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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Farmers Communications ) File No. EB-08-HU-0113 Licensee of Radio Station
   KTWL )

   and owner of antenna structure )

   ASR # 1204066 ) NOV No. V200932540001

   Hempstead, Texas )



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                   Released:  October 7, 2008

   By the Resident Agent, Houston Office, South Central Region, Enforcement

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules to Farmers Communications, licensee of
       radio station KTWL and owner of antenna structure # 1204066.

    2. On August 11, 2008, an agent of the Commission's Houston Office
       inspected antenna structure # 1204066 located near Navasota, Texas,
       and observed the following violation:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.51(a): "All red obstruction lighting shall be
        exhibited from sunset to sunrise unless otherwise specified." On the
        above date after local sunset neither the top nor the midpoint red
        obstruction beacon was exhibited. Additionally, only one side light
        on the structure was exhibited, all others were dark.

    3. On August 15, 2008, an agent of the Commission's Houston Office
       inspected the main studio and transmitter site of station KTWL and
       observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1226(a): "Station records and logs shall be made
        available for inspection or duplication at the request of the FCC or
        its representative. ..." At the time of inspection, station records
        and logs including tower light logs (see 73.1820(a)(1)(i) and logs
        concerning Emergency Alert System (see 73.1820(a)(1)(iii) were not
        available for inspection.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1350(c): "The license must establish monitoring
        procedures and schedules for the station and the indicating
        instruments employed must comply with S:73.1215." At the time of
        inspection, the station's representative stated the station did not
        have monitoring procedures or schedules.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1400: "The licensee of an AM, FM, TV, or Class A TV
        station is responsible for assuring that at all times the station
        operates within the tolerances specified by the applicable technical
        rules contained in this part and in accordance with the terms of the
        station authorization. Any method of complying with applicable
        tolerances is permissible." At the time of inspection, a "dial up "
        remote control system was utilized to control the transmitter and
        monitor its operation. Station employees were not able to determine
        the power output of the transmitter or confirm the operation complied
        with the station's authorization.

     d. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1870(b)(3): "The designation of chief operator must
        be in writing with a copy of the designation posted with the station
        license." At the time of inspection, a written designation of the
        chief operator could not be produced.

     e. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.3526(e)(12): Public Inspection File Requirements "For
        commercial AM and FM broadcast stations, every three months a list of
        programs that have provided the station's most significant treatment
        of community issues during the preceding three month period. The list
        for each calendar quarter is to be filed by the tenth day of the
        succeeding calendar quarter. The list shall include a brief narrative
        describing what issues were given significant treatment and the
        programming that provided that treatment. The description of the
        programs shall include, but shall not be limited to, the time, date,
        duration, and title of each program in which the issued was treated."
        At the time of inspection, the list for the second quarter of 2008
        was not in the public file. Additionally, many of the quarterly lists
        were missing above referenced descriptive elements.

    4. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Farmers
       Communications, 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 address:

   Federal Communications Commission

   Houston Office

   9597 Jones Road, #362

   Houston, Texas 77065

    5. This Notice shall be sent to Farmers Communications at its address of

    6. 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.


   Stephen P. Lee

   Resident Agent

   Houston District Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 U.S.C. S: 308(b).

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

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

                       Federal Communications Commission


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