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Collected Legal Documents

from the Audio Division, Media Bureau

This document provides links to an ever-increasing number of documents pertaining to radio broadcasting over the past century. These are divided into general subject areas. A single document sometimes may be found under more than one subject. Please be aware that the documents below in most instances do not represent every document released by the Division or Bureau or the Commission about a particular subject.

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Abuse of Commission Processes
    February 10, 1998
      Letter re: KMCG (FM) Carlsbad, CA and KXGL(FM) San Diego CA of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
        Letter, released February 10, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Matters raised in an informal objection were previously addressed elsewhere.

    February 6, 1998

      Nationwide Communications, Inc. [KISW (FM), Seattle, WA]
        MO&O, FCC 98-7, released February 6, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Re-raising of well settled matters; application for review was denied.

    July 26, 1994

      Status Inquiries Under the Commission's Ex Parte Rules
        Public Notice, DA 94-823, 10 FCC Rcd 743, released July 26, 1994
        PDF ].

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Amendments to Applications
    April 21, 2000
      Reexamination of the Comparative Standards for Noncommercial Educational Applicants
        R&O, MM Docket 95-31, FCC 00-120, 15 FCC Rcd 7386, released February 6, 1998
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ].
        Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 02-44, released February 6, 1998: [ PDF | WP5.1 | Text ].

    July 15, 1998

      LifeTalk Broadcasting Association [NEW FM Translators, Sacramento CA and Collegedale, TN]
        , MM Docket 95-31, FCC 98-156, 13 FCC Rcd 15179, released February 6, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    May 14, 1997

      Letter re NEW (FM), Redding, CA
        Letter, dated May 14, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. "Suicide" amendment returned; major change amendment would have rendered application untimely with respect to another cutoff application.

    October 31, 1996

      Radio 2000, Inc. [KCWX (FM), Columbia Falls, MT]
        MO&O, FCC 96-420, 11 FCC Rcd 15453, released May 14, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ]. "Renumber and Bill" procedure for untimely minor amendments is reasonable; application for review is denied.

    September 26, 1996

      Saddleback Community College [KSBR(FM), Mission Viejo, CA]
        MO&O, FCC 96-369, 11 FCC Rcd 11938, released September 26, 1996
        WP5.1 | Text ]. "Renumber and Bill" procedure for untimely minor amendments is proper; application for review is denied.

    March 9, 1993

      Lehigh Valley Community Broadcasters Board of Directors [ NEW (FM), Allentown, PA]
        HDO, MM Docket 93-37, FCC 93-154, 8 FCC Rcd 1643, released March 9, 1993
        HTML ] Received prohibited contour overlap encompasses 58% of proposed service contour; request for waiver (on reconsideration) denied.

    February 19, 1992

      Hughes-Moore Associates, Inc.
        MO&O, FCC 92-53, 7 FCC Rcd 1454, released February 19, 1992
        PDF ]. Establishing proof of filing to the Commission for a document.

    August 2, 1984

      Commission States Future Policy on Incomplete and Patently Defective AM and FM Construction Permit Applications
        Public Notice, MM Docket 93-37, FCC 84-366, 55 RR 2d 776, released August 2, 1984
        HTML ] This 1984 policy statement presently applies only to AM applications and FM noncommercial educational applications, and may be modified by the recently proposed auction or point system procedures.

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Annual Reports of the FCC to Congress
    2002
      Annual Program Performance Report
        Annual Program Performance Report, PDF ].

    2001

      Annual Program Performance Report
        Annual Program Performance Report, PDF ].

    1999

      Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Performance Report
        Annual Performance Report, HTML ].

      64th Annual Report
        Annual Report, PDF | Word ].

    1997

      63rd Annual Report
        Annual Report, PDF ].

    1996

      62nd Annual Report
        Annual Report, PDF ].

    1995

      61st Annual Report
        Annual Report, PDF ].

    January 4, 1938

      Third Annual Report of the Federal Communications Commission To the Congress of the United States For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1937
        Annual Report, released January 4, 1938
        7.3 MB in size: [ PDF ]
        Fold out map (page 186): [ HTML ].

    January 5, 1937

      Second Annual Report of the Federal Communications Commission To the Congress of the United States For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30 1936
        Annual Report, released January 5, 1937
        5.5 MB in size: [ PDF ]
        Oversize fold-out pages: [ HTML ]

    January 6, 1936

      First Annual Report of the Federal Communications Commission To the Congress of the United States For the Fiscal Year 1935
        Annual Report, released January 6, 1936
        PDF (entire document, 3.65 MB): [ PDF ] or scanned document sections: [ Pages 1 to 48  | Pages 49 to 92 ]

    Annual Reports of the Federal Radio Commission (1927-1933)

    January 3, 1934
      Seventh Annual Report of the Federal Radio Commission to the Congress of the United States for the Fiscal Year 1933

    December 5, 1932

      Sixth Annual Report of the Federal Radio Commission to the Congress of the United States for the Fiscal Year 1932

    December 7, 1931

      Fifth Annual Report of the Federal Radio Commission to the Congress of the United States for the Fiscal Year 1931

    December 1, 1930

      Fourth Annual Report of the Federal Radio Commission to the Congress of the United States for the Fiscal Year 1930

    November 1, 1929

      Third Annual Report of the Federal Radio Commission to the Congress of the United States Covering the Period October 1, 1928 to November 1, 1929

    October 26, 1928

    July 1, 1927

      Annual Report of the Federal Radio Commission to the Congress of the United States for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1927
        Annual Report, released July 1, 1927
        PDF  | Scanned ]

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Assignment Applications
    March 15,2004
      Revision of the Public Notice Requirements of Section 73.3580 [for assignments and transfers]
        NPRM, MB Docket 05-6, FCC 05-10, released March 15, 2005
        PDF | Word ]. .

    March 12, 2001

      Letter re WVOA (FM), DeRuyter, NY
        Letter, dated March 12, 2001
        Word ]. A petition to deny against an assignment application was denied.

    March 12, 2001

      Letter re KBKO (AM), Santa Barbara, CA and KSPE-FM, Ellwood, CA
        Letter, dated March 12, 2001
        Word ]. A petition to deny against an assignment application was dismissed.

    March 12, 2001

      Letter re WACL (FM), Elkton, VA; WKCY (AM) and WKCY-FM, Harrisonburg, VA
        Letter, dated March 12, 2001
        Word ]. A petition to deny against assignment applications was denied.

    March 12, 2001

      Letter re KWHO (FM), Weed, CA
        Letter, dated March 12, 2001
        Word ]. A petition to deny against an assignment application was denied.

    March 12, 2001

      Letter re WGNI (FM) and WMNX (FM), Wilmington, NC; WQSM (FM) and WFNC, Fayetteville, NC; WFNC-FM, Lumberton, NC; WRCQ (FM), Dunn, NC
        Letter, dated March 12, 2001
        Word ]. A petition to deny against assignment applications, having been withdrawn, was dismissed.

    March 12, 2001

      Letter re WLFH (AM), Little Falls, NY; WOWZ (FM), Whitesboro, KY; WOWB (FM), Little Falls, NY
        Letter, dated March 12, 2001
        Word ]. A petition to deny against assignment applications, was denied.

    March 12, 2001

      Letter re WLTK (FM), Broadway, VA; WBHB-FM, New Market, VA
        Letter, dated March 12, 2001
        Word ]. A petition to deny against assignment applications, was denied.

    October 6, 1999

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications, Rules, and Processes / Polices and Rules Regarding Minority and Female Ownership of Mass Media Facilities
        MO&O, MM Dockets 98-43 and 94-149, FCC 99-267, , released October 6, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Petitions for reconsideration considered.

    June 17, 1999

      Chet-5 Broadcasting, L.P.
        MO&O, FCC 99-4, released June 17, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    December 14, 1998

      WINV, Inc. and WGUL-FM, Inc. (WINV(AM))
        MO&O, FCC 98-323, released December 14, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Application for review dismissed; petitioner does not have standing.

    December 10, 1998

      Peninsula Communications, Inc., for Renewal of Licenses for FM Translator Stations K285EF, Kenai; K283AB, Kenai/Soldotna; K274AB and K285AA, Kodiak; K272DG and K285EG, Seward, AK

    November 25, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications Rules and Processes / Policies and Rules Regarding Minority and Female Ownership of Mass Media Facilities

    May 8, 1998

      Assignment of License [WZNY (FM), Augusta, GA]
        Letter, DA 98-877, 13 FCC Rcd 9467, released May 8, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Supplemental showings are not acceptable to demonstrate compliance with the multiple ownership showings required by 47 CFR 73.3555.

    April 3, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications, Rules and Processes
        NPRM, MM Docket 98-43, FCC 98-47, 13 FCC Rcd 11349, 63 FR 19226, released April 3, 1998
        PDF | WP5.1 ].

    January 30, 1998

      Letter re KFPW (AM) and KBBQ (FM), Fort Smith AR
        Letter, dated January 30, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Allegation of mentally impaired licensee; private dispute.

    January 30, 1998

      Letter re WNWK (FM), Newark, NJ
        Letter, dated January 30, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Unique programming not considered during assignment application review process; unauthorized construction.

    January 30, 1998

      Letter re WKGB (FM), Susquehanna, PA
        Letter, dated January 30, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Whether a disputed sales agreement was in accordance with established corporate procedures is a private dispute matter.

    January 26, 1998

      Letter re WAQV (FM) Crystal River, FL & WHIJ (FM) Ocala, FL
        Letter, dated January 26, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Assignment applications dismissed since assignee does not meet the educational organization criterion of 47 CFR 73.503(a).

    September 24, 1997

      Letter re WDCU (FM), Washington D.C.
        Letter, dated January 30, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. C-SPAN is not an educational entity but has an educational goal and program; that jazz programming format would be lost is not a factor in considering the assignment application; educational licensee/seller can maximize its profit from the sale.

    August 6, 1997

      Letter re WDRQ, Inc. (Assignor) and ABC, Inc. (Assignee)
        Letter, DA 97-1670, 12 FCC Rcd 11671, dated August 6, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Temporary (four month) cross-ownership waiver granted.

    July 17, 1997

      Letter re WLRZ (FM), Peru IL & WAIV (FM), Spring Valley IL
        Letter, dated July 17, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. Private dispute between owners; assignment applications granted.

    March 21, 1997

      Mass Media Bureau Announces Revised Procedure Regarding Assignment and Transfer Consummation Deadlines
        Public Notice, DA 97-600, 13 FCC Rcd 4101, released March 21, 1997
        Text ]. Time within which to consummate is extended to 90 days from the date of Commission approval.

    March 7, 1997

      Letter re WDSY(AM) and WJJJ (FM), Pittsburgh, PA
        Letter, released March 7, 1997
        HTML ]. Untimely objection, EEO complaint, objection denied.

    January 27, 1997

      Tsooris Corporation [WLIR (AM)]
        MO&O, FCC 97-14, dated January 27, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Dispute in court over whether consummation had occurred.

    December 12, 1996

      Letter re KWSA (FM), West Klamath, OR
        Letter, released December 12, 1996
        HTML ]. Sale of bare license granted for a silent station.

    December 13, 1996

      K285AK, Cortez, NM
        Letter, dated December 13, 1996
        HTML ]. Translator ownership waiver requests (47 CFR 74.1232(d)).

    September 26, 1996

      Letter re KNMX (AM), Las Vegas, NM
        Letter, dated September 26, 1996
        HTML ]. Request to impose a condition on the grant of the assignment regarding the outcome of a civil suit is not granted.

    August 27, 1996

      Letter re KIFM, San Diego, CA
        Letter, dated August 27, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Limited partners' dispute is covered by state law and is beyond FCC jurisdiction.

    July 17, 1996

      Letter re WTAI (AM), Melbourne, FL
        Letter, dated July 17, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Untimely petition for reconsideration was denied.

