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

                                 
                                     
In the Matter of                 )      File No. EB-02-CF-427
                                 )           
Grass Roots Broadcasting, LLC    )      NAL/Acct.             No. 
200332340001                            )
WAMM(AM)                         )
Woodstock, Virginia              )      FRN 0006-5780-41


                  MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

Adopted:  March 3, 2004                           Released:  
March 5, 2004

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

                         I. INTRODUCTION
                                        
      1.  In this Memorandum  Opinion and  Order (``Order''),  we 
           cancel  a proposed monetary  forfeiture issued in  the 
           amount of  twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to  Grass 
           Roots  Broadcasting, LLC  (``Grass Roots''),  licensee 
           of AM  Station WAMM, Woodstock, Virginia, for  willful 
           violation   of   Sections   17.4(a)(2),   17.50,   and 
           73.1125(a)  of the Commission's  Rules (``Rules'')1  . 
           The   violations  involve  Grass  Roots'  failure   to 
           register  and  paint  its  antenna  structure  and  to 
           maintain a main studio.  

      2.  On October  23,  2002,  the District  Director  of  the 
           Commission's Columbia, Maryland Field Office issued  a 
           Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture  (``NAL'') 
           in the amount of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000)  to 
           Grass  Roots  for violation  of  Sections  17.4(a)(2), 
           17.50,  and  73.1125(a)  of  the  Rules.2   Thomas  A. 
           Lewis, President  of Grass Roots, filed a response  to 
           the NAL on November 22, 2002.  In its response,  Grass 
           Roots  states that  the violations  cited by  the  NAL 
           have  been corrected; it sold  the station on  October 
           21, 2002, at a loss; it is without assets; and it  has 
           no other broadcast interests.

                         II. DISCUSSION

     3.   On October 21, 2002,  Grass Roots assigned the  license 
of  WAMM,3 and  is  no longer  a Commission  licensee.   Further, 
Grass  Roots  has   no  assets.   According  to  Virginia   State 
Corporation  Commission records, the  business license for  Grass 
Roots  Broadcasting, LLC,  was cancelled  on December  31,  2003. 
Finally, Grass Roots  states that the cited rule violations  have 
been corrected.  After reviewing the particular circumstances  in 
this case,  and per the discretion  authorized by Section  504(b) 
of the  Act,4 and implemented by  Section 1.80(i) of the  Rules,5 
we conclude that cancellation of the proposed $20,000  forfeiture 
is warranted.6

     4.   Accordingly, IT IS  ORDERED that,  pursuant to  Section 
504(b) of the Act and Section 1.80(i) of the Rules, the  proposed 
$20,000  forfeiture  issued  to   Grass  Roots  broadcasting   IS 
CANCELLED. 

      5.  IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, a copy of this Order  shall 
be sent  by  regular  mail  and  Certified  Mail  Return  Receipt 
Requested to Thomas  A. Lewis  at 100 Wolf's  Lane, Fort  Valley, 
Virginia 22652.
                         
                              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                         


                              David H. Solomon
                              Chief, Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

   1 47 C.F.R.  17.4(a)(2), 17.50 and 73.1125(a).

   2  Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct.  No. 
200332340001 (Enf. Bur.,  Columbia Office,  released October  23, 
2002). 

   3 See  Application for Assignment of License from Grass  Roots 
Broadcasting, LLC to Hometown Broadcasting,  LLC  (File No.  BAL-
20020725AAN).  Granted September  13, 2002.  Consummated  October 
21, 2002.

   4 47 U.S.C.  504(b). 

   5 47 C.F.R.  1.80(i).

   6 See Madison Broadcasting Group, Inc., 18 FCC Rcd 4860,  4861 
(Enf. Bur. 2003).