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Columbia Regional Office
9200 Farm House Lane
Columbia, Maryland 21046
(301) 725-1996
May 17, 2017
George Fontan
East Orange, New Jersey
Case Number:  EB-FIELDNER-17-00023854
The New York Office received a complaint of an unlicensed FM station operating on the 
frequency 94.3 MHz in East Orange, New Jersey.  On March 21, 2017, an agent from the New 
York Office confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 94.3 MHz 
were emanating from 115 Halsted Street, East Orange, New Jersey.  The Commission’s records 
show no license issued for operation of a radio station on 94.3 MHz at this location in East 
Orange, New Jersey.
Radio stations operating on many frequencies, including 94.3 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 CFR §§ 15.1 et seq. The field 
strength of the signal on frequency 94.3 MHz was measured at 6,034 microvolts per meter 
(µV/m) at 852.48 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 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 reply.
You may contact this office if you have any questions.
David C. 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