    May 24, 1996

      Letter re WJIM (AM and FM), Lansing, MI
        Letter, dated May 24, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 16, 1996

      Letter re WNJY (FM), Delphi, IN
        Letter, dated May 16, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Petition for reconsideration. Original decision: [ HTML ].

    May 16, 1996

      Letter re KHHO (AM), Tacoma, WA
        Letter, dated May 16, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    April 15, 1996

      Letter re WHRF (AM), Bel Air, MD
        Letter, dated April 15, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    April 15, 1996

      Letter re WJJN (FM), Columbia, AL
        Letter, dated April 15, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    April 12, 1996

      Letter re WVZN (FM), Lowell, IN
        Letter, dated April 12, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    April 5, 1996

      Letter re Application File Nos. BTCH-950925GH to GS, BTCH-961026GE to GL
        Letter, dated April 5, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    March 30, 1996

      Letter re KKIC (AM), Boise, IN and KJHY (FM), Emmett, ID
        Letter, dated April 5, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

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Attribution of Ownership
    July 2, 2003
      Limits on Media Concentration

    February 25, 2002

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications, Rules and Processes
        Second Further NPRM, MM Docket 95-31, FCC 02-44, released February 25, 2002
        PDF | Word | Text ].

    April 21, 2000

      Reexamination of the Comparative Standards for Noncommercial Educational Applicants
        R&O, MM Docket 95-31, FCC 00-120, 15 FCC Rcd 7386, released February 6, 1998
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ].
        Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 02-44, released February 6, 1998: [ PDF | WP5.1 | Text ].

    January 19, 2001

      Review of the Commission's Regulations Governing Attribution of Broadcast and Cable/MDS Interests [MM Docket 94-150], Review of the Commission's Regulations and Policies Affecting Investment in the Broadcast Industry [MM Docket 92-51], Reexamination of the Commission's Cross-Interest Policy [MM Docket 87-154]
        MO&O, MM Dockets 94-150, 92-51, 87-154, FCC 00-438, 16 FCC Rcd 1097, released January 19, 2001
        PDF | Word | Text ] Five petitions for reconsideration granted in part and denied in part. Erratum, released February 15, 2001: [ PDF | Word | Text ]

    August 6, 1999

      Review of the Commission's Regulations Governing Attribution of Broadcast and Cable/MDS Interests [MM Docket 94-150]; Review of the Commission's Regulations and Policies Affecting Investment in the Broadcast Industry [MM Docket 92-51]; "Reexamination of the Commission's Cross-Interest Policy [MM Docket 87-154]
        MO&O, MM Dockets 94-150, 92-51, 87-154, FCC 99-207, 64 FR 50621, released August 6, 1999
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ]. Erratum, released August 23, 1999: [ WP5.1 | Text ]

    March 13, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
        NOI, MM Docket 98-35, FCC 98-37, 13 FCC Rcd 11376, released August 6, 1999
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ]. The attachment to the NOI is included in the PDF file, or is available as a separate Excel file.

    May 24, 1996

      Letter re WJIM (AM and FM), Lansing, MI
        Letter, dated May 24, 1996
        HTML  WP5.1 ].

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Auctions of Broadcast Facilities
    April 14, 2005
      Notice of Interim Default Payment Obligations for Auction No. 37 by In Vibration, Inc.
        Letter, DA 05-623, released April 14, 2005
        PDF | Word ]. Winning bidder defaulted on its payment obligations for winning bids.

    August 20, 2003

      Delta Radio, Inc.
        MO&O, FCC 03-201, , released August 20, 2003
        PDF | Word ]. Winning bidder in an auction defaulted on final bid payment, that application was dismissed. Permit offered to next highest bidder. Appeals denied.

    January 17, 2003

      Minnesota Christian Broadcasters, Inc.
        MO&O, FCC 03-5, 18 FCC Rcd 614, released January 17, 2003
        PDF | Word ]. Clarification of the eligibility criteria for the broadcast station new entry credit ("NEBC").

    July 3, 2001

      National Public Radio, et. al. v. FCC
        Case No. 00-1246, 254 F.3d 226 (D.C. Cir 2001), decided July 3, 2001
        PDF | HTML |Word ]. Auctions can't be applied to noncommercial educational applicants, regardless of channel.

    January 27, 2000

      AM Auction Filing Window and Application Freeze Extended to February 1, 2000
        Public Notice, DA 00-131, released January 27, 2000
        Word ].

    January 21, 2000

      Memorandum from Peter Doyle, Deputy Chief, Audio Services Division to Joseph M. Davis, President, AFCCE
        Memorandum, , dated January 21, 2000
        Word ].

    November 19, 1999

      AM Auction Filing Window and Application Freeze Notice and Filing Requirements Regarding January 24 -- 28, 2000 Window for Certain AM Construction Permits; Notice Regarding Freeze on the Acceptance of AM Minor Change Construction Permits from December 24, 1999 to January 21, 2000
        Public Notice, DA 99-2585, dated November 19, 1999
        Word | Text ] (without attachments)
        . Attachments -- Attachment A: [ Word | Text ]. Attachment B: [ Word | Text ]. Attachment C: [ Word | Text ]. Attachment D: [ Word | Text ]. Attachment E: [ Word | Text ].

    October 1, 1999

      In re Applications of Rio Grande Broadcasting, et al., for a New FM Station on Channel No. 247A at Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
        MO&O, Docket 90-380, FCC 99-261, released July 3, 2001
        Word | Text ].

    April 20, 1999

      Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act -- Competitive Bidding for Commercial Broadcast and Instructional Fixed Service Licensees
        MO&O, MM Docket 97-234, GC Docket 90-52, Gen. Docket 90-264, FCC 99-74, 64 FR 24523, released April 20, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ]. MO&O addresses the petitions for reconsideration received in response to the First Report and Order in this proceeding, addressing auction procedures to be used for commercial broadcast station applications.

    August 12, 1998

      FCC Adopts Auction Procedures for Commercial Broadcast Licenses
        News Release, Report No. MM 98-11, released August 12, 1998
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    November 26, 1997

      Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act -- Competitive Bidding for Commercial Broadcast and Instructional Fixed Service Licensees
        NPRM, Report No. MM 98-11, released August 12, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    November 25, 1997

      FCC Proposes Auction Procedures for Mutually Exclusive Commercial Broadcast License Applications
        News Release, Report No. GN 97-12, released November 25, 1997
        Text ].

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Bare License
    May 30, 1997
      Letter re WKPG (AM), Port Gibson, MS
        Letter, dated May 30, 1997
        WP5.1 ].

    January 23, 1997

      Letter re KCHQ (FM), Altamont, OR
        Letter, dated January 23, 1997
        WP5.1 ].

    December 30, 1996

      Letter re WHDM (AM), McKenzie, TN
        Letter, dated December 30, 1996
        WP5.1 ].

    December 12, 1996

      Letter re KWSA (FM), West Klamath, OR
        Letter, released December 12, 1996
        HTML ]. Sale of bare license granted for a silent station.

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Call Signs (General Information)
    May 5, 2003
      Letter re NPR's Request for Waiver of Section 74.1283(c)
        Letter, dated May 5, 2003
        PDF ]. Request for waiver of translator station identification announcements rule was denied.

    November 1, 1999

    October 4, 1999

      Filing of Call Sign Requests Temporarily Suspended
        Public Notice, DA 99-2063,
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Temporary suspension from October 22, 1999 to November 1, 1999 to permit the implemenatation of electronic filing for new call sign and call sign change requests.

    December 16, 1998

      Biennial Regulatory Review -- Amendment of Parts 73 and 74 Relating to Call Sign Assignments for Broadcast Stations
        R&O, MM Docket 98-98, FCC 98-324, released December 16, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. On-line system adopted for radio and TV call sign assignments.

    June 30, 1998

      Biennial Regulatory Review -- Amendment of Parts 73 and 74 Relating to Call Sign Assignments for Broadcast Stations

    June 25, 1973

      Assignment of New and Modified Call Signs to AM, FM, and TV Broadcasting Stations
        R&O, Docket 17477, FCC 73-677, released June 25, 1973
        Scanned ].

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Character Issues
    June 26, 2000
      Contemporary Media, Inc., et. al. v. FCC
        Case No. 99-1198 (D.C. Cir. June 16, 2000) decided June 26, 2000
        HTML | Word ]. Previous MO&O ]

    December 10, 1998

      Peninsula Communications, Inc., for Renewal of Licenses for FM Translator Stations K285EF, Kenai; K283AB, Kenai/Soldotna; K274AB and K285AA, Kodiak; K272DG and K285EG, Seward, AK

    June 25, 1998

      Contemporary Media, Inc.
        MO&O, MM Docket 95-154, FCC 98-133, 13 FCC Rcd 14437, released June 25, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Appeal denied, June 16, 2000.

    May 19, 1997

      Letter re KRKY (AM) , Granby, CO & KRKM (FM), Kremmling, CO
        Letter, dated May 19, 1997
        WP5.1 ].

    February 28, 1997

      Letter re KBER (FM), Ogden, UT
        Letter, dated February 28, 1997
        HTML  WP5.1 ].

    May 19, 1997

      Letter re WYOS (FM), Chenango Bridge, NY
        Letter, dated May 19, 1997
        WP5.1 ].

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Comity
    May 20, 1996
      Letter re WWST (FM), Karnes, TN
        Letter, dated May 20, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    April 3, 1996

      Letter re KCPL(AM), Olympia, WA
        Letter, dated April 3, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

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Contingent Applications
    June 15, 1998
      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Radio Technical Rules in Parts 73 and 74 of the Commission's Rules
        First R&O, MM Docket 98-93, FCC 99-55, 14 FCC Rcd 5272, 64 FR 19498, released June 15, 1998
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ]
        New rules effective May 21, 1999.

    June 15, 1998

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Cross Interest Policy
    July 2, 2003
      Limits on Media Concentration

    January 19, 2001

      Review of the Commission's Regulations Governing Attribution of Broadcast and Cable/MDS Interests [MM Docket 94-150], Review of the Commission's Regulations and Policies Affecting Investment in the Broadcast Industry [MM Docket 92-51], Reexamination of the Commission's Cross-Interest Policy [MM Docket 87-154]
        MO&O, MM Dockets 94-150, 92-51, 87-154, FCC 00-438, 16 FCC Rcd 1097, released January 19, 2001
        PDF | Word | Text ] Five petitions for reconsideration granted in part and denied in part. Erratum, released February 15, 2001: [ PDF | Word | Text ]

    August 6, 1999

      Review of the Commission's Regulations Governing Attribution of Broadcast and Cable/MDS Interests [MM Docket 94-150]; Review of the Commission's Regulations and Policies Affecting Investment in the Broadcast Industry [MM Docket 92-51]; "Reexamination of the Commission's Cross-Interest Policy [MM Docket 87-154]
        MO&O, MM Dockets 94-150, 92-51, 87-154, FCC 99-207, , 64 FR 50621, released August 6, 1999
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ]. Erratum, released August 23, 1999: [ WP5.1 | Text ]

    April 24, 1998

      Letter re KXBZ (FM), Manhattan, KS
        Letter, DA 98-784, , released April 24, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    August 6, 1997

      Letter re WDRQ, Inc. (Assignor) and ABC, Inc. (Assignee)
        Letter, DA 97-1670, 12 FCC Rcd 11671, dated August 6, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Temporary cross-ownership waiver granted.

    May 24, 1996

      Letter re WJIM (AM and FM), Lansing, MI
        Letter, dated May 24, 1996
        HTML  WP5.1 ].

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Educational Qualifications
    April 21, 2000
      Reexamination of the Comparative Standards for Noncommercial Educational Applicants
        R&O, MM Docket 95-31, FCC 00-120, 15 FCC Rcd 7386, released February 6, 1998
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ].
        Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 02-44, released February 6, 1998: [ PDF | WP5.1 | Text ].

