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Radio Broadcasting Services; Aragon, GA; Chattanooga and Lynchburg, TN; and Rockmart, GA

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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 Audio Division requests comment on a petition filed by Woman's World Broadcasting, Inc., pursuant to section 1.420(i) of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 1.420(i). Petitioner proposes to change the community of license for Station WTSH-FM from Rockmart to Aragon, Georgia, to upgrade the authorization for Station WTSH-FM to Class C1, and to change the FM Table of Allotments by deleting Channel 296C2 at Rockmart, Georgia, and by adding Channel 296C1 at Aragon, Georgia, as the community's first local aural broadcast service. The proposed coordinates for Channel 296C1 at Aragon, Georgia, are 34-22-02 NL and 84-58-33 WL. The allotment will require a site restriction of 36.4 km (22.6 miles) north of Aragon. In order to accommodate the allotment of Channel 296C1 at Aragon, the petitioner further requests the substitution of Channel 230A for Channel 293A at Lynchburg, Tennessee. The proposed reference coordinates for Channel 230A at Lynchburg, Tennessee, are 35-21-58 NL and 86-17-18 WL, with a site restriction of 12.1 km (7.5 miles) northeast of Lynchburg.


Comments must be filed on or before December 5, 2005, and reply comments on or before December 20, 2005.


Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve counsel for the petitioner as follows: Gary S. Smithwick, Esq., Smithwick & Belendiuk, P.C., 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20016.

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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. 05-282, adopted October 12, 2005, and released October 14, 2005. The full text of this Commission document 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., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC, 20554, (800) 378-3160, or via the company's Web site, 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.Start Printed Page 66330

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 Georgia, is amended by removing Rockmart, Channel 296C2, and by adding Aragon, Channel 296C1.

3. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Tennessee, is amended by removing Channel 293C and adding Channel 293C0 at Chattanooga and by removing Channel 296A and adding Channel 230A at Lynchburg.

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Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 05-21558 Filed 11-1-05; 8:45 am]