[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 136 (Wednesday, July 16, 1997)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 38032-38033]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-18740]



47 CFR Part 73

[MM Docket No. 97-18; RM-8943; RM-9053]

Radio Broadcasting Services; Dolores and Durango, CO

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This document allots Channel 287A, in lieu of previously 
proposed Channel 243A, to Durango, Colorado, as that community's fourth 
local FM service, in response to a petition for rule making filed on 
behalf of Range Broadcasting Company (RM-8943). See, 62 FR 3854, 
January 27, 1997. GulfStar Communications New Mexico Licensee, Inc., 
licensee of Station KDAG(FM), Channel 245C1, Farmington, New Mexico, 
proposed the allotment of Channel 287A to Durango to eliminate a 
conflict with its modification application for Station KDAG(FM), 
pursuant to the Commission's policy of attempting to resolve conflicts 
between rulemaking petitions and later-filed FM applications. See 
Conflicts Between Applications and Petitions for Rulemaking to Amend 
the FM Table of Allotments, 58 FR 38536, July 19, 1993. Additionally, 
in response to a counterproposal filed on behalf of Four Corners 
Broadcasting, LLC (RM-9053), Channel 227C2 is allotted to Dolores, 
Colorado, as that community's first local aural transmission service, 
instead of requested Channel 243C2, to also eliminate a conflict with 
GulfStar's modification application at Farmington. Coordinates used for 
Channel 287A at Durango, Colorado, are 37-15-44 and 107-52-27. 
Coordinates used for Channel 227C2 at Dolores, Colorado, are 37-28-24 
and 108-30-12. With this action, the proceeding is terminated.

DATES: Effective August 25, 1997. The window period for filing 
applications on Channel 287A at Durango, Colorado, and for Channel 
227C2 at Dolores, Colorado, will open on August 25, 1997, and close on 
September 25, 1997.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Joyner, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 
418-2180. Questions related to the window application filing process 
for Channel 287A at Durango, Colorado, and for Channel 227C2 at 
Dolores, Colorado, should be addressed to the Audio Services Division, 
(202) 418-2700.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a synopsis of the Commission's 
Report and Order, MM Docket No. 97-18,

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adopted July 3, 1997, and released July 11, 1997. The full text of this 
Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during 
normal business hours in the FCC's 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 contractors, International 
Transcription Service, Inc., 2100 M Street, NW., Suite 140, Washington, 
DC 20037, (202) 857-3800.

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:

    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 Colorado, is 
amended by adding Dolores, Channel 227C2.
    3. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Colorado, is 
amended by adding Channel 287A at Durango.

Federal Communications Commission.
John A. Karousos,
Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media 
[FR Doc. 97-18740 Filed 7-15-97; 8:45 am]