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Proposed Rule

Radio Broadcasting Services; French Lick, Indiana; Irvington, KY

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Federal Communications Commission.


Proposed rule.


This document requests comments on a petition for rulemaking filed by L. Dean Spencer, requesting the allotment of Channel 261A at Irvington, Kentucky, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Channel 261A can be allotted at Irvington, Kentucky at a site 13.8 kilometers (8.5 miles) northwest of the community at coordinates 37-56-52 NL and 86-24-54 WL.


Comments must be filed on or before September 22, 2008, and reply comments on or before October 7, 2008.


Federal Communications Commission, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., 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., Womble, Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, 1401 Eye Street, NW., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

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

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making and Order to Show Cause, MB Docket No. 07-296, adopted July 30, 2008, and released August 1, 2008. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC's Reference Information Center at Portals II, CY-A257, 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. This document 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 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). Provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of l980 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. Start Printed Page 50297See 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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1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336.

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2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Kentucky is amended by adding Irvington, Channel 261A.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Robert A. Haynes,

Senior Attorney.

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[FR Doc. E8-19651 Filed 8-25-08; 8:45 am]