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Here is a more complete quote from a typical NOUO. The reference to a license is just part of their development of the basis for their action.
Following that text the FCC states how that system was non-compliant with Part 15, and goes on with the possible consequences of continuing that operation.
This all seems quite organized and straightforward.
...The Commission's records show that no license was issued for operation of a broadcast station on xxx.x MHz at this location in xxxxx, xx. Radio stations must be licensed by the FCC pursuant to 47 U.S.C. S 301. The only exception to this licensing requirement is for certain transmitters using or operating at a power level or mode of operation that complies with the standards established in Part 15 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. SS 15.1 et seq. ...