Radio Broadcasting Services; Goldthwaite, TX

Summary:

This document requests comments on a petition for rule making filed by Charles Crawford, requesting the allotment of Channel 297A to Goldthwaite, Texas, as that community's first local aural transmission service. This proposal requires a site restriction 14.4 kilometers (9.0 miles) west of the community at coordinates 31-28-29 NL and 98-43-11 WL. Additionally, as Goldthwaite, Texas, is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of U.S.-Mexico border, concurrence of the Mexican government to this proposal is required.

Dates:

Comments must be filed on or before September 4, 2001, and reply comments on or before September 18, 2001.

Addresses:

Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner, as follows: Charles Crawford, 4553 Bordeaux Ave., Dallas, Texas 75205.

For further information contact:

Nancy Joyner, Mass Media Bureau, (202) 418-2180.

Supplementary information:

This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MM Docket No. 01-154, adopted July 11, 2001, and released July 13, 2001. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC's Reference Information Center (Room CY-A257), 445 Twelfth Street, SW., Washington, DC. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, International Transcription Service, Inc., 1231 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036, (202) 857-3800.

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.

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

Part 73—radio broadcast services

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

Authority:

47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334 and 336.

§ 73.202

2. Section 73.202(b), the Table of FM Allotments under Texas, is amended by adding Goldthwaite, Channel 297A.

Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau.

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