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

                              )
In the Matter of                        )
                              )    File No.: EB-02-TP-260   
Josue Alusma                       )    NAL/Acct.             No. 
200232700022
4301 Rose Ave., #B                 )    FRN 0007-4959-97
Naples, Florida                         )    




                        FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:  January 29, 2003                             Released:  
January 31, 2003

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  Josue  Alusma, for  willful  and 
          repeatedly   violation   of   Section   301   of    the 
          Communications  Act  of 1934,  as  amended  (``Act'').1  
          The noted violation involves Mr. Alusma's operation  of 
          a radio station  on the frequency of 100.5 MHz  without 
          Commission authorization.

     2.   On  August  6,  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 to Mr. Alusma.2  Mr. Alusma 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 Josue Alusma 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 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.5  
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. 200232700022, and  FRN 0007-4959-97.  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. 20554.6

     5.        IT IS FURTHER  ORDERED THAT a  copy of this  Order 
shall be  sent by  first class  mail and  certified mail,  return 
receipt requested, to Josue Alusma, 4301 Rose Avenue #B,  Naples, 
Florida 34112 and 4995 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida 34113.

                         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. 
200232700022 (Enf. Bur., Tampa Office, released August 6, 2002).

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

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

     5 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     6 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.