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                       CONSENT DECREE

     1.   The    Enforcement   Bureau    of   the    Federal 
Communications Commission and  Bronco Broadcasting Co., Inc. 
(``Bronco'') hereby  enter into this Consent  Decree for the 
purpose of terminating a  forfeiture proceeding arising from 
an  investigation of  Bronco, for  alleged violations  of 47 
C.F.R.        11.35(a),   73.61(a),    73.62(b)(3),    and 
73.3526(e)(12).


                         BACKGROUND

     2.   On  August  4, 2000,  FCC  field  agents from  the 
Enforcement  Bureau's  Kansas  City Field  Office  inspected 
KIRL.   This inspection  uncovered violations  pertaining to 
station logs, failure to  take field intensity measurements, 
operation  with excessive  field intensity,  and failure  to 
maintain   an  issues-programs   listing.   See   47  C.F.R. 
11.35(a), 73.61(a), 73.62(b)(3),  and 73.3526(e)(12).  The 
station  logs documented  Emergency  Alert System  (``EAS'') 
tests  from  only  one  of  two  required  sources  with  no 
explanation as  to why the  tests were missing.   During the 
inspection,  the  station's  contract engineer  stated  that 
KIRL's  nighttime  power needed  to  be  reduced to  55%  of 
authorized power  to maintain  the field  intensities within 
authorized  limits.  However,  station KIRL  was maintaining 
95%  of authorized  power and  four out  of five  monitoring 
points were found with excessive field intensity.  According 
to the  station office manager, the  issues-programs listing 
was  not being  compiled, and  no listing  was found  in the 
public inspection file.  On August 10, 2000, the Kansas City 
Field  Office  issued a  Notice  of  Violation (``NOV'')  to 
Bronco for these violations, with  a response due within ten 
days.   A signed  receipt was  returned by  the U.S.  Postal 
Service indicating delivery  of the NOV on  August 12, 2000.  
The Kansas City Field Office did  not receive a reply to the 
NOV from the licensee.
     3.   On  August 31,  2000,  Commission  staff issued  a 
Notice of  Apparent Liability in  the amount of  $15,000 for 
apparent   violations   of  sections   11.35(a),   73.61(a), 
73.62(b)(3),  and 73.3526(e)(12)  of the  Commission's Rules 
for  failure to  make appropriate  entries in  the broadcast 
station log  indicating the reasons  why EAS tests  were not 
received, for  failure to make field  intensity measurements 
at  each  designated  monitoring point  location  on  KIRL's 
nighttime  directional  array  as   often  as  necessary  to 
maintain  compliance  with  the station  authorization,  for 
failure to lower power or terminate operation when the field 
intensity exceeded the maximum authorized field intensity at 
several monitoring  points on KIRL's   nighttime directional 
array, and  for failure to  compile a list of  programs that 
have provided  the station's  most significant  treatment of 
community issues each calendar quarter.  

                         DEFINITIONS

     4.   For  the  purposes  of this  Consent  Decree,  the 
following definitions shall apply:

        a.   The   ``Commission''    means    the    Federal 
          Communications Commission.
        b.   The ``Bureau'' means the  Enforcement Bureau of 
          the Commission.
        c.   ``Bronco'' means Bronco Broadcasting Co., Inc., 
          licensee of  standard broadcast station  KIRL, St. 
          Charles, Missouri.
        d.   The ``Order'' means the Bureau's order adopting 
          this Consent Decree.
        e.   ``Enforcement    Proceeding''     means     the 
          investigation  of   alleged  rule   violations  by 
          Bronco  culminating  in  the  Notice  of  Apparent 
          Liability.
        f.   ``Notice of  Apparent Liability''  means Bronco 
          Broadcasting  Co., Inc.,  NAL/Acct. No.  X3256-001 
          (Enf.  Bur.,  Kansas City  Office,  rel. Aug.  31, 
          2000).


