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                       FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                              ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                                   REGION 2

                                Norfolk Office
                       1457 Mount Pleasant Road, STE 113
                             Chesapeake, VA 23322
                                (757) 482-9783

                                 June 20, 2016

Ray Bruington
NC Praise Radio
Grifton, North Carolina

                        NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

	Case Number: EB-FIELDSCR-16-00021906
	Document Number:  W201632640002

The Norfolk Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast
radio station on 100.1 MHz was allegedly operating in Winterville,
North Carolina.  On May 24, 2016, an agent from this office confirmed
by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 100.1
MHz were emanating from a FM two bay antenna located in the backyard
of the property, 3969 Sterling Pointe Drive, Unit NNN-5, Winterville,
North Carolina.  During our email correspondence, you indicated that
mail should be delivered to NC Praise Radio, PO Box 364
Grifton, NC 28530.  Public records list you as the business owner.
The Commission's records show that no license was issued for operation
of a broadcast station at this location on 100.1 MHz in Winterville,
North Carolina.

Radio stations operating on many frequencies, including 100.1 MHz,
must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 301.  The only
exception to this licensing requirement is for certain transmitters
using or operating at a power level that complies with the standards
established in Part 15 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§  15.1
et seq.  On May 24, 2016, the field strength of the signal on frequency
100.1 MHz exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 microvolts per
meter (uV/m) at 3 meters for non-licensed devices.  Thus, this station
is operating in violation of 47 U.S.C. § 301.

You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting equipment
without a valid radio station authorization constitutes a violation of
the Federal laws cited above and could subject the operator to severe
penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial monetary fines,
in rem arrest action against the offending radio equipment, and criminal
sanctions including imprisonment.  (See 47 U.S.C. §§ 401, 501, 503
and 510.)

UNLICENSED OPERATION OF THIS RADIO STATION MUST BE DISCONTINUED
IMMEDIATELY.

You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
evidence that you have authority to operate granted by the FCC.  Your
response should be sent to the address in the letterhead and reference
the listed case and document number.  Under the Privacy Act of 1974,
5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3), we are informing you that the Commission's staff
will use all relevant material information before it to determine what,
if any, enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance with FCC
Rules.	This will include any information that you disclose in your reply.

You may contact this office if you have any questions.



Ronald Ramage
Regional Director



Attachments:
	Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
	Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005
      FCC Enforcement Advisory - Warning: Unauthorized Radio Broadcasting
      is Illegal, March 1, 2016