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Radio Broadcasting Services; Ludington, MI

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by Garry Zack seeking the allotment of Channel 242A to Ludington, MI, as the community's third local aural and second local commercial FM service. Channel 242A can be allotted to Ludington in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 5.5 kilometers (3.4 miles) south, at coordinates 43-54-30 NL; 86-26-10 WL, to avoid a short-spacing to Station WLXT, Channel 242C1, Petosky, Michigan. Canadian concurrence in the allotment must be obtained since Ludington is located within 320 kilometers (200 miles) of the U.S.-Canadian border.


Comments must be filed on or before October 2, 2000, and reply comments on or before October 17, 2000.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, S.W., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, or its counsel or consultant, as follows: Robert L. Olender, Koerner & Olender, P.C., 5809 Nicholson Lane, Suite 124, North Bethesda, MD 20852 (Counsel to petitioner).

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Leslie K. Shapiro, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 00-143, adopted August 2, 2000, and released August 11, 2000. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Center, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Services, Inc., (202) 857-3800, 1231 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 do not apply to this proceeding.

Members of the public should note that from the time a Notice of Proposed Rule Making is issued until the matter is no longer subject to Commission consideration or court review, all ex parte contacts are prohibited in Commission proceedings, such as this one, which involve channel allotments. See 47 CFR 1.1204(b) for rules governing permissible ex parte contacts.

For information regarding proper filing procedures for comments, see 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.420.

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Start Printed Page 51577 Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 00-21573 Filed 8-23-00; 8:45 am]