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Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, DC 20554

In the Matter of

Pacific Empire Radio Corporation

Licensee of:

Station KLBM, La Grande, Oregon

Station KBKR, Baker, Oregon

Station KUBQ(FM), La Grande, Oregon

Station KKBC-FM, Baker, Oregon

Station KRJT(FM), Elgin, Oregon











File No.: EB-FIELDWR-12-00002389

NAL/Acct. No.: 201232920001

FRN: 0006196612

Facility ID Nos.: 35047






Adopted: November 18, 2015 Released: November 19, 2015

By the Commission:

We deny the Application for Review filed by Pacific Empire Radio Corporation (Pacific Empire), licensee of Station KLBM, La Grande, Oregon; Station KBKR, Baker, Oregon; Station KUBQ(FM), La Grande, Oregon; Station KKBC-FM, Baker, Oregon; and Station KRJT(FM), Elgin, Oregon (collectively, the Stations), seeking review of the Memorandum Opinion and Order issued by the Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) denying Pacific Empire's petition for reconsideration. In the Memorandum Opinion and Order, the Bureau affirmed a forfeiture against Pacific Empire in the amount of $25,000 for willfully and repeatedly violating Section 73.3526 of the Commission's rules (Rules) by failing to retain multiple issues and programs lists in the local public inspection file for each of the Stations. In its Application for Review, Pacific Empire raises two issues, both of which were argued previously before the Bureau and rejected.

Upon review of the Application for Review and the entire record, we conclude that Pacific Empire fails to demonstrate that the Bureau erred. The Bureau properly decided the matters raised in the Memorandum Opinion and Order, and we uphold its decision for the reasons stated therein.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 5(c)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act), and Section 1.115(g) of the Rules, the Application for Review filed by Pacific Empire Radio Corporation IS DENIED.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Memorandum Opinion and Order IS AFFIRMED and that pursuant to Section 503(b) of the Act and Section 1.80 of the Rules, Pacific Empire Radio Corporation SHALL PAY A MONETARY FORFEITURE in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) as specified in the Memorandum Opinion and Order.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this Memorandum Opinion and Order shall be sent by first class mail and certified mail, return receipt requested, to Pacific Empire Radio Corporation, 403 Capital Street, Lewiston, ID 83501, and to David Tillotson, Esquire, 4606 Charleston Terrace, NW, Washington, DC 20007-1911.


Marlene H. Dortch