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

In the Matter of                )
American Radio Brokers, Inc.    )    File No. EB-00-AN-033
Licensee of Station KAXX(AM)   )     NAL/Acct. No.  X3278001
Eagle River, Alaska            ) 

Adopted:  July 25, 2001                 Released:  July 27, 2001

By the Commission:

1.        In this Memorandum  Opinion and  Order (``Order''),  we 
  deny the May 3,  2001 application for review filed by  American 
  Radio  Brokers,   Inc.  (``American''),  licensee  of   Station 
  KAXX(AM),  Eagle River,  Alaska, of  a Memorandum  Opinion  and 
  Order1  (``MO&O'') issued  by the  Enforcement Bureau  in  this 
  proceeding.    The   MO&O  denied   American's   petition   for 
  reconsideration of a  Forfeiture Order2 which imposed a  $4,000 
  forfeiture against American  for failure to respond to  written 
  Commission inquiries  in willful violation  of Section  1.89(b) 
  of  the  Commission's  Rules  (``Rules'').3   American's   only 
  argument is that  the Commission lacks the ``moral  authority'' 
  to  impose  forfeitures because  the  Commission  has  not  met 
  certain  statutory   deadlines  imposed  on   it  relating   to 
  applications.   It  is  regrettable  that  the  Commission  has 
  missed   certain  statutory   deadlines.    Nevertheless,   the 
  argument  that  this  affects  the  Commission's  authority  to 
  impose  a  forfeiture is  frivolous  and  the  Bureau  properly 
  rejected it.

2.        ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED that,  pursuant to  Section 
  1.115   of  the   Rules,4   American  Radio   Brokers,   Inc.'s 
  application for review IS DENIED.

3.        Payment of the forfeiture shall  be made in the  manner 
  provided for  in Section 1.80 of the  Rules5 within 30 days  of 
  the  release of  this Order.   If the  forfeiture is  not  paid 
  within the  period specified, the case  may be referred to  the 
  Department  of  Justice  for  collection  pursuant  to  Section 
  504(a) of the Act.6   Payment shall be made by mailing a  check 
  or  similar instrument,  payable to  the order  of the  Federal 
  Communications  Commission,   to  the  Federal   Communications 
  Commission, P.O. Box 73482, Chicago, Illinois 60673-7482.   The 
  payment should note  the NAL/Acct. No. X3278001.  Requests  for 
  full  payment under  an installment  plan  should be  sent  to: 
  Chief,  Revenue  and Receivables  Operations  Group,  445  12th 
  Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554.7

4.        IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, a copy of this Order  shall 
  be sent by  Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested to  Chester 
  P.  Coleman,  c/o  American  Radio  Brokers,  Inc.,  1255  Post 
  Street, Suite  1011, San  Francisco, California  94109, and  to 
  David   Tillotson,   Esq.,   4606   Charleston   Terrace,   NW, 
  Washington, D.C. 20007-1911.


                         Magalie Roman Salas

  1   American Radio Brokers, Inc.,  DA 01-811 (Enf. Bur.,  April 
3, 2001). 

  2   American Radio Brokers, Inc., 15 FCC Rcd 19712 (Enf.  Bur., 

     3 47 C.F.R.  1.89(b).

  4   47 C.F.R.  1.115. 

     5 47 C.F.R.  1.80.

     6 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     7 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.