[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 45 (Monday, March 9, 1998)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 11400]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-5929]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 73

[MM Docket No. 98-22, RM-9183]


Radio Broadcasting Services; Chittenango and DeRuyter, NY

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by Cram 
Communications, LLC, seeking the reallotment of Channel 286B from 
DeRuyter to Chittenango, NY, as the community's first local aural 
broadcast service, and the modification of Station WVOA's license to 
specify Chittenango as the station's community of license. Channel 286B 
can be allotted to Chittenango in compliance with the Commission's 
minimum distance separation requirements at Station WVOA's presently 
licensed transmitter site, at coordinates 42-46-58 North Latitude and 
75-50-28 West Longitude, which represents a site restriction of 29.2 
kilometers (18.2 miles) south of Chittenango. This site will maintain 
the presently grandfathered short-spacings to Stations WBBS, Channel 
284B, Fulton, NY, WNGZ, Channel 285A, Montour Falls, NY, WILQ, Channel 
286B, Williamsport, PA, WGKR, Channel 287A, Grand Gorge, NY, and WKPQ, 
Channel 287B, Hornell, NY. Chittenango is located within 320 kilometers 
of the U.S.-Canadian border. Therefore, concurrence by the Canadian 
government in this allotment is required.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before April 20, 1998, and reply 
comments on or before May 5, 1998.

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: James 
L. Oyster, 108 Oyster Lane, Castleton, VA 22716-9720 (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. 98-22, adopted February 
18, 1998, and released February 27, 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. 98-5929 Filed 3-6-98; 8:45 am]
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