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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   Salt & Light Radio, Inc. ) File No.: EB-FIELDWR-13-00010212

   Licensee of Station KCID )

   ) NOV No.: V201332920017


   Caldwell, Idaho ) Facility ID: 68593

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released: August 1, 2013

   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 (Rules)^ to Salt & Light Radio, Inc. (Salt &
       Light), licensee of radio station KCID in Caldwell, Idaho. 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 July 24, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Portland Office
       inspected radio station KCID located at 5601 W. Cassia, Boise, Idaho,
       and observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 11.21(a): "...If a state's emergency alert system is
        capable of initiating EAS messages formatted in the Common Alerting
        Protocol (CAP), its State EAS Plan must include specific and detailed
        information describing how such messages will be aggregated and
        distributed to EAS Participants within the state, including the
        monitoring requirements associated with distributing such messages."
        During the inspection conducted on July 24, 2013, the inspecting
        agent noted that KCID did not have the current EAS State Plan with
        information concerning the Common Alert Protocol.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S11.15: "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." KCID
        did not maintain the required EAS Operating Handbook during the
        inspection conducted on July 24, 2013.

     c. 47 C.F.R. 11.35: "EAS Participants are responsible for ensuring that
        EAS Encoders, EAS Decoders, Attention Signal generating and receiving
        equipment, and Intermediate Devices used as part of the EAS to decode
        and/or encode messages formatted in the EAS Protocol and/or the
        Common Alerting Protocol are installed so that the monitoring and
        transmitting functions are available during the times the stations
        and systems are in operation." During the inspection on July 24,
        2013, the Encoder/Decoder model Sage ENDEC was not connected to the
        internet to monitor the Common Alerting Protocol messages.

     d. 47 C.F.R. S 73.3526(e)(12): "For commercial AM and FM broadcast
        stations, every three months a list of programs that have provided
        the station's most significant treatment of community issues during
        the preceding three month period. The list for each calendar quarter
        is to be filed by the tenth day of the succeeding calendar quarter
        (e.g., January 10 for the quarter October-December, April 10 for the
        quarter January-March, etc.). The list shall include a brief
        narrative describing what issues were given significant treatment and
        the programming that provided this treatment..." During the
        inspection conducted on July 24, 2013, the agent observed that KCID
        did not have the 2^nd Quarter 2013 Issues and Programs lists in the
        station's Public Inspection File.

     e. 47 C.F.R. S 73.1870(b)(3): " The designation of the chief operator
        must be in writing with copy of the designation posted with the
        station license. Agreements with chief operators serving on a
        contract basis must be in writing with copy kept in the station
        files." KCID did not have the chief operator designation in writing
        during the inspection on July 24, 2013.

     f. 47 C.F.R S 73.1590(a)(6): " The licensee of each AM, FM, TV and Class
        A TV stations, except licensees of Class D non-commercial educational
        FM stations authorized to operate with 10 watts or less output power,
        must make equipment performance measurements for each main
        transmitter annually, for AM stations, with not more than 14 months
        between measurements." During the inspection conducted on July 24,
        2013, KCID did not have the required equipment performance

    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. The inspection conducted on July
       24, 2013, revealed that KCID did not have current EAS State Plan and
       the EAS Operating Handbook. The agent also observed that KCID's
       Encoder/Decoder model Sage ENDEC was not connected to the internet to
       monitor the Common Alert Protocol (CAP) messages. In addition, KCID
       did not have the 2^nd Quarter Issues and Programs lists in the Public
       Inspection File, the Chief Operator Designation in writing, and the
       annual Equipment Performance Measurements.

    4. 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, Salt & Light, 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.^

    5. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct Salt & Light
       to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or
       declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of Salt and Light with personal knowledge of the
       representations provided in Salt & Light'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.^

    6. 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

    7. This Notice shall be sent to Salt & Light Radio, Inc. at the address
       of record.

    8. 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 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).

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