Radio Broadcasting Services; Parker, AZ

Summary:

This document sets forth a proposal to amend the FM Table of Allotments, section 73.202(b) of the Commission's rules, 47 CFR 73.202(b). The Commission requests comment on a petition filed by Farmworker Educational Network, Inc., licensee of Station KRIT(FM), Channel 230C3, Parker, Arizona. Petitioner proposes the substitution of Channel 252B1 for Channel 230C3 at Parker, Arizona, and the modification of the license of Station KRIT(FM) accordingly. Channel 252B1 can be allotted at Parker in compliance with the Commission's minimum distance separation requirements with a site restriction of 12.0 km (7.5 miles) north of Parker. The coordinates for Channel 252B1 at Parker are 34-14-45 North Latitude and 114-16-14 West Longitude. The proposed allotment is located within 320 kilometers (199 miles) of the United States-Mexico border, so it will be necessary to obtain concurrence in the allotment from the Government of Mexico. Competing expressions of interest will not be accepted.

Dates:

Comments must be filed on or before August 30, 2004, and reply comments on or before September 14, 2004.

Addresses:

Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554.

For further information contact:

Deborah A. Dupont, Media Bureau (202) 418-7072.

Supplementary information:

This is a synopsis of the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rule Making, MB Docket No. 04-252, adopted July 8, 2004, and released July 9, 2004. The full text of this Commission decision is available for inspection and copying during normal business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center (RoomCY-A257), 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC. The complete text of this decision may also be purchased from the Commission's copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, (800) 378-3160, or via the company's Web site, www.bcpiweb.com.

The 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. See47 CFR 1.1204(b) for rules governing permissible ex parte contacts.

For information regarding proper filing procedures for comments, see47 CFR 1.415 and 1.420.

List of subjects in 47 cfr part 73

Radio, 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 Arizona, is amended by removing Channel 230C3 and by adding Channel 252B1 at Parker.

Federal Communications Commission.

John A. Karousos,

Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau.

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