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Released: December 31, 1969

Federal Communications Commission

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
Coates Broadcasting, Inc.
Licensee of Radio Station KDSS
File No. EB-08-SF-0362
Facility ID# 63558
Ely, Nevada
NOV No. V200932960004


Released: January 16, 2009

By the District Director, San Francisco Office, Western Region, Enforcement Bureau:
This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant to Section 1.89 of the
Commission's Rules,1 to Coates Broadcasting, Inc. ("Coates Broadcasting"), licensee of radio station
KDSS in Ely, Nevada.
On September 18, 2008, an agent of the Enforcement Bureau's San Francisco Office
inspected radio station KDSS located in Ely, Nevada, and observed the following violation:
a. 47 C.F.R. 11.51(c): "By the effective dates provided in 11.11(a),2 all analog
and digital radio and television broadcast stations shall transmit EAS messages in
the main audio channel." No audio message was transmitted during the Required
Weekly Test ("RWT") transmissions for the month of August 2008.
Pursuant to Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,3 and Section
1.89 of the Commission's Rules, Coates Broadcasting, Inc., must submit a written statement concerning
this matter within 20 days of release of this Notice. The response must fully explain each violation, must
contain a statement of the specific action(s) taken to correct each violation and preclude recurrence, and
should include a time line for completion of pending corrective action(s). The response must be complete
in itself and signed by a principal or officer of Coates Broadcasting, Inc. 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:

1 47 C.F.R. 1.89.
2 47 C.F.R. 11.11(a).
3 47 U.S.C. 403.

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Communications Commission
San Francisco Office
5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 105
Pleasanton, California 94588-8543
This Notice shall be sent by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested and regular mail to
Coates Broadcasting, Inc., at the address of record.
The Privacy Act of 19744 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. Any false statement made knowingly
and willfully in reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or imprisonment under Title 18 of the U.S.
Thomas N. VanStavern
District Director
San Francisco District Office
Western Region
Enforcement Bureau

4 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(3).
5 18 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.

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