FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 11, Pages 8850 to 9847, July 30 - August 17, 2012 Page: 8,907
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Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
Debut Broadcasting Mississippi, Inc. ) File No.: EB-1 1-OR-0142
) NAL/Acct. No.: 201232620004
Former Licensee of Stations WLTM-FM and ) FRN: 0016869919
WNIX-AM ) Facility ID Nos.: 25229, 66328
Greenville, Mississippi )
NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE
Adopted: August 1, 2012 Released: August 1, 2012
By the District Director, New Orleans Office, South Central Region, Enforcement Bureau:
1. In this Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL), we find that Debut
Broadcasting Mississippi, Inc. (Debut Broadcasting), former licensee of Stations WLTM-FM and WNIX-
AM,' in Greenville, Mississippi, apparently willfully and repeatedly violated Sections 11.35 and
73.1745(a) of the Commission's rules (Rules)2 by failing to (1) maintain operational emergency alert
system (EAS) equipment, (2) maintain EAS logs, and (3) operate in a mode and power authorized by its
license. We conclude that Debut Broadcasting is apparently liable for a forfeiture in the amount of fifteen
thousand dollars ($15,000).
2. Station WNIX-AM is authorized to operate at 1000 watts during the day and with
reduced power in a directional mode at night.' On November 7 and 8, 2011, in response to a complaint of
overpower nighttime operations, agents from the Enforcement Bureau's New Orleans Office (New
Orleans Office) monitored the field strength of Station WNIX-AM's transmissions before and after sunset.4
The agents observed no noticeable change in field strength on either day. On November 9, 2011, agents
conducted inspections of co-located Stations WLTM-FM and WNIX-AM, accompanied by Debut
Broadcasting's former and now Delta's current operations manager. The agents observed that Station
WNIX-AM was operating with daytime power. The operations manager admitted that Station WNIX-
AM's equipment was not functioning properly and was not capable of switching to nighttime mode and
power. During the inspection, the agents also observed that Stations WLTM-FM and WNIX-AM were
sharing EAS equipment with a third co-owned and co-located station.5 The equipment that switched the
' The assignment of Stations WNIX-AM and WLTM-FM from Debut Broadcasting to Delta Radio Network, LLC
(Delta) was consummated December 21, 2011. See License File No. BAL-20110808ADB.
247 C.F.R. 11.35, 73.1745(a).
SSee License File No. BLH-20070525ADY.
4 On November 7 and 8, 2011, sunset in Greenville, Mississippi was at 5:08 p.m. and 5:07 p.m., respectively.
s See 47 C.F.R. 11.51(1) (allowing co-owned and co-located stations to meet EAS transmitting requirements with
one EAS encoder).
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