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Federal Communications Commission
Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
Salem Radio Inc ) File No. EB-FIELDSCR-17-00024384
Licensee of Radio Station WFBS-LP )
Facility ID # 194314 )
Salem, SC )
Released:  September 5, 2017
By the Regional Director, Region Two, Enforcement Bureau:
1. This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the 
Commission’s rules (Rules)
to Salem Radio Inc (Salem), licensee of radio station WFBS-LP FM in
Salem, South Carolina. Pursuant to Section 1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this NOV does not preclude 
the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau from further action if warranted, 
including issuing a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture for the violation(s) noted herein.
2. On June 27, 2017, agents of the Enforcement Bureau’s Atlanta Office inspected the
facilities of Station WFBS-LP FM, located at 207 E North 1
St, Seneca, South Carolina, and observed 
the following violation:
a. 47 CFR § 73.840: “The transmitter output power (TPO) of an LPFM station 
must be determined by the procedures set forth in § 73.267 of this part.  The 
operating TPO of an LPFM station with an authorized TPO of more than ten 
watts must be maintained as near as practicable to its authorized TPO and 
may not be less than 90% of the minimum TPO nor greater than 105% of the 
maximum authorized TPO.” Station WFBS-LP is authorized to operate at 50 
Watts TPO. At the time of the inspection, the station transmitter was 
observed operating at 300 Watts TPO, or 600% of its authorized TPO. 
According to the transmitter system logs the power was routinely kept at or 
near 300 watts during the previous 30 days.
47 CFR § 1.89.
47 CFR § 1.89(a).  
Federal Communications Commission
b. 47 CFR § 73.877: “The licensee of each LPFM station must maintain a 
station log.  Each log entry must include the time and date of observation and 
the name of the person making the entry.  The following information must be 
entered in the station log:… (b) Brief explanation of station outages due to 
equipment malfunction, servicing, or replacement; (c) Operations not in 
accordance with the station license;…”  At the time of the inspection the 
licensee did not provide any logs other than that kept in the transmitting 
system memory.  It was further noted that the transmitting power had been 
adjusted from 300 watts down to 50 watts immediately prior to inspection 
and there were no logs documenting the out of tolerance condition.”
3. Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,
Section 1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional information concerning the violations and any remedial 
actions taken. Therefore, Salem must submit a written statement concerning this matter within twenty 
(20) days of release of this Notice.  The response (i) must fully explain each violation, including all 
relevant surrounding facts and circumstances, (ii) must contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken 
to correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and (iii) must include a time line for completion of any 
pending corrective action(s).  The response must be complete in itself and must not be abbreviated by 
reference to other communications or answers to other notices.
4. In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct Salem to support its response to 
this Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized 
officer of Salem with personal knowledge of the representations provided in Salem’s response, verifying 
the truth and accuracy of the information therein,
and confirming that all of the information requested by 
this Notice which is in the licensee’s possession, custody, control, or knowledge has been produced.  To 
knowingly and willfully make any false statement or conceal any material fact in reply to this Notice is 
punishable by fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S. Code.
5. All replies and documentation sent in response to this Notice should be marked with the 
File No. specified above, and mailed to the following address:
47 U.S.C. § 308(b).
47 CFR § 1.89(c).
Section 1.16 of the Rules provides that “[a]ny document to be filed with the Federal Communications Commission 
and which is required by any law, rule or other regulation of the United States to be supported, evidenced, 
established or proved by a written sworn declaration, verification, certificate, statement, oath or affidavit by the 
person making the same, may be supported, evidenced, established or proved by the unsworn declaration, 
certification, verification, or statement in writing of such person . . . . Such declaration shall be subscribed by the 
declarant as true under penalty of perjury, and dated, in substantially the following form . . . : ‘I declare (or certify, 
verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature)’.”  47 
CFR § 1.16.
18 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq. See also 47 CFR § 1.17.
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Director - Region Two
3600 Hiram Lithia Springs Rd. SW
Powder Springs, GA 30127
6. This Notice shall be sent to Salem at its address of record.  
7. The Privacy Act of 1974
requires that we advise you that the Commission will use all 
relevant material information before it, including any information disclosed in your reply, to determine 
what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure compliance.  
Ronald Ramage
Director - Region Two
Enforcement Bureau
P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3).