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Released: December 14, 2012

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-2024

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
)
)

Amendment of Section 73.202(b),
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MB Docket No. 12-270
Table of Allotments,
)
RM-11676
FM Broadcast Stations.
)
(Maysville, Georgia)
)

REPORT AND ORDER

(Proceeding Terminated)

Adopted: December 13, 2012

Released: December 14, 2012

By the Assistant Chief, Audio Division, Media Bureau:
1. The Audio Division considers herein the Notice of Proposed Rule Making,1 issued in response to
a Petition for Rule Making filed by Appalachian Broadcasting Company, 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 265A at Maysville, Georgia.3
2.

Background.

The Notice proposed the allotment of Channel 265A at Maysville, Georgia, as the
community’s second local FM transmission service. Petitioner filed comments, expressing a continued
interest in the proposed Maysville allotment. Petitioner states that it will apply for Channel 265A at
Maysville, if allotted, and will promptly construct this facility if authorized.
3.

Discussion.

Accordingly, we are allotting Channel 265A at Maysville, Georgia (2010 U.S.
Census population of 1,798 persons), as the community’s second local service, under Priority (4) of the
four allotment priorities.4 A staff engineering analysis confirms that Channel 265A can be allotted to
Maysville consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Rules with a site
restriction 13.4 kilometers (8.3 miles) northwest of the community. The reference coordinates for
Channel 265A at Maysville are 34-20-16 NL and 83-39-52 WL.
4. 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).


1 See Maysville, Georgia, Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 27 FCC Rcd 11408 (MB 2012) (“Notice”).
2 47 C.F.R. § 73.202(b).
3 As stated in the Notice, Petitioner filed a FCC Form 301 application for the proposed allotment of Channel 265A at
Maysville. See File No. BNPH-20120713ABO
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 12-2024

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, January 27, 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.
Maysville, Georgia
265A, 279C3
6. The window period for filing applications for Channel 265A at Maysville, Georgia will not be
opened at this time. Instead, the issue of opening this allotment for auction will be addressed by the
Commission in a subsequent order.
7. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the aforementioned 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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