[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 140 (Friday, July 20, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 42672]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17785]



47 CFR Part 73

[MB Docket No. 12-115; DA 12-1084]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Alberton, MT; Crystal Falls, MI; 
Saint Paul, AR; and Waitsburg, WA

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Audio Division, on its own motion, deletes four vacant 
allotments in various communities in Arkansas, Michigan, Montana, and 
Washington. These vacant allotments have been auctioned through our 
competitive bidding process, and are considered unsold permits that 
were included in Auction 93. We are deleting these vacant allotments 
from the FM Table, because there were no bona fide expressions of 
interest filed to retain these four vacant allotments. Deletion of 
these allotments may create other opportunities in nearby communities 
for new FM allotments or upgrades of existing stations. We conclude 
that the deletion of these vacant allotments could promote a more 
effective and efficient use of the FM broadcast spectrum. See 
Supplementary Information, supra.

DATES: Effective August 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rolanda F. Smith, Media Bureau, (202) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Report and Order, MB Docket No. 12-115, adopted July 5, 2012, and 
released July 6, 2012. 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 duplicating contractors, Best Copy and 
Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 
20554, telephone 1-800-378-3160 or via email www.BCPIWEB.com. This 
document does not contain proposed information collection requirements 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. The 
Commission will not send a copy of this Report and Order pursuant to 
the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), because the 
adopted rules are rules of particular applicability.
    The allotment of Channel 287A at Saint Paul, Arkansas is not 
currently listed in the FM Table of Allotments. Channel 287A at Saint 
Paul, Arkansas was allotted in MM Docket No. 97-34. See Saint Paul, 
Arkansas, 62 FR 65765, published December 16, 1997. Cumulus Licensing, 
LLC, permittee of Station DWYAK-FM, Channel 287A, Saint Paul, Arkansas 
received a construction permit to operate the station on Channel 287A 
at Saint Paul, Arkansas. However, the Audio Division subsequently 
cancelled the construction permit (File No. BNPH-20041230ADG), 
rendering Channel 287A at Saint Paul, Arkansas a vacant allotment.

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

    Radio, Radio broadcasting.

Federal Communications Commission.
Nazifa Sawez,
Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

    For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Federal 
Communications Commission amends 47 CFR part 73 as follows:


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

     Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334, 336 and 339.

Sec.  73.202  [Amended]

2. Amend Sec.  73.202(b) Table of FM Allotments as follows:
a. Remove Crystal Falls, under Michigan, Channel 280C2.
b. Remove Alberton, under Montana, Channel 288C3.
c. Remove Waitsburg, under Washington, Channel 272A.

[FR Doc. 2012-17785 Filed 7-19-12; 8:45 am]