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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Corydon and Morganfield, KY

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


This document seeks comment on a petition for rulemaking filed by Union County Broadcasting Co., Inc., licensee of Station WMSK-FM, Morganfield, Kentucky proposing the substitution of Channel 237C3 for Channel 237A at Morganfield and the reallotment of Channel 237C3 from Morganfield to Corydon, Kentucky, as the community's first local transmission service, and the modification of the license for Station WMSK-FM to reflect the changes. Channel 237C3 has been proposed to be reallotted at Corydon at petitioner's proposed site 11.1 kilometers (6.9 miles) southwest of the community at coordinates 37-41-31 NL and 87-48-45 WL.


Comments or counterproposals must be filed on or before January 18, 2005, and reply comments must be filed on or before February 1, 2005.


Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner's counsel, as follows: John F. Garziglia, Esq. and Howard J. Barr, Esq., Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC; 1401 Eye Street, NW., Seventh Floor; Washington, DC 20005.

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Victoria M. McCauley, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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This is a summary of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, MB Docket No. 04-420, adopted November 24, 2004, and released November 26, 2004. 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, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20054, telephone 800-378-3160 or

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 Rulemaking 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 Kentucky, is amended by removing Morganfield, Channel 237A and adding Corydon, Channel 237C3.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 04-27445 Filed 12-14-04; 8:45 am]