[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 41 (Tuesday, March 3, 1998)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 10354-10355]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-5435]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 73

[MM Docket No. 98-18, RM-9204]


Radio Broadcasting Services; Macon and Hampton, GA

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by U.S. 
Broadcasting Limited Partnership seeking the reallotment of Channel 
300C1 from Macon to Hampton, GA, as the community's first local aural 
service, and the modification of its license for Station WPEZ to 
specify Hampton as the station's community of license. Channel 300C1 
can be allotted to Hampton in compliance with the Commission's minimum 
distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 20.4 
kilometers (12.7 miles) southwest of the community, at coordinates 33-
15-30 North Latitude and 84-26-21 West Longitude, to accommodate 
petitioner's desired transmitter site.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before April 13, 1998, and reply 
comments on or before April 28, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In 
addition to filing comments with the

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FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, or its counsel or 
consultant, as follows: Irving Gastfreund, Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays 
& Handler, LLP, The McPherson Building, 901 Fifteenth Street, NW., 
Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005-2327 (Counsel to Petitioner).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie K. Shapiro, Mass Media Bureau, 
(202) 418-2180.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 98-18, adopted February 
11, 1998, and released February 20, 1998. 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 Services, Inc., (202) 857-3800, 1231 20th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20036.
    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 
Bureau.
[FR Doc. 98-5435 Filed 3-2-98; 8:45 am]
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