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Radio Broadcasting Services; Susquehanna and Hallstead, PA

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Federal Communications Commission.


Final rule.


The Commission, at the request of Tammy M. Celenza, allots Channel 227A at Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, as the community's second local FM transmission service. See 65 FR 12155, March 8, 2000. We also dismiss the counterproposal filed by Montrose Broadcasting Corporation to allot Channel 227A at Hallstead, Pennsylvania, as the community's first local aural transmission service as being technically defective. Channel 227A can be allotted at Susquehanna in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 6.3 kilometers (3.9 miles) east to avoid a short-spacing to the licensed sites of WBZD-FM, Channel 227B1, Muncy, Pennsylvania, and Station WKXZ(FM), Channel 230B, Norwich, New York. The coordinates for Channel 227A at Susquehanna are 41-55-44 North Latitude and 75-31-50 West Longitude. See Supplementary Information, infra.


Effective January 22, 2001. A filing window, will not be opened at this time. Instead, the issue of opening a filing window for this channel will be addressed by the Commission in a subsequent order.

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Sharon P. McDonald, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Report and Order, MM Docket No. 00-15, adopted November 29, 2000, and released December 8, 2000. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center (Room CY-A257), 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractors, International Transcription Service, Inc., (202) 857-3800, 1231 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036.

Since Susquehanna is located within 320 kilometers (200 miles) of the U.S.-Canadian border, Canadian concurrence for the allotment of Channel 227A at Susquehanna has been requested, but not yet received. Therefore, if a construction permit is granted prior to the receipt of formal concurrence in the allotment by the Canadian government, the construction permit will include the following condition: “Operation with the facilities specified herein is subject to modification, suspension or termination without right to a hearing, if found by the Commission to be necessary in order to conform to the USA-Canadian FM Broadcast Agreement.”

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List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

  • Radio broadcasting
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Part 73 of title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 47 U.S.C. 54, 303, 334, 336.

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2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Pennsylvania, is amended by adding Channel 227A at Susquehanna.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

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

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[FR Doc. 00-32676 Filed 12-21-00; 8:45 am]