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

In the Matter of                 )
                                 )
Morongo Basin Broadcasting       )       File Number EB-04-LA-116
Corporation                      )
                                 )     NAL/Acct. No. 200432900010
Licensee of FM Broadcast Station )                 FRN 0007699564
KCDZ
Twenty Nine Palms, California


                  MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

Adopted: July 19, 2005                                      
Released: July 21, 2005 

By the Regional Director, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In this Memorandum Opinion and Order (``Order''), we 
          cancel a two thousand dollar ($2,000) Notice of 
          Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (``NAL'')1 issued to 
          Morongo Basin Broadcasting Corporation (``Morongo''), 
          licensee of KCDZ(FM), in Twenty Nine Palms, 
          California, for its apparent  repeated violations of 
          Sections 11.35(a) and 11.61 of the Commission's Rules 
          ("Rules").2  The alleged violations involved failure 
          by Morongo to ensure that Emergency Alert System 
          (``EAS'') monitoring and transmitting functions were 
          available during the time the station was in 
          operation.  Based on our review of Morongo's response 
          to the NAL, including its extensive efforts to 
          implement a comprehensive EAS compliance plan prior to 
          the FCC inspection, its overall compliance record with 
          the Commission's Rules, along with its exemplary 
          efforts to ensure that KCDZ(FM) was able to receive 
          local primary stations in two counties, while situated 
          in an area that the relevant County EAS Plan describes 
          as having ``difficult coverage,'' we conclude that no 
          forfeiture should be imposed.

     2.   Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 
          504(b) of the Communications Act of 1934 as amended, 
          and Section 1.80(f)(4) of the Rules,3 the instant 
          Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. 
          No. 200432900010, IS CANCELLED.

     3.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall 
          be sent by First Class Mail and Certified Mail Return 
          Receipt Requested to Morongo Basin Broadcasting 
          Corporation, 6448 Hallee Road #5, Joshua Tree, 
          California 92252.  

                              
                              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                                                                 
                              
                              
                              Rebecca L. Dorch
                              Regional Director, Western Region
                              Enforcement Bureau
_________________________

1Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 
200432900010 (Enf. Bur., Western Region, Los Angeles Office, 
released September 29, 2004).

247 C.F.R.  11.35(a), 11.61.  

347 U.S.C.  504(b); 47 C.F.R.  1.80(f)(4).