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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Corinth, Scotia and Hudson Falls, New York

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


The Commission requests comments on a petition for rule making filed by Vox New York, LLC, licensee of Stations WHTR(FM), Corinth, New York, and WFFG-FM, Hudson Falls, New York, proposing the substitution of Channel 229A for Channel 228A at Corinth, New York, the reallotment of Channel 229A from Corinth to Scotia, New York, as the community's first local service, and the reallotment of Channel 296A from Hudson Falls, New York, to Corinth. Channel 229A is reallotted from Corinth to Scotia at a site 9.9 kilometers (6.2 miles) northwest of the community at coordinates 42-54-27 NL, and 74-00-57 WL. Channel 296A can be reallotted from Hudson Falls to Corinth at petitioner's licensed site 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) east of the community at coordinates 43-14-40 NL and 73-46-18 WL.


Comments must be filed on or before June 11, 2001, and reply comments on or before June 26, 2001.


Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, as follows: Jonathan E. Allen, Rini, Coran, and Lancellotta, P.C., 1350 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Suite 900,Washington, DC 20036-0551 (Counsel to Petitioner).

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Victoria M. McCauley, Mass Media Bureau, at (202) 418-2180.

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 01-94 adopted April 11, 2001 and released April 20, 2001. 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 contractor, International Transcription Service, 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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List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

  • Radio broadcasting
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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR part 73 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. 154, 303, 334 and 336.

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2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under New York, is amended by removing Channel 228A at Corinth and adding Channel 296A at Corinth, by removing Channel 296A at Hudson Falls, and by adding Scotia, Channel 229A.

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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. 01-11172 Filed 5-3-01; 8:45 am]