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


In the Matter of                 )
                                )
Metropolitan Radio Group, Inc.   )    File Number EB-03-TP-357
                                )    NAL/Acct. No. 200432700013
Licensee of AM Radio Station     )
WBRD,                            )
Palmetto, Florida                )    FRN 0007-0069-84
                                )
Springfield, Missouri

                        FORFEITURE ORDER

   Adopted:  December 8, 2004           Released:  December 10, 
2004

By the Assistant Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In this Forfeiture Order (``Order''), we issue a 
monetary forfeiture in the amount of seven thousand dollars 
($7,000) against Metropolitan Radio Group, Inc., licensee of AM 
radio station WBRD, Palmetto, Florida for willful and repeated 
violation of Section 73.49 of the Commission's Rules 
(``Rules'').1 The noted violation involves the failure to 
maintain an effective locked fence around the base of its AM 
antenna towers. 

     2.   On March 11, 2004, the District Director, Enforcement 
Bureau, Tampa Office issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for 
Forfeiture (``NAL'') in the amount of seven thousand dollars 
($7,000) for the referenced Rule violation.2  Metropolitan Radio 
Group, Inc., has not filed a response.  Based on the information 
before us, we affirm this forfeiture.  

     3.   Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED THAT, pursuant to Section 
503(b) of the Act3, and Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80(f)(4) of 
the Rules,4 Metropolitan Radio Group, Inc., IS LIABLE FOR A 
MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of $7,000 for violating Section 
73.49 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 of the forfeiture must be made by check or similar 
instrument, payable to the order of the Federal Communications 
Commission.  The payment must include the NAL/Acct. No. and FRN 
No. referenced above.  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.  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 Forfeiture 
Order shall be sent by Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested 
and First Class Mail to Metropolitan Radio Group, Inc., 318 E. 
Pershing Street, Springfield, Missouri 65806.


                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                    

                                                                  
                         George R. Dillon
                                                                 
Assistant Chief, Enforcement Bureau



_________________________

1 47 C.F.R.  73.49.
2 Notice  of Apparent  Liability  for Forfeiture,  NAL/Acct.  No. 
200432700013 (Enf. Bur., Tampa Office, rel. Mar. 11, 2004).
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.