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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Opus Broadcasting Systems, Inc. ) File No. EB-11-PO-0051

   Licensee of Radio Station KEZX )

   Facility ID # 23032 )

   ) NOV No. V201132920013

   Medford, Oregon )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: July 13, 2011

   By the Resident Agent, Portland Resident Agent Office, Western Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, to the Opus Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
       ("Opus"), licensee of radio station KEZX in Medford, Oregon. This
       Notice may be combined with a further action, if further action is

    2. On June 15, 2011, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Portland Office
       inspected radio station KEZX located at 511 Rossanley, Medford,
       Oregon, and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 11.15: "EAS Operating Handbook - The EAS Operating
        Handbook states in summary form the actions to be taken by personnel
        at EAS Participant facilities upon receipt of an EAN, an EAT, tests,
        or State and Local Area alerts, It is issued by the FCC and contains
        instructions for the above situations. A copy of the Handbook must be
        located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations when an
        operator is required to be on duty and be immediately available to
        staff responsible for authenticating messages and initiating
        actions." During the inspection on June 15, 2011, KEZX could not
        produce the EAS Operating Handbook.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.3526(e)(1): "Authorization - A copy of the current
        FCC authorization to construct or operate the station, as well as any
        other documents necessary to reflect any modifications thereto or any
        conditions that the FCC has placed on the authorization. These
        materials shall be retained until replaced by a new authorization, at
        which time a copy of the new authorization and any related materials
        shall be placed in the file." KEZX did not have a copy of the current
        station authorization in the Public Inspection File.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.3526(e)(4): " Contour Maps - A copy of any service
        contour maps, submitted with any application tendered for filing with
        the FCC, together with any other information in the application
        showing service contours and/or main studio and transmitter location
        (State, county, city, street address, or other identifying
        information). These documents shall be retained for as long as they
        reflect current, accurate information regarding the station." KEZX
        did not have contour maps in the Public Inspection File.

    3. As the nation's emergency warning system, the Emergency Alert System
       is critical to public safety, and we recognize the vital role that
       broadcasters play in ensuring its success. The Commission takes
       seriously any violations of the Rules implementing the EAS and expects
       full compliance from its regulatees. In addition, the station
       authorization and the contour maps, among other items, are required to
       be maintained in the Station's Public Inspection File. Pursuant to
       Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Section
       1.89 of the Commission's Rules, we seek additional information
       concerning the violations and any remedial actions the station may
       have taken.  Therefore, Opus must submit a written statement
       concerning this matter within twenty (20) days of release of this
       Notice. The response (i) must fully explain each violation, including
       all relevant surrounding facts and circumstances, (ii) must contain a
       statement of the specific action(s) taken to correct each violation
       and preclude recurrence, and (iii) must include a time line for
       completion of any pending corrective action(s). The response must be
       complete in itself  and must not be abbreviated by reference to other
       communications or answers to other notices.

    4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules, we direct
       the Opus  to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or
       declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of the Opus  with personal knowledge of the
       representations provided in the Opus' response, verifying the truth
       and accuracy of the information therein, and confirming that all of
       the information requested by this Notice which is in the licensee's
       possession, custody, control, or knowledge has been produced. To
       knowingly and willfully make any false statement or conceal any
       material fact in reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or
       imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.

    5. 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

   Portland Resident Agent Office

   PO Box 61469

   Vancouver, WA 98666-1469

    6. This Notice shall be sent to the Opus Broadcasting Systems, Inc. at
       its address of record.

    7. 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.


   Binh Nguyen

   Resident Agent

   Portland Resident Agent Office

   Western Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(a).

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89(c).

   Section 1.16 of the Commission's Rules provides that "[a]ny document to be
   filed with the Federal Communications Commission and which is required by
   any law, rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported,
   evidenced, established or proved by a written sworn declaration,
   verification, certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the person
   making the same, may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the
   unsworn declaration, certification, verification, or statement in writing
   of such person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the
   declarant as true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially
   the following form . . . : `I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under
   penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on
   (date). (Signature)'." 47 C.F.R. S: 1.16.

   18 U.S.C. S: 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. S: 1.17.

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

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission