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                         Before the
                   Washington, D.C.  20554

In the Matter of                 )
AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.      )  File No.  EB-02-IH-0737
                                )  NAL/Acct. No. 200432080019 
Licensee of Station WIHT(FM),    )  FRN No. 0001656586
Washington, D.C.                 )  Facility ID No. 25080

Adopted:  April 13, 2004                               

Released:  June 10, 2004

By the Commission:  Commissioner Copps issuing a statement.

     1.   In this Order, we grant reconsideration on our own 
motion,  pursuant  to  section  1.108  of  the  Commission's 
rules,1 of  our Notice of Apparent  Liability for Forfeiture 
in  this  proceeding  (``NAL''), released  today.2   Shortly 
after adoption of the NAL, the staff discovered and reported 
to  us that,  because of  a clerical  error, the  statute of 
limitations  expired  in this  case  on  October 30,  2003.3  
Accordingly, we cancel the NAL. 

     2.   Accordingly,  pursuant to  section  503(b) of  the 
Act4 and section  1.108 of the Commission's  rules,5 the NAL 
is hereby cancelled. 


                         Marlene H. Dortch
                        STATEMENT OF 

Re: AMFM Radio Licenses, L.L.C., Licensee Station WIHT(FM), 
Washington, D.C. 

     In this case, the Commission adopted a Notice of 
Apparent Liability against Clear Channel for violating the 
statutory prohibition against broadcasting indecent 
material.  The Commission subsequently learned that the 
statutory deadline had passed last fall when the station's 
license was renewed.  This case highlights the need to 
address complaints filed with the Commission expeditiously.  

     In addition, I have been calling for the Commission to 
establish an effective license renewal process under which 
the Commission would once again actually consider the manner 
in which a station has served the public interest.  One 
aspect of that consideration should include complaints filed 
by the public.  It is unfortunate that in this instance a 
license was renewed while a pending complaint remained 
unaddressed.  Going forward, the Commission should not only 
ensure that all complaints have been addressed before a 
license is renewed, but we should also conduct a more 
thorough examination of how stations are meeting their 
public interest responsibilities over the term of their 


1 47 C.F.R.  1.108 provides that the Commission may, on its 
own motion,  set aside  any action made  or taken  within 30 
days from the date of public  notice of such action, as that 
date is defined in section 1.4 of the Commission's rules.

2  See AMFM  Radio  Licenses, L.L.C.  (WIHT(FM)), Notice  of 
Apparent Liability for Forfeiture,  FCC 04-35 ___FCC Rcd ___ 
(rel. June 9, 2004 ). 

3 The NAL  was issued outside of the  statute of limitations 
specified in section 503(b)(6)  of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended (the ``Act'').  See 47 U.S.C.  503(b)(6).

4 47 U.S.C.  503(b).

5 47 C.F.R.  1.108.