    January 21, 1998

      Letter re WAQV (FM), Crystal River, FL and WHIJ (FM), Ocala, FL
        Letter, dated January 21, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Assignor does not meet the educational organization criterion in 47 CFR 73.503(a).

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Emergency Alert System (EAS) Violations
    July 5, 2001
      FM Broadcast Station KNEC, Arnold Broadcasting Corporation
        MO&O, DA 01-197, 16 FCC Rcd 13600, released July 5, 2001
        PDF | Word | Text ]. Application for review granted in part, denied in part.

    February 9, 2000

      FM Broadcast Station KNEC [FM], Arnold Broadcasting Company, Inc.
        Forfeiture Order, DA 00-225, 15 FCC Rcd 2704, released February 9, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ]. MO&O, DA 01-19, 16 FCC Rcd 267, released January 5, 2001: [ PDF | Word | Text ].

    November 30, 1998

      FCC To Increase Enforcement of EAS Regulations
        News Release, Report No. CI 98-26, released November 30, 1998
        HTML ].

    September 3, 1998

      Commission to Discontinue Distribution of EAS Authenticator Lists
        Public Notice, 85382, released November 30, 1998
        HTML ].

    July 17, 1997

      Letter re WLRZ (FM), Peru IL & WAIV (FM), Spring Valley IL
        Letter, dated July 17, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. Private dispute between owners; assignment applications granted.

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Electronic Filing
    May 13, 2002
      Media Bureau Implements Mandatory Electronic Filing of FCC Forms 301-CA, 346, 349, and 350
        Public Notice, DA 02-1087, , released May 13, 2002
        PDF | Word | Text ].

    October 6, 1999

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications, Rules, and Processes / Polices and Rules Regarding Minority and Female Ownership of Mass Media Facilities
        MO&O, MM Dockets 98-43 and 94-149, FCC 99-267, , released October 6, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Petitions for reconsideration considered.

    November 25, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications Rules and Processes / Policies and Rules Regarding Minority and Female Ownership of Mass Media Facilities

    April 3, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications Rules and Processes
        Docket 98-43, NPRM, FCC 98-57, 11 FCC Rcd 11349, 63 FR 19226, released April 3, 1998
        [ | PDF WP5.1 ].

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Environmental Issues
    July 20, 2005
      Letter re: WCVO (FM), Gahanna, Ohio
        Letter, dated July 20, 2005
        PDF ]. . Where a state historic preservation officer (SHPO) issues a "no effect" decision, an applicant is not required to submit an Environmental Assessment based on historic preservation issues.

    October 5, 2004

      FCC Adopts Nationwide Programmatic Agreement to Streamline Review Process for Communications Towers
        R&O, WT 03-128, FCC 04-222, 70 FR 556, released October 5, 2004
        PDF | Word ]
        Attachment A: [ PDF | Word ]
        Attachment B: [ PDF | Word ]
           B1: [ PDF | Word ]    B2: [ PDF | Word ]
           B3: [ PDF | Word ]    B4: [ PDF | Word ]
        Attachment C: [ PDF | Word ]
        Attachment D: [ PDF | Word ]
        News Release, released September 10, 2004: [ PDF | Word ]

        Comments: Powell & Adelstein: [ PDF | Word ]; Abernathy: [ PDF | Word ]; Copps: [ PDF | Word ].

    February 3, 2004

      FCC Announces Voluntary Tower Construction Notification System To Provide Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations, and State Historic Preservation Officers With Early Notification of Proposed Tower Sites

    February 3, 2004

    August 20, 2003

    June 9, 2003

      FCC Seeks Comment on Programmatic Agreement Intended to Streamline the Review Process for Communication Facilities Under the National Historic Preservation Act
        NPRM, WT Docket 03-128, FCC 03-125, 18 FCC Rcd 11664 68 FR 40876, released June 9, 2003 PDF | Word ]
        Appendices:   A: [ PDF | Word ]  B: [ PDF | Word ]
                           C: [ PDF | Word ]
        Attachments: 1: [ PDF | Word ]  2: [ PDF | Word ]
                           3: [ PDF | Word ]  4: [ PDF | Word ]

        News Release: [ PDF | Word ]
        Powell Statement: [ PDF | Word ]
        Comments Due: August 8, 2003
        Reply Comments Due September 8, 2003.

    June 3, 2003

      FCC Establishes Inter-Agency Liason Program for Environmental. Historic Preservation, and Tribal Coordination Issues
        News Release, released June 3, 2003
        PDF | Word ]. Includes the contact persons list.

    May 12, 2003

      Western Wireless Corporation and WWC Holding Co., Inc., Licensee of Cellular Radio Station KNKN343
        Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, FCC 03-109, 18 FCC Rcd 10319, released May 12, 2003
        PDF | Word ]. Chairman's statement: [ PDF | Word ]. NAL proposes $200,000 fine for operating radio equipment from an unauthorized location that has a significant environmental impact; no Environmental Impact Statement. News Release, May 12, 2003: [ PDF | Word ].

    May 1, 2003

      Environmental and Historic Preservation Action Plan: Statement by FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell
        , News Release, released May 1, 2003
        [ | PDF Word ].

    March 11, 2003

      Letter re: Section 106 review of an FCC Undertaking
        Letter, DA 03-615, 18 FCC Rcd 3540, released March 11, 2003
        PDF | Word ]. At issue is tower construction approximately 1.5 miles from a historic site, across a lake.

    April 10, 2002

      Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from Susan H. Steinman, Associate General Counsel
        Letter, released April 10, 2002
        PDF ]. All FCC licensees, applicants, tower companies, and their representatives, are designated non-federal representatives for purposes of Section 7 consultation with the Fish and Wildlife Service (see 50 CFR 402.08).

    January 10, 2002

      The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Mass Media Bureau announce the Release of a Fact Sheet Regarding the March 16, 2001 Antenna Collocation Programmatic Agreement
        Public Notice, DA 02-28 17 FCC Rcd 508, released January 10, 2002
        PDF | Word | Text ]. . Because of the change from Mass Media Bureau to Media Bureau on March 25, 2002, the Mass Media link in this public notice is no longer correct. Use http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/decdoc/mb_siting.html .
      • Fact Sheet, released January 10, 2002, 17 FCC Rcd 510: [ PDF | Word | Text ].

    February 18, 2000

      Cellular Phone Taskforce v. FCC
        Opinion, Case No. 97-4328, 205 F.3d 82 (2nd. Cir 2000), released January 10, 2002
        HTML | Word ]. . Radiofrequency (RF) exposure.

    May 27, 1999

      Canyon Area Residents for the Environment Request for Review of Action Taken Under Delegated Authority on a Petition for an Environmental Impact Statement
        MO&O, FCC 99-123, released May 27, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Attachment to MO&O: Letter from the Environmental Protection Agency, dated April 30, 1999 [ PDF ].

    May 23, 1997

      Letter re WFUV (FM), Bronx, NY
        Environmental Assessment, FCC 99-123, released May 27, 1999
        WP5.1 ].
        Findings of Fact/Conclusions of Law: [ WP5.1 ]
        Motion to Hold Proceeding in Abeyance, Supplemented: [ WP5.1 ]
        Appendix: [ WP5.1 ]

    March 22, 1996

      Letter re WMNN (AM), Minneapolis, MN
        Letter, released March 22, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Extension of permit; construction in a floodplain; concerns raised about protected bird species.

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Extension of Time to Construct
(Tolling of Construction Period)
    March 15, 2005
      Birach Broadcasting Corporation, Unbuilt Station DWIJR(AM), Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
        Order on Reconsideration, FCC 05-65, released March 15, 2005
        PDF | Word ] Petition for reconsideration denied; sought reconsideration of the Commission's January 31, 2003 denial of an application for review upholding the denial of tolling in earlier decisions.

    October 26, 2004

      Tolling Request for KBCV (AM), Hollister, MO
        Letter, dated October 26, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Objection from Mexico after grant of the construction permit merits waiver of the construction period.

    October 4, 2004

      KSBN Radio, Inc. Request to Toll the Period to Construct Unbuilt Station DKZTY (AM), Winchester, Nevada
        MO&O, FCC 04-227, 19 FCC Rcd 20162, released October 4, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Unconventional facilities constructed by the permittee were not authorized by a construction permit and do not justify tolling of the construction permit period.

    September 29, 2004

      KPBS-FM, San Diego, CA Construction Permit BMPED-20010321ABF
        Letter, DA 04-3108, 19 FCC Rcd 18918, released September 29, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Objection from Mexico after original CP grant merits full 3 year period for this modification. Request for a superpower waiver in excess of maximum Class B facilities is denied; CP granted in part with maximum Class B facilities.

    September 27, 2004

      Tolling Request for WSNR (AM), Jersey City, NJ
        Letter, , dated September 27, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Tolling of AM station construction permit denied; applicant should have known of conservation easement before grant of permit.

    September 13, 2004

      Tolling Request for WQBQ (AM), Leesburg, FL
        Letter, , dated September 13, 2004
        PDF | Word ] AM station constructed but measurements could not be completed before Hurricane Charley, tolling request granted.

    July 9, 2004

      Tolling Request for WKCV-LP, La Plume, PA
        Letter, , dated July 9, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Two month extension granted.

    July 8, 2004

      Tolling Request for KIEV, Culver City, CA
        Letter, dated July 8, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Petiton for reconsideration denied of January 11, 2002 letter denying tolling. construction permit grant.

    April 10, 2004

      Tolling Request for WDHC (FM), Berkeley Springs, WV
        Letter, released April 10, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Tolling request untimely but short extension granted.

    July 18, 2003

      Tolling Request for NEW (FM), Delores, CO
        Letter, released July 18, 2003
        PDF | Word ] Permittee for a new station can't complete construction until a modification is granted; new multiple ownership rules delaying grant of that modification permit. Tolling request granted.

    April 23, 2003

      Tolling Request for KCAA (AM), Big Bear Lake, CA
        Letter, released April 23, 2003
        PDF | Word ] Tolling granted for 30 day period; weather cut off access to site, preventing completion of proof of performance measurements.

    March 20, 2003

      Tolling Request for WMLB (AM), East Point, GA
        MO&O, DA 03-832, released March 20, 2003
        PDF | Word ] Tolling granted where county had forcably taken the transmitter site through eminent domain.

    January 31, 2003

      Birach Broadcasting Corporation - Request to Toll the Period to Construct Unbuilt Station WIJR(AM), Palm Beash Gardens, FL
        MO&O, FCC 03-14, 18 FCC Rcd 1414, released January 31, 2003
        PDF | Word ] Application for review denied; tolling denied. Permittee acquired permit one day before expiration knowing the transmitter site was unavailable. Tolling request was untimely filed.

    September 23, 2002

      Wendell & Associates: Request to Waive the Period to Construct Unbuilt Station WKNJ(AM), Harriman, New York
        MO&O, FCC 02-254, 17 FCC Rcd 18576, released September 23, 2002
        PDF | Word ] Application for review denied: applicant had sought tolling because of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. No connection to these events was found.

    June 14, 2002

      Tolling Request of WSCC(AM), Charleston, SC
        Letter, dated June 14, 2002
        PDF | Word ] Private litigation in quiet title proceeding does not justify tolling.

    June 3, 2002

      Tolling Request of WNZT (AM), Hermon, ME
        Letter, dated June 3, 2002
        PDF | Word ] Tolling granted because of litigation in court to enjoin station facilities from being constructed.

    May 23, 2002

      Tolling Request of WTVN (AM), Columbus, Ohio
        Letter, dated May 23, 2002
        PDF | Word ] Tolling request granted because of litigation over whether station is subject to local zoning requirements.

    April 26, 2002

      Tolling Request of KSDG (AM), Julian, CA
        Letter, dated April 26, 2002
        PDF ]. Pending judicial challenge to legality of zoning practices; unusual circumstances. Application for review of earlier decision remains pending.

