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Radio Broadcasting Services; Bald Knob and Greenbrier, AR

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


This document sets forth a proposal to amend the FM Table of Allotments, Section 73.202(b) of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 73.202(b). The Commission requests comment on a petition filed by Caldwell Broadcasting, LLC, licensee of Station KKSY(FM), Channel 296C3, Bald Knob, Arkansas. Petitioner proposes to delete Channel 296C3 at Bald Knob, to allot Channel 296C3 at Greenbrier, Arkansas, and to modify the license of Station KKSY(FM) accordingly. Channel 296C3 can be allotted to Greenbrier in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 8.8 km (5.5 miles) northeast of Greenbrier. The coordinates for Channel 296C3 at Greenbrier are 35-17-28 North Latitude and 92-19-14 West Longitude. See Supplementary Information infra.


Comments must be filed on or before January 30, 2004, and reply comments on or before February 17, 2004.


Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner as follows: Larry Crain, Managing Member, Caldwell Broadcasting, LLC, 425 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1584, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

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Deborah A. Dupont, Media Bureau (202) 418-7072.

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 03-247, adopted December 3, 2003 and released December 8, 2003. 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, Qualex International, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, D.C. 20554, telephone (202)863-2893.

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

  • 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 Arkansas, is amended by removing Bald Knob, Channel 296C3, and by adding Greenbrier, Channel 296C3.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 03-31258 Filed 12-18-03; 8:45 am]