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                                  Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of	)
	)
Public Broadcasting of Colorado, Inc.	)		     File No.:
EB-FIELDWR-14-00014980 Licensee of Station KPRN (FM)	)
	)		  NOV No.:  V201432800041
Grand Junction, CO	)
	)				 Facility ID: 53774
	)



NOTICE OF VIOLATION

	     Released:	June 26, 2014

By the District Director, Denver Office, Western Region, Enforcement
Bureau:

* This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
of the Commission's rules (Rules) to Public Broadcasting of Colorado,
Inc. (PBCI), licensee of radio station KPRN (FM) serving Grand Junction,
CO.  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 noted herein.

* On March 20, 2014, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Denver Office
responded to a report of interference impacting aviation band station
operations on 122.8 MHz in the vicinity of Montrose Regional Airport.
Using direction-finding techniques, the agent located the source
of a signal on approximately 122.7 MHz coming from the Black Ridge
telecommunications site with coordinates of 39° 03' 58.00" north latitude
and 108° 44' 43.00" west longitude.  The agent inspected radio station
KPRN, conducting on-off tests, and observed the following violation:

  + 47 C.F.R. § 73.1350(e):  "If a broadcast station is operating
  in a manner that poses a threat to life or property or that is
  likely to significantly disrupt the operation of other stations,
  immediate corrective action is required. In such cases, operation
  must be terminated within three minutes unless antenna input power
  is reduced sufficiently to eliminate any excess radiation. Examples
  of conditions that require immediate corrective action include
  the emission of spurious signals that cause harmful interference,
  any mode of operation not specified by the station license for the
  pertinent time of day, or operation substantially at variance from
  the authorized radiation pattern."  The agent observed that KPRN's
  transmitter emitted energy on 122.7 MHz which caused interference to
  aviation band stations operating on 122.8 MHz.  On-off tests of the
  KPRN transmitter confirmed its role in the interference.


* 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, PBCI
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.

* In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct PBCI to
support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration
under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of
PBCI with personal knowledge of the representations provided in PBCI'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.

* 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
Denver Office
P.O. Box 25446
One Denver Federal Center  -  Building 1A
Lakewood, CO 80225-0446

* This Notice shall be sent to Public Broadcasting of Colorado, Inc.,
at its address of record.

* 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.


FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION




Nikki P. Shears
District Director
Denver Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau