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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Educational Communications of ) File No. EB-06-DV-495

   Colorado Springs, Inc. )

   Licensee of Radio Station K220IM )

   Facility ID # 92692 )

   Brush, Colorado ) NOV No. V20073280019


                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: February  22, 2007

   By the District Director, Denver Office, Western Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to Educational Communications of
       Colorado Springs, Inc. ("Educational Communications"), licensee of
       radio station K220IM in Brush, Colorado.

    2. On December 27, 2006, in response to a complaint of interference to
       the Federal Aviation Administration's localizer channel operating on a
       center frequency of 111.9 MHz, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's
       Denver Office, using mobile direction finding techniques, located the
       source of interference to be radio station K220IM located at Fort
       Morgan, Colorado, and observed the following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 74.1203(e): "It shall be the responsibility of the
        licensee of an FM translator or FM booster station to correct any
        condition of

   interference which results from the radiation of radio frequency energy

   by its equipment on any frequency outside the assigned channel. Upon

   notice by the Commission to the station licensee that such interference

   is being caused, the operation of the FM translator or FM booster

   station shall be suspended within three minutes and shall not be resumed

   until the interference has been eliminated or it can be demonstrated

   that the interference is not due to spurious emissions by the FM

   translator or FM booster station; provided, however, that short test

   transmissions may be made during the period of suspended operation to

   check the efficacy of remedial measures." At the time of inspection,
   agents determined that the interference was caused by spurious emissions
   emanating from Educational Communications' FM translator K220IM,
   authorized to operate on a center frequency of 91.9 MHz. The station
   licensee was unable to remotely control the transmitter and therefore
   unable to cease operations within three minutes of being notified that it
   was causing interference. The K220IM transmitter was confirmed as the
   source of interference through on/off tests conducted by others on-scene.

    3. Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
       and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Educational Communications
       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
       Educational Communications. 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

   Denver Office

   215 South Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303

   Lakewood, Colorado 80226-1566

    4. This Notice shall be sent to by Certified Mail/Return Receipt
       Requested and regular mail to Educational Communications of Colorado
       Springs, Inc., at its address of record.

    5. The Privacy Act of 1974 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.


   Nikki P. Shears

   District Director

   Denver District Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S 403.

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

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

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission