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Released: January 25, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-92

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. 12-225
Table of Allotments,
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RM-11668
FM Broadcast Stations.
)
(Greenup, Illinois)
)

REPORT AND ORDER

(Proceeding Terminated)

Adopted: January 24, 2013

Released: January 25, 2013

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 Word Power, Inc. (“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 *230A at Greenup, Illinois, as the community’s first local service
2.

Background.

The Notice proposed to allot Channel 230A at Greenup, Illinois,3 and reserve it for
noncommercial educational (“NCE”) use. As stated in the Notice, Petitioner is technically precluded
from using a reserved channel (Channels 200 through 220), and the proposal would provide a first and/or
second NCE radio service to at least 10 percent of the population within the 1 mV/m contour of the
proposed station. In response to the Notice, Petitioner filed comments, reaffirming its interest in the
proposed Greenup allotment and its NCE reservation. Petitioner states that it will apply for Channel
*230A at Greenup, if allotted, and will promptly construct the NCE facilities if authorized.
3.

Discussion.

Accordingly, we allot a first local service to Greenup, Illinois (2010 U.S. Census
population of 1,513 persons), and reserve Channel *230A for NCE use under Priority (3).4 A staff
engineering analysis confirms that the proposed allotment at Greenup would provide a first and/or second
NCE radio service to 67.5 percent (21,149 persons) of the total population of 31,338 persons. Channel
*230A can be allotted to Greenup consistent with the distance separation requirements of Section 73.207
of the Commission’s Rules with a site restriction 4.6 kilometers (2.9 miles) southwest of the community.
The reference coordinates for Channel *230A are 39-12-38 NL and 88-11-15 WL.


1 See Greenup, Illinois, Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 27 FCC Rcd 9303 (MB 2012) (“Notice”).
2 47 C.F.R. § 73.202(b).
3 Greenup has a local government with a Mayor and six Village Trustees, a Treasurer, Tax Collector, Utility
Department, Police and Fire Department, public library, various businesses, churches, tourist attractions, parks, the
annual Greenup Fall Festival and Cumberland County Fair.
4 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 13-92

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).
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, March 11, 2013, 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.
Greenup, Illinois
*230A
6. The window period for filing applications for Channel *230A at Greenup, Illinois 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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