                          AGREEMENT


     5.   Bronco acknowledges and agrees that the Bureau has 
jurisdiction  over the  matters referenced  in this  Consent 
Decree and that  the Bureau has the authority  to enter into 
and adopt this Consent Decree. 
     6.   Bronco  and the  Bureau  agree  that this  Consent 
Decree does not constitute an adjudication of the merits, or 
any finding  on the  facts or  law regarding  any violations 
committed  by   Bronco  arising   out  of   the  Enforcement 
Proceeding,  and  that it  is  not  to  be construed  as  an 
admission of any violation by Bronco.
     7.   Bronco and the Bureau agree to the following:  
          a.   Within thirty  (30) days of the  release date 
             of the Order,  Bronco will file  an application 
             with  the  Mass  Media  Bureau  to  cancel  its 
             nighttime license;
          b.   Bronco will make  a voluntary contribution to 
             the U.  S.  Treasury by  paying  six (6)  equal 
             payments of $1,000.00 for a total of $6,000.00.  
             The  first  installment  payment  will  be  due 
             thirty (30) days  after the Order  is released, 
             with each of  the five (5)  subsequent payments 
             due in thirty (30) day intervals thereafter.  
     8.   Within thirty (30) days of the release date of the 
Order, Bronco will implement  a compliance program to ensure 
that  no further  violation of  the Commission's  Rules will 
occur,  with particular  attention to  those violations  set 
forth in  the Notice of Apparent  Liability.  The Compliance 
Plan  will  be administered  by  Mrs.  Virginia White,  with 
assistance from Ms. Sharon Walters.   The  plan is set forth 
in Attachment A hereto.
     9.   Bronco and  the Bureau acknowledge and  agree that 
this  Consent Decree  shall  constitute  a final  settlement 
between them. 
     10.  In  express   reliance  upon  the   covenants  and 
representations  contained  herein,  the  Bureau  agrees  to 
terminate the  Enforcement Proceeding  at such time  as both 
parties sign this Consent Decree.
     11.  Bronco waives  any and all  rights it may  have to 
seek  administrative  or judicial  reconsideration,  review, 
appeal or  stay, or  to otherwise  challenge or  contest the 
validity of this Consent Decree  and the Order adopting this 
Consent Decree, provided the Order adopts the Consent Decree 
without modification.
     12.  In the event that  the Commission or its delegated 
authority  find  that  Bronco  violates  Sections  11.35(a), 
73.61(a),  73.62(b)(3),  and  73.3526(e)(12)  of  the  Rules 
subsequent to the release of  this Consent Decree and Order, 
Bronco agrees that the Commission or its delegated authority 
may consider  the violations  documented in  the Enforcement 
Proceeding when determining an appropriate sanction.
     13.  Bronco and the Bureau agree that the effectiveness 
of this Consent Decree is expressly contingent upon issuance 
of the Order,  provided the Order adopts  the Consent Decree 
without modification.  
     14.  Bronco and the Bureau agree that, in the event any 
court of competent jurisdiction  renders this Consent Decree 
invalid, the Consent  Decree shall become null  and void and 
may not be used in any manner in any legal proceeding.
     15.  Bronco  and   the  Bureau   agree  that,   if  the 
Commission,  or   the  United   States  on  behalf   of  the 
Commission, brings a judicial action to enforce the terms of 
the Order  adopting this Consent Decree,  neither Bronco nor 
the  Commission will  contest  the validity  of the  Consent 
Decree or Order,  and Bronco will waive  any statutory right 
to a trial de novo with respect to the matter upon which the 
Order   is  based,   and   shall  consent   to  a   judgment 
incorporating the terms of this Consent Decree.   
     16.  Bronco agrees to waive any claims it may otherwise 
have under the  Equal Access to Justice Act, 5  U.S.C.  504 
and 47 C.F.R.  1.1501 et seq.
     17.  Bronco agrees  that any  violation of  the Consent 
Decree  or  the  Order  adopting this  Consent  Decree  will 
constitute  a  separate  violation of  a  Commission  order, 
entitling the Commission to exercise any rights and remedies 
attendant to the enforcement of a Commission order.
     18.  Any provision  of this Consent Decree  affected by 
or inconsistent with any subsequent rule or order adopted by 
the Commission will be superseded by such Commission rule or 
order.
     19.  Bronco and  the Bureau  agree to  be bound  by the 
terms and conditions stated in this Consent Decree.
     20.  Bronco  and the  Bureau agree  that the  terms and 
conditions of this Consent Decree shall remain in effect for 
a period  of twenty-four (24)  months, which shall  begin on 
the release date of the Order.
      21. This Consent Decree may be signed in counterparts.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

By:                                     Date:               
     David H. Solomon
     Chief, Enforcement Bureau

BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.

By:                                     Date: