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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of                  )                                     


     Morris Communications             )   File No. EB-FIELDSCR-12-00001442  

     Licensee of Radio Station         )                                     

     Columbia, South Carolina          )              NOV No. V201232480006  

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                                      Released: April 3, 2012

   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 Morris Communications, licensee of
       WDL923 in Columbia, South Carolina.

    2. On February 9, 2012, in response to a complaint, an agent from the
       Atlanta Office, investigated the WDL923 operations at 1111 Bull
       Street, Columbia, South Carolina, and observed the following

     a. 47 C.F.R. S: 90.210(b)(3): "Except as indicated elsewhere in this
        part, transmitters used in the radio services governed by this part
        must comply with the emission masks outlined in the section. ...[T]he
        power of any emission must be attenuated below the unmodulated
        carrier output power (P) ... On any frequency removed from the center
        of the authorized bandwidth by more than 250 percent of the
        authorized bandwidth: At least 43 + 10 log(P) dB." The agent observed
        spurious emissions centered around 462.775 MHz that exceeded the
        required emission mask.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Morris
       Communications, must submit a written statement concerning this matter
       within 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 Morris Communications. 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

   Federal Communications Commission

   Atlanta Office

   Enforcement Bureau

   3575 Koger Blvd. Suite 320

   Duluth, GA 30096

    4. This Notice shall be sent to Morris Communications at its address of

    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.


   Doug Miller

   District Director

   Atlanta 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