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

In the Matter of	)
Hill Country Broadcasting, LLC	)	File No.:  EB-FIELDSCR-14-00016574
Licensee of Station KFAN-FM	)	NOV No.:  V201432540014
Johnson City, Texas	)	Facility ID: 22671


	Released:  August 11, 2014

By the Resident Agent, Houston Office, South Central Region, Enforcement

* This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section
1.89 of the Commission's rules (Rules) to Hill Country Broadcasting,
LLC, licensee of FM broadcast station KFAN-FM in Johnson City, Texas.
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 July 21, 2014, agents of the Enforcement Bureau's Houston Office
inspected the studio of station KFAN-FM in Johnson City, Texas and
observed the following violations:

  + 47 C.F.R. § 11.52(d)(2):  "Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants
  must comply with the following monitoring requirement: With respect to
  monitoring EAS messages formatted in accordance with the specifications
  set forth in § 11.56(a)(2), EAS Participants' EAS equipment must
  interface with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Integrated
  Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to enable... the distribution
  of Common Alert Protocol (CAP)-formatted alert messages from the IPAWS
  system to EAS Participants' EAS equipment."  At the time of inspection
  the EAS unit installed at the station had not been updated to comply
  with the requirements for the Common Alerting Protocol.

  + 47 C.F.R. § 73.1820(a)(1)(iii):  Station log.  All stations:  "The
  following must be entered:  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 only a few EAS test entries could be found
  for the prior two month period.

* 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.

* 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, Hill
Country Broadcasting, LLC 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

* In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct Hill Country
Broadcasting, 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 Hill Country Broadcasting, LLC with personal
knowledge of the representations provided in Hill Country Broadcasting,
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
Houston Office
9597 Jones Road, #362
Houston, Texas 77065

* This Notice shall be sent to Hill Country Broadcasting, LLC 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.


Stephen P. Lee
Resident Agent
Houston Office
South Central Region
Enforcement Bureau