DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 230                                           December 5,1996

**Before an entry denotes that the item is part of the FCC's implementation of the 1996 Telecom Act. While we will attempt to flag all Telecom Act-related items, this marking is unofficial and informational only.

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NEWS RELEASES

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AMATEUR RADIO CALL SIGNS. WTB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1996/nrwl6054.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 5, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.December 4, 1996.

Released: December 5, 1996. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG NON-DOMINANT CARRIERS.December 4, 1996.

Report No: IN-96-24. Released: December 5, 1996. INTERNATIONAL ACTION.Permit to Deliver Programs to Foreign Broadcast Station.

Report No: I-8219. Released: December 5, 1996. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 96-2031).

Report No: 43881. Released: December 5, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: 23881A. Released: December 5, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.Broadcast Station Application Accepted For Filing.

Released: December 5, 1996. STATION KCCN-TV.Monterey, California. Action by: Managing Director.

Report No: 23881. Released: December 5, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Released: December 5, 1996. " NOTICE OF PROHIBITED PRESENTATION.Notice of Prohibited Presentation Great Western Cellular Partnership (File No. 10269-CL-P-492-A-88). Action by: Managing Director."

Released: December 5, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: 2169. Released: December 5, 1996. PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF ACTION RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: 2168. Released: December 5, 1996. OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS REFERENCE OPERATIONS DIVISION PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING FILED.

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AMENDMENT OF PART 0. Amended the Commission's rules regarding the functions of the Cable Services Bureau and the delegated authority of the Chief of the Cable Services Bureau, to oversee pole attachment matters and administration and enforcement of relevant provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Action by the Commission. Adopted: December 3, 1996. by Order. (FCC No. 96-467). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/fcc96467.txt

A-R CABLE SERVICES, INC. Granted the petition for special relief seeking to exclude Braintree, Massachusetts from the Boston Area of Dominant Influence of Television Broadcast Station WNDS (Ind. Channel 50), Derry, New Hampshire, for the purposes of the cable television mandatory broadcast signal carriage requirements. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 2, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2015). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962015.txt

IDAHO INDEPENDENT TELEVISION, INC. Granted request to add eleven specified Idaho communities in the Counties of Gooding, Jerome, and Twin Falls to the Boise, Idaho ADI, but denied request to add four specified communities in the Idaho Counties of Cassia and Lincoln to the same ADI for the purposes of mandatory carriage of Television Broadcast Station KTRV (Channel 12), Nampa, Idaho. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 2, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2013). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962013.txt

MARCUS CABLE OF DELAWARE AND MARYLAND, L.P. Granted petition filed by Marcus Cable to revoke certification of the Delaware Public Service Commission to regulate basic cable service rates based on the presence of low penetration effective competition. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 2, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2011). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962011.txt

BRADENTON BROADCAST TELEVISION CO., LTD. Granted petition for special relief for modification of the television market of Sation WFCT-TV, Brandenton, Florida. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: November 29, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2010). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962010.txt

RIFKIN/NARRAGANSETT SOUTH FLORIDA, CATV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP D/B/A GOLD COAST CABLEVISION/HISPANIC KEYS BROADCASTING CORPORATION. Granted petition filed by Rifkin/Narragansett South Florida, CATV Limited Partnership d/b/a Gold Coast Cablevision seeking special relief to modify the Maimi-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ADI to exclude Television Broadcast Sations WEYS (CBC, Ch. 22), and WWFD-TV (Channel 8), both Key West, Florida, from carriage on its cable system serving various communities in Dade County, Florida. Dismissed as moot, must carry complaint filed by Hispanic Keys Broadcasting Corporation, licensee of station WWFD-TV. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 2, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2016). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962016.txt

ERRATUM - ECHOSTAR LICENSEE CORPORATION. Corrected Paragraph 6 of the order granting special temporary authority to EchoStar Licensee Corporation, DA-96-1918 (November 18, 1996). Action by Chief, Satellite and Radiocommunication Division, International Bureau. by Erratum. (DA No. 96-1949). IB

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 4, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 229:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: December 4, 1996. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON AMERITECH'S COMPARABLY EFFICIENT INTERCONNECTION PLAN FOR PAYPHONE SERVICE PROVIDERS. (DA No. 96-2025). Dkt No.: CC- 96-128.

Released: December 4, 1996. WRC-97 ADVISORY COMMITTEE DECEMBER MEETINGS OF INFORMAL WORKING GROUPS.

Report No: 896-A. Released: December 4, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS.

Report No: D-896. Released: December 4, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS.

Report No: AUC-96-13-A. Released: December 4, 1996. AUCTION OF INTERACTIVE VIDEO AND DATA SERVICE (IVDS).Auction Notice and Filing Requirements for 983 IVDS Licenses Scheduled for February 18, 1997. (DA No. 96-1958). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/da961958

Released: December 4, 1996. COMMERCIAL WIRELESS DIVISION PROVIDES INFORMATION ON CASE BACKLOG REDUCTION AND PROCEDURES FOR STATUS INQUIRIES. (DA No. 96-2029).

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AFFORD-A-CALL CORPORATION V. GTE NORTH, INC. Granted motion to voluntarily withdraw the complaint filed by Afford-A-Call seeking to recover damages from GTE for alledged violations of the Commission rules in connection with GTE's computation and assessment of terminating carrier common line charges. Action by Chief, Formal Complaints and Investigations Branch Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: December 2, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2001). CCB

GREATER MEDIA, INC. Denied petition for special relief filed by Greater Media, Inc. on behalf of its Greater Chicopee Cablevision, Inc. system and its Greater New England Cablevision, Inc./Greater East Longmeadow Cablevision, Inc. system; