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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Alabama Radio Corporation ) File No.: EB-FIELDSCR-13-00010938

   Licensee of Station WASG(AM) )

   ) NOV No.: V201332480029


   Daphne, AL ) Facility ID: 51141


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: September 9, 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 Alabama Radio Corporation,
       licensee of radio station WASG(AM), Daphne, Alabama. 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 27, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Atlanta
       Office inspected radio station WASG(AM), Daphne, Alabama and observed
       the following violation(s):

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 11.52(d): "EAS Participants must comply with the
        following monitoring requirements: (1) With respect to monitoring for
        EAS messages that are formatted in accordance with the EAS Protocol,
        EAS Participants must monitor two EAS sources. The monitoring
        assignments of each broadcast station and 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 inspection, Station WASG(AM) was monitoring only one EAS

    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, Alabama Radio Corporation 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 Alabama Radio
       Corporation to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit
       or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of Alabama Radio Corporation with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in Alabama Radio
       Corporation'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 Alabama Radio Corporation 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