[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 114 (Friday, June 13, 1997)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32237-32238]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-15527]



47 CFR Part 73

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

Radio Broadcasting Services; Alamogordo, NM

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Commission, at the request of Burt Broadcasting, Inc., 
allots Channel 300A to Alamogordo, NM, as the community's fourth local 
commercial FM service. See 61 FR 37715, July 19, 1996. 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 North Latitude 
and 105-58-26 West Longitude, to avoid a short-spacing to vacant and 
unapplied-for Channel 300C at Balderas, Chihuahua, Mexico. Alamogordo 
is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the U.S.-Mexican 
border. Mexican concurrence in the allotment was requested in October, 
1996, but has not yet been received. In light of the prolonged pendency 
of this proceeding, yet in an effort to introduce a new FM service to 
Alamogordo, we shall grant the proposal with the following condition: 
``Operation with the facilities specified herein is subject to 
modification, suspension, or termination without right to hearing, if 
found by the Commission to be necessary in order to conform to the 1992 
USA-Mexico FM Broadcast Agreement.'' With this action, this proceeding 
is terminated.

DATES: Effective July 21, 1997. The window period for filing 
applications will open on July 21, 1997, and close on August 21, 1997.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Report and Order, MM Docket No. 96-144, adopted May 28, 1997, and 
released June 6, 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 Services, 
Inc., (202) 857-3800, 2100 M Street, NW, Suite 140, Washington, DC 

List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

    Radio broadcasting.
    Part 73 of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended 
as follows:


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

[[Page 32238]]

    Authority: Secs. 303, 48 Stat., as amended, 1082; 47 U.S.C. 154, 
as amended.

Sec. 73.202  [Amended]

    2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under New Mexico, 
is amended by adding Channel 300A at Alamogordo.

Federal Communications Commission.
John A. Karousos,
Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media 
[FR Doc. 97-15527 Filed 6-12-97; 8:45 am]