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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; Jacksonville, TX

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


This document requests comments on a petition for rule making filed by Linda Crawford (“Petitioner”). Petitioner requests that the Commission allot Channel 236A to Jacksonville, Texas as its fifth local aural transmission service. In order to implement this allotment, Petitioner requests that the allotment transmitter sites for vacant Channel 373C3, Teague, Texas and vacant Channel 237A, Meridian, Texas be relocated. The proposed coordinates for Channel 236A at Jacksonville, Texas are 31-54-15 North Latitude and 95-17-42 West Longitude, with a site restriction of 7.0 kilometers (4.3 miles) east of Jacksonville. The proposed coordinates for vacant Channel 237C3 at Teague, Texas are 31-48-30 North Latitude and 96-14-00 West Longitude, with a site restriction of 20.7 kilometers (12.8 miles) north of Teague, Texas. The proposed coordinates for vacant Channel 237A, Meridian, Texas, are 32-00-00 North Latitude and 97-43-00 West Longitude, with a site restriction of 10.3 kilometers (6.4 miles) northwest of Meridian, Texas.


Comments must be filed on or before May 10, 2005, and reply comments on or before May 25, 2005.

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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 Petitioner and her counsel, as follows: Linda Crawford; 3500 Maple Ave., #1320; Dallas, Texas 75219 and Gene A. Bechtel, Esq. (counsel to Petitioner), Law Office of Gene Bechtel; 1050 Seventeenth Street, NW., Suite 600; Washington, DC.

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R. Barthen Gorman, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 05-129, adopted March 21, 2005 and released March 23, 2005. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during regular business hours in the FCC's Reference Information Center at Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., CY-A257, Washington, DC, 20554. This document may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractors, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC, 20554, telephone 1-800-378-3160 or This document does not contain proposed information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. In addition, therefore, it does not contain any proposed information collection burden “for small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees,” pursuant to the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, Public Law 107-198, see 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(4).

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, 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. 54, 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 236A at Jacksonville.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 05-7055 Filed 4-12-05; 8:45 am]