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Released: July 25, 2014
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Federal Communications Commission DA 14- 1059

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. 14-37

Table of Allotments,

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RM-11711

FM Broadcast Stations.

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(Haynesville, Louisiana)

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Station KIMW, Helfin, Louisiana

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File No. BMPH-20130913ACG

REPORT AND ORDER

(Proceeding Terminated)

Adopted: July 24, 2014

Released: July 25, 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 SSR Communications, Inc. (“Petitioner”), permittee of FM Station

KIMW, Channel 288A, Haynesville, Louisiana, and the ”hybrid” application (the “Application”) filed by

the Petitioner.2

Petitioner filed comments. No counterproposals or other comments were received in

response to the Notice. For the reasons discussed below, we grant the Petition for Rule Making and the

Application.

2.

Background. The Notice proposed to amend the FM Table of Allotments, Section 73.202(b) of

the Commission’s Rules, by allotting Channel 286A at Haynesville, Louisiana, as a “backfill” allotment

to prevent removal of Haynesville’s potential first local service.3

In its Application, Petitioner proposes

the relocation of unbuilt FM Station KIMW, Channel 288A, from Haynesville, Louisiana, to Helfin,

Louisiana, as the community’s first local service.

Petitioner filed comments reiterating its interest in

Channel 286A at Haynesville, Louisiana.

3. Discussion.

We allot Channel 286A at Haynesville, Louisiana. The allotment of Channel 286A at

Haynesville would serve the public interest because it would maintain a first local service at the

community.4

A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 286A can be allotted to Haynesville

consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission’s Rules with a site

restriction 4.6 kilometers (2.9 miles) south of the community. The reference coordinates are 33-00-12 NL

and 93-08-19 WL.

1 See Haynesville, Louisiana, Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 29 FCC Rcd 2035 (MB 2014) (“Notice”).

2 See File No. BMPH-20130913ACG.

3 Petitioner filed an FCC Form 301 application, File No. BNPH-20130624AAP, for Channel 286A at Haynesville,

and paid the necessary filing fees.

4 See Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Report and Order, 24 FCC Rcd 10138 (MB 2009)(allotting Channel 267A at Ten Sleep

to maintain a potential first local service at Ten Sleep while accommodating the Petitioner's change of community of

license).

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Federal Communications Commission

DA 14- 1059

4.

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 8, 2014, the FM Table of Allotments, 47 C.F.R. Section 73.202(b), IS

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

Community

Channel No.

Haynesville, Louisiana

286A

5. 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) .

6. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that the Application, File No. BMPH-20130913ACG, filed by SSR

Communications, Inc., IS GRANTED.

7. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that this proceeding IS TERMINATED.

8. The window period for filing application for Channel 286A at Haynesville, Louisiana, will not be

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

the Commission in a subsequent order.

9. 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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