    April 8, 2002

      Tolling Request of W216BI, Lexington, NC
        Letter, dated April 8, 2002
        PDF | Word ] Tolling request granted where city cancelled applicant's site use in response to terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

    February 12, 2002

      Tolling Request of KBMD, Marble Falls, TX
        Letter, dated February 12, 2002
        Word ]. Short tolling period approved due to weather event.

    January 11, 2002

      Tolling Request for KIEV, Culver City, CA
        Letter, released January 11, 2002
        PDF | Word ] Tolling request denied; , href="http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/decdoc/legalser.html#KIEV">petition for reconsideration denied July 8, 2004.

    January 10, 2002

      Tolling Request of KSDG (AM), Julian, CA
        Letter, dated January 10, 2002
        Word ]. Petition for reconsideration denied. Alleged zoning problems not subject of any judicial review; proposed site/community change is not beyond permittee's control.

    October 26, 2001

      Texas Grace Communications, Request to Toll the Period to Construct Unbuilt Station KRZB(FM), Archer City, Texas
        MO&O, FCC 01-317, 16 FCC Rcd 19167, released October 26, 2001
        PDF | Word ] Clarification to permittees that only the circumstances explicitly listed in 47 CFR Section 73.3598 and decisions will toll a construction permit (see paragraph 10).

    April 12, 2001

      Tolling Request of WREL-FM, Buena Vista, VA
        Letter, dated April 12, 2001
        Word ]. Short tolling period granted due to "failure of a Commission-imposed condition."

    April 9, 2001

      Tolling Request for a NEW station, Brookline, MO
        Letter, dated April 9, 2001
        Word ]. Tolling granted for administative review of construction permit; denied for administrative review of allotment rulemaking.

    April 9, 2001

      Tolling Request for WGNY (AM), Newburgh, NY
        Letter, dated April 9, 2001
        Word ]. Judicial review of zoning merits tolling; judicial review of zoning for an STA site does not.

    March 30, 2001

      Tolling Request for WAWZ, Zarephath, NJ
        Letter, dated March 30, 2001
        Word ]. Zoning application not basis for tolling.

    March 29, 2001

      Tolling Request for WSNL (AM), Flint, MI
        Letter, dated March 29, 2001
        Word ]. Interference reduction agreement cannot be implemented until WTVN's permit becomes unencumbered: tolling granted.

    October 6, 1999

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications, Rules, and Processes / Polices and Rules Regarding Minority and Female Ownership of Mass Media Facilities
        MO&O, MM Dockets 98-43 and 94-149, FCC 99-267, , released October 6, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Petitions for reconsideration considered.

    December 30, 1998

      Letter re WWMO (FM), Asheboro, NC
        Letter, dated December 30, 1998
        Word ]. Petitions for reconsideration against grant of extension of construction permit denied, but permittee warned that permit will shortly become subject to new tolling procedures, should construction not be completed timely.

    July 31, 1998

      Cope Communications, Inc. [WLUA (FM), Westwood, KY)]
        MO&O, FCC 98-174, 13 FCC Rcd 14564, released July 31, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Application for review denied regarding staff cancellation of WLUA's construction permit and deletion of station.

    June 29, 1998

      Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
        MO&O, FCC 98-128, 13 FCC Rcd 13368, released June 29, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Application for review denied regarding staff cancellation of WRTL's construction permit and deletion of station.

    April 3, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications Rules and Processes
        Docket 98-43, NPRM, FCC 98-57, 11 FCC Rcd 11349, 63 FR 19226, released April 3, 1998
        [ | PDF WP5.1 ].

    January 26, 1998

      Letter re WVNU (FM), Greenfield, Ohio
        Letter, dated January 26, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Request for reinstatement of expired permit was denied.

    January 26, 1998

      Letter re KWWV (FM), Morro Bay, CA
        Letter, dated January 26, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Request for reinstatement of expired permit was denied.

    October 21, 1997

      Aspen FM, Inc., a California Corp. (Assignor) and Aspen FM, Inc., a Colorado Corp. (KPVW (FM), Aspen, CO)
        MO&O, FCC 97-383, 12 FCC Rcd 17852, released October 21, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Application for review and petitions for reconsideration denied, fourth extension of construction permit granted.

    June 24, 1997

      Letter re WSRM, Coosa, GA
        Letter, dated June 24, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. Petition for reconsideration denied; applicant had sought reinstatement of cancelled construction permit.

    June 17, 1997

      Letter re NEW (FM) Newcastle, WY and KALG (FM) Chadron, NE
        Letter, dated June 17, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. Requests for extension of permits denied; underlying construction permits cancelled.

    June 13, 1997

      Letter re WRLP (FM) Russell, PA
        Letter, dated June 13, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. Request for extension of permit denied; underlying construction permit cancelled.

    June 12, 1997

      William S. Daugherty III for Reinstatement of Expired Permit for WXJJ (FM), Mount Vernon, KY
        MO&O, FCC 97-202, 12 FCC Rcd 7943, released June 12, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text]. Application for review denied.

    March 11, 1997

      Knox Broadcasting, Inc. [WJRZ (AM), Toms River, NJ]
        MO&O, FCC 97-63, released March 11, 1997
        HTML |WP5.1]. Application for review denied; station had sought extension and modification of construction permit.

    December 19, 1996

      Letter re WHET (FM), Birnamwood, WI
        Letter, released December 19, 1996
        HTML ]. Request for reinstatement of construction permit denied.

    November 25, 1996

      Letter re: WXJJ, Mt. Vernon, KY
        Letter, released November 25, 1996
        HTML ]. Request for reinstatement of construction permit denied, call sign deleted. Appeal denied.

    July 31, 1996

      Letter re WAAT (FM), Tiptonville, TN
        Letter, released July 31, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Petition for reconsideration denied; staff had previously denied a request for extension of permit.

    July 9, 1996

      Letter re WLUA (FM), Westwood, FL
        Letter, released July 9, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Request for extension of CP denied, call sign deleted. Appeal denied.

    June 27, 1996

      Letter re KCVN (FM), Faribault, MN
        Letter, released June 27, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Petition for reconsideration denied; permittee had requested extension of construction permit for an unbuilt station.

    May 21, 1996

      Letter re KIXK (FM), Canton, SD
        Letter, released May 21, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Petition for reconsideration denied; grant of extension affirmed.

    May 21, 1996

      Letter re KOAK-FM, Red Oak, IA
        Letter, released May 21, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 16, 1996

      WUMI (FM), State College, MS
        MO&O, FCC 96-170, 11 FCC Rcd 6198, released May 16, 1996
        HTML ].

    April 30, 1996

      Letter re WDBS (FM), Bolingbroke, GA
        Letter, released April 30, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    March 22, 1996

      Letter re WMNN (AM), Minneapolis, MN
        Letter, released March 22, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Extension of permit; construction in a floodplain; concerns raised about protected bird species.

    December 14, 1995

      Letter re KFKQ (FM), New Holstein, WI
        Letter, released December 14, 1995
        HTML  WP5.1 ].

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Financial Qualifications
    December 2, 2003
      Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, Inc.
        MO&O, FCC 03-274, released December 2, 2003
        PDF | Word ]. Application for review denied: not mandatory for the staff to examine applicant's financial certification just because the applicant has multiple applications filed.

    June 16, 1998

      Lorenzo Jelks v. FCC
        Opinion, Case No.97-1544, (D.C. Cir. June 16, 1998), decided June 16, 1998
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Court affirmed Commission order FCC 97-283, 12 FCC Rcd 12253, for an application for a new FM commercial station in Mableton, GA.

    May 12, 1998

      Pensacola Radio Partners
        MO&O, FCC 98-80, 13 FCC Rcd 11681, released June 16, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

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Main Studio
    June 10, 2005
      Main Studio Waiver Request for KRHV(FM), Big Pine, CA
        Letter, released June 10, 2005
        PDF ] Request to locate main studio 56 miles away is denied; sole justification was based on the licensee's finances.

    December 27, 2004

      Citadel Broadcasting Company, Licensee of [KSYY (FM)], Kingfisher, Oklahoma
        Forfeiture Order, 19 FCC Rcd 24783, released December 27, 2004
        PDF |  Word ] Failure to maintain the required staff and management presence at the main studio; public file was incomplete.

    April 14, 2004

      Delmarva Broadcasting Corporation
        MO&O, FCC 04-90, 19 FCC Rcd 6793, released April 14, 2004
        PDF |  Word ]

    February 18, 2003

      American Family Association, Licensee of KBKC-FM, Moberly, MO
        MO&O, DA 03-441, 18 FCC Rcd 2413, released February 18, 2003
        PDF |  Word ] Petition for reconsideration denied. Forfeiture had been imposed for lack of a main studio; no main stufio waiver had been granted. Forfeiture Order, DA 02-2336, 17 FCC Rcd 18135, released September 24, 2002: [ PDF |  Word ].

    April 12, 2001

      Letter to Franklin Township Community School Corporation [WRFT, Indianapolis, IN]
        Letter, 13 FCC Rcd 11681, dated April 12, 2001
        Word ]. Teacher as station manager OK; public inspection file should be available throughout the calender year, including summer recess months.

    July 30, 1999

      Letter to Eclectic Enterprises, Inc., KAOD-FM, Babbitt, MN
        Letter, dated July 30, 1999
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    June 30, 1999

      Letter to KXOJ, Inc. concerning KEOJ, Caney, KS and KEMX, Locust Grove, OK
        Letter, DA 99-1273, dated June 30, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    June 24, 1999

      Washington Broadcast Management Co, Inc., Former Licensee, KBRO (AM), Bremerton, WA
        Forfeiture Order, DA 99-1230, released June 24, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    May 28, 1999

      Review of the Commission's Rules regarding the main studio and local public inspection files of broadcast television and radio stations
        MO&O, MM Docket 97-138 FCC 99-118, released May 28, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    October 16, 1998

      Letter re KGAC (FM), Saint Peter, MN

    August 11, 1998

      Review of the Commission's Rules regarding the main studio and local public inspection files of broadcast television and radio stations
        R&O, MM Docket 97-138 FCC 98-175, 13 FCC Rcd 15691, released August 11, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Rules were effective October 30, 1998, except for telephone requests of political file materials in a station's public file pursuant to 47 CFR 73.3526(c) -- that rule section became effective November 4, 1998. MO&O

    July 30, 1998

      KUAM (AM), KUAM-FM, KUAM-TV, Agana, Guam
        Letter, DA 98-1513, , released July 30, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    August 22, 1997

      Certain Minor Changes in Broadcast Facilities Without a Construction Permit

    May 28, 1997

      Review of the Commission's Rules regarding the main studio and local public inspection files of broadcast television and radio stations
        NPRM, MM Docket 97-138 FCC 97-182, 12 FCC Rcd 6993, released May 28, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ]. R&O | MO&O ]

    April 18, 1997

      Gerard A. Turro
        HDO, FCC 97-137, 12 FCC Rcd 6264, released April 18, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    February 10, 1997

      Letter re WZBN (FM), Carthage, IL
        Letter, dated February 10, 1997
        HTML ].

    May 31, 1996

      Letter re NEW (FM), Appleton, MN (Satellite of KNOW, St. Paul, MN)
        Letter, dated May 31, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 20, 1996

      Letter re NEW (FM), Grand Gorge, NY (Satellite of WFGB, Kingston, NY)
        Letter
        HTML ].

    December 8, 1995

      Letter re WNJY (FM), Delphi, IN
        Letter, dated December 8, 1995
        PDF . Petition for reconsideration denied: [ HTML  WP5.1 ]

    March 15, 1996

      NEW (FM), Spencerville, OH (Satellite of WBCL, Fort Wayne, IN)
        Letter, dated March 15, 1996
        HTML ].

