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

                              )
In the Matter of                        )
                              )    File No.: EB-02-AT-317   
Piedmont Radio Co.                 )    NAL/Acct.             No. 
200332480006
                              )    FRN 0007-7794-32
Licensee of WPID(AM), Piedmont, Alabama )    
and Owner of Unregistered Antenna Structure  )
Located at 33 55'45'' North Latitude by 85      )
35' 42'' West Longitude in Piedmont, Alabama )
                                   




                        FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:   February 4, 2003                             Released:  
February 6, 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    Piedmont    Radio     Co. 
          (``Piedmont''),  licensee of  radio  station  WPID(AM), 
          Piedmont, Alabama, and  owner of the antenna  structure 
          located at 33 55'45'' North Longitude by 85 35'  42'' 
          West  Longitude  in  Piedmont,  Alabama,  for   willful 
          violation  of Sections  17.4(a) and  73.1125(a) of  the 
          Commission's Rules (``Rules'').1  The noted  violations 
          involve  Piedmont's  failure to  register  its  antenna 
          structure and  failure to  maintain a  presence at  its 
          man studio during its normal business hours.

2.   On  October  15,   2002,  the  District   Director  of   the 
Commission's Atlanta, Georgia  Field Office (``Atlanta  Office'') 
issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (``NAL'') in 
the amount of  $10,000 to  Piedmont.2  Piedmont 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 Communications Act of 1934, as amended  (``Act''),3 
and Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80(f)(4) of the Rules,4  Piedmont 
Radio Co. IS LIABLE  FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE  in the amount  of 
$10,000 for willfully  violating Sections 17.4(a) and  73.1125(a) 
of the Rules.

     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. 200332480006, and  FRN 0007-7794-32.  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 Peidmont Radio Co., P.O. Box 227, Piedmont, 
Alabama 36272.

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

     1 47 C.F.R.  17.4(a) and 73.1125(a).

     2 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 
200332480006 (Enf.  Bur., Atlanta  Office, released  October  15, 
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.