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

In the Matter of                )
Birmingham Christian Radio, Inc.)         File No. EB-05-AT-029
Licensee of Radio Station WRAG(AM)           )
Facility ID # 70262             )         NOV No.  V20053248001
Carrollton, Alabama             )

                       NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                         Released:  July 29, 2005

By the District Director, Atlanta Office, South Central Region, 
Enforcement Bureau:

  1.      This is a Notice of Violation (``Notice'') issued 
     pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to 
     Birmingham Christian Radio, Inc., licensee of radio station 

  2.      On March 8, 2005, an agent of the Commission's Atlanta 
     Office of the Enforcement Bureau inspected radio station 
     WRAG(AM) located in Carrollton, Alabama, and observed the 
     following violations:

       2.a.      47 C.F.R.  11.52(d):  ``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 Mapbook.''  One 
                 of the two receivers utilized for the 
                 station's EAS system was tuned to 87.5 
                 MHz, which is neither an assigned source 
                 nor a broadcast station.

       2.b.      47 C.F.R.  11.61(a):  EAS ``[t]ests shall 
                 be made at regular intervals as indicated 
                 in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this 
                 section.''  No EAS tests were being sent 
                 by the station.  At the time of 
                 inspection, the on-duty operator did not 
                 know how to conduct a test.

       2.c.      47 C.F.R.  17.4(g):  ``Except as 
                 described in paragraph (h) of this 
                 section, the Antenna Structure 
                 Registration Number must be displayed in a 
                 conspicuous place so that it is readily 
                 visible near the base of the antenna 
                 structure.  Materials used to display the 
                 Antenna Structure Registration Number must 
                 be weather resistant and of sufficient 
                 size to be easily seen at the base of the 
                 antenna structure.''  There was no Antenna 
                 Structure Registration Number posted at 
                 the antenna tower.

       2.d.      47 C.F.R.  73.1590:  ``(a) The licensee 
                 of each AM, FM, TV and Class A TV station 
                 ...must make equipment performance 
                 measurements for each main transmitter as 
                 follows: (6) [a]nnually, for AM stations, 
                 with not more than 14 months between 
                 measurements.''  The equipment performance 
                 measurements could not be found and there 
                 was no evidence that they had been 
                 conducted within the last 14 months.

       2.e.      47 C.F.R.  73.1820(a)(1)(iii):  ``An 
                 entry [must be made in the station log] 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.''  The station 
                 log had no entries for EAS tests received 
                 after September 3, 2004.

       2.f.      47 C.F.R.  73.3526(c):  Material in the 
                 public inspection file ``shall be 
                 available for public inspection at any 
                 time during regular business hours.''  At 
                 the time of the inspection, no issues-
                 programs listings were found in the 
                 station's public inspection file as 
                 required by  73.3526(e)(12).  Station 
                 management stated they were unaware of the 
                 requirement to maintain such a list.

  3.      Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 
     1934, as amended,2 and Section 1.89 of the Commission's 
     Rules, Birmingham Christian Radio, Inc., must submit a 
     written statement concerning this matter within twenty (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.  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 

                 Federal Communications Commission
                 Atlanta Office
                 3575 Koger Blvd., Ste. 320
                 Duluth, GA  30096

  4.      This Notice shall be sent to Birmingham Christian 
     Radio, Inc. at its address of record.
  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




                           Fred L. Broce
                           District Director
                           Atlanta District Office
                           South Central Region
                           Enforcement Bureau

147 C.F.R.  1.89.

247 U.S.C.  308(b).

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

418 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.