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Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments, Cedar Rapids, IA

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Released: September 12, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-1882

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
Amendment of Section 73.622(i),
MB Docket No. 13-182
Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments,
Television Broadcast Stations.
(Cedar Rapids, Iowa)


(Proceeding Terminated)

Adopted: September 11, 2013

Released: September 12, 2013

By the Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau:
The Commission has before it a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking1 issued in response to a
petition for rulemaking filed by KGAN Licensee, LLC (“KGAN Licensee”), the licensee of KGAN(TV),
channel 51, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. KGAN Licensee requests the substitution of channel 29 for channel 51 at
Cedar Rapids.
KGAN Licensee filed comments reaffirming its interest in the proposed channel
substitution and explaining that the channel substitution will serve the public interest by removing any
potential interference with a wireless licensee in the Lower 700 MHz A Block located adjacent to channel
51 in Cedar Rapids.2 King Street Wireless, L.P. (“King Street”) and James Edwin Whedbee also filed
comments. King Street states that it “fully endorses” the petition and that the “Commission’s generic
freeze” on the acceptance of rulemaking petitions requesting channel substitutions does not extend to
petitions seeking to relocate from channel 51.3 Additionally, Mr. Whedbee supports the proposal “[g]iven
the Commission’s forthcoming ‘repacking’ of the DTV broadcast spectrum . . ..”4
We believe the public interest will be served by substituting channel 29 for channel 51 at

1 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, DA 13-1577 (Vid. Div. rel. July 16, 2013).
2 KGAN Licensee Comments at 1.
3 King Street Comments at 1 (citing Public Notice, “Freeze on the Filing of Petitions for Digital Channel
Substitutions, Effective Immediately,” 26 FCC Rcd 7721 (MB 2011) and Public Notice, “General Freeze on the
Filing and Processing of Applications for Channel 51 Effective Immediately and Sixty (60) Day Amendment
Window for Pending Channel 51 Low Power Television, TV Translator and Class A Applications,” 26 FCC Rcd
11409 (MB 2011)). KGAN Licensee has entered into a voluntary relocation agreement with King Street.
4 Whedbee Comments at 1.

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-1882

Cedar Rapids for the reasons stated by the Commenters. Channel 29 can be substituted for channel 51 at
Cedar Rapids, Iowa as proposed, in compliance with the principal community coverage requirements of
Section 73.625(a) of the Commission’s rules, at coordinates 42-18-59 N. and 91-51-30 W. In addition, we
find that this channel change meets the technical requirements set forth in Sections 73.616 and 73.623 of the
Commission’s rules with the following specifications:
City and State
Antenna HAAT
Service Pop.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority contained in Sections 4(i), 5(c)(1), 303(g) and (r)
and 307(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Sections 0.61, 0.204(b) and 0.283 of the
Commission’s rules, IT IS ORDERED, That effective 30 days after the date of publication of this Report
and Order in the Federal Register, the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments, Section 73.622(i) of the
Commission’s rules, IS AMENDED, with respect to the community listed below, to read as follows:
City and State
Channel Nos.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
9, 27, 29, 47
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That within 45 days of the effective date of this Order,
KGAN Licensee, LLC shall submit to the Commission a minor change application for a construction permit
(FCC Form 301) specifying channel 29 in lieu of channel 51.
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).
For further information concerning the proceeding listed above, contact Joyce L. Bernstein,
Media Bureau, (202) 418-1647.
Barbara A. Kreisman
Chief, Video Division
Media Bureau

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