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

In the Matter of                )
Rama Communications, Inc.       )            File  No.  EB-03-TP-
Licensee of Radio Station WTIR  )
Facility ID # 55005             )            NOV              No.  
Cocoa Beach, FL                 )

                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION
                                       Released: November 1, 2004

By the District Director, Tampa Office, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued 
pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to Rama 
Communications, Inc., licensee of radio station WTIR-AM.

     2.   On May 6, 2004, agents of the Commission's Tampa Office 
inspected radio station WTIR-AM located at 2365 Pluckebaum Road, 
Cocoa Beach, FL 32926, and observed the following violation(s):

          47 C.F.R.  11.52 (d):  EAS code and Attention Signal 
          Monitoring requirements. ``Broadcast stations and cable 
          systems and wireless cable systems must monitor two EAS 
          sources.  The monitoring assignments of each broadcast 
          station and cable system and wireless cable system are 
          specified in the State EAS Plan and FCC Map book.  At 
          the time of the inspection the station was not 
          monitoring the two assigned EAS sources.

          47 C.F.R.  11.61(a):  Test of EAS Procedures: ``Tests 
          shall be made at regular intervals as indicated in 
          paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section.  
          Additional tests may be performed anytime.  EAS 
          activations and special tests may be performed in lieu 
          of required tests as specified in paragraph (a)(4) of 
          this section.  All tests will conform with the 
          procedures in the EAS Operating Handbook.''  There was 
          no evidence that the station was conducting the 
          required weekly and required monthly test prior to 
          March 10, 2004.

          47 C.F.R.  73.49:  AM Transmission System Fencing 
          Requirements.  ``Antenna Tower having radio frequency 
          potential at the base (Series Fed, Folded, unipole and 
          insulated base antennas) must be enclosed within 
          effective locked fences or other enclosures.  Ready 
          access must be provided to each antenna tower base for 
          meter reading and maintenance purposes at all times. 
          However, individual tower fences need not be 
          installed if the towers are contained within a 
          protective property fence.''  An opening on the south 
          side of the protective property fence made the fence 

          47 C.F.R.  73.1225 (d)(2): ``Commercial and 
          noncommercial AM stations must make the following 
          information also available upon request by 
          representatives of the FCC. ... (2) Copy of the most 
          recent field strength measurements made to establish 
          performance of directional antennas required by  
          73.151.''  Copy of the most recent field strength 
          measurements were not available at the time of the 

          47 C.F.R.  73.1230 (a):  ``Posting of station license.   
          The station license and any other instrument of station 
          authorization shall be posted in a conspicuous place 
          and in such a manner that all terms are visible at the 
          place the licensee considers to be the principal 
          control point of the transmitter.''  Most recent copy 
          of the station license and/or authorization was not 
          available at the time of the inspection.  The license 
          had expired in February, 2004.

          47 C.F.R.  73.1400 (b):  ``Unattended operation. ...A 
          station may also be monitored and controlled by an 
          automatic transmission system (ATS) that is configured 
          to contact a person designated by the licensee in the 
          event of a technical malfunction.''  At the time of the 
          inspection the station did not have direct supervision 
          or an operational remote control system to control the 
          transmission system parameters after 5:00 P.M.

          47 C.F.R.  73.1590 (a) (6):   ``The licensee of each 
          AM, FM, TV and Class A TV station, except licensees of 
          Class D non-commercial educational FM stations 
          authorized to operate with 10 watts or less output 
          power, must make equipment performance measurements for 
          each main transmitter as follows: ... (6) Annually for 
          AM stations, with not more than 14 months between 
          measurements.''  Copy of the most recent equipment 
          performance measurements was not available at the time 
          of the inspection.

          47 C.F.R.  73.1745(a):  ``No broadcast station shall 
     operate at times, or with 
          modes or power, other than those specified and made a 
          part of the license, unless otherwise provided in this 
          part.''   The station was not reducing power at night 

          47 C.F.R. 73.1820(a)(1)(iii):  Station Log: ``An entry 
          of each test and activation of  the Emergency Alert 
          System (EAS) pursuant to the requirement of part 11 of 
          this chapter and the EAS operating Handbook must be 
          logged.  Stations may keep EAS data in a special EAS 
          log which shall be maintained at a convenient location; 
          however, this log is considered a part of the station 
          log.''  No EAS logs were available prior to March 10, 

          47 C.F.R. 73.1840 (a):  ``Any log required to be kept 
          by station licensees shall be retained by them for a 
          period of 2 years''.  No station logs were available at 
          the time of the inspection.

          47 C.F.R. 73.1870 (b)(3):  ``The designation of the 
          chief operator must be in writing with a copy of the 
          designation posted with the station license.''  At the 
          time of the inspection, no chief operator designation 
          was posted with the license, or otherwise available for 
          review by the inspectors.  

          47 C.F.R.  73.3526 (e)(8):  ``The public and 
          Broadcasting.  At all times, a copy of the most recent 
          version of the manual entitled ``The public and 
          broadcasting.''  At the time of inspection a copy of 
          the manual ``The Public and Broadcasting'' was not 

          47 C.F.R.  73.3526 (e)(12):   ``Radio issues/programs 
          list.  For commercial AM and FM broadcast stations, 
          every three months a list of programs that have 
          provided the station's most significant treatment of 
          community issues during the preceding three month 
          period.''  At the time of inspection a file containing 
          radio issues/programs list was not available.
     3.   Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended,2 and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, 
Rama Communications, Inc., must submit a written statement 
concerning this matter within 20 days of release of this Notice.  
The response must fully explain each violation, must contain a 
statement of the specific action(s) taken to correct each 
violation and preclude recurrence, and should include a time line 
for completion of pending corrective action(s).  The response 
must be complete in itself and signed by a principal or officer 
of the licensee with personal knowledge of the matter.  All 
replies and documentation sent in response to this Notice should 
be marked with the File No. and NOV No. specified above, and 
mailed to the following address:

                    Federal Communications Commission
                    Tampa Office
                    2203 N. Lois Ave., Suite 1215
                    Tampa, FL  33607

     4.   This Notice shall be sent to Rama Communications, Inc., 
3765 N. John Young Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32804.

     5.   The Privacy Act of 19743 requires that we advise you 
that the Commission will use all relevant material information 
before it, including any information disclosed in your reply, to 
determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure 
compliance.  Any false statement made knowingly and willfully in 
reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or imprisonment under 
Title 18 of the U.S. Code.4

                              FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                              Ralph M. Barlow
                              District Director
                              Tampa Office

cc:  Rama Communications, Inc.
     2365 Pluckebaum Road
     Cocoa Beach, Florida 32926

1 47 C.F.R.  1.89.

2 47 U.S.C.  308(b).

3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).

4 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.