[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 140 (Friday, July 19, 1996)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 37715-37716]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-18325]



47 CFR Part 73

[MM Docket No.96-144, RM-8827]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Alamogordo, NM

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission requests comments on a petition filed by Burt 
Broadcasting, Inc., to allot Channel 300A to Alamogordo, New Mexico, as 
the community's fourth local commercial FM service. Channel 300A can be 
allotted to Alamogordo in compliance with the Commission's minimum 
distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 13.8 
kilometers (8.6 miles) north, at coordinates 33-01-26 NL; 105-58-26 WL, 
to avoid a short-spacing to vacant and unapplied-for Channel 300C at 
Balderas, Chihuahua, Mexico. Mexican concurrence in the allotment is 
required since Alamogordo is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) 
of the U.S.-Mexican border.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before August 26, 1996, and reply 
comments on or before September 10, 1996.

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: Nora E. 
Garrote, Esq., Piper & Marbury L.L.P., 1200 19th Street, NW., Suite 
700, Washington, DC 20036 (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.96-144 , adopted June 27, 
1996, and released July 5, 1996. 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

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copy contractor, International Transcription Services, 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. 96-18325 Filed 7-18-96; 8:45 am]