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         Statement of Commissioner Michael J. Copps,

Re: Entercom Seattle License, LLC, Licensee of Station 
KNDD(FM),Seattle, Washington, Memorandum Opinion and Order

     I dissent from today's decision upholding an 
Enforcement Bureau decision that I believe is inadequate.  
In response to complaints about two separate broadcasts on 
KNDD, the Enforcement Bureau proposed a forfeiture of $7000 
for each incident of airing indecent material.  In a 
subsequent order, the Bureau reduced the fine for each 
broadcast by $1000.  I am concerned that this fine for what 
the majority concludes is a violation of the indecency 
statute will be easily absorbed as a ``cost of doing 
business.''  I am further troubled that the Bureau, rather 
than the Commissioners, made the initial determination.  Our 
enforcement actions should send a message that licensees 
cannot ignore their public interest responsibilities.  The 
Commission's action today fails to do so.