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                           Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                     Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of                )
Blountstown Communications, Inc.)    File No.: EB-03-TP-192
Licensee of Radio Stations WYBT (AM) &  )    NAL/Acct.        No. 
WPHK (FM)                       )    FRN 0000040428
Blountstown, Florida            )       

                        FORFEITURE ORDER

Adopted:  April 14, 2004                Released:  April 16, 2004

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

     1.   In  this  Forfeiture  Order  (``Order''),  we  issue  a 
          monetary  forfeiture  in  the  amount  of   twenty-five 
          thousand    dollars     ($25,000)    to     Blountstown 
          Communications, Inc. (``Blountstown''), licensee of  AM 
          radio  station   WYBT  and  FM   radio  station   WPHK, 
          Blountstown,   Florida,  for   willful  violations   of 
          Sections   11.35,   73.49   and   73.3526(c)   of   the 
          Commission's Rules (``Rules'').1  The noted  violations 
          involve  Blountstown   failing  to   ensure  that   the 
          Emergency  Alert  System  equipment  was   operational, 
          failing  to enclose  the  base of  the  antenna  system 
          within an  effective locked fence  and failing to  make 
          available a complete public file. 

     2.   On December  16, 2003,  the  District Director  of  the 
Commission's  Tampa,  Florida  Field  Office  (``Tampa  Office'') 
issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (``NAL'') in 
the amount of $25,000 to Blountstown.2  Blountstown has not filed 
a response to the  NAL.  Based on the  information before us,  we 
affirm the forfeiture.  

     3.   Finally, we note  that it  is unclear  from the  record 
before us what steps,  if any, Blountstown  has taken to  correct 
the violations  cited  in  the  NAL  and  to  ensure  that  these 
violations do  not recur  in the  future.  Accordingly,  we  will 
require, pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act  of 
1934, as amended, (``Act''),3 that Blountstown submit a report to 
the Enforcement  Bureau within  30 days  of the  release of  this 
order outlining  what  measures it  has  taken or  will  take  to 
correct the  violations  and  ensure  that  they  do  not  recur.  
Blountstown's  report  must  be  submitted  in  the  form  of  an 
affidavit or declaration.4  

     4.   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  Blountstown Communications,  Inc.  IS LIABLE  FOR  A 
MONETARY FORFEITURE  in  the  amount  of  $25,000  for  willfully 
violating Sections 11.35, 73.49 and 73.3526(c) of the Rules.

     5.   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.  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.7  
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. 200432700006 and FRN 0000040428.  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. 20554.8

     6.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to Section  308(b) 
of the  Act, Blountstown  Communications,  Inc. must  submit  the 
report described in  paragraph three  no later  than thirty  (30) 
days from  the  date  of  release  of  this  order  to:   Federal 
Communications   Commission,    Enforcement   Bureau,    Spectrum 
Enforcement Division,  445 12th  Street, S.W.,  Washington,  D.C.  
20554, Attention:  Jacqueline Johnson.

     7.        IT IS FURTHER  ORDERED that a  copy of this  Order 
shall be  sent by  first  class mail  and certified  mail  return 
receipt requested,  to  Blountstown Communications,  Inc.,  20872 
N.E. Kelly Avenue,  Blountstown, Florida 32424  and to 612  North 
Jefferson Street, Perry Florida 32347. 


                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau

     1 47 C.F.R.  11.35, 73.49, 73.3526(c).

     2 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, NAL/Acct. No. 
200432700006 (Enf.  Bur.,  Tampa Office,  released  December  16, 

     3 U.S.C.  308(b).

     4 Such affidavit or  declaration should comply with  Section 
1.16 of the Rules, 47 C.F.R.  1.16, and be substantially in  the 
form set forth therein.

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

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

     7 47 U.S.C.  504(a).

     8 See 47 C.F.R.  1.1914.