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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                 WESTERN REGION

                              San Francisco Office

                         5653 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 105

                           Pleasanton, CA 94588-8543

                                 (925) 416-9717

                                 March 24, 2010

   Elias Y. Tannous and Issa Y. Tannous

   Ukiah, CA 95482-9436

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-10-SF-0045

   Document Number: W201032960005

   The San Francisco Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast
   radio station on 88.7 MHz was allegedly operating in Concord, California.
   On February 1, 2010, agents from this office confirmed by direction
   finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 88.7 MHz were emanating
   from El Talachas Tire Shop, 1115A Detroit Ave., Concord, California.
   Public records list you as the owner of the property. The Commission's
   records show that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast
   station at this location on 88.7 MHz in Concord, California.

   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 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 operation on frequency 88.7 MHz was measured at
   8,686 microvolts per meter (uV/m) at 3 meters. This exceeds the allowable
   unlicensed limit of 250 uV/m at 3 meters established in Part 15. Thus,
   this station is operating in violation of 47 U.S.C. S: 301.

   Spurious radio signals associated with the operation of this station were
   detected on the frequency of 120.7 MHz. The spurious signal is within the
   radio frequency band assigned for communications between aircraft and/or
   aircraft and aviation ground facilities. The signals may present a safety
   hazard to the operation of aircraft since air/ground communications could
   be affected.

   Spurious radio signals associated with the operation of this station were
   detected on the frequencies of 177.4 MHz and 266.1 MHz. These spurious
   signals are within the frequency bands assigned for Broadcast Service and
   Government Fixed Mobile Radio Service and could interfere with licensed or
   other authorized radio communications.

   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 of this illegal
   operation to severe penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial
   monetary forfeitures, 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 510.)


   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.

   Thomas N. VanStavern

   District Director

   San Francisco Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet," March 2005