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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Radio Palouse, Inc. ) File No.: EB-FIELDWR-13-00008931

   Licensee of Radio Station KHTR(FM), ) NOV No.: V201332980013


   Pullman, Washington ) Facility ID: 54722

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: June 5, 2013

   By the Acting District Director, Seattle Office, Western Region,
   Enforcement Bureau:

    1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89
       of the Commission's rules (Rules),^ to Radio Palouse Inc., licensee of
       FM station KHTR in Pullman Washington. 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 noted herein.^

    2. On May 22, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Seattle Office
       inspected station KHTR at its main studio at 1101 Old Wawawai Road,
       Pullman, Washington. The agent observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 73.3526(e)(7): "Contents of the file. The material to be
        retained in the public inspection file is as follows: (7) Equal
        Employment Opportunity file. Such information as is required by S
        73.2080 to be kept in the public inspection file. These materials
        shall be retained until final action has been taken on the station's
        next license renewal application." During the inspection on May 22,
        2013 the file did not contain the EEO information required by S

     b. 47 C.F.R. S 73.3526(e)(8): "Contents of the file. The material to be
        retained in the public inspection file is as follows: (8) The public
        and broadcasting. At all times, a copy of the most recent version of
        the manual entitled "The Public and Broadcasting." During the
        inspection on May 22, 2013 there was no copy of "The Public and
        Broadcasting" in the public file.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S 73.1870(b)(3): "The designation of the chief operator
        must be in writing with a copy of the designation posted with the
        station license. Agreements with the chief operators serving on a
        contract must be in writing with a copy kept in the station files."
        During the inspection on May 22, 2013 there was no posted chief
        operator designation nor was a copy readily available.

    3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as
       amended,^ and Section 1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional
       information concerning the violations and any remedial actions taken.
       Therefore, Radio Palouse Inc. 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 Rules, we direct Radio Palouse
       Inc. to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or
       declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of Radio Palouse Inc. with personal knowledge of
       the representations provided in Radio Palouse Inc.'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 regulatee'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

   Seattle District Office

   11410 NE 122^nd Way, Suite 312

   Kirkland, Washington 98034

    6. This Notice shall be sent to Radio Palouse Inc., at its address of

    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

   Acting District Director

   Seattle District 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 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).

   Federal Communications Commission


                       Federal Communications Commission