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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Adelman Broadcasting, Inc. ) File No. EB-FIELDWR-13-00011860

   Licensee of Station KGBB(FM) ) NOV No. V201432900005


   Edwards, CA ) Facility ID No.: 457

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: November 7,, 2013

   By the District Director, Los Angeles Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules),^ to Adelman Broadcasting Inc.
       licensee of radio station KGBB(FM) assigned to the community of
       Edwards, California. 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 September 24, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Los
       Angeles Office inspected radio station KGBB(FM)'s main studio located
       at Quartz Hill, California, and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 11.35(a): "EAS Participants must determine the cause of
        any failure to receive the required tests or activations specified in
        S11.61(a)(1) and (2). Appropriate entries indicating reasons why any
        tests were not received must be made in the broadcast station log as
        specified in SS73.1820 and 73.1840 of this chapter for all broadcast
        streams ...." At the time of the inspection, there were no entries
        for the previous three months in the station's logs indicating
        receipt and retransmission of required monthly tests or alerts from
        the monitored Kern County Office of Emergency Services or KUZZ. The
        station's logs failed to show explanations by the Chief Operator for
        why these tests were not received and retransmitted.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S 11.52(d)(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 the inspection, the agent observed that the station was monitoring
        only one EAS assignment.

    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 regulatees.

    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, Adelman Broadcasting 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 Adelman
       Broadcasting 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 Adelman Broadcasting Inc. with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in Adelman Broadcasting
       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

   Los Angeles Office

   18000 Studebaker Road., Suite 660

   Cerritos, CA 90703

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Adelman Broadcasting 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.


   Charles A. Cooper

   District Director

   Los Angeles Office

   Western 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