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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Kansas Radio, Inc. ) File No.:   EB-FIELDSCR-13-00012051

   Licensee of Station KANS )

   ) NOV No.: V201432560001

   Emporia, Kansas )  Facility ID: 41542

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: November 13, 2013

   By the District Director, Kansas City  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 Kansas Radio, Inc.,  licensee of
       Station KANS in Emporia, Kansas.  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 October 30, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Kansas City
       Office inspected Station KANS located at 918 Graham St, Emporia, KS
       66801, and observed the following violation(s):

     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, Station
        KANS'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, Kansas Radio, 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 Kansas Radio,
       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 Kansas Radio, Inc. with personal knowledge of
       the representations provided in Kansas Radio, 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

   Kansas City Office

   520 NE Colbern Road

   2^nd Floor

   Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Kansas Radio, Inc. at its address of

    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.


   Ronald D. Ramage

   District Director

   Kansas City  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