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                            Before the
                Federal Communications Commission
                      Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of                )  EB-00-IH-0414
                                )  EB-00-IH-0504
ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE    ) 
                                )   
Licensee of Noncommercial Educational Station     )    
Facility ID #29262
WNCW(FM), Spindale, North Carolina )


                MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

   Adopted: November 7, 2002            Released:   November 
12, 2002

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau:

                      I.  INTRODUCTION

     1.   In this  Memorandum Opinion and Order,  we dismiss 
the  joint petition  for  reconsideration  filed January  7, 
2002,  by  National  Federation  of  Community  Broadcasters 
(``NFCB''), National  Public Radio, Inc. (``NPR''),  and The 
Development Exchange, Inc. (``DEI''), national organizations 
which represent and variously provide programming, marketing 
and consulting  services to noncommercial  broadcasters.  In 
addition,  on our  own  motion, we  modify  the decision  in 
Isothermal Community College, 16  FCC Rcd 21360 (Enforcement 
Bureau 2001) (``Admonishment  Order'') by deleting Paragraph 
9 of the ruling.
  
                       II.  BACKGROUND                      

     2.   The joint petitioners, who  did not participate in 
the underlying  proceeding, now seek reconsideration  of our 
December  6, 2001,  Admonishment Order.   That decision,  in 
response  to  complaints,  admonished  Isothermal  Community 
College   (``Isothermal''),   licensee  of   the   captioned 
noncommercial radio station, for  violating 47 U.S.C.  399b 
and 47 C.F.R.  73.503, which prohibit the broadcast of paid 
advertisements in the noncommercial service, and for failing 
to  properly maintain  its  public file  as  required by  47 
C.F.R.  73.3527.  The  joint petitioners argue that certain 
dicta in  that Order,  contained in  Paragraph 9,  should be 
modified or  reversed.  Isothermal, the  station's licensee, 
did not participate in the joint petition or file a separate 
petition for reconsideration or application for review.   

                      III.  DISCUSSION

     3.   Joint petitioners have not demonstrated that their 
``interests  are  adversely  affected''  by  the  Order,  as 
required by  the Act  and the Commission's  rules.1  Concern 
about the  precedential effect  of an  adjudicatory decision 
does  not  satisfy  this  standard.2  However,  on  our  own 
motion,  we  modify  the  underlying  decision  by  deleting 
Paragraph 9, which consisted solely of dicta.          
                     IV.  ORDERING CLAUSES

     4.   Accordingly,  IT IS  ORDERED, pursuant  to Section 
405 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 
  405, and  Section  1.106 of  the  Commission's rules,  47 
C.F.R.  1.106, that  the joint petition for reconsideration 
filed January 7,  2002, by NFCB, NPR, and  DEI IS DISMISSED.  
In  addition,   Paragraph  9   of  the  December   6,  2001, 
Admonishment Order IS DELETED.

     5.   IT IS  FURTHER ORDERED  THAT copies of  this Order 
shall be  sent by Certified Mail,  Return Receipt Requested, 
to the  National Federation of Community  Broadcasters, Fort 
Mason Center,  Building D, San Francisco,  California 94123; 
National Public Radio, Inc.,  c/o Office of General Counsel, 
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,  Washington, DC 20001; and The 
Development Exchange, Inc., 1645 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 312, 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403.

                         
                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                    

     
                         David H. Solomon
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau

 
 
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1 47 U.S.C.  405(a); 47 C.F.R.  1.106(b)(1). 

2 See, e.g., AT&T Corp v. Business Telecom, Inc., 16 FCC Rcd 
21750 (2001).