    March 15, 1996

      NEW (FM), Kalispell, MT (Satellite of KMBI-FM, Spokane, WA)
        Letter, dated March 15, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    March 15, 1996

      Letter re NEW (FM), Pikesville, KY (Satellite of WMBI-FM, Chicago, IL)
        Letter, dated March 15, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    February 26, 1996

      Letter re WBRX (FM), Patton, PA
        Letter, dated February 26, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    November 22, 1995

      Letter re NEW (FM), Federalsburg, MD (Satellite of WAAI, Hurlock, MD)
        Letter, dated December 8, 1995
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    August 17, 1988

      Amendment of Sections 73.1125 and 73.1130 of the Commission's Rules, the Main Studio and Program Origination Rules for Radio and Television Broadcast Stations
        MO&O, MM Docket 86-406. FCC 88-235, 3 FCC Rcd 5024, released August 17, 1988
        PDF ]. Public File; Local / Toll-Free telephone requirements, clarification of 'main studio' and its applicability to noncommercial educational stations, use of actual or predicted contours for determining principal community contour.

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Minimum Operating Schedule
    November 22, 1995
      KBNB (AM), Gilmer, TX
        Letter, DA 98-785, 13 FCC Rcd 11054, released December 8, 1995
        WP5.1 | Text ].

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Misrepresentation
    June 26, 2000
      Contemporary Media, Inc., et. al. v. FCC
        Case No. 99-1198 (D.C. Cir. June 16, 2000) decided June 26, 2000
        HTML | Word ]. Previous MO&O ]

    April 24, 1998

      KXBZ (FM), Manhattan, KS
        , DA 98-784, , released April 24, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    January 30, 1998

      Letter re WNWK (FM), Newark, NJ
        Letter, dated January 30, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Unique programming not considered during assignment application review process; unauthorized construction.

    April 18, 1997

      Gerard A. Turro
        HDO, FCC 97-137, 12 FCC Rcd 6264, released April 18, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    February 28, 1997

      Letter re KBER (FM), Ogden, Utah
        Letter, dated February 28, 1997
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    June 17, 1996

      Letter re WWDX (FM), St. Johns, MI
        Letter, dated June 17, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 24, 1996

      Letter re WJIM (AM and FM), Lansing, MI
        Letter, dated May 24, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    August 2, 1983

      Policy Statement on Distortion of Ratings and Coverage Maps and Statements Regarding Stations' Coverage
        Policy Statement and Order, FCC 83-339, 94 FCC 2d 619, released June 10, 1994
        PDF ]. Commission no longer maintains policies against the misuse of audience ratings data or the use of inaccurate or exaggerated coverage maps or coverage claims by broadcast licensees.

    July 23, 1975

      Motion for Declaratory Ruling on a Broadcast Station's Promotional Practices
        Order, FCC 75-808, 54 FCC 2d 388, released July 23, 1975
        PDF ]. Request for declaratory ruling denied; petitioner had sought a general statement regarding promotional practices that a station may or may not engage in.

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Multiple Ownership Issues
    September 9, 2003
      Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC
        Order, released September 3, 2003 PDF ]. Court of Appeals for 3rd Circuit stayed new broadcast ownership rules.

    July 2, 2003

      Limits on Media Concentration

    June 9, 2003

    February 19, 2002

      Fox Television Stations v. FCC
        Decision, Case No. 00-1222, (D.C. Cir. Feb 19, 2002), decided February 19, 2002
        HTML | PDF | Word ]. National television ownership rule remanded, national cable/broadcast ownership rule vacated.

    March 28, 2001

      Elimination of Experimental Broadcast Ownership Restrictions
        R&O, MM Dockets 00-105, FCC 01-99, released March 28, 2001
        PDF | Word | Text ].

    January 19, 2001

      Review of the Commission's Regulations Governing Attribution of Broadcast and Cable/MDS Interests [MM Docket 94-150], Review of the Commission's Regulations and Policies Affecting Investment in the Broadcast Industry [MM Docket 92-51], Reexamination of the Commission's Cross-Interest Policy [MM Docket 87-154]
        MO&O, MM Dockets 94-150, 92-51, 87-154, FCC 00-438, 16 FCC Rcd 1097, released January 19, 2001
        PDF | Word | Text ] Five petitions for reconsideration granted in part and denied in part. Erratum, released February 15, 2001: [ PDF | Word | Text ]

    December 13, 2000, 2000

      In the Matter of Definition of Radio Markets
        MO&O, MM Docket 00-244, FCC 00-427, released December 13, 2000
        [ | PDF | Word | Text ].
        Attachment A: [ Excel ]
        Attachment B: [ PDF ]
        Attachment C: [ PDF ]
        Attachment D: [ PDF ]

    August 6, 1999

      Review of the Commission's Regulations Governing Attribution of Broadcast and Cable/MDS Interests [MM Docket 94-150]; Review of the Commission's Regulations and Policies Affecting Investment in the Broadcast Industry [MM Docket 92-51]; "Reexamination of the Commission's Cross-Interest Policy [MM Docket 87-154]
        MO&O, MM Dockets 94-150, 92-51, 87-154, FCC 99-207, , 64 FR 50621, released August 6, 1999
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ]. Erratum, released August 23, 1999: [ WP5.1 | Text ]

    October 6, 1999

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications, Rules, and Processes / Polices and Rules Regarding Minority and Female Ownership of Mass Media Facilities
        MO&O, MM Dockets 98-43 and 94-149, FCC 99-267, released October 6, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Petitions for reconsideration considered.

    November 25, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications Rules and Processes / Policies and Rules Regarding Minority and Female Ownership of Mass Media Facilities

    May 8, 1998

      Assignment of License [WZNY (FM), Augusta, GA]
        Letter, DA 98-877, 13 FCC Rcd 9467, released May 8, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Supplemental showings are not acceptable to demonstrate compliance with the multiple ownership showings required by 47 CFR 73.3555.

    May 6, 1998

      Letter to Trident Media and Broadcasting, Inc.
        Letter, 13 FCC Rcd 9364, released May 6, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    April 3, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications Rules and Processes
        Docket 98-43, NPRM, FCC 98-57, 11 FCC Rcd 11349, 63 FR 19226, released April 3, 1998
        [ | PDF WP5.1 ].

    March 13, 1998

      Biennial Regulatory Review -- Review of the Commission's Broadcast Ownership Rules and Other Rules Adopted Pursuant to Section 202 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
        NOI, MM Docket 98-35, FCC 98-37, 13 FCC Rcd 11276, released March 13, 1998
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ]. The attachment to this NOI is included in the PDF file, or is available as a separate Excel file" [ Excel ]

    July 24, 1997

      Letter re KQRS, Golden Valley, MN
        Letter, , dated July 24, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. Related informal objections: [ WP5.1 ]

    February 4, 1997

      Spectrum Radio, Inc. [WKIZ(AM), Key West, FL]
        12 FCC Rcd 1667, released February 4, 1997
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    March 28, 1996

      Letter to KFRE (FM), Fresno, CA
        Letter , dated February 4, 1997
        HTML |  WP5.1 ].

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Premature Construction
    October 4, 2004
      KSBN Radio, Inc. Request to Toll the Period to Construct Unbuilt Station DKZTY (AM), Winchester, Nevada
        MO&O, FCC 04-227, 19 FCC Rcd 20162, dated October 4, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Unconventional facilities constructed by the permittee were not authorized by a construction permit and do not justify tolling of the construction permit period.

    February 17, 2004

      Letter to KVEZ (FM), Parker, Arizona
        Letter, released February 17, 2004
        PDF | Word ]. Unauthorized operation does not extend the one year expiration date for silent stations; license deleted.

    September 14, 1999

      California State University, Sacramento [KKTO (FM)]
        MO&O FCC 98-215, , released September 14, 1999
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    March 27, 1984

      Commission Policy Regarding Premature or Nonconforming Construction
        Public Notice, released March 27, 1984
        PDF ].

    September 10, 1980

      In re Request by Patton Communications Corporation for Declaratory Ruling
        Declaratory Ruling, FCC 80-533, 81 FCC 2d 336, released September 10, 1980
        PDF | Scanned ]. Pouring concrete footings for a tower prior to grant of a construction permit is NOT preconstruction, and is acceptable.

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Private Dispute
    January 30, 1998
      Letter re KFPW (AM) and KBBQ (FM), Fort Smith AR
        Letter, dated January 26, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Allegation of mentally impaired licensee; private dispute.

    January 30, 1998

      Letter re WKGB (FM), Susquehanna, PA
        Letter, dated January 30, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Whether a disputed sales agreement was in accordance with established corporate procedures is a private dispute matter.

    July 17, 1997

      Letter re WLRZ (FM), Peru IL & WAIV (FM), Spring Valley IL
        Letter, released July 17, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. Private dispute between owners; assignment applications granted.

    September 26, 1996

      Letter re KNMX (AM), Las Vegas, NM
        Letter, dated September 26, 1996
        HTML ]. Request to impose a condition on the grant of the assignment regarding the outcome of a civil suit is not granted.

    August 27, 1996

      Letter re KIFM, San Diego, CA
        Letter, dated August 27, 1996
        HTML  WP5.1 ]. Limited partners' dispute is covered by state law and is beyond FCC jurisdiction.

    August 2, 1983

      Policy Statement on Distortion of Ratings and Coverage Maps and Statements Regarding Stations' Coverage
        Policy Statement and Order, FCC 83-339, 94 FCC 2d 619, released June 10, 1994
        PDF ]. Commission no longer maintains policies against the misuse of audience ratings data or the use of inaccurate or exaggerated coverage maps or coverage claims by broadcast licensees.

    July 23, 1975

      Motion for Declaratory Ruling on a Broadcast Station's Promotional Practices
        Order, FCC 75-808, 54 FCC 2d 388, released July 23, 1975
        PDF ]. Request for declaratory ruling denied; petitioner had sought a general statement regarding promotional practices that a station may or may not engage in.

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Procedural Issues
    March 15,2004
      Revision of the Public Notice Requirements of Section 73.3580 [for assignments and transfers]
        NPRM, MB Docket 05-6, released FCC 05-10, March 15, 2005
        PDF | Word ]. .

    June 21, 2004

      Great Lakes Broadcast Academy, Inc.
        MO&O, FCC 04-142, June 21, 2004
        PDF | Word ]. Petition for reconsideration denied, no application for review filed. Cannot file a second petition for reconsideration once the original petition has been denied.

    August 4, 1999

      Letter to Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters, Inc. (KJQI (AM))
        Letter, dated August 4, 1999
        Word | Text ].

    June 17, 1999

      Chet-5 Broadcasting, L.P.
        MO&O, FCC 99-4, released August 4, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    December 14, 1998

      WINV, Inc. and WGUL-FM, Inc.
        MO&O, FCC 98-323, released December 14, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    December 10, 1998

      Peninsula Communications, Inc., for Renewal of Licenses for FM Translator Stations K285EF, Kenai; K283AB, Kenai/Soldotna; K274AB and K285AA, Kodiak; K272DG and K285EG, Seward, AK

    June 29, 1998

      Hooten Broadcasting, Inc. [KZAM (FM), Ganado, TX]
        MO&O, FCC 98-129, 13 FCC Rcd 15023, released June 29, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    February 6, 1998

      Nationwide Communications, Inc. [KISW (FM), Seattle, WA]
        MO&O, FCC 98-129, 13 FCC Rcd 5654, released June 29, 1998
        WP5.1 ].

    May 13, 1997

      Letter re KLLT (FM), Vinton, IA
        Letter, dated May 13, 1997
        WP5.1 ].

    March 11, 1997

      Letter re Knox Broadcasting, Inc. [WJRZ (AM), Toms River, NJ]
        Letter, dated March 11, 1997
        WP5.1 ].

