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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Center, TX

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AGENCY:

Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION:

Proposed rule.

SUMMARY:

The Audio Division requests comments on two petitions filed by Team Broadcasting Company, Inc., and Charles Crawford, proposing the allotment of Channel 248A at Center, Texas, as the community's second local FM transmission service. Channel 248A can be allotted to Center in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a Start Printed Page 51416site restriction of 12.5 kilometers (7.8 miles) southeast to avoid a short-spacing to the proposed allotment site for Channel 247C2 at Longview, Texas. The coordinates for Channel 248A at Center are 31-42-51 North Latitude and 94-05-13 West Longitude.

DATES:

Comments must be filed on or before October 4, 2004, reply comments on or before October 19, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, or its counsel or consultant, as follows: Mark N. Lipp, Esq., Law Offices of Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P., The Willard Office Building, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC. 20004-1008, (Counsel for Team Broadcasting Co., Inc.); and Charles Crawford, 4553 Bordeaux Ave., Dallas, Texas 75205 (Petitioner).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sharon P. McDonald, 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. 04-317, adopted August 10, 2004, and released August 12, 2004. 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, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20054.

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 Texas, is amended by adding Channel 248A at Center.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 04-19028 Filed 8-18-04; 8:45 am]

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