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

                              )
In the Matter of                        )    File No.:  EB-04-OR-
094
                              )    
Jason Konarz                  )    NAL/Acct. No.:  200432620004
Licensee of WQMA(AM)               )    
Marks, Mississippi                 )        FRN:  0005015425
                              )    
     


                        FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:  October 5, 2004                         Released:  
October 8, 2004

By the Assistant Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In this Forfeiture Order (``Order''), we issue a 
          monetary forfeiture in the amount of twenty thousand 
          dollars ($20,000) to Jason Konarz (``Konarz''), 
          licensee of radio station WQMA(AM), Marks, 
          Mississippi, for willful and repeated violation of 
          Sections 11.35(a), 73.1745(a), and 73.3526(c) of the 
          Commission's Rules (``Rules'').1  The noted violations 
          involve Konarz's failure to install and maintain 
          operational Emergency Alert System (``EAS'') 
          equipment, failure to operate consistent with 
          authorized power levels and discontinue operating at 
          night, and failure to make available for inspection 
          all of the required materials in the station's public 
          inspection file. 
 
     2.   On July 21, 2004, the District Director of the 
Commission's New Orleans Field Office (``New Orleans Office'') 
issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (``NAL'') in 
the amount of $20,000 to Konarz.2  Konarz 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 Commission's 
Rules,4 Jason Konarz IS LIABLE FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the 
amount of $20,000 for willfully and repeatedly violating Sections 
11.35(a), 73.1745(a), and 73.3526(c) 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 by check or money order may be mailed to Forfeiture 
Collection Section, Finance Branch, 

Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 73482, Chicago, 
Illinois 60673-7482.  Payment by overnight mail may be sent to 
Bank One/LB 73482, 525 West Monroe, 8th Floor Mailroom, Chicago, 
IL 60661.  Payment by wire transfer may be made to ABA Number 
071000013, receiving bank Bank One, and account number 1165259.  
The payment should note NAL/Acct. No. 200432620004, and FRN 
0005015425.  Requests for full payment under an installment plan 
should be sent to: Chief, Revenue and Receivables 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 Jason Konarz, Route 2, Box 290A, Marks, 
Mississippi 38646. 


                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         


                         George R. Dillon
                         Assistant Chief, Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

147 C.F.R.  11.35(a), 73.1745(a), 73.3526(c).

2Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 
200432620004 (Enf. Bur., New Orleans Office, released July 21, 
2004).

347 U.S.C.  503(b).

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

547 U.S.C.  504(a).

6See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.