    February 28, 1997

      Letter re KBER (FM), Ogden, Utah
        Letter, dated February 28, 1997
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    December 20, 1996

      Letter re KOOZ, Great Falls, MT
        Letter, dated December 20, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    December 20, 1996

      Letter re WSPD (AM), Toledo, Ohio
        Letter, dated December 20, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    October 31, 1996

      Radio 2000, Inc. [KCWX (FM), Columbia Falls, MT]
        Letter, dated October 31, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    October 24, 1996

      Letter re: WINU (AM), Highland, IL
        Letter, dated October 24, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    August 27, 1996

      Letter re KIFM, San Diego, CA
        Letter, dated August 27, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. Limited partners' dispute is covered by state law and is beyond FCC jurisdiction.

    May 16, 1996

      WUMI (FM), State College, MS
        R&O, FCC 96-170, 11 FCC Rcd 6198, released May 16, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    March 9, 1993

      Lehigh Valley Community Broadcasters Board of Directors [ NEW (FM), Allentown, PA]
        HDO, MM Docket 93-37, FCC 93-154, 8 FCC Rcd 1643, released March 9, 1993
        HTML ] Received prohibited contour overlap encomapsses 58% of proposed service contour; request for waiver (on reconsideration) denied.

    July 26, 1994

      Status Inquiries Under the Commission's Ex Parte Rules
        Public Notice, DA 94-823, 10 FCC Rcd 743, released July 26, 1994
        PDF ].

    January 11, 1993

      Murray Hill Broadcasting Company [WQMG-FM]
        MO&O, FCC 92-576, 8 FCC Rcd 325, released January 11, 1993
        PDF ]. Where the staff grants an application in part under 47 CFR 0.110, the permittee must either wholly accept the grant or wholly reject the grant: the permittee cannot accept the grant while contesting its terms.

    February 19, 1992

      Hughes-Moore Associates, Inc.
        MO&O, FCC 92-53, 7 FCC Rcd 1454, released February 19, 1992
        PDF ]. Establishing proof of filing with the Commission for a document

    August 2, 1984

      Commission States Future Policy on Incomplete and Patently Defective AM and FM Construction Permit Applications
        Public Notice, MM Docket 93-37, FCC 84-366, 55 RR 2d 776, released August 2, 1984
        HTML ] This 1984 policy statement presently applies only to AM applications and FM noncommercial educational applications, and may be modified by the recently proposed auction or point system procedures.

    May 13, 1970

      Applicability of Fraudulent Billing Rule
        Public Notice, FCC 70-513, 23 FCC 2d 303, May 15, 1970
        PDF ] Examples of fraudulent billing practices under former rule 47 CFR Section 73.1205.

    May 13, 1970

      Prohibit Certain Fraudulent Billing Practices
        MO&O, FCC 70-512, 23 FCC 2d 70, adopted May 13, 1970
        PDF ] Adopted former rule 47 CFR Section 73.1205.

    March 1, 1967

      Kittyhawk Broadcasting Corp. [Kettering, Ohio]
        MO&O, FCC 67-256, 7 FCC 2d 153, adopted March 1, 1967
        Scanned ] Appeal dismissed under Cook, Inc. v. U.S., 394 F.2d 84 (7th Cir. 1968). Application cutoff procedures under the former application processing system.

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Programming
    September 2, 2005
      Media Bureau Suspends Television and Radio Rules To Permit NCE Stations to Broadcast Commercial Programming in the Greater New Orleans Area
        Public Notice, DA 05-2410, September 2, 2005
        PDF | Word ]. Noncommercial educational stations given a temporary exemption from airing commercials in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    December 15, 2004

      Letter to Saul Levine, Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters
        Letter, DA 04-3907, December 15, 2004
        PDF | Word ]. Petition to amend SDARS (satellite digital audio radio service) rules to include an indecency provision similar to 47 CFR Section 73.3999 declined; "subscription-based services do not call into play the issue of indecency."

    December 4, 2003

      Licensee of Noncommercial Educational Station WAAQ(FM), Onsted, MI And Translator Station W214BH, Mount Pleasant, MI
        MO&O, FCC 03-3864, released December 4, 2003
        PDF | Word | ]. Impermissible donor and underwriting advertisements in violation of Section 399B of the Communications Act, on a noncommercial educational station; originations concerning financial support in excess of the limitations in 47 CFR Section 74.1231 over an FM translator station.

    March 20, 2003

      Reminder to Video Programming Distributors to Make Emergency Information Accessible to Persons with Hearing or Vision Disabilities
        Public Notice, FCC 03-839, 18 FCC Rcd 5069, released March 20, 2003
        PDF | Word | ].

    April 6, 2001

      Industry Guidance on the Commission's Case Law Interpreting 18 U.S.C. ° 1464 and Enforcement Policies Regarding Broadcast Indecency
        Policy Statement, FCC 01-90, released April 6, 2001
        PDF | Word | Text ].

    October 11, 2000

      Radio-Television News Directors Association and National Association of Broadcasters, et al., v. FCC
        Opinion, Case No. 98-1305, (D.C. Cir. October 11, 2000), , decided October 11, 2000
        . Previous opinion ]

    July 26, 2000

      Citicasters Co., Licensee of WXTB(FM), Clearwater, FL
        NAL, DA 00-1640, released July 26, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ]. Broadcast of telephone answering machine messages.

    April 19, 2000

      AK Media Group, Licensee of KJR-FM, Seattle, WA
        NAL, DA 00-883, released April 19, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ]. Disclosure of contest terms.

    March 22, 2000

      AK Media Group, Licensee of KJR-FM, Seattle, WA
        MO&O, FCC 00-73, released March 22, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ].

    March 8, 2000

      Infinity Broadcasting Corporation Corporation of Washington, D.C. [WJFK-FM, Manassas, VA]
        NAL, DA 00-516, released March 8, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ]. Broadcast of telephone conversation.

    February 10, 2000

      Clear Channel Licenses, Inc., KPRR(FM), El Paso, TX
        NAL, DA 00-238, released February 10, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ].

    January 28, 2000

      Licensee, WQAM (AM), Miami, FL
        Forfeiture Order, DA 00-221, released January 28, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ].

    January 28, 2000

      WQED, Pittsburgh; Cornerstone Television, Inc; Paxon Pittsburgh Licensee, Inc.
        Order on Reconsideration, DA 00-225, released January 28, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ].

    December 28, 1999

      WQED, Pittsburgh; Cornerstone Television, Inc; Paxon Pittsburgh Licensee, Inc.
        MO&O, FCC 99-393, December 28, 1999
        PDF | Word | Text ]. Separate statements of Commissioners:
        Kennard & Tristani: [ Word | Text ]
        Powell & Furchgott-Roth: [ Word | Text ]
        Word | Text ].

    September 30, 1999

      Casino Advertising Enforcement Pending Disposition of Players International Case
        Public Notice, DA 99-2034, , released September 30, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    August 3, 1999

      Radio-Television News Directors Association and National Association of Broadcasters, et al., v. FCC
        Opinion, Case No. 98-1305, 184 F.3d 872 (D.C. Cir. August 3, 1999), , decided August 3, 1999
        HTML ]. .

    September 17, 1999

      In re Petition for Reconsideration by People for the American Way and Media Access Project of Declaratory Ruling Regarding Section 312(a)(7) of the Communications Act

    January 7, 1999

      Letter to KIDS-TV, Licensee and Station K06MU(TV)
        Letter, DA 99-112, released January 7, 1999
        Scanned ].

    August 12, 1999

      Letter to American Family Association, licensee of Educational Translator W204AV, Sanford, NC
        Letter, , , dated August 12, 1999
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    June 14, 1999

      Greater New Orleans Broadcasting Association, Inc. v. United States
        Decision, Case No. 98-387 (U.S. Sct. June 14, 1999), decided June 14, 1999
        HTML ].

    October 22, 1998

      Lesnick Communications, Inc. [WTWR-FM]
        Letter, DA 98-2117, , released October 22, 1998
        Scanned ].

    June 19, 1999

      NPR Phoenix, LLC [KPTY (FM), Gilbert, AZ]
        , DA 98-1187, , released June 19, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    June 5, 1998

      NPR Phoenix, LLC [KPTY (FM), Gilbert, AZ]
        , DA 98-1064, 13 FCC Rcd 13869, released June 5, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    April 24, 1998

      KXBZ (FM), Manhattan, KS
        , DA 98-784, released April 24, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    January 30, 1998

      Letter re WNWK (FM), Newark, NJ
        Letter, dated January 30, 1998
        WP5.1 ]. Unique programming not considered during assignment application review process; unauthorized construction.

    September 24, 1997

      Letter re WDCU (FM), Washington D.C.
        Letter, dated January 30, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. C-SPAN is not an educational entity but has an educational goal and program; that jazz programming format would be lost is not a factor in considering the assignment application; educational licensee/seller can maximize its profit from the sale.

    September 4, 1997

      Letter re WLLR-FM, East Moline, IL
        Letter, dated September 4, 1997
        HTML ]. Contest.

    July 24, 1997

      Letter re KQRS, Golden Valley, MN
        Letter, dated July 24, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. Contest.

    April 3, 1997

      Letter to Kathleen Benfield & M. Anne Swanson re: WEZB, New Orleans, LA
        Letter, DA 97-664, 13 FCC Rcd 4102, dated April 3, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    February 10, 1997

      Letter re WZBN (FM), Carthage, IL
        Letter, dated February 10, 1997
        HTML ].

    May 29, 1996

      Letter re W291AD (FM), Marianna, FL (W283AE, W231AC, and W222AB also)
        Letter, dated May 29, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 20, 1996

      Letter re WBGG (FM), Fort Lauderdale, FL
        Letter, dated May 20, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 20, 1996

      Letter re WIOD (AM), Miami, FL
        Letter, dated May 20, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    October 3, 1994

      In re Request for Declaratory Ruling of National Association of Broadcasters Regarding Section 312(a)(7) of the Communications Act

    December 12, 1991

      Codification of the Commission's Political Programming Policies
        R&O, MM Docket 91-168, FCC 91-403, 7 FCC Rcd 678, released December 12, 1991
        Scanned ].

    December 12, 1991

      Codification of the Commission's Political Programming Policies
        R&O, MM Docket 91-168, FCC 91-403, 7 FCC Rcd 678, released December 12, 1991
        Scanned ].

    November 14, 1991

      Letter to Professor David Berkman
        Letter, dated November 14, 1991
        PDF ]. Personal attack rule not violated.

    September 13, 1988

      Amendment of Section [73.]1206: Broadcast of Telephone Conversations
        R&O, FCC 88-236, 3 FCC Rcd 5461, released September 13, 1988
        Scanned ]. NCE broadcasts of old radio shows that include old commercials.

    August 6, 1987

      Syracuse Peace Council against Television Station WTVH, Syracuse, NY
        MO&O, FCC 87-266, 2 FCC Rcd 5043, released August 6, 1987
        PDF ]. Commission concludes that "the Constitution bars us from enforcing the Fairness Doctrine against WTVH."

    April 11, 1986

    April 4, 1986

      Amendment of Section 73.242 of the Commission's Rules and regulations in Regard to AM-FM Program Duplication
        R&O, BC Docket 21136, FCC 86-132, 103 FCC 2d 922, released April 4, 1986
        Scanned ]. Program duplication rule (Section 73.242) deleted.

    March 28, 1984

      Commission Policy Concerning the Noncommercial Nature of Educational Broadcasting Stations
        MO&O, BC Docket 21136, FCC 84-105, 97 FCC 2d 255, released March 28, 1984
        Scanned ].

    November 1, 1983

      Amendment of Section 73.1201(b)(2) ... Additional City Identification
        R&O, BC Docket 82-374, FCC 83-487, 95 FCC 2d 1253, released November 1, 1983
        Scanned ]. Petition for rconsideration denied, FCC 84-339, 98 FCC 2d 787, released July 27, 1984: [ Scanned ].

    August 2, 1983

      Policy Statement on Distortion of Ratings and Coverage Maps and Statements Regarding Stations' Coverage
        Policy Statement and Order, FCC 83-339, 94 FCC 2d 619, released June 10, 1994
        PDF ]. Commission no longer maintains policies against the misuse of audience ratings data or the use of inaccurate or exaggerated coverage maps or coverage claims by broadcast licensees.

