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                                   Before the

                       Federal Communications Commission

                             Washington, D.C. 20554

   In the Matter of )


   SATNAM Media Group ) File No. EB-FIELDWR-13-00009991

   Licensee of Radio Station KRPA(AM) ) NOV No. V201432980002

   ) Facility ID# 49918

   Anacortes, Washington )

                              NOTICE OF VIOLATION

   Released:  November 15, 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 SATNAM Media Group, licensee of
       AM station KRPA in Anacortes 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

    2. On June 6, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Seattle Office
       inspected station KRPA at its main studio at 7645 SR 20, Anacortes,
       Washington. The agent observed the following violations:

     a. 47 C.F.R. S 73.1125(d)(1): "Relocation of the main studio may be made
        . . . [f]rom one point to another...notification to the FCC in
        Washington shall be made promptly." During the inspection, there was
        no record on file that SATNAM Media Group had filed a change of
        address for the main studio of KRPA.

     b. 47 C.F.R. S 73.1125(e): "Each AM... station shall maintain a local
        telephone number in its community of license or a toll-free number."
        During the inspection, there was no record of a local or toll-free
        number to contact the main studio of KRPA.

     c. 47 C.F.R. S 73.1800(a): "The licensee of each station must maintain a
        station log as required by 47 C.F.R. S 73.1820." During the
        inspection, there was no station log at the main studio.

     d. 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, the posted chief operator designation stated
        an incorrect operator and studio address.

     e. 47 C.F.R. S 73.3526(e)(1): "A copy of the current FCC authorization
        to construct or operate the station, as well as any other documents
        necessary to reflect modifications...". During the inspection, the
        authorization folder in the public file was not complete.

     f. 47 C.F.R. S 11.61(a)(2)(i)(A): "...AM...Stations must conduct tests
        of the EAS header and EOM codes at least once a week at random days
        and times." During the inspection, the last sent message according to
        the EAS equipment was May 24, 2013. No records existed for the week
        of May 26^th to June 6^th of any EAS broadcast. The EAS equipment was
        not connected at the time of the inspection.

    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, SATNAM Media Group 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 SATNAM Media
       Group to support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or
       declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an
       authorized officer of SATNAM Media Group with personal knowledge of
       the representations provided in SATNAM Media Group'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 SATNAM Media Group, 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.


   Leo Cirbo

   Acting District Director

   Seattle 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