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

In the Matter of                   )      File Number EB-02-TP-525
Pamal Broadcasting Ltd.            )     NAL/Acct. No.200332700013
Owner of Antenna Structure         )
Registration Number 1054493 in     )              FRN 0005-8279-69
Cedar Key, Florida                 )
Latham, New York


                                  Released:  January 8, 2003

By the Enforcement Bureau, Tampa Office:

                         I.  INTRODUCTION

     1.   In   this  Notice   of   Apparent  Liability   for 
Forfeiture  (``NAL''),  we   find  Pamal  Broadcasting  Ltd. 
(``Pamal''), owner  of antenna  structure #1054493  in Cedar 
Key,  Florida, apparently  liable  for a  forfeiture in  the 
amount of  three thousand  dollars ($3,000) for  willful and 
repeated  violation  of  17.57  of  the  Commission's  Rules 
(``Rules'').1  Specifically, we find Pamal apparently liable 
for  failing  to  notify  the  Commission  of  a  change  in 
ownership of its antenna structure #1054493.

                         II.  BACKGROUND

     2.   On September 12, 2002, agents from the FCC 
Enforcement Bureau, Tampa Field Office (``Tampa Office''), 
inspected an antenna structure located at or near the 
geographical coordinates 29 11'' 46' North Latitude and 
082 59'' 45' West Longitude, Cedar Key, Florida.  The 
agents found no Antenna Structure Registration (``ASR'') 
posted at the site.  The Commission's ASR database showed 
Williams Broadcasting Co., DBA WRGO Radio Station as the 
registered owner of the structure at this location with 
assigned ASR number 1054493.

     3.   On September  24, 2002,  the agent  researched FCC 
Media  Bureau records  which  showed that,  during the  year 
2000,  Radio Station  WRGO  changed ownership,  and had  the 
license transferred, from Williams Broadcasting Co. to Pamal 
Broadcasting Ltd.

     4.   On December 23, 2002,  the Tampa Office received a 
fax from Pamal's Comptroller stating that Pamal had acquired 
Radio   Station  WRGO,   including  the   antenna  structure 
#1054493, on December 15, 2000.

                      III.  DISCUSSION

     5.   Section 17.57  requires the  owner of  any antenna 
structure for which an Antenna Structure Registration Number 
has been obtained to immediately notify the Commission using 
FCC Form 854 upon any change in ownership information.  From 
December 15, 2000, until at  least September 12, 2002, Pamal 
failed to notify the Commission  of a change in ownership of 
its antenna structure #1054493.

     6.   Based  on the  evidence before  us, we  find Pamal 
Broadcasting  Ltd.   willfully2  and   repeatedly3  violated 
Section 17.57 of the Rules  by failing to immediately notify 
the  Commission of  a  change in  ownership  of its  antenna 
structure #1054493. 

     7.   Pursuant to Section 1.80(b)(4)  of the Rules,4 the 
base forfeiture amount for failure to file required forms or 
information  (e.g. failure  to  notify the  Commission of  a 
change in  ownership information)  is $3,000.   In assessing 
the  monetary  forfeiture amount,  we  must  also take  into 
account  the   statutory  factors   set  forth   in  Section 
503(b)(2)(D) of  the Communications Act of  1934, as amended 
(``Act''), which include  the nature, circumstances, extent, 
and  gravity  of the  violation,  and  with respect  to  the 
violator, the  degree of  culpability, any history  of prior 
offenses, ability to pay, and  other such matters as justice 
may require.5   Considering the  entire record  and applying 
the  factors  listed  above,  this case  warrants  a  $3,000 

                      IV.  ORDERING CLAUSES

     8.   Accordingly,  IT  IS  ORDERED  THAT,  pursuant  to 
Section 503(b)  of the Act,6  and Sections 0.111,  0.311 and 
1.80  of  the  Rules,7  Pamal Broadcasting  Ltd.  is  hereby 
amount of  three thousand  dollars ($3,000) for  willful and 
repeated violation of Section 17.57  of the Rules by failing 
to notify the Commission of a change in ownership on antenna 
structure #1054493.

