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

                              )
In the Matter of                        )         
                              )         
Manuel M. Vzquez                            )                        
File No.: EB-02-TP-234
Naples, Florida                         )         NAL/Acct.   No. 
200232700015 
                              )         FRN 0007-3021-69
                         


                        FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:  December 10, 2002                            Released:  
December 12, 2002 

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In  this  Forfeiture  Order  (``Order''),  we  issue  a 
          monetary  forfeiture  in the  amount  of  ten  thousand 
          dollars ($10,000) to Manuel M. Vzquez for willful  and 
          repeated   violation    of   Section    301   of    the 
          Communications  Act  of 1934,  as  amended  (``Act'').1  
          The  noted  violation involves  operation  of  a  radio 
          station  on   the  frequency  of   103.3  MHz   without 
          Commission authorization.

     2.   On  June  25,  2002,  the  District  Director  of   the 
Commission's  Tampa,  Florida  Field  Office  (``Tampa  Office'') 
issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (``NAL'') in 
the amount  of  $10,000.2  Manuel  M.  Vzquez has  not  filed  a 
response to  the NAL.   Based on  the information  before us,  we 
affirm the forfeiture.

     3.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED THAT,  pursuant to  Section 
503(b) of the Act,3 and  Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80(f)(4)  of 
the Commission's Rules, (``Rules'')4 Manuel M. Vzquez IS  LIABLE 
FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of $10,000 for  willfully 
and repeatedly violating Section 301 of the Act.

     4.   Payment of the forfeiture shall  be made in the  manner 
provided for in Section 1.80 of the Rules 5 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 
NAL/Acct. No. 200232700015, and  FRN 0007-3021-69.  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

     5.        IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  THAT this  Order shall  be 
sent by  regular  mail  and by  certified  mail,  return  receipt 
requested, to Manuel M. Vzquez, 1933 Piccadilly Circus,  Naples, 
Florida 34112-3688.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

     1 47 U.S.C.  301

     2 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 
     200232700015 (Enf.  Bur., Tampa  Office, released  June  25, 
     2002).

     3 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

     4 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

     5 47 C.F.R.  1.80.

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

     7 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.