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Released: August 9, 2013

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Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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KRIZ Broadcasting. Inc.
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File No.: EB-FIELDWR-13-00010096
Licensee of Radio Station KYIZ(AM)
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NOV No.: V201332980021
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Seattle, Washington
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Facility ID: 86941

NOTICE OF VIOLATION

Released: August 9, 2013

By the Acting District Director, Seattle Office, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:
1.
This is a Notice of Violation (Notice) issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the
Commission's rules (Rules),1 to KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc., licensee of AM station KYIZ in Seattle,
Washington. Pursuant to Section 1.89(a) of the Rules, issuance of this Notice does not preclude the
Enforcement Bureau from further action if warranted, including issuing a Notice of Apparent Liability for
Forfeiture for the violation noted herein.2
2.
On June 25, 2013, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's Seattle Office inspected station
KYIZ at its main studio at 2600 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington. The agent observed the following
violation:
47 C.F.R. 73.3526(a): "Responsibility to maintain a file. The following shall maintain
for public inspection a file containing the material set forth in this section. . . . (2) Every
permittee or licensee of an AM, FM, TV or Class A TV station in the commercial
broadcast services shall maintain a public inspection file containing the material, relating
to that station, described in paragraphs (e)(1) through (e)(10) and paragraph (e)(13) of
this section. In addition, every permittee or licensee of a commercial TV or Class A TV
station shall maintain for public inspection a file containing material, relating to that
station, described in paragraphs (e)(11) and (e)(15) of this section, and every permittee or
licensee of a commercial AM or FM station shall maintain for public inspection a file
containing the material, relating to that station, described in paragraphs (e)(12) and
(e)(14) of this section. A separate file shall be maintained for each station for which an
authorization is outstanding, and the file shall be maintained so long as an authorization
to operate the station is outstanding." During the inspection on June 25, 2013, there was
no public file available with any of the required records.


1 47 C.F.R. 1.89.
2 47 C.F.R. 1.89(a).

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3.
Pursuant to Section 308(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,3 and
Section 1.89 of the Rules, we seek additional information concerning the violations and any remedial
actions taken. Therefore, KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc., 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
4.
In accordance with Section 1.16 of the Rules, we direct KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc., to
support its response to this Notice with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and
dated by an authorized officer of KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc., with personal knowledge of the
representations provided in KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc.s, response, verifying the truth and accuracy of the
information therein,5 and confirming that all of the information requested by this Notice which is in the
regulatee'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.6
5.
All replies and documentation sent in response to this Notice should be marked with the
File No. and NOV No. specified above, and mailed to the following address:
Federal Communications Commission
Seattle District Office
11410 NE 122nd Way, Suite 312
Kirkland, Washington 98034
6.
This Notice shall be sent to KRIZ Broadcasting, Inc., at its address of record.


3 47 U.S.C. 308(b).
4 47 C.F.R. 1.89(c).
5 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
C.F.R. 1.16.
6 18 U.S.C. 1001 et seq. See also 47 C.F.R. 1.17.
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7.
The Privacy Act of 19747 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.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Leo Cirbo
Acting District Director
Seattle District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau


7 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(3).
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