[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 136 (Wednesday, July 16, 1997)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 38054]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-18749]



47 CFR Part 73

[MM Docket No. 97-156; RM-9110]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Greenwood and Abbeville, SC

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by 
Greenwood Broadcasting Company, Inc., proposing the substitution of 
Channel 244C3 for Channel 244A at Greenwood, South Carolina, the 
reallotment of Channel 244C3 from Greenwood to Abbeville, and the 
modification of Station WCRS-FM's license accordingly. Channel 244C3 
can be allotted to Abbeville, South Carolina, in compliance with the 
Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site 
restriction of 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles) west to avoid a short-
spacing to the licensed site of Station WHKZ-FM, Channel 244A, Cayce, 
South Carolina, at petitioner's requested site. The coordinates for 
Channel 244C3 at Abbeville are North Latitude 34-07-09 and West 
Longitude 82-33-51. In accordance with Section 1.420(i) of the 
Commission's Rules, we will not accept competing expressions of 
interest in the use of Channel 244C3 at Abbeville, or require the 
petitioner to demonstrate the availability of an additional equivalent 
class channel for use by such parties.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before September 2, 1997, and reply 
comments on or before September 17, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In 
addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should 
serve the petitioner, or its counsel or consultant, as follows: Robert 
Lewis Thompson, Esq., Taylor, Thiemann & Aitken, L.C., 908 King Street, 
Suite 300, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (Counsel for Petitioner).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon P. McDonald, Mass Media Bureau, 
(202) 418-2180.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 97-156, adopted July 3, 
1997, and released July 11, 1997. The full text of this Commission 
decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business 
hours in the FCC Reference Center (Room 239), 1919 M Street, NW., 
Washington, DC. The complete text of this decision may also be 
purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, International 
Transcription Service, Inc., (202) 857-3800, 2100 M Street, NW., Suite 
140, Washington, DC 20037.
    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 broadcasting.

Federal Communications Commission.
John A. Karousos,
Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media 
[FR Doc. 97-18749 Filed 7-15-97; 8:45 am]