Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

Commission Document

Notice Of Dismissals Of Captioning Exemption Petitions

Download Options

Released: February 27, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-267

Released: February 27, 2014

NOTICE OF DISMISSALS OF CLOSED CAPTIONING EXEMPTION PETITIONS AND

OBLIGATION TO BEGIN PROVIDING CLOSED CAPTIONING

CG Docket No. 06-181

By this Notice, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s or Commission’s) Consumer
and Governmental Affairs Bureau (Bureau) announces the dismissal of the petitions for exemption from
the Commission’s closed captioning requirements listed herein.1
The Commission’s closed captioning rules allow video programming providers, producers, or
owners to obtain an exemption from the closed captioning requirements if they demonstrate that
providing captions on their programming would be “economically burdensome.”2 On various dates, the
petitioners listed in the Appendix filed petitions for closed captioning exemptions under these rules. The
Bureau then placed each of these petitions on public notice. After reviewing the comments received in
response to these petitions, the Bureau determined that it required additional and updated information to
evaluate whether the programming at issue should be exempted from the FCC’s closed captioning
requirements because captioning such programming would impose an economic burden on the
petitioners. The Bureau sent letters to these petitioners requesting this supplemental information within
30 days of the date of each letter. In these letters, the Bureau advised these petitioners that failure to
respond would result in dismissal of their petitions for failure to support their exemption requests with
adequate explanation and evidence. The Bureau further advised petitioners that, in the event of such
dismissal, petitioners would be required to begin providing closed captioning on the programming at issue
within 90 days of the date of the Bureau’s notification of dismissal.
The petitioners listed in the Appendix failed to respond to the Bureau’s letter requesting
supplemental information.3 Accordingly, their petitions are dismissed without prejudice as of February
27, 2014, the release date of this Notice.4

1 47 C.F.R. § 79.1. The names of the petitioners are set forth in the Appendix to this Notice.
2 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(f).
3 One of the Bureau’s letters requesting additional and updated information, dated September 26, 2013 to petitioner
Ken Hobbs (CGB-CC-1249), was returned to the Commission as undeliverable on October 17, 2013. Several
attempts to contact the petitioner were unsuccessful. The Bureau therefore includes this petition in this notice of
dismissals for having failed to respond.
4 The release of this Notice serves as the Bureau’s notification of dismissal to these petitioners. The Bureau will also
mail a copy of this Notice to each of the petitioners listed in the Appendix.

This Notice also reminds these petitioners of their obligations to comply with the FCC’s closed
captioning requirements contained in Part 79 of the Commission’s rules with regard to the programming
that was the subject of their petitions by May 28, 2014, which is 90 days after the release of this Notice of
dismissal.
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print,
electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental
Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY). This Public Notice can also be down-
loaded in Word and Portable Document Format at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/economically-
burdensome-exemption-closed-captioning-requirements.
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Contacts: Caitlin Vogus, (202) 418-1264,
Caitlin.Vogus@fcc.gov; or Suzy Rosen Singleton, (202) 510-9446, Suzy.Singleton@fcc.gov.

APPENDIX

Petitions for Closed Captioning Exemptions Dismissed
February 27, 2014

Case Identifier Petitioner

Program Name

Mailing Address

CGB-CC-

0137
Abundant Faith
“Faith for Today”
Abundant Faith Christian Center, “Faith
Christian Center
for Today”
Attn: Ron Rhone
2525 Taylor Avenue
Springfield, IL 62703
0201
Edgewood Baptist
Edgewood Baptist Church
Church
Attn: James Wilson
Associate Pastor, Administration
3564 Forrest Road
Columbus, GA 31907
0225
First Baptist
“Crossroads”
First Baptist Church
Church
Attn: Patti Shoemaker
Church Administrator
305 S. Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
0318
First United
“First United
First United Methodist Church - Lufkin
Methodist Church -
Methodist this
Attn: James Dunbar
Lufkin
Morning”
Evangelism Committee Chairperson
805 E. Denman Avenue
Lufkin, TX 75901
0327
Cathedral of the
“Faith Talk”
First Assembly of God, Cathedral of the
Palms
Palms
Attn: David Farjardo
Business Administrator
3401 S. Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
0478
Off Beat
“Off Beat Cinema”
Off Beat Productions, “Off Beat
Productions
Cinema”
c/o LipsitzGreenScimeCambia, LLP
Attn: Barry Nelson Covert
42 Delaware Avenue, Suite 120
Buffalo, NY 14202-3924
0521
Victory Ministries
“Inside Victory,”
Victory Ministries International
International
“Man Up,” and
Attn: Schavonna Williams
“Conversations”
Media Department
4613 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
0537
New Testament
“Glory to Glory”
New Testament Church
Church
Attn: Karen Suskie Morrissey
188 Main Street
New York Mills, NY 13417

