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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of                )                                 
     Spirit Broadcasting, Inc.       )   File Number: EB-10-NF-0020    
     Licensee of Station WGTM (AM)   )   NAL/Acct. No.: 201132640002   
     Wilson, North Carolina          )   FRN: 0009359811               
     Facility ID # 61929             )                                 

                                FORFEITURE ORDER

   Adopted: October 31, 2011 Released: November 1, 2011

   By the Regional Director, South Central Region, Enforcement Bureau:

    1. In this Forfeiture Order ("Order"), we issue a monetary forfeiture in
       the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to Spirit
       Broadcasting, Inc., ("Spirit"), licensee of Station WGTM(AM), in
       Wilson, North Carolina, for willful and repeated violation of sections
       11.35, 73.49, and 73.3526 of the Commission's rules ("Rules"). The
       noted violations involved Spirit's failure to (1) maintain operational
       Emergency Alert System ("EAS") equipment; (2) enclose an antenna
       tower, having radio frequency potential at the base, within an
       effectively locked fence; and (3) maintain and make available a public
       inspection file.

   2. On July 15, 2011, the Enforcement Bureau's Norfolk Office ("Norfolk
   Office") issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture ("NAL") in
   the amount of $25,000 to Spirit. Spirit 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, and sections 0.111, 0.204, 0.311
   and 1.80(f)(4) of the Commission's rules, Spirit Broadcasting, Inc. IS
   LIABLE FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of $25,000 for violations
   of sections 11.35, 73.49, and 73.3526 of the Commission's 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 enforcement pursuant to section
   504(a) of the Act. 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/Account Number and FRN Number
   referenced above. Payment by check or money order may be mailed to Federal
   Communications Commission, P.O. Box 979088, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.
   Payment by overnight mail may be sent to U.S. Bank - Government Lockbox
   #979088, SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101. Payments
   by wire transfer may be made to ABA Number 021030004, receiving bank
   TREAS/NYC, and account number 27000001. For payment by credit card, an FCC
   Form 159 (Remittance Advice) must be submitted.  FCC Form 159 may be
   obtained at When completing the
   FCC Form 159, enter the NAL/Account number in block number 23A (call
   sign/other ID), and enter the letters "FORF" in block number 24A (payment
   type code). Requests for full payment under an installment plan should be
   sent to:  Chief Financial Officer -- Financial Operations, 445 12th
   Street, S.W., Room 1-A625, Washington, D.C.  20554.   Please contact the
   Financial Operations Group Help Desk with any questions regarding payment
   procedures at 1-877-480-3201 or Email: Spirit
   Broadcasting, Inc. shall also send electronic notification on the date
   said payment is made to

   5. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Order shall be sent by both
   First Class Mail and Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, to Spirit
   Broadcasting, Inc. at Hwy 42 West, P.O. Box 3837, Wilson, NC 27895 and
   1702 Martin Luther King Pkwy SE, Wilson, NC 27893.


   Dennis P. Carlton

   Regional Director, South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 11.35, 73.49, 73.3526.

   Spirit Broadcasting, Inc., Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, 26
   FCC Rcd 10212 (Enf. Bur. 2011).

   47 U.S.C. S: 503(b).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111, 0.204, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

   47 C.F.R. S:S: 11.35, 73.49, 73.3526.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.80.

   47 U.S.C. S: 504(a).

   Federal Communications Commission DA 11-1822



   Federal Communications Commission DA 11-1822