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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Clarksdale and Friars Point, MS

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

This document requests comments on a petition for rule making filed on behalf of CSN International, licensee of Station WWUN-FM, Channel 268A, Clarksdale, Mississippi. The petition proposes to change the community of license of Station WWUN-FM from Clarksdale to Friars Point, Mississippi and to upgrade Channel 268A, Station WWUN-FM, to Channel 268C3, pursuant to the provisions of Section 1.420(i) of the Commission's Rules. The coordinates for requested Channel 268C3 at Friars Point, Mississippi, are 34-25-30 NL and 90-35-39 WL.

Petitioner's reallotment proposal complies with the provisions of Section 1.420(i) of the Commission's Rules, and therefore, the Commission will not accept competing expressions of interest in the use of Channel 268C3 at Friars Point, Mississippi, or require the petitioner to demonstrate the availability of an additional equivalent class channel.

DATES:

Comments must be filed on or before July 15, 2002, and reply comments on or before July 30, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner's counsel, as follows: Cary S. Tepper, Esq; Booth, Freret, Imlay & Tepper, P.C.; 5101 Wisconsin Ave., NW., Suite 307; Washington, DC 20016-4120.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

R. Barthen Gorman, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 02-119, adopted May 15, 2002, and released May 24, 2002. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during regular business hours in the FCC's Reference Information Center at Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., CY-A257, Washington, DC, 20554. This document may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractors, Qualex International, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC, 20554, telephone 202-863-2893, facsimile 202-863-2898, or via e-mail qualexint@aol.com.

The 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

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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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PART 73—RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES

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 Mississippi, is amended by adding Channel 268C3 at Friars Point, and removing Channel 268A at Clarksdale.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Office of Broadcast License Policy, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 02-14674 Filed 6-10-02; 8:45 am]

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