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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Oak Grove, KY and Springfield, TN

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


This document requests comments on a Petition for Rule Making filed by Saga Communications of Tuckessee, LLC, licensee of Station WJOI-FM, Channel 232A, Springfield, Tennessee, proposing the reallotment of Channel 232A from Springfield, Tennessee to Oak Grove, Kentucky, as the community's first local aural transmission service, and modification of Station WJOI-FM license accordingly. Channel 232A can be allotted to Oak Grove, in compliance with the minimum distance separation requirement of the Commission's Rules, provided there is a site restriction 9.3 kilometers (5.8 miles) east of the community. The reference coordinates for Channel 232A at Oak Grove are 36-38-23 NL and 87-20-39 WL.

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Comments must be filed on or before July 28, 2003, and reply comments on or before August 12, 2003.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC. 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, as follows: Gary S. Smithwick, Esq., Smithwick & Belendiuk, P.C., 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20016.

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

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This is a summary of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 03-132 adopted June 4, 2003, and released June 6, 2003. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the Commission's Reference Center 445 Twelfth Street, SW., 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

Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of l980 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 contact.

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
  • 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 Kentucky, is amended by adding Oak Grove, Channel 232A.

3. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Tennessee, is amended by removing Springfield, Channel 232A.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 03-15496 Filed 6-18-03; 8:45 am]