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

In the Matter of                   )
WBLT, Inc.                         )      File Number EB-04-NF-042
Owner of Antenna Structure #       )    NAL/Acct. No. 200532640001
1242296                            )                FRN 0006362651
Bedford, VA

                                 Released: February 25, 2005

By the Resident Agent, Norfolk Office, South Central Region, 
Enforcement Bureau:


     1.   In this Notice of Apparent Liability for 
Forfeiture (``NAL''), we find WBLT, Inc. (``WBLT''), owner 
of an antenna structure located at or near geographic 
coordinates 37 20' 50.5'' N, 79 31' 24'' W, Bedford, 
Virginia, apparently liable for a forfeiture in the amount 
of three thousand dollars ($3,000) for willful and repeated 
violation of Section 17.4(a) of the Commission's Rules 
(``Rules'').1  Specifically, we find WBLT apparently liable 
for failing to register its antenna structure.


     2.   WBLT acquired the license for AM station WBLT in 
Bedford, Virginia on April 12, 2002.  In response to 
receiving information about WBLT failing to renew its 
broadcast station license in a timely manner, an agent from 
the Commission's Norfolk Office of the Enforcement Bureau 
(``Norfolk Office'') conducted an inspection of the station 
on February 27, 2004.  During that inspection, the agent 
observed that a registration number was not posted on the 
antenna structure behind the station's studio, at or near 
geographic coordinates 37 20' 50.5'' N, 79 31' 24'' W.  On 
February 27, 2004, the sole officer, director, and owner of 
WBLT admitted that WBLT owned the antenna structure.  He was 
aware of the painting and lighting requirements for the 
structure and had repaired the structure's lights in August 
2003.  He also admitted that he had not registered the 
structure since WBLT purchased it. 


     3.   Section 17.4(a) of the Rules states that the owner 
of any proposed or existing antenna structure that requires 
notice of proposed construction to the FAA must register the 
structure with the Commission.2  On February 27, 2004, WBLT 
admitted that it had never registered its antenna structure.  
On March 1, 2004, WBLT obtained registration number 1242296 
for its WBLT tower.

     4.   Based on the evidence before us, we find WBLT 
apparently willfully3 and repeatedly4 violated Section 
17.4(a) of the Rules by failing to register its antenna 

     5.   Pursuant to Section 1.80(b)(4) of the Rules,5 the 
base forfeiture amount for failing to register an antenna 
structure 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 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.6  Considering 
the entire record and applying the factors listed above, we 
conclude that WBLT is apparently liable for a $3,000 


     6.   Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to 
Section 503(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as 
amended,7 and Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80 of the 
Commission's Rules,8 WBLT is hereby NOTIFIED of this 
thousand dollars ($3,000) for willful and repeated violation 
of Section 17.4(a) of the Rules by failing to register its 
antenna structure.  

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

     8.   Payment of the forfeiture must be made by check or 
similar instrument, payable to the order of the Federal 
Communications Commission.  Payment by check or money order 
may be mailed to Forfeiture Collection Section, Finance 
Branch, Federal Communications Commission, P.O. Box 73482, 
Chicago, IL 60673-7482.  Payment by overnight mail may be 
sent to Bank One/LB 73482, 525 West Monroe, 8th Floor 
Mailroom, Chicago, IL 60661.   Payment by wire transfer may 
be made to ABA Number 071000013, receiving bank Bank One, 
and account number 1165259.  The payment should note 
NAL/Acct. No. 200532640001, and FRN 6362651.  Requests for 
payment of the full amount of this NAL under an installment 
plan should be sent to: Chief, Revenue and Receivable 
Operations Group, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 

     9.   The response, if any, must be mailed to Federal 
Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, South Central 
Region, Norfolk Office; 1457 Mount Pleasant Road, Suite 113; 
Chesapeake VA 23322; within thirty days of the release date 
of this NAL and MUST INCLUDE THE NAL/Acct. No. referenced 

     10.  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 

     11.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this NAL 
shall be sent by regular mail and Certified Mail Return 
Receipt Requested to WBLT at its address of record.


                         Joseph P. Husnay
                         Resident Agent, Norfolk Office
                         South Central Region
                         Enforcement Bureau

147 C.F.R.  17.4(a).
247 C.F.R.  17.4(a). 
3Section 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 
4The 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).
547 C.F.R.  1.80(b)(4).
647 U.S.C.  503(b)(2)(D).
747 U.S.C.  503(b).
847 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80.
9See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.