Click here for Adobe Acrobat version
Click here for Microsoft Word version


This document was converted from Microsoft Word.

Content from the original version of the document such as
headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, graphics, and page numbers
will not show up in this text version.

All text attributes such as bold, italic, underlining, etc. from the
original document will not show up in this text version.

Features of the original document layout such as
columns, tables, line and letter spacing, pagination, and margins
will not be preserved in the text version.

If you need the complete document, download the
Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat version.


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

In the Matter of                        )         File No.: EB-
Maria L. Salazar                   )         NAL/Acct.        No. 
Licensee, Station KTCM(FM)              )    
Kingman, Kansas                         )         FRN  0003-7578-

                        FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:  April 17, 2003                Released:  April 22, 2003     

By the Commission:

     1.   In  this  Forfeiture  Order  (``Order''),  we  issue  a 
          monetary  forfeiture  in  the  amount  of   thirty-nine 
          thousand  dollars   ($39,000)  to  Maria  L.   Salazar, 
          licensee  of  Station KTCM(FM),  Kingman,  Kansas,  and 
          owner of antenna structure number 1057462 near  Spivey, 
          Kansas, for willful and repeated violation of  Sections 
          301 and  303(q) of the Communications  Act of 1934,  as 
          amended (``Act''),1  and Sections 73.1350(a) and  17.51 
          of  the  Commission's  Rules  (``the  Rules'').2    Ms. 
          Salazar is  also liable  for the  willful violation  of 
          Sections  11.35(a),  73.1125(a),  and  73.3526  of  the 
          Rules.3  Specifically, we  find Ms. Salazar liable  for 
          operating  a   radio  station   from  an   unauthorized 
          location;  failing to  maintain prescribed  obstruction 
          lighting on  antenna structure number 1057462;  failing 
          to  install   and  maintain   Emergency  Alert   System 
          (``EAS'')  equipment at  station KTCM(FM);  failing  to 
          maintain a main  studio at an authorized location;  and 
          failing to maintain a public inspection file. 

     2.   On July 18,  2002, the  Commission issued  a Notice  of 
Apparent Liability  for Forfeiture  (``NAL'')4 in  the amount  of 
$39,000 to Ms. Salazar.  Although Ms. Salazar received a copy  of 
the NAL, she has not filed a response.  Based on the  information 
before us,  we  affirm  the forfeiture.   We  also  instruct  the 
Enforcement Bureau to do  a follow-up investigation to  determine 
whether Ms. Salazar has come into compliance and, if she has not, 
to take or recommend  further enforcement action as  appropriate, 
including the  possibility  of initiating  a  license  revocation 

     3.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS  ORDERED THAT,  pursuant to  Section 
503(b) of the Act,5 and  Sections 0.111, 0.311 and 1.80(f)(4)  of 
the Rules,6 Ms. Salazar  IS LIABLE FOR  A MONETARY FORFEITURE  in 
the amount  of $39,000  for  willfully and  repeatedly  violating 
Sections 301 and 303(q)  of the Act  and Sections 73.1350(a)  and 
17.51 of the Rules and for willfully violating Sections 11.35(a), 
73.1125(a), and 73.3526 of the Rules.

     4.   Payment of the forfeiture shall  be made in the  manner 
provided for in Section 1.80 of the Rules7 within 30 days of  the 
release of this Order.  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.8  
Payment shall be made by  mailing a check or similar  instrument, 
payable  to   the   order   of   the   ``Federal   Communications 
Commission,'' to the Federal Communications Commission, P.O.  Box 
73482, Chicago,  Illinois 60673-7482.   The payment  should  note 
NAL/Acct. No. 200232560011, and  FRN 0003-7578-12.  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. 20554.9

     5.        IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  THAT this  Order shall  be 
sent by  regular  mail  and by  certified  mail,  return  receipt 
requested, to  Maria L.  Salazar  at 207  W. 13th  Street  North, 
Wichita, Kansas 67203. 


                         Marlene H. Dortch

     1 47 U.S.C.  301 and 303(q).

     2  47 C.F.R.  73.1350(a) and 17.51.

     3 47 C.F.R. 11.35(a), 73.1125(a), and 73.3526.

     4 Maria L. Salazar, 17 FCC Rcd 14090 (2002).

     5 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

     6 47 C.F.R.  0.111, 0.311, 1.80(f)(4).

     7 47 C.F.R.  1.80.

     8 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     9 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.