    July 30, 1982

      Commission Policy Concerning the Noncommercial Nature of Educational Broadcasting Stations
        MO&O, BC Docket 21136, FCC 82-327, 90 FCC 2d 895, released July 30, 1982
        Scanned ].

    May 19, 1981

      Commission Policy Concerning the Noncommercial Nature of Educational Broadcasting Stations
        Second R&O, BC Docket 21136, FCC 81-204, 86 FCC 2d 141, released May 19, 1981
        Scanned ].

    May 17, 1979

      Street Broadcasting Corporation [WIZR-FM, Johnstown, NY]
        MO&O, FCC 79-296, 72 FCC 2d 793, released May 17, 1979
        PDF ]. Station's request to transmit horse racing information to off-track betting parlors via SCA (subcarrier) was granted.

    July 31, 1978

      Commission Policy in Enforcing Section 73.312(a)(7) of the Communications Act
        R&O, BC Docket 78-102, FCC 78-504, 68 FCC 2d 1079, released July 31, 1978
        Scanned ].

    July 30, 1976

      Development of Policy re: Changes in the Entertainment Formats of Broadcast Stations
        MO&O, Docket 20682, FCC 76-744, 60 FCC 2d 858, released July 30, 1976
        Scanned ]. FCC will not regulate the programming format of radio broadcast stations. Affirmed under FCC v. WNCN Listener's Guild by the U.S. Supreme Court, 450 U.S. 582 (1981).

    July 2, 1976

      Use of 'Tone Clusters' and other Audio Attention-Getting Devices at AM, FM, and TV Broadcast Stations
        Public Notice, FCC 76-610, 60 FCC 2d 290, 41 FR 28582, released July 30, 1976
        Scanned ]. 47 CFR 73.4275.

    August 13, 1975

      Multiple Ownership, et al.
        MO&O, FCC 76-610, 54 FCC 2d 941, released August 13, 1975
        HTML ]. Excerpts dealing with religious broadcasting.

    June 1, 1973

      In re Identification of Source Of, or Party Supplying, Certain Broadcast Matters
        Public Notice, FCC 73-595, 41 FCC 2d 333, 38 FR 14979, released June 1, 1973
        Scanned ]. 47 CFR 73.4215.

    July 23, 1975

      Motion for Declaratory Ruling on a Broadcast Station's Promotional Practices
        Order, FCC 75-808, 54 FCC 2d 388, released July 23, 1975
        PDF ]. Request for declaratory ruling denied; petitioner had sought a general statement regarding promotional practices that a station may or may not engage in.

    May 18, 1972

      Station-Initiated Calls Which Fail to Comply With Section 73.206 [now 73.1206] of the Rules
        , FCC 72-431, 35 FCC 2d 940, released May 18, 1972
        Scanned ].

    October 21, 1970

      [Re-]Broadcast of National Weather Service Transmissions [on 162.4 and 162.55 MHz]
        , FCC 70-1108, 26 FCC 2d 217, released October 21, 1970
        Scanned ].

    June 4, 1970

      In Re Application of Sections 317 and 508 of the Communications Act to "Kickbacks" of Fees Paid to Performers
        Public Notice, FCC 70-593, 23 FCC 2d 588, 35 FR 9045, released June 4, 1970
        PDF ].

    August 1, 1962

      FCC Warns About Broadcast of Controversial Foreign matter Without Indicating Foreign Sponsorship
        Public Notice, FCC 62-881, 40 FCC 136, released August 1, 1962
        PDF ].

    June 1, 1962

      Broadcasters Warned Against 'Teaser' or 'Come-On' Spots Where Neither Sponsor Nor Sponsor's Product Is Announced

    November 7, 1961

      Licensee Responsibility With Respect to the Broadcast of False, Misleading or Deceptive Advertising
        Public Notice, FCC 61-1316, 40 FCC 125, released November 7, 1961
        PDF ].

    October 10, 1950

      Identification on Broadcast Station [of Sponsorship]
        Public Notice, FCC 50-1207, 40 FCC 2, 43 FCC 547, 15 FR 6974, released October 10, 1950
        PDF ].

    April 1949

      Editorializing by Broadcast Licensees
        Appendix, Docket 85-16, 13 FCC 1246 released April 1949
        PDF ].

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Public Inspection File
    March 31, 2003
      Interim Policy Concerning Placement of Equal Opportunity Employment Public File Report in a Broadcaster's Public File, MM Docket No. 98-204
        Public Notice, DA 03-1046, , released March 31, 2003
        PDF | Word ] Ten day grace period with respect to EEO public file reports due April 1, 2003. 47 CFR 73.2080(c)(6) requires broadcasters to place an EEO report in the station's public file.

    April 12, 2001

      Letter to Franklin Township Community School Corporation [WRFT, Indianapolis, IN]
        Letter, 13 FCC Rcd 11681, dated April 12, 2001
        Word ]. Teacher as station manager OK; public inspection file should be available throughout the calender year, including summer recess months.

    September 22, 2000

      Riverside Broadcasting, Inc., Licensee of Station WIMX(FM), Gibsonburg, OH
        NAL, DA 00-2164, , released September 22, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ]. Failure to maintain, make available the station's public inspection file.

    March 16, 2000

      WS Communications, LLC [KWGL (FM), Ouray, CO]
        NAL, DA 00-2164, 13 FCC Rcd 11681, released March 16, 2000
        PDF | Word | Text ]. Failure to maintain, make available the station's public inspection file.

    April 12, 2001

      Letter to Franklin Township Community School Corporation [WRFT, Indianapolis, IN]
        Letter, 13 FCC Rcd 11681 dated April 12, 2001
        Word ]. Teacher as station manager OK; public inspection file should be available throughout the calender year, including summer recess months.

    June 1999

      The Public and Broadcasting
        Information Sheet, , , dated June 1999
        HTML ]. This document is REQUIRED to be in each broadcast station's local public inspection file, per 47 CFR 73.3526 and 73.3527.

    June 24, 1999

      Central Coast Communications, Inc. [KIEZ (FM), Carmel Valley, CA]
        Letter DA 99-1203, , released June 24, 1999
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    June 24, 1999

      Padre Sierra Communications, Inc." [KRQK (FM), Lompoc, CA]
        Letter DA 99-1206, , released June 24, 1999
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    June 24, 1999

      Padre Sierra Communications, Inc. [KSBQ (AM), Santa Maria, CA]
        Letter DA 99-1207, , released June 24, 1999
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    June 23, 1999

      Pacific Spanish Network, Inc. [KLNA (FM), Dunnigan, CA]
        DA 99-1203, , released June 23, 1999
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    June 23, 1999

      Pacific Spanish Network, Inc. [KTTA (FM), Esparto, CA]
        DA 99-1209, , released June 23, 1999
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    June 1999

      The Public and Broadcasting
        Information Sheet, , , dated June 1999
        HTML ]. This document is REQUIRED to be in each broadcast station's local public inspection file, per 47 CFR 73.3526 and 73.3527.

    May 28, 1999

      Review of the Commission's Rules regarding the main studio and local public inspection files of broadcast television and radio stations
        MO&O, MM Docket 97-138 FCC 99-118, released May 28, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    October 16, 1998

      Letter re KGAC (FM), Saint Peter, MN

    September 18, 1998

      Availability of Locally Maintained Records for Inspection by Members of the Public [Corrected version]
        Public Notice, dated September 18, 1998
        Scanned ]. Reason for correction: [ Scanned ]. Original document: [ WP5.1 | Text ].

    August 11, 1998

      Review of the Commission's Rules regarding the main studio and local public inspection files of broadcast television and radio stations
        R&O, MM Docket 97-138 FCC 98-175, 13 FCC Rcd 15691, released August 11, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Rules were effective October 30, 1998, except for telephone requests of political file materials in a station's public file pursuant to 47 CFR 73.3526(c) -- that rule section became effective November 4, 1998. MO&O

    May 28, 1997

      Review of the Commission's Rules regarding the main studio and local public inspection files of broadcast television and radio stations
        NPRM, MM Docket 97-138 FCC 97-182, 12 FCC Rcd 6993, released May 28, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ]. R&O | MO&O ]

    April 3, 1997

      Letter to Kathleen Benfield & M. Anne Swanson re: WEZB, New Orleans, LA
        Letter, DA 97-664, 13 FCC Rcd 4102, dated April 3, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    February 28, 1997

      Letter re KBER (FM), Ogden, UT
        Letter, dated February 28, 1997
        HTML  WP5.1 ].

    October 1, 1996

      In re Request of A. H. Belo Corporation For Declaratory Ruling
        Staff Ruling, DA 96-1653, 11 FCC Rcd 12306, released October 1, 1996
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Staff ruling on request to provide free air in the context of news coverage of "major" candidates for governmental positions (whether such air time is exempt from the "equal opportunities" provision of Section 315(a) of the Communications Act)

    May 29, 1996

      Letter re W291AD (FM), Marianna, FL (W283AE, W231AC, and W222AB also)
        Letter, dated May 29, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    August 17, 1988

      Amendment of Sections 73.1125 and 73.1130 of the Commission's Rules, the Main Studio and Program Origination Rules for Radio and Television Broadcast Stations
        MO&O, MM Docket 88-406, FCC 88-235, 3 FCC Rcd 5024, released August 17, 1988
        PDF ]. Public File; Local / Toll-Free telephone requirements, clarification of 'main studio' and its applicability to noncommercial educational stations, use of actual or predicted contours for determining principal community contour.

    February 23, 1971

      Availability of Locally Maintained Records for Inspection by Members of the Public
        Public Notice, FCC 71-157, 28 FCC 2d 71, released February 23, 1911
        Scanned ].

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Public Notice Issues
    March 15,2004
      Revision of the Public Notice Requirements of Section 73.3580 [for assignments and transfers]
        NPRM, MB Docket 05-6, FCC 05-10, released March 15, 2005
        PDF | Word ]. .

    December 30, 1998

      Letter re WWMO (FM), Asheboro, NC
        Letter, dated December 30, 1998
        Word ]. Petitions for reconsideration against grant of extension of construction permit denied, but permittee warned that permit will shortly become subject to new tolling procedures, should construction not be completed timely.

    October 24, 1996

      Letter re: WINU (AM), Highland, IL
        Letter, dated October 24, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

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Renewal of License
    August 3, 2004
      Letter to Marantha Broadcasting, Inc. [WXAF (FM)]
        Letter, DA 04-2539, dated August 4, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Late filed renewal application granted, but station assessed a forfeiture.

    August 3, 2004

      Letter to Gospel Media, Inc [WSMX (AM)]
        Letter, DA 04-2540, dated August 4, 2004
        PDF | Word ] Late filed renewal application granted, but station assessed a forfeiture.

    December 14, 1998

      WINV, Inc. and WGUL-FM, Inc. (WINV(AM))
        MO&O, FCC 98-323, released December 14, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. Application for review dismissed; petitioner does not have standing.

    December 10, 1998

      Peninsula Communications, Inc., for Renewal of Licenses for FM Translator Stations K285EF, Kenai; K283AB, Kenai/Soldotna; K274AB and K285AA, Kodiak; K272DG and K285EG, Seward, AK

    October 22, 1998

      Northern Rhode Island Public Radio Broadcasting
        Letter, dated October 22, 1998
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    June 15, 1998

    September 22, 1997

      Special Supplement to Renewal Booklet Concerning Question 6, Section II of FCC Form 303-S and Appendix C
        Worksheet, released September 22, 1997
        WP5.1 ]. This supplement is intended to help applicants determine environmental / RF compliance for renewal applications.

    September 22, 1997

      Special Notice to Renewal Applicants Regarding Environmental Rules [Radiofrequency Exposure]
        Information Sheet, released August 8, 1997
        HTML ].

