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                       ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
                        Northeast Region

                         NewYork Office
                  201 Varick Street Suite 1151
                       NewYork, NY  10014

                          April 5, 2005

Bethesda Church of God in Christ
Brooklyn, NY  11226-7601


                                   Case Number:  EB-05-NY-082
                                   Document Number:  W20053238021

The New York Office received information that an unlicensed 
broadcast radio station on 88.1 MHz was allegedly operating in 
Brooklyn, NY.  On March 24, 2005, an agent from this office 
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on 
frequency 88.1 MHz were emanating from 1280 Flatbush Avenue, 
Brooklyn, NY  11226-7601.  The Commission's records show that no 
license was issued for operation of a broadcast station at this 
location on 88.1 MHz in Brooklyn, NY.   

Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 
 301.  The only exception to this licensing requirement is for 
certain transmitters using or operating at a power level that 
complies with the standards established in Part 15 of the 
Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.  15.1 et seq.  Your operation on 
frequency 88.1 MHz was measured at 4260 V/m at 354 meters.  This 
exceeds the allowable unlicensed limit of 250 microvolts per 
meter (V/m) at 3 meters established in Part 15.  Thus, this 
station is operating in violation of 47 U.S.C.  301.

You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting 
equipment without a valid radio station authorization constitutes 
a violation of the Federal laws cited above and could subject the 
owner of this illegal operation to severe penalties, including, 
but not limited to, substantial civil forfeitures, a maximum 
criminal fine of $10,000 and/or one year imprisonment, or arrest 
of the equipment for the first offense (see 47 U.S.C.  501, 503 
and 510).


You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond 
with proof of your license or authority to operate granted by the 
FCC.  Your response should be sent to the address in the 
letterhead and reference the listed case and document number.  
Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3), we are 
informing you that the Commission's staff will use all relevant 
material information before it to determine what, if any, 
enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance with FCC 
Rules.  This will include any information that you disclose in 
your reply.

You may contact this office if you have any questions.

Daniel W. Noel
District Director 
New York Office

     Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
     Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2003