Mel Garcia, La Crescenta, CA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Los Angeles Office
18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 660
Cerritos, CA 90703
November 21, 2013
La Crescenta, CA 91214
NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION
Case Number: EB-FIELDWR-13-00010322
Document Number: W201432900008
The Los Angeles Office received information that an unlicensed broadcast radio station on 95.1
MHz was allegedly operating in Pacoima, CA. On November 7, 2013, agents from this office
confirmed by direction finding techniques that radio signals on frequency 95.1 MHz were
emanating from Centro Cristiano Puerta de Bendicion at 10556 Ilex Ave, Pacoima, CA. Public
records show you are the agent of Centro Cristiano Puerta de Bendicion. The Commission’s
records show that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station at this location on
95.1 MHz in Pacoima, CA.
Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 301. The only exception to
this licensing requirement is for certain transmitters using or operating at a power level that
complies with the standards established in Part 15 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§
et seq. The field strength of the signal on frequency 95.1 MHz exceeded the maximum permitted
level of 250 microvolts per meter (µV/m) at 3 meters for non-licensed devices. Thus, this station
is operating in violation of 47 U.S.C. § 301.
You are hereby warned that operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid radio
station authorization constitutes a violation of the Federal laws cited above and could subject the
operator of this illegal operation to severe penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial
monetary forfeitures, in rem arrest action against the offending radio equipment, and criminal
sanctions including imprisonment. (See 47 U.S.C. §§ 401, 501, 503 and 510).
UNLICENSED OPERATION OF THIS RADIO STATION MUST BE DISCONTINUED
You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with proof of your license or
authority to operate granted by the FCC. Your response should be sent to the address in the
letterhead and reference the listed case and document number. Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5
U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3), we are informing you that the Commission’s staff will use all relevant
material information before it to determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure
your compliance with FCC Rules. This will include any information that you disclose in your
You may contact this office if you have any questions.
Charles A. Cooper
Los Angeles Office
Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended
Enforcement Bureau, “Inspection Fact Sheet,” March 2005
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