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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                Northeast Region

                                 Boston Office

                              1 Batterymarch Park

                                Quincy, MA 02169

                                 July 26, 2007

   Richard Clouden

   Boston, MA

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-07-BS-095

   Document Number: W20073226012

   The Boston Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio
   station on 101.3 MHz was allegedly operating in Boston, MA. On July 11,
   2007, agents from this office confirmed by direction finding techniques
   that radio signals on frequency 101.3 MHz were emanating from 616-624 Blue
   Hill Ave. Boston, MA. The agents met with you and, although you admitted
   that this was your radio station, you refused to allow inspection. The
   Commission's records show that no license was issued for operation of a
   broadcast station on 101.3 MHz at this location in Boston, MA

   Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S: 301.
   The only exception to this licensing requirement is for certain
   transmitters using or operating at a power level or mode of operation that
   complies with the standards established in Part 15 of the Commission's
   rules, 47 C.F.R. S:S:  15.1 et seq. The field strength of the signal on
   frequency 101.3 MHz was measured at 621,134 microvolts per meter (uV/m) at
   51 meters, which exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 uV/m at 3
   meters for non-licensed devices. Thus, this station is operating in
   violation of 47 U.S.C. S: 301. In addition, 47 U.S.C. 303(n) gives the
   Federal Communications Commission the "authority to inspect all radio
   installations associated with stations required to be licensed by any
   Act." Your refusal to allow an inspection of your station violated 47
   U.S.C. S: 303(n).

   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 operator to severe
   penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial monetary fines, in
   rem arrest action against the offending radio equipment, and criminal
   sanctions including imprisonment. (see 47 U.S.C. S:S: 401, 501, 503 and


   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
   evidence that you have 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.
   S: 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.

   Dennis Loria

   District Director

   Boston Field Office


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", July 2003