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Radio Broadcasting Services; Junction, Melvin, and Menard, TX

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


The Audio Division requests comment on a petition filed by Charles Crawford, requesting the allotment of Channel 242A at Melvin, Texas, as a first local aural service. To accommodate this allotment, the Audio Division proposes the substitution of Channel 292A for vacant Channel 242A at Menard, Texas, and the substitution of Channel 224A for vacant Channel 292A at Junction ,Texas. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, infra.


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

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Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, his counsel, or consultant, as follows: Charles Crawford, 4553 Bordeaux Ave., Dallas, Texas 75205; and Gene A. Bechtel, Esq., Law Office of Gene Bechtel, Suite 600, 1050 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036.

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Andrew J. Rhodes, 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. 02-132, 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 at the FCC's Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Room CY-A257, 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 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 reference coordinates for Channel 242A at Melvin, TX, are 31-07-55 and 99-39-27. The reference coordinates for Channel 292A at Menard, TX, are 30-49-16 and 99-43-02. The reference coordinates for Channel 244A at Junction, TX are 30-29-24 and 99-42-44.

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 Texas, is amended by adding Melvin, Channel 242A, by removing Channel 242A and adding Channel 292A at Menard, and by removing Chanel 292A and adding Channel 224A at Junction.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 05-7074 Filed 4-12-05; 8:45 am]