FM Table of Allotments, Haynesville, Louisiana
Federal Communications Commission DA 14- 1059
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of
Amendment of Section 73.202(b),
MB Docket No. 14-37
Table of Allotments,
FM Broadcast Stations.
Station KIMW, Helfin, Louisiana
File No. BMPH-20130913ACG
REPORT AND ORDER
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
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
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.
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
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
Federal Communications Commission
DA 14- 1059
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:
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. §
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,
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