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

In the Matter of                        )
Cornbelt Broadcasting Co.               )    File No. EB-02-
Licensee of WHOW(AM) and WHOW-FM   )    NAL/Acct. No. 
Clinton, Illinois                       )    FRN: 0003-7736-

                      FORFEITURE ORDER

     Adopted:  October 29, 2002              Released:  
October 31, 2002

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In this  Forfeiture Order (``Order''), we  issue a 
monetary  forfeiture in  the amount  of $17,000  to Cornbelt 
Broadcasting  Co. (``Cornbelt  Broadcasting''), licensee  of 
WHOW(AM) and WHOW-FM, for willfully and repeatedly violating 
Sections 11.35(a),  17.4(g), and  73.49 of  the Commission's 
Rules (``Rules'').1   The noted violations  involve Cornbelt 
Broadcasting's  failure  to  have an  operational  Emergency 
Alert System decoder, post an antenna structure registration 
number,  and   enclose  its  AM  antenna   structure  within 
effective locked fences or other enclosures.

     2.   On  June 18,  2002, the  District Director  of the 
Enforcement  Bureau's  Chicago   District  Office  issued  a 
$17,000   Notice  of   Apparent  Liability   for  Forfeiture 
(``NAL'')   to   Cornbelt   Broadcasting   for   the   noted 
violations.2    Cornbelt  Broadcasting   has  not   filed  a 
response.   Based on  the information  before us,  we affirm 
this forfeiture.

     3.   Accordingly,  IT  IS  ORDERED  that,  pursuant  to 
Section 503(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended 
(``Act''),3 and Sections 0.111, 0.311, and 1.80(f)(4) of the 
Rules,4 Cornbelt  Broadcasting Co. IS LIABLE  FOR A MONETARY 
FORFEITURE  in  the  amount  of $17,000  for  willfully  and 
repeatedly violating  Sections 11.35(a), 17.4(g),  and 73.49 
of the Rules.

     4.   Payment  of the  forfeiture shall  be made  in the 
manner provided for  in Section 1.80 of the  Rules within 30 
days of  the release of  this Order.5  If the  forfeiture is 
not  paid  within the  period  specified,  the case  may  be 
referred  to  the  Department   of  Justice  for  collection 
pursuant to Section 504(a) of the Act.6  Payment may be made 
by mailing  a check  or similar  instrument, payable  to the 
order  of  the  Federal Communications  Commission,  to  the 
Forfeiture  Collection  Section,   Finance  Branch,  Federal 
Communications Commission, P.O. Box 73482, Chicago, Illinois 
60673-7482.  The  payment must include the  FCC Registration 
Number (``FRN'') referenced above,  and should also note the 
NAL/Acct. No.  referenced above.  Requests for  full payment 
under an installment plan should  be sent to: Chief, Revenue 
and  Receivables Operations  Group, 445  12th Street,  S.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20554.7

     5.   IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED that  a copy of  this Order 
shall by sent  by first class and by  certified mail, return 
receipt  requested, to  Mr. James  R. Livesay,  II, Cornbelt 
Broadcasting Co., South Route 51, R.R. 2, Box 117M, Clinton, 
Illinois 61727-9518.


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau

1 47 C.F.R.  11.35(a), 17.4(g), 73.49.

2  Cornbelt  Broadcasting  Co., NAL/Acct.  No.  200232320006 
(Enf. Bur., Chicago District Office, rel. June 18, 2002).

3 47 U.S.C.  503(b).
4 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

5 47 C.F.R.  1.80.

6 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

7 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.