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                            Before the
                 Federal Communications Commission
                      Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of               )
Billy R. Autry                 )   File No.: EB-02-OR-386
Licensee of WKRA(AM)           )   NAL/Acct. No. 200332620012
Holly Springs, Mississippi     )   FRN 0004-9301-45

                         FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:  August 7, 2003                          Released:  August 
11, 2003

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In  this  Forfeiture   Order  (``Order''),  we  issue   a 
          monetary  forfeiture in  the  amount of  eleven  thousand 
          dollars  ($11,000) to  Billy  R. Autry  (``Mr.  Autry''), 
          licensee  of  radio  station  WKRA(AM),  Holly   Springs, 
          Mississippi, for willful  violation of Section 73.49  and 
          willful and repeated violation of Section 73.1745 of  the 
          Commission's  Rules (``Rules'').1   The noted  violations 
          involve  Mr. Autry's  failure  to enclose  the  station's 
          antenna  within  an  effective  locked  fence  or   other 
          enclosure, operating  with excessive  power during  post-
          sunset  hours, and  failing to  discontinue operation  at 

     2.   On  March  17,  2003,   the  District  Director  of   the 
Commission's New  Orleans, Louisiana  Field Office  (``New  Orleans 
Office'') issued  a Notice  of  Apparent Liability  for  Forfeiture 
(``NAL'') in the amount  of $11,000 to Mr.  Autry.2  Mr. Autry  has 
not filed a response to the  NAL.  Based on the information  before 
us, we affirm the forfeiture.  

     3.   Finally, we  note  that it  is  unclear from  the  record 
before us what steps,  if any, Mr. Autry  has taken to correct  the 
violations cited in the NAL and to ensure that these violations  do 
not recur in the future.  Accordingly, we will require, pursuant to 
Section 308(b)  of  the Communications  Act  of 1934,  as  amended, 
(``Act''),3 that  Mr.  Autry submit  a  report to  the  Enforcement 
Bureau within 30 days of the  release of this order outlining  what 
measures he has taken  or will take to  correct the violations  and 
ensure that  they  do  not  recur.   Mr.  Autry's  report  must  be 
submitted in the form of an affidavit or declaration.4  

     4.   ACCORDINGLY, IT  IS  ORDERED that,  pursuant  to  Section 
503(b) of the Act,5 and Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80(f)(4) of the 
Rules,6 Billy R. Autry IS LIABLE  FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in  the 
amount of  $11,000 for  willfully violating  Section 73.49  of  the 
Rules and willfully and repeatedly violating Section 73.1745 of the 

     5.   Payment of the  forfeiture shall  be made  in the  manner 
provided for in  Section 1.80 of  the Rules 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.7  
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. 
200332620012 and FRN 0004-9301-45.  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. 20554.8

     6.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 308(b) of 
the Act,  Billy  R.  Autry  must submit  the  report  described  in 
paragraph 3 no later than thirty (30) days from the date of release 
of this order to:   Federal Communications Commission,  Enforcement 
Bureau, Spectrum  Enforcement  Division,  445  12th  Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C.  20554, Attention:  Jacqueline Johnson.

     7.        IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  that a  copy of  this  Order 
shall be sent by first class mail and certified mail return receipt 
requested, to Billy  R. Autry, 145  Memphis Street, Holly  Springs, 
Mississippi  38635. 


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau

     1 47 C.F.R.  73.49, 73.1745.

     2 Notice of Apparent  Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct.  No. 
200332620012 (Enf.  Bur., New  Orleans Office,  released March  17, 

     3 U.S.C.  308(b).

     4 Such  affidavit or  declaration should  comply with  Section 
1.16 of the Rules,  47 C.F.R.  1.16,  and be substantially in  the 
form set forth therein.

     5 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

     6 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

     7 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     8 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.