     9.   IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  THAT, pursuant  to Section 
1.80 of the Rules, within thirty days of the release date of 
this NAL, Pamal Broadcasting Ltd.  SHALL PAY the full amount 
of the proposed forfeiture or SHALL FILE a written statement 
seeking   reduction   or   cancellation  of   the   proposed 

     10.  Payment of the forfeiture may be made by mailing a 
check or  similar instrument,  payable to  the order  of the 
Federal   Communications  Commission,   to  the   Forfeiture 
Collection Section,  Finance Branch,  Federal Communications 
Commission,  P.O. Box  73482, Chicago,  Illinois 60673-7482.  
The payment should note the NAL/Acct. No. and FRN referenced 
above.  Requests for payment of  the full amount of this NAL 
under an installment plan should  be sent to: Chief, Revenue 
and  Receivables Operations  Group, 445  12th Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.8

     11.  The response,  if any,  must be mailed  to Federal 
Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th 
Street SW,  Washington DC  20554, Attn:  Enforcement Bureau-
Technical  & Public  Safety  Division and  MUST INCLUDE  THE 
NAL/Acct. No. referenced above.  

     12.  The  Commission  will  not  consider  reducing  or 
canceling a forfeiture  in response to a  claim of inability 
to  pay  unless  the  petitioner submits:  (1)  federal  tax 
returns for the most recent three-year period; (2) financial 
statements   prepared   according  to   generally   accepted 
accounting practices (``GAAP''); or  (3) some other reliable 
and  objective documentation  that  accurately reflects  the 
petitioner's  current   financial  status.   Any   claim  of 
inability to  pay must  specifically identify the  basis for 
the  claim  by  reference  to  the  financial  documentation 

     13.  Under the  Small Business Paperwork Relief  Act of 
2002, Pub L. No. 107-198, 116 Stat. 729 (June 28, 2002), the 
FCC is engaged in a  two-year tracking process regarding the 
size of entities involved in forfeitures.  If you qualify as 
a small  entity and  if you  wish to be  treated as  a small 
entity for tracking purposes, please so certify to us within 
thirty (30) days of this NAL, either in your response to the 
NAL or  in a separate filing  to be sent to  the Technical & 
Public Safety Division.   Your certification should indicate 
whether   you,  including   your  parent   entity  and   its 
subsidiaries, meet one  of the definitions set  forth in the 
list provided by the FCC's Office of Communications Business 
Opportunities  (OCBO)  set forth  in  Attachment  A of  this 
Notice of Apparent Liability.  This information will be used 
for  tracking purposes  only.  Your  response or  failure to 
respond to this question will  have no effect on your rights 
and  responsibilities  pursuant  to Section  503(b)  of  the 
Communications Act.  If you  have questions regarding any of 
the information  contained in  Attachment A,  please contact 
OCBO at (202) 418-0990.

     14.  IT  IS FURTHER  ORDERED THAT  a copy  of this  NAL 
shall  be sent  by regular  mail and  Certified Mail  Return 
Receipt  Requested to  Pamal  Broadcasting  Ltd., 6  Johnson 
Road, Latham, NY  12110.


                         Ralph M. Barlow
                         Tampa Office, Enforcement Bureau


1 47 C.F.R.  17.57.

2 Section 312(f)(1) of the Act, 47 U.S.C.  312(f)(1), which 
applies to violations for which forfeitures are assessed 
under Section 503(b) of the Act, provides that ``[t]he term 
`willful', when used with reference to the commission or 
omission of any act, means the conscious and deliberate 
commission or omission of such act, irrespective of any 
intent to violate any provision of this Act . . . .''  See 
Southern California Broadcasting Co., 6 FCC Rcd 4387-88 

3 The term ``repeated,'' when used with reference to the 
commission or omission of any act, ``means the commission or 
omission of such act more than once or, if such commission 
or omission is continuous, for more than one day.''  47 
U.S.C.  312(f)(2).

4 47 C.F.R.  1.80(b)(4).

5 47 U.S.C.  503(b)(2)(D).

6 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

7 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80.

8 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.