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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Blount Broadcasting Corporation ) File No. EB-11-AT-0145

   Owner of Antenna Structure

   Numbers 1044297, 1044298 and 1044299 ) NOV No. V20123248003

   Louisville, TN )



                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: November 21, 2011

   By the District Director, Atlanta Office, South Central Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to section
       1.89 of the Commission's rules to Blount Broadcasting Corporation,
       owner of the three-tower antenna array with antenna structure numbers
       1044297, 1044298, and 1044299, located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    2. On October 27, 2011, in response to a complaint about a tower lighting
       outage on the three-tower antenna array, an agent of the Commission's
       Atlanta Office observed the following violations:(s):

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.51(a): "All red obstruction lighting shall be
        exhibited from sunset to sunrise unless otherwise specified." On
        October 27, 2011, the red obstruction lighting on antenna structure
        numbers 1044298  and 1044299  was not exhibited after sunset. Blount
        Broadcasting Corporation provided Federal Aviation Administration
        determinations of "no air hazard" which indicated that painting and
        lighting specifications were only required for antenna structure
        1044297. However, the Antenna Structure Registration database
        specifies lighting and painting specifications for all three
        structures. Blount Broadcasting Corporation must file an FCC Form 854
        to modify the Antenna Structure Registration database to reflect the
        current lighting and painting specifications.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S: 17.57: "The owner of an antenna structure for which an
        Antenna Structure Registration Number has been
        obtained...must...immediately notify the Commission using FCC Form
        854 upon any change in structure height or change in ownership
        information." On October 27, 2011, the agent found that the Antenna
        Structure Registration database did not list Blount Broadcasting
        Corporation as the owner of the three antenna structures.

    3. Pursuant to section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and section 1.89 of the Commission's rules, Blount
       Broadcasting Corporation, 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 Blount Broadcasting Corporation.
       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

   Atlanta Office

   3575 Koger Blvd, Suite 320

   Duluth, GA 30096

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Blount Broadcasting Corporation  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.


   Douglas G. Miller

   District Director

   Atlanta 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


                       Federal Communications Commission