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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

     In the Matter of                                                        
                                      )   File No.: EB-FIELDSCR-12-00005185  
     Cochise Media Licenses LLC                                              
                                      )   NOV No.: V201332560006             
     Licensee of Radio Station KHSK                                          
                                      )   Facility ID No.: 164135            
     Allen, Nebraska                                                         

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: November 14, 2012

   By the District Director, Kansas City 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 (Rules) to Cochise Media Licenses LLC,
       licensee of Station KHSK  in Allen, Nebraska.  Pursuant to Section
       1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this Notice does not preclude the
       Enforcement Bureau from further action if warranted, including issuing
       a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for the violation(s)
       noted herein.

    2. On October 16, 2012, an agent of the Commission's Kansas City Office
       inspected Station KHSK located at 600 Stevens Port Drive, Suite 128,
       Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, and observed the following violation(s):

   a.  47 C.F.R. S: 73.1125(a): "...each AM, FM and TV broadcast station
   shall maintain a main studio..." The Commission has interpreted this rule
   to require a station to "equip the main studio with production and
   transmission facilities that meet applicable standards, maintain
   continuous program transmission capability, and maintain a meaningful
   management and staff presence." Specifically, the Commission has found
   that a main studio "must, at a minimum, maintain full-time managerial and
   full-time staff personnel."  At the time of inspection, there was no
   management presence at the main studio. In addition, there was no
   equipment to originate programming or monitor or control the radio station
   at the main studio. The main studio only had a public inspection file, a
   telephone, and a staff person, who split her time with other businesses in
   the suite.

   b. 47 C.F.R. S: 73.1225(a): "The licensee of a broadcast station shall
   make the station available for inspection by representatives of the FCC
   during the station's business hours, or at any time it is in operation."
   At the time of the inspection, the station's engineer was out of town and
   the substitute engineer did not have a key to the transmitter building, 
   which precluded a complete inspection of the station.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended, and Section 1.89 of the Rules, Cochise Media Licenses LLC
       must submit a written statement concerning this matter within twenty
       (20) days of release of this Notice. The response must (i) 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

    4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct Cochise Media
       Licenses LLC to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit
       or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of Cochise Media Licenses LLC with personal
       knowledge of the representations provided in Cochise Media Licenses
       LLC's 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.
       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

   Kansas City Office

   520 N.E. Colbern Rd.

   2nd Floor

   Lees Summit, MO  64086-4711

    5. This Notice shall be sent to Cochise Media Licenses LLC at its address
       of record.

    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.


   Ronald D. Ramage

   District Director

   Kansas City Office

   South Central Region

   Enforcement Bureau

   47 C.F.R. S: 1.89.

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

   Amendment of Sections 73.1125 and 73.1130 of the Commission's Rules, the
   Main Studio and Program Origination Rules for Radio and Television
   Broadcast Stations, Memorandum Opinion and Order, 3 FCC Rcd 5024, 5026
   (1988) (Main Studio and Program Origination Rules), erratum issued, 3 FCC
   Rcd 5717 (1988) (correcting language in n.29).

   See  Jones Eastern of the Outer Banks, Inc., Memorandum Opinion and Order,
   6 FCC Rcd 3615, 3616 & n.2 (1991)  (noting that, "This is not to say that
   the same staff person and manager must be assigned full-time to the main
   studio. Rather, there must be management and staff presence on a full-time
   basis during normal business hours to be considered `meaningful.'"),
   clarified, 7 FCC Rcd 6800 (1992)  (Jones Eastern II). See also Birach
   Broadcasting Corporation, Notice of Apparent Liability, 25 FCC Rcd 2635
   (Enf. Bur. 2010).

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

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

   Section 1.16 of the 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).

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

                       Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission