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AMENDMENT OF SECTION 73.622(I), POST-TRANSITION TABLE OF DTV ALLOTMENTS, TELEVISION BROADCAST STATIONS, High Point, North Carolina

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Released: December 15, 2009

Federal Communications Commission

DA 09-2594

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

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In the Matter of
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Amendment of Section 73.622(i),
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MB Docket No. 09-196
Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments,
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RM-11578
Television Broadcast Stations.
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(High Point, North Carolina)
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REPORT AND ORDER

(Proceeding Terminated)

Adopted: December 14, 2009

Released: December 15, 2009

By the Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau:
1.
The Commission has before it a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking1 issued in response to a
petition for rulemaking filed by Community Television of North Carolina, LLC (“CTNC”), the licensee of
WGHP(TV), channel 8, High Point, North Carolina. CTNC requests the substitution of channel 35 for
channel 8 at High Point. CTNC filed comments reaffirming its interest in the proposed channel substitution.
No other comments were received.
2.
We believe the public interest would be served by substituting channel 35 for channel 8
at High Point. Prior to June 12, 2009, CTNC operated on analog channel 8 and pre-transition digital
channel 35. According to CTNC, following its termination of analog television service on June 12, 2009,
and commencement of digital operations on channel 8, “a sizeable number of the Station’s viewers no
longer could receive the Station’s over-the-air signal.”2 CTNC was granted Special Temporary Authority
to operate on channels 8 and 35,3 and “[a]fter analyzing the situation, reviewing field test results, and
monitoring service for the past months, [it] has concluded that viewers best would be served by the Station
operating on the UHF channel rather than the VHF channel . . ..”4
3.
Channel 35 can be substituted for channel 8 at High Point, North Carolina, as proposed, in
compliance with the principal community coverage requirements of Section 73.625(a) of the Commission’s

1 High Point, North Carolina, DA 09-2339 (released October 29, 2009).
2 CTNC Petition for Rulemaking at 2.
3 File No. BDSTA-20090617ADU.
4 CTNC Petition at 2.

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DA 09-2594

rules,5 at coordinates 35-48-46 N. and 79-50-29 W. In addition, we find that this channel change meets the
technical requirements set forth in Sections 73.616 and 73.623 of the Commission’s rules6 with the
following specifications:
City and State
Channel
Power
Antenna
Service Pop.
(kW)
(meters)
(thous.)
High Point, North Carolina
35
1000
365
2770
4.
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority contained in Sections 4(i), 5(c)(1), 303(g) and (r)
and 307(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Sections 0.61, 0.204(b) and 0.283 of the
Commission’s rules, IT IS ORDERED, That effective 30 days after the date of publication of this Report
and Order in the Federal Register, the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments, Section 73.622(i) of the
Commission’s rules, IS AMENDED, with respect to the community listed below, to read as follows:
City and State
Channel No.
High Point, North Carolina
35
5.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That within 30 days of the effective date of this Order,
Community Television of North Carolina, LLC shall submit to the Commission a minor change application
for a construction permit (FCC Form 301) specifying channel 35 in lieu of channel 8 at High Point, North
Carolina.
6.
The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order in a report to be sent to
Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5
U.S.C. § 801(a)(1)(A).
7.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That this proceeding IS TERMINATED.
8.
For further information concerning the proceeding listed above, contact Joyce L. Bernstein,
Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Barbara A. Kreisman
Chief, Video Division
Media Bureau

5 47 C.F.R. § 73.625(a).
6 47 C.F.R. §§ 73.616 and 73.623.
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