Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

Commission Document

FM TABLE OF ALLOTMENTS, Stonewall, Mason, and Santa Anna, Texas

Download Options

Released: February 19, 2010
Federal Communications Commission

DA 10-280

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
)
)
Amendment of Section 73.202(b),
)
Table of Allotments,
)
MB Docket No. 09-190
FM Broadcast Stations.
)
RM-11566
(Stonewall, Mason, and Santa Anna, Texas)
)

REPORT AND ORDER

(Proceeding Terminated)

Adopted: February 17, 2010



Released: February 19, 2010

By the Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau:
1. The Audio Division has before it a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (the “Notice”)1 issued at the
request of Katherine Pyeatt (“Petitioner”), requesting the allotment of Channel 280A at Stonewall, Texas, as
the community’s first local transmission service. In order to allot Channel 280A at Stonewall, the Notice
further sets forth corresponding changes in reference coordinates for two vacant FM channels, Channel
281C2 at Mason, Texas, and Channel 282A at Santa Anna, Texas. Petitioner filed comments reiterating
her interest in the allotment of Channel 280A at Stonewall.
2. In response to the Notice, BMP Austin License Company, LP, licensee of Station
KXXS(FM), Elgin, Texas, and Border Media Business Trust, the proposed assignee of that station
(jointly, “BMP”), filed a “Motion to Rescind Notice of Proposed Rule Making,” and comments opposing
the proposal to allot Channel 280A at Stonewall, Texas. In both documents, BMP states that the
proposal to allot Channel 280A at Stonewall, Texas, fails to protect a prior-filed and cut-off BMP
application for KXXS that includes a proposal to substitute Channel 280A for Channel 223A at Burnet,
Texas.2
3. We agree with BMP that its application, filed on August 11, 2009, is entitled to protection
against subsequently-filed and conflicting rule-making proposals.3 The Notice in this proceeding was


1 Stonewall, Texas, Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 24 FCC Rcd 12883 (MB 2009).
2 See File No. BPH-20090811ACJ. BMP’s application includes a request for an Order to Show Cause to be issued
to the licensee of FM Station KBEY, Burnet, Texas, to show why Channel 280A should not be substituted for
Channel 223A.
3 See Conflicts Between Applications and Petitions for Rule Making to Amend the FM Table of Allotments, Report
and Order, 7 FCC Rcd 4917 (1992), recon. granted in part, Memorandum Opinion and Order, 8 FCC Rcd 4743
(1993).

Federal Communications Commission

DA 10-280

issued in response to a petition for rule making filed on August 25, 2009, by Katherine Pyeatt. We have
verified that BMP’s application for Station KXXS is mutually exclusive with the instant rule-making
proposal to allot Channel 280A at Stonewall, Texas. For that reason, the petition for rule making in this
proceeding will be denied, and the proceeding will be terminated.
4. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, That the petition for rule making filed by Katherine Pyeatt,
proposing the allotment of FM Channel 280A at Stonewall, Texas, IS DENIED.
5. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the “Motion to Rescind Notice of Proposed Rule Making,”
filed by BMP Austin License Company, LP, licensee of Station KXXS(FM), Elgin, Texas, and Border
Media Business Trust, IS DISMISSED AS MOOT.
6. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That this proceeding IS TERMINATED.
7. This document is not subject to the Congressional Review Act. The Commission is,
therefore, not required to submit a copy of this Order to the Government Accountability Office, pursuant
to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. § 801(a)(1)(A), because the proposed rule was dismissed.
8. For further information concerning this proceeding, contact Deborah Dupont, Media Bureau,
(202) 418-7072.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
John A. Karousos
Assistant Chief
Audio Division
Media Bureau
2

Note: We are currently transitioning our documents into web compatible formats for easier reading. We have done our best to supply this content to you in a presentable form, but there may be some formatting issues while we improve the technology. The original version of the document is available as a PDF, Word Document, or as plain text.

close
FCC

You are leaving the FCC website

You are about to leave the FCC website and visit a third-party, non-governmental website that the FCC does not maintain or control. The FCC does not endorse any product or service, and is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the validity or timeliness of the content on the page you are about to visit. Additionally, the privacy policies of this third-party page may differ from those of the FCC.