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Released: March 14, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

FCC 13-32

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Portland Area Commercial Television Stations
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File Nos. BRCT-20060928AOZ, et al.
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Applications for Renewal of License
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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

Adopted: March 13, 2013

Released: March 14, 2013

By the Commission:
1.
The Commission has before it for consideration an Application for Review filed on
August 22, 2011, by the Oregon Alliance to Reform Media (“ORARM”) seeking review of the 2011
Letter Decision
of the Video Division of the Media Bureau1 denying a petition for reconsideration filed
by ORARM in conjunction with license renewal applications of eight Portland, Oregon area commercial
television broadcast stations.2 In its 2011 Letter Decision, the Video Division denied ORARM’s petition
for reconsideration and affirmed its previous denial of ORARM’s petition to deny the applications.3
2.
Upon review of the Application for Review and the entire record, we conclude that
ORARM failed to demonstrate that the Video Division erred. The Video Division properly decided the
matters raised, and we uphold its 2011 Letter Decision for the reasons stated therein.
3.
ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED That, pursuant to section 5(c)(5) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 155(c)(5), and section 1.115(g) of the
Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.115(g), the Application for Review of the Oregon Alliance to Reform
Media IS DENIED.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Marlene H. Dortch
Secretary


1 See Letter from Barbara A. Kreisman, Esq., Chief, Video Division, to Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Esq., 26 FCC
Rcd 10458 (Vid. Div 2011) (ORARM alleged that the affected Portland-area broadcast television stations failed to
present adequate coverage of state and local elections and ballot issues during the 2004 election cycle).
2 A complete list of the stations and renewal applications affected is attached as Exhibit A
3 Letter from Barbara A. Kreisman to Andrew J. Schwartzman, et al., 22 FCC Rcd 15183 (Vid. Div. 2007).

Federal Communications Commission

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EXHIBIT A

CALL SIGN

COMMUNITY

LICENSEE

FILE NO.

FACILITY

OF LICENSE

ID NO.

KATU(TV)
Portland, OR
Fisher Broadcasting
BRCT-20060928AOZ 21649
of Portland, LLC
KOIN(TV)
Portland, OR
NVT Portland
BRCT-20061002AVY 35380
Licensee, LLC
KPTV(TV)
Portland, OR
Meredith Corp.
BRCT-20061002AXF 50633
KGW(TV)
Portland, OR
King Broadcasting
BRCT-20061002AUN 34874
Company
KPXG-TV
Salem, OR
ION Media
BRCT-20060929AKA 5801
Portland License, Inc.
KNMT(TV)
Portland, OR
Trinity Christian
BRCT-20060929AHS 47707
Center of Santa Ana
KPDX(TV)
Vancouver, WA
Meredith Corp.
BRCT-20061002AXR 35460
KRCW-TV
Salem, OR
Tribune Broadcast
BRCT-20060929APG 10192
Holdings, D-I-P
2

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