[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 99 (Friday, May 21, 2004)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 29255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-11548]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 73

[DA 04-1078; MB Docket No. 04-161; RM-10961]


Radio Broadcasting Services; Mount Sterling and Wilmington, OH

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: This document requests comments on a petition for rule making 
filed by Vernon R. Baldwin, Inc., licensee of Station WKLN(FM), Channel 
272A, Wilmington, Ohio. The petition proposes to reallot Channel 272A, 
Station WKLN(FM), from Wilmington to Mount Sterling, Ohio, thus 
providing Mount Sterling with its first local aural transmission 
service. The coordinates for requested Channel 272A at Mount Sterling, 
Ohio, are 39-35-16 NL and 83-13-26 WL, with a site restriction of 15 
kilometers (9.4 miles) south of Mount Sterling.
    Petitioner's reallotment proposal complies with the provisions of 
Section 1.420(i) of the Commission's Rules, and therefore, the 
Commission will not accept competing expressions of interest in the use 
of Channel 272A at Mount Sterling, Ohio, or require the petitioner to 
demonstrate the availability of an additional equivalent class channel.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before June 18, 2004, and reply 
comments on or before July 5, 2004.

ADDRESSES: 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: Dennis F. Begley, Esq., Reddy, Begley & McCormick, 
LLP; 1156 15th Street, NW., Suite 610; Washington, DC 20005-1770.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Barthen Gorman, Media Bureau, (202) 
418-2180.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 04-161, adopted April 22, 
2004, and released April 27, 2004. 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, Qualex 
International, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, 
Washington, DC, 20554, telephone 202-863-2893, facsimile 202-863-2898, 
or via e-mail qualexint@aol.com.
    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.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

    Radio, Radio broadcasting

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal 
Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR Part 73 as follows:

PART 73--RADIO BROADCAST SERVICES

    1. The authority citation for Part 73 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  73.202  [Amended]

    2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Ohio, is 
amended by removing Wilmington, Channel 272A, and adding Mount 
Sterling, Channel 272A.

Federal Communications Commission.
John A. Karousos,
Assistant Chief, Audio Division Media Bureau.
[FR Doc. 04-11548 Filed 5-20-04; 8:45 am]
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