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Radio Broadcasting Services; Iraan and Ozona, TX

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Federal Communications Commission.


Final rule.


The Audio Division, at the request of Robert Fabian requests the allotment of Channel 289C1 to Ozona, Texas, as the community's second local FM transmission service. See 67 FR 57781, September 12, 2002. Channel 289C1 can be allotted to Ozona, Texas in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction 39.8 kilometers (24.7 miles) southwest to avoid short-spacing to the application site of a New FM station, Channel 289C2, Mason, Texas. Since Ozona is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the U.S.-Mexican border, Mexican concurrence was requested and received. The reference coordinates for Channel 289C1 at Ozona are 30-25-54 North Latitude and 101-27-42 West Longitude. In response to a Start Printed Page 5585counterproposal filed by Iraan Broadcasting, the Audio Division allots Channel 269C2 to Iraan, Texas, as that community's first local FM transmission service. Filing windows for Channel 289C1 at Ozona, Texas and Channel 269C2 at Iraan, Texas, will not be opened at this time. Instead, the issue of opening a filing window for these channels will be addressed by the Commission in a subsequent order. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.


Effective March 3, 2003.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.

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Rolanda F. Smith, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Report and Order, MB Docket No. 02-261, adopted January 15, 2003, and released January 17, 2003. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during regular business hours at the FCC's Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, 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

Channel 269C2 can be allotted to Iraan in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 4.8 kilometers (3.0 miles) west to avoid a short-spacing to the license site of Station KWFR, Channel 270C1, San Angelo, Texas. The reference coordinates for Channel 269C2 at Iraan are 30-53-44 North Latitude and 101-56-34 West Longitude. Since Iraan is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the U.S.-Mexican border, Mexican concurrence 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 Mexican government, the construction permit will include the following condition: “Operation with the facilities specified for Iraan 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 1992 USA-Mexico FM Broadcast Agreement.”

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List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

  • Radio
  • Radio broadcasting
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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 Texas, is amended by adding Iraan, Channel 269C2 and by adding Channel 289C1 at Ozona.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 03-2473 Filed 2-3-03; 8:45 am]