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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Rome Radio Partners, LLC ) File No.: EB-FIELDSCR-13-00010093

   Licensee of AM Station WZOT   )

   ) NOV No.: V201332480024

   Rockmart, Georgia  )

   ) Facility ID: 7041

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: August 2, 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 Rome Radio Partners, LLC,
       licensee of AM Station WZOT in Rockmart, Georgia. 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 July 23, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Atlanta Office
       inspected the main studio of Station WZOT located in Rockmart,
       Georgia, and observed the following violation(s):

     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 S11.52(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..."

   The required CAP- formatted EAS equipment was not connected to a power

    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, Rome Radio Partners, LLC, 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 Rome Radio
       Partners, LLC  to support its response to this Notice with an
       affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by
       an authorized officer of Rome Radio Partners, LLC with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in Rome Radio Partners,
       LLC'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., Suite 320

   Duluth, GA 30096

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Rome Radio Partners, LLC. 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