    April 18, 1997

      Gerard A. Turro
        HDO, FCC 97-137, 12 FCC Rcd 6264, released April 18, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    April 3, 1997

      Letter to Kathleen Benfield & M. Anne Swanson re: WEZB, New Orleans, LA
        Letter, DA 97-664, 13 FCC Rcd 4102, dated April 3, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    January 16, 1997

      Letter re WTKS (FM), Cocoa Beach, FL
        Letter, dated January 16, 1997
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    December 20, 1996

      Letter re WSPD (AM), Toledo, Ohio
        Letter, dated December 20, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 29, 1996

      Letter re W291AD (FM), Marianna, FL (W283AE, W231AC, and W222AB also)
        Letter, dated May 29, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 20, 1996

      Letter re WBGG (FM), Fort Lauderdale, FL
        Letter, dated May 20, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 20, 1996

      Letter re WIOD (AM), Miami, FL
        Letter, dated May 20, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    March 29, 1996

      Letter re WJMZ (FM), Anderson, SC
        Letter, dated March 29, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

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Settlements
    April 21, 2000
      Reexamination of the Comparative Standards for Noncommercial Educational Applicants
        R&O, MM Docket 95-31, FCC 00-120, 15 FCC Rcd 7386, released February 6, 1998
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ].
        Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 02-44, released February 6, 1998: [ PDF | WP5.1 | Text ].

    October 1, 1999

      In re Applications of Rio Grande Broadcasting, et al., for a New FM Station on Channel No. 247A at Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
        MO&O, Docket 90-380, FCC 99-261, released July 3, 2001
        Word | Text ].

    March 19, 1999

      SL Communications, Inc. v. FCC
        Opinion, Case No. 98-1076 (D.C. Cir. March 19, 1999), decided March 19, 1999
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 2, 1996

      Letter re: NEW (FM), Kosciusko, MS
        Letter, dated May 2, 1996
        HTML ].

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Share Time Licenses
    April 9, 2004
      Piscataway Board of Education and King's Temple Ministries, Inc.
        HDO, released April 9. 2004
        MB Docket 04-444, DA 04-957, PDF | Word ]. Hearing Designation order limited to the issue of share time operations.

    October 22, 1998

      Northern Rhode Island Public Radio Broadcasting
        Letter, dated October 22, 1998
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    August 13, 1997

      Nassau Community College [WHPC (FM), Garden City, NY]
        MO&O, FCC 97-277, 12 FCC Rcd 12234, released August 13, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ].

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Silent Stations
    February 17, 2004
      Letter to KVEZ (FM), Parker, Arizona
        Letter, released February 17, 2004
        PDF | Word ]. Unauthorized operation does not extend the one year expiration date for silent stations; license deleted.

    May 22, 2003

      Letter re: Silent Translator Stations DW237AV, DW295AB
        Letter, released May 22, 2003
        PDF | Word ]. Petition for reconsideration denied: FCC does not have the authority to extend the 12 month limit for silent stations, after which the license is automatically forfeited. Construction permits don't survive the statutory expiration date.

    March 11, 2003

      Letter re: Silent Station DKTMN, Cloudcroft, NM
        Letter, DA 03-748, 18 FCC Rcd 3818, released March 11, 2003
        PDF | Word ]. Short transmissions are not "broadcasting" for the purposes of Section 312(g) of the Communications Act and do not suffice to keep a permit from automatic forfeiture after 12 months silence.
        Previous letter, DA 03-21, 18 FCC Rcd 35, dated January 3, 2003: [ PDF | Word ]

    October 17, 1996

        Public Notice, 11 FCC Rcd 14356, released October 17, 1996
        HTML ].

    May 22, 1996

        Public Notice, 11 FCC Rcd 13241, released May 22, 1996
        HTML ].

    April 1, 1996

      Letter re KMOA (AM), Kensett, AR
        Letter, dated April 1, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    April 1, 1996

      Letter re KUHD (AM), Port Neches, TX
        Letter, dated April 1, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    April 1, 1996

      Letter re WSHK (FM), Kokomo, IN
        HDO, dated April 1, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

    May 17, 1996

      Implementation of Section 403(l) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (Silent Station Authorizations)
        Order, FCC 96-218, released May 17, 1996
        Scanned ].

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Special Temporary Authority
    February 8, 2002
      Applications of Leslie D. Brewer for Special Temporary Authority to Operate an Unlicensed FM Broadcast Station [at Temple Terrace, FL]
        MO&O, FCC 02-29, released February 8, 2002
        PDF | Word | Text ]. Application for review denied to operate an unlicensed low power FM station. [ Related order ].

    April 22, 1998

      Chameleon Radio Corporation [KFCC (AM), Bay City, TX]
        Decision, MM Docket 96-173, FCC 98-73, 13 FCC Rcd 13549, released April 22, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ]. STA cancelled after applicant failed to supply information requested by the Audio Services Division. Misrepresentation found; tower construction without authorization; license revoked.

    April 7, 1998

      Unlicensed FM "Radio Impacto", Orlando, FL
        Letter, released April 7, 1998
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. STA request for a low power FM station is dismissed.

    April 7, 1998

      Unlicensed FM "Radio Amor, Poder y Gracia", Tampa, FL
        Letter, released April 7, 1998
        HTML | WP5.1 ]. STA request for a low power FM station is denied.

    August 22, 1997

      Certain Minor Changes in Broadcast Facilities Without a Construction Permit

    October 8, 1996

      Letter to WQUB (FM), Quincy, IL
        Letter, released October 8, 1996
        HTML ]. STA granted for trial of non-type-notified transmitter.

    February 16, 1996

      Letter re: WPMZ(AM), East Providence, RI
        Letter, released February 16, 1996
        HTML ]. STA to cover unauthorized nighttime operation denied; WPMZ ordered to cease nighttime operations.

    March 27, 1984

      Commission Policy Regarding Premature or Nonconforming Construction
        Public Notice, released March 27, 1984
        HTML ].

    September 10, 1980

      In re Request by Patton Communications Corporation for Declaratory Ruling
        Declaratory Ruling, FCC 80-533, 81 FCC 2d 336, released September 10, 1980
        PDF | Scanned ]. Pouring concrete footings for a tower prior to grant of a construction permit is NOT preconstruction, and is acceptable.

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Station Identification Announcements
    June 30, 1999
      Letter to KXOJ, Inc. concerning KEOJ, Caney, KS and KEMX, Locust Grove, OK
        Letter, DA 99-1273, dated June 30, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    November 1, 1983

      Amendment of Section 73.1201(b)(2) ... Additional City Identification
        R&O, BC Docket 82-374, FCC 83-487, 95 FCC 2d 1253, released November 1, 1983
        Scanned ]. Petition for rconsideration denied, FCC 84-339, 98 FCC 2d 787, released July 27, 1984: [ Scanned ].

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Strike Petitions
    February 28, 1997
      Letter re KBER (FM), Ogden, UT
        Letter, dated February 28, 1997
        HTML  WP5.1 ].

    June 17, 1996

      Letter re WWDX (FM), St. Johns, MI
        Letter, dated June 17, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

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Unauthorized Transfer of Control
    February 10, 2000
      KEOT, Inc., Licensee of ... KEOT(FM), St. George, UT
        NAL DA 00-227, released February 10, 2000
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ].

    June 24, 1999

      Central Coast Communications, Inc. [KIEZ (FM), Carmel Valley, CA]
        Letter DA 99-1203, , released June 24, 1999
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    June 24, 1999

      Padre Sierra Communications, Inc. [KSBQ (AM), Santa Maria, CA]
        Letter DA 99-1207, , released June 24, 1999
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    June 24, 1999

      Padre Sierra Communications, Inc. [KRQK (FM), Lompoc, CA]
        Letter DA 99-1206, , released June 24, 1999
        WP5.1 |  Text ].

    June 24, 1999

      Washington Broadcast Management Co, Inc., Former Licensee, KBRO (AM), Bremerton, WA
        Forfeiture Order, DA 99-1230, released June 24, 1999
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    November 25, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications Rules and Processes / Policies and Rules Regarding Minority and Female Ownership of Mass Media Facilities

    July 30, 1998

      KUAM (AM), KUAM-FM, KUAM-TV, Agana, Guam
        Letter, DA 98-1513, , released July 30, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    May 15, 1998

      American Radio Systems Corp., WPBZ(FM), WSTU(AM), and WMBX(FM)
        NAL, DA 98-919, , released May 15, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    April 24, 1998

      Letter re KXBZ (FM), Manhattan, KS
        Letter, DA 98-784, , released April 24, 1998
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    April 3, 1998

      1998 Biennial Regulatory Review -- Streamlining of Mass Media Applications Rules and Processes
        Docket 98-43, NPRM, FCC 98-57, 11 FCC Rcd 11349, 63 FR 19226, released April 3, 1998
        PDF WP5.1 ].

    May 19, 1997

      Letter re KRKY (AM) , Granby, CO & KRKM (FM), Kremmling, CO
        Letter, dated May 19, 1997
        WP5.1 ].

    April 18, 1997

      Gerard A. Turro
        HDO, FCC 97-137, 12 FCC Rcd 6264, released April 18, 1997
        WP5.1 | Text ].

    December 10, 1996

      Letter re KZRO, Dunsmuir, CA
        Letter, dated December 10, 1996
        HTML ].

    June 27, 1996

      Letter re KGEZ (AM), Kalispell, MT
        Letter, dated December 10, 1996
        HTML | WP5.1 ].

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Zoning
    July 7, 2003
      Petition of Cingular Wireless L.L.C. for a Declaratory Ruling that Provisions of the Anne Arundel County Zoning Ordinance are Preempted as Impermissible Regulation of Radio Frequency Interference Reserved Exclusively to the Federal Communications Commission
        MO&O, WT Docket 02-100, , released July 7, 2003
        PDF | Word ] Provisions in the county's zoning ordinance infringe on the FCC's exclusive jurisdiction over radiofrequency interference (RFI) and are preempted under the doctrine of "field preemption".

    January 11, 2002

      Tolling Request for KIEV, Culver City, CA
        Letter, released January 11, 2002
        PDF | Word ] Tolling request denied; , href="http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/decdoc/legalser.html#KIEV">petition for reconsideration denied July 8, 2004.

    April 9, 2001

      Tolling Request for WGNY (AM), Newburgh, NY
        Letter, dated April 9, 2001
        Word ]. Judicial review of zoning merits tolling; judicial review of zoning for an STA site does not.

    March 30, 2001

      Tolling Request for WAWZ, Zarephath, NJ
        Letter, dated March 30, 2001
        Word ]. Zoning application not basis for tolling.

    February 23, 2000

      Freeman, et. al. v. Burlington Broadcasters, Inc. d/b/a/WIZN, et. al.
        Opinion, Case No. 97-9141, 204 F.3d 311 (2nd Cir. 2000). decided February 23, 2000
        HTML  WP5.1 ]. Jurisdiction over interference.

    August 19, 1997

      Preemption of State and Local Zoning and Land Use Restrictions on the Siting, Placement and Construction of Broadcast Station Transmission Facilities
        NPRM, MM Docket 97-182, FCC 97-296, 12 FCC Rcd 12504, released August 19, 1997
        PDF | WP5.1 | Text ]. [Rulemaking has not been completed.]

    March 11, 1997

      Knox Broadcasting, Inc. [WJRZ (AM), Toms River, NJ]
        MO&O, FCC 97-63, released March 11, 1997
        HTML | WP5.1]. Application for review denied; station had sought extension and modification of construction permit.

    January 3, 1997

      Letter re WNNN (FM), Canton, NJ
        Letter, dated January 3, 1997
        HTML |WP5.1].

    May 21, 1996

      Letter re KIXK (FM), Canton, SD
        Letter, released May 21, 1996
        HTML ]. Petition for reconsideration denied; grant of extension affirmed.

    December 14, 1994

      Letter re WBGV (FM), Marlette, MI
        Letter, dated December 14, 1994
        HTML ].


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