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Released: November 13, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-2162

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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KPLC License Subsidiary, LLC
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Facility I.D. No. 13994
Licensee of Station KPLC(TV)
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NAL/Acct. No. 201341420030
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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FRN: 0015798358

ORDER

Adopted: November 8, 2013

Released: November 13, 2013

By the Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau:

I.

INTRODUCTION:

1.
The Video Division issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (“NAL”) to
KPLC License Subsidiary, LLC (the Licensee) based on its apparent violation of Section
73.3526(e)(11)(iii) of the Rules by failing to file timely with the Commission the Children’s Television
Programming Reports for Station KPLC(TV) (the Station) and by failing to report the violations in its
renewal application.1 Based upon our review of the Licensee’s response and the facts and circumstances
surrounding it, we hereby rescind the NAL and cancel the proposed forfeiture.

II.

BACKGROUND:

2.
The NAL proposed a forfeiture of $20,000 based on the Licensee’s apparent failure to
file its Children’s Television Programming Reports in a timely manner during 18 quarters of the license
period and by failing to report the violations in its renewal application.2 The Licensee filed a timely
response on July 29, 2013.3 In that response, the Licensee stated that all 26 of its quarterly Children’s
Television Programming Reports covered by the Station’s most recent license renewal application were
timely filed with the Commission. The Licensee explained that while it filed eight reports on August 3,
2012 and eleven reports on December 13, respectively, these filings were amendments to timely filed
reports from the previous six years. In support, the Licensee also submitted copies of numerous original
Submission Confirmation pages and Form 398s that were timely filed.

III.

DISCUSSION

3.
The Licensee’s showing demonstrates that all of the reports at issue in the renewal
application were in fact originally filed within their respective filing deadlines. Based on the Licensee’s
showing, we believe the proposed NAL should be rescinded and the forfeiture cancelled.

IV.

ORDERING CLAUSES

4.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture issued
to TTI, Inc. is hereby RESCINDED and the proposed $20,000 forfeiture is CANCELLED.


1 KPLC License Subsidiary, LLC, Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (Vid. Div. rel. Jul. 12, 2013).
2 Id.
3 Licensee Response to Notice of Apparent Liability (“Licensee Response”) (filed Jul. 29, 2013).

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5.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that copies of this Order shall be sent, by First Class and
Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, to KPLC License Subsidiary, LLC, RSA Tower, 20th Floor,
201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, and to its counsel, Christopher G. Tygh, Raycom
Media, Inc., RSA Tower, 20th Floor, 201 Monroe Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Barbara A. Kreisman
Chief, Video Division
Media Bureau
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