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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   J.C. Maxwell Broadcasting Group, Inc. ) File No.: EB-FIELDSCR-13-00010928


   Licensee of Station WMPR-FM ) NOV No.: V201332620026


   Jackson, Mississippi ) Facility ID: 29552


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: September 4, 2013

   By the Deputy Regional Director, New Orleans 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 J.C. Maxwell Broadcasting Group,
       Inc., licensee of FM Station WMPR in Jackson, Mississippi. 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 August 20, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's New Orleans
       Office inspected Station WMPR located at 1018 Pecan Park Circle,
       Jackson, Mississippi 39209, and observed the following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 11.52(d)(2): "Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants
        must comply with the following monitoring requirement: With respect
        to monitoring EAS messages formatted in accordance with the
        specifications set forth in S 11.56(a)(2), EAS Participants' EAS
        equipment must interface with the Federal Emergency Management
        Agency's Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to enable
        ... the distribution of Common Alert Protocol (CAP)-formatted alert
        messages from the IPAWS system to EAS Participants' EAS equipment."
        At the time of inspection, WMPR's EAS equipment did not have an
        interface with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's IPAWS.

    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, J.C. Maxwell Broadcasting Group, 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 actions 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 J.C. Maxwell
       Broadcasting Group, 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 J.C. Maxwell Broadcasting Group, Inc.,
       with personal knowledge of the representations provided in J.C.
       Maxwell Broadcasting Group, 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

   New Orleans Office

   2424 Edenborn Ave.

   Suite 460

   Metairie, LA 70001

    7. This Notice shall be sent to J.C. Maxwell Broadcasting Group, 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.


   Loyd Perry

   Deputy Regional Director

   New Orleans 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


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