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Released: July 18, 2014
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Federal Communications Commission

DA 14-1013

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of

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Amendment of Section 73.202(b),

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MB Docket No. 14-53

Table of Allotments,

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RM-11714

FM Broadcast Stations.

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(Dayton, Washington)

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REPORT AND ORDER

(Proceeding Terminated)

Adopted: July 17, 2014

Released: July 18, 2014

By the Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau:

1.

The Audio Division has before it a Notice of Proposed Rule Making,1 issued in response to a

Petition for Rule Making filed by Brett E. Miller (“Petitioner”). Petitioner filed comments. No

counterproposals or other comments were received in response to this Notice. For the reasons discussed

below, we amend the FM Table of Allotments, Section 73.202(b) of the Commission’s Rules,2 by

allotting Channel 272A at Dayton, Washington.

2.

Background. The Notice proposed the allotment of Channel 272A at Dayton, Washington, as

the community’s second local transmission service. Dayton is a city with a 2010 U.S. Census population

of 2,526 persons. Petitioner filed comments reiterating his interest in Channel 272A at Dayton.

Petitioner states that, if allotted, he will participate in an auction for the Dayton allotment, and if the

successful winning bidder, he will construct the facilities as authorized after the construction permit is

granted.

3.

Discussion. We find that the public interest would be served by allotting a second local

transmission service at Dayton, Washington under Priority (4).3

A staff engineering analysis confirms

that Channel 272A can be allotted to Dayton consistent with the minimum distance separation

requirements of the Commission’s Rules with a site restriction 3.1 kilometers (1.9 miles) southwest of the

community. The reference coordinates are 46-18-20 NL and 118-00-03 WL.

4.

The Commission will send a copy of this Report and Order in a report to Congress and the

Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. §

801(a)(1)(A).

1 See Dayton, Washington, Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 29 FCC Rcd 3666 (MB 2014) (“Notice”).

2 47 C.F.R. § 73.202(b).

3 The FM allotment priorities are: (1) First fulltime aural service, (2) Second fulltime aural service, (3) First local

service and (4) Other public interest matters. Co-equal weight is given to Priorities (2) and (3). See Revision of FM

Assignment Policies and Procedures, Second Report and Order, 90 FCC 2d 88 (1982).

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DA 14-1013

5.

Ordering clauses. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority found in 47 U.S.C. Sections 4(i),

5(c)(1), 303(g) and (r) and 307(b) and 47 C.F.R. Sections 0.61, 0.204(b) and 0.283, IT IS ORDERED,

That effective, September 2, 2014, the FM Table of Allotments, 47 C.F.R. Section 73.202(b), IS

AMENDED, with respect to the communities listed below, to read as follows:

Communities

Channel No.

Dayton, Washington

272A

6.

The window period for filing applications for Channel 272A at Dayton, Washington will not be

opened at this time. Instead, the issue of opening this allotment for filing will be addressed by the

Commission in a subsequent order.

7.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That this proceeding IS TERMINATED.

8.

For further information concerning this proceeding, contact Rolanda F. Smith, Media Bureau,

(202) 418-2700.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Nazifa Sawez

Assistant Chief

Audio Division

Media Bureau

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