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Radio Broadcasting Services; Fortuna Foothills and Wellton, Arizona

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


This document requests comments on a Petition for Rule Making filed by Dana J. Puopolo proposing the allotment of Channel 240A to Fortuna Foothills, Arizona, as the community's first local aural transmission service. In order to accommodate this allotment, the Petitioner also proposes the substitution of Channel 248A for vacant Channel 240A at Wellton, Arizona. Channel 240A can be allotted to Fortuna Foothills, Arizona, consistent with the minimum distance separation requirement of the Commission's Rules, provided there is a site restriction of 6.5 kilometers (4.0 miles) southeast to avoid a short-spacing to the license site of Station KSIQ, Channel 241B, Brawley, California. The reference coordinates for Channel 240A at Fortuna Foothills are 32-36-58 North Latitude and 114-21-47 West Longitude. Since Fortuna Foothills is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the U.S.-Mexican border, Mexican concurrence has been requested. Channel 248A can also be allotted to Wellton, Arizona, consistent with minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission's Rules at city reference coordinates. The reference coordinates for Channel 248A at Wellton are 32-40-18 North Latitude and 114-08-18 West Longitude. Since Wellton is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the U.S.-Mexican border, Mexican concurrence has been requested.


Comments must be filed on or before September 5, 2003, and reply comments on or before September 22, 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: Dana J. Puopolo, 2134 Oak Street, Unit C, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

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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. 03-163, adopted July 9, 2003, and released July 14, 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 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 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 Arizona, is amended by adding Fortuna Foothills, Channel 240A, by removing Channel 240A and by adding Channel 248A at Wellton.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 03-18809 Filed 7-23-03; 8:45 am]