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Boston Office
1 Batterymarch Park
Suite 102
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 786-7746
November 30, 2016
346 Franklin Street, LLC
Worcester, Massachusetts
Case Number:  EB-FIELDNER-16-00022277
Document Number:  W201732260002
The Boston Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 105.5 MHz 
was allegedly operating in Worcester, Massachusetts.  On November 17, 2016, an agent from 
this office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 105.5 MHz 
were emanating from your building at 354 Franklin St., Worcester, Massachusetts.  The 
Commission’s records show that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on 
105.5 MHz at this location in Worcester, Massachusetts.   
Radio stations operating on many frequencies, including 105.5 MHz, must be licensed by the 
FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 301.  The only exception to this licensing requirement is for certain 
transmitters using or operating at a power level or mode of operation that complies with the 
standards established in Part 15 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§  15.1 et seq.  The field 
strength of the signal on frequency 105.5 MHz was measured at 9,786 microvolts per meter 
(µV/m) at 274 meters, which exceeded the maximum permitted level of 250 µV/m at 3 meters 
for non-licensed devices.  Thus, this station is operating in violation of 47 U.S.C. § 301.
You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid radio 
station authorization constitutes a violation of the Federal laws cited above and could subject the 
operator to severe penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial monetary fines, in rem 
arrest action against the offending radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including 
imprisonment.  (see 47 U.S.C. §§ 401, 501, 503 and 510).
You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any evidence that you have 
authority to operate granted by the FCC.  Your response should be sent to the address in the 
letterhead and reference the listed case and document number.  Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 
U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3), we are informing you that the Commission’s staff will use all relevant 
material information before it to determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure 
your compliance with FCC Rules.  This will include any information that you disclose in your 
You may contact this office if you have any questions.
David Dombrowski
Regional Director 
Region One
Enforcement Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, "Inspection Fact Sheet", March 2005