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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of             File No.: EB-FIELDSCR-12-00001027  
     Michael William Downer       NAL/Acct. No.: 201232600012        
     Pompano Beach, FL            FRN: 0021896352                    

                                FORFEITURE ORDER

   Adopted: November 13, 2012 Released: November 13, 2012

   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 thousand dollars ($20,000) to Michael William
       Downer for willful and repeated violation of Section 301 of the
       Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act). The noted violations
       involved Mr. Downer's operation of an unlicensed radio station on the
       frequency 101.1 MHz in Pompano Beach, Florida.

   2. On July 16, 2012, the Enforcement Bureau's Miami Office (Miami Office)
   issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) in the amount
   of $20,000 to Mr. Downer. Mr. Downer 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, Michael William Downer IS LIABLE
   FOR A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of $20,000 for violations of
   Section 301 of the Act.

   4. Payment of the forfeiture shall be made in the manner provided for in
   Section 1.80 of the Commission's rules within thirty (30) calendar
   days after the release date of this Forfeiture Order.  If the forfeiture
   is not paid within the period specified, the case may be referred to the
   U.S. Department of Justice for enforcement of the forfeiture pursuant to
   Section 504(a) of the Act.  Michael William Downer shall send electronic
   notification of payment to on the date said payment
   is made. The payment must be made by check or similar instrument, wire
   transfer, or credit card, and must include the NAL/Account number and FRN
   referenced above. Regardless of the form of payment, a completed FCC Form
   159 (Remittance Advice) must be submitted. When completing the FCC Form
   159, enter the Account Number in block number 23A (call sign/other ID) and
   enter the letters "FORF" in block number 24A (payment type code).   Below
   are additional instructions you should follow based on the form of payment
   you select:

     * Payment by check or money order must be made payable to the order of
       the Federal Communications Commission.  Such payments (along with the
       completed Form 159) must be mailed to Federal Communications
       Commission, P.O. Box 979088, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, or sent
       via overnight mail to U.S. Bank - Government Lockbox #979088,
       SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101. 

     * Payment by wire transfer must be made to ABA Number 021030004,
       receiving bank TREAS/NYC, and Account Number 27000001.  To complete
       the wire transfer and ensure appropriate crediting of the wired funds,
       a completed Form 159 must be faxed to U.S. Bank at (314) 418-4232 on
       the same business day the wire transfer is initiated. 

     * Payment by credit card must be made by providing the required credit
       card information on FCC Form 159 and signing and dating the Form 159
       to authorize the credit card payment. The completed Form 159 must then
       be mailed to Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 979088, St.
       Louis, MO 63197-9000, or sent via overnight mail to U.S. Bank -
       Government Lockbox #979088, SL-MO-C2-GL, 1005 Convention Plaza, St.
       Louis, MO 63101. 

   5. Any request for full payment under an installment plan should be sent
   to:  Chief Financial Officer-Financial Operations, Federal Communications
   Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room 1-A625, Washington, D.C. 
   20554.  If you have questions regarding payment procedures, please contact
   the Financial Operations Group Help Desk by phone, 1-877-480-3201, or by

   6. 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 Michael
   William Downer at his address of record.


   Dennis P. Carlton

   Regional Director, South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.

   Michael William Downer, Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, 27
   FCC Rcd 7962 (Enf. Bur. 2012).

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

   47 U.S.C. S: 301; 47 C.F.R. S:S: 0.111, 0.204, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.80.

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

   An FCC Form 159 and detailed instructions for completing the form may be
   obtained at

   See 47 C.F.R. S: 1.1914.

   Federal Communications Commission DA 12-1809



   Federal Communications Commission DA 12-1809