (noise signal).

     b. 73.1820(a)(1)(iii): Entries must be made in the station log . . . The
        following information must be entered: "An entry of each test and
        activation of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) pursuant to the
        requirement of part 11 of this chapter and the EAS Operating
        Handbook. Stations may keep EAS data in a special log which shall be
        maintained at a convenient location; however, this log is considered
        part of the station log." At the time of the inspection, the Stations
        did not have a station log or EAS log, documenting any EAS tests or

    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, Ramar Communications, 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 Ramar
       Communications, 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 Ramar Communications, Inc.  with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in Ramar Communications,
       Inc.'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

   Dallas Office

   9330 LBJ Freeway

   Suite 1170

   Dallas, TX 75243

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Ramar Communications, 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.


   James D. Wells

   District Director

   Dallas  District Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   ^ 47 C.F.R. S 1.89.

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

   ^ The Stations are co-located and co-owned and share EAS equipment
   pursuant to Section 11.51(l) of the Rules.

   ^ 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