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                                  Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of	)
WRCS-AM 970, INC	)          File No.:  EB-FIELDSCR-14-00016044
Licensee of Station WRCS	)
	)         NOV No.:  V201432640011
Ahoskie, North Carolina	)         Facility ID: 73934



	Released:  June 16, 2014

By the Resident Agent, Norfolk Office, South Central Region, Enforcement Bureau:

* This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the Commission's rules (Rules) to WRCS-AM 970, Inc. , licensee of Station WRCS in Ahoskie, NC.  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.

* On May 15, 2014, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Norfolk Office inspected Station WRCS located at 443 NC Hwy 42 West in Ahoskie, North Carolina and observed the following violation(s):
a.	47 C.F.R. ยง 73.1820(a)(1)(iii):  Station log.  All stations:  "An entry of each test and activation of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) pursuant to the requirement of part 11 of this chapter and the EAS Operating Handbook.  Stations may keep EAS data in a special EAS log which shall be maintained at a convenient location; however, this log is considered a part of the station log."  At the time of inspection, although the EAS equipment was operational, WRCS had no EAS logs or other station log entries listing each test and activation of the EAS.  The licensee's representative at the inspection had no knowledge of the EAS logs or how to retrieve them.

* 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 licensees.  
* 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, WRCS-AM 970, 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.  

* In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct WRCS-AM 970, 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 WRCS-AM 970, Inc. with personal knowledge of the representations provided in WRCS-AM 970, 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 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
Norfolk Office 
1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Suite 113
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

* This Notice shall be sent to WRCS-AM 970, Inc. at its address of record.  

* 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.  


Luther Bolden	
Resident Agent
Norfolk Office 
South Central Region
Enforcement Bureau