0695
For Sale by Owner
“Television Show of
For Sale by Owner and Builder
and Builder
Homes”
Magazine
Magazine
Attn: Debra M. Brimberry, Co-owner
1314 Biggers Road
Columbus, GA 31904
0743
Grace Baptist
“The Miracle of
Grace Baptist Church
Church
Grace”
Attn: Tommy Shaver
Worship Arts Associate
7171 Oak Ridge Highway
Knoxville, TN 37931
0819
Voice of Freedom,
Voice of Freedom, INC.
INC.
Attn: Pastor John W. Hill, President
2292 Floyd Harris Road
Greenville, NC 27833
0820
Archery
“Accept the
Archery Adventures, LLC
Adventures, LLC
Challenge”
Attn: Brad Frost, Co-Owner
8628 Freedom Trail
Midland, GA 31820
0923
Five and Dime
“You’ve Got To Be
Five and Dime Productions
Productions
Kidding Me,
Attn: Larry Swanson, CEO
America”
461 Woodburn S.W.
Byron Center, MI 49315
0973
Andrew S. Phipps
“Phipps Gospel Sing”
Phipps Gospel Sing
Attn: Andrew S. Phipps
Owner/Manager
P.O. Box 2099
Muncie, IN 47307
1081
Kingdom
“R.A.W. Truth”
Kingdom Ambassadors Global
Ambassadors
Ministries
Global Ministries
Attn: Heather Jordan
KAGM Board of Directors
194-18 120th Avenue
St. Albans, NY 11412
1133
The Africa Channel
The Africa Channel
Attn: Bob Reid
EVP and General Manager
5200 Lankershim Blvd., Suite 750
North Hollywood, CA 91601
1192
Abundant Life
“Life in the City”
Abundant Life Evangelistic Centr
Evangelistic Center
Attn: Jason L. Johnson
Founder & Senior Pastor
172 Rodenberg Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39531
1216
Casa Sobre la Roca “Hechos y Cronicas”
Casa Sobre la Roca
Iglesia Cristina
Iglesia Cristiana Integral
Integral
Attn: Rev. Fernando Garcia
Senior Pastor
2149 Orinoco Drive, Suite 1
Orlando, FL 32837

1220
Trailblazers
“Tipping Point”
Trailblazers International Christian
International
Center
Christian Center
Attn: Pam Phillips
7509 Fairwind Drive
Baltimore, MD 21244
1222
Ghettothropic LLC
“The Other Side”
Ghettothropic LLC
Attn: Tyrone Bynum
547 Pine Meadow Lane Northeast
Ada, MI 49301
1237
Berean Bible Study “Grace Believers
Berean Bible Study Association
Association
Bible Study”
Attn: Bernice M. Moore
Director/Secretary
204 Tower Drive
Pensacola, FL 32534
1240
Watch Fatboy
“Industry Chaos”
Watch Fatboy Films
Films
Attn: Christopher Woodard, Jr.
817 Henry Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
1243
Leon Charney
“Leon Charney
Leon Charney Media Foundation, Inc.
Media Foundation,
Report”
Attn: Limei Wang
Inc.
Media Director
1441 Broadway, 31F
New York, NY 10016
1249
Ken Hobbs
“All the Way Live
All the Way Live TV
TV”
Attn: Ken Hobbs
Executive Producer
P.O. Box 561
Monroe, LA 71210
-FCC-
.

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.