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


In the Matter of	)
	)
	)
Knight Broadcasting, Inc.					     )
File No. EB-FIELDWR-16-0022427
Licensee of Station KUHL	)
Santa Maria, CA		)	NOV No. V2016323900011




NOTICE OF VIOLATION


	Released:  August 29, 2016

By the Acting District Director, Los Angeles Office, Region 3, Enforcement
Bureau:


 This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of
 the Commission's rules (Rules), to Knight Broadcasting, Inc., licensee
 of station KUHL, Santa Maria, 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 violations noted herein.

 On July and 27, 2016, in response to a complaint, an agent from the
 Enforcement Bureau's Los Angeles Office conducted on scene monitoring and
 field strength measurements of station KUHL.  The monitoring revealed
 that station KUHL was transmitting spurious emissions in excess of
 allowable limits. The following violations were observed:


	  47 C.F.R. ยง 73.44(a):  "The emissions of stations in the AM
	  service shall be attenuated in accordance with the requirements
	  specified in paragraph (b) of this section...(b):  Emissions
	  removed by more than 75 kHz must be attenuated at least 43
	  + 10 Log (Power in watts) or 80 dB below the unmodulated
	  carrier level, whichever is the lesser attenuation, except
	  for transmitters having power less than 158 watts, where
	  the attenuation must be at least 65 dB below carrier level."
	  At the time of the monitoring, the agent measured spurious
	  emissions at 1760 KHz and 1820 KHz from multiple locations in
	  the community of license. On average, measured from multiple
	  locations, these spurious were attenuated only 53 dB and 63
	  dB respectively below the carrier at 1440 KHz.


 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, Knight
 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.  Information required by Section 73.44(e) of the Commission's
 Rules shall also be provided.

 In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct Knight
 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  Knight Broadcasting, Inc., with personal
 knowledge of the representations provided in Knight 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.

 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 Rd., Rm. 660
		     Cerritos, California 90703

 This Notice shall be sent to Knight Broadcasting, 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




				       James T. Lyon
				       Acting District Director
				       Los Angeles Office
				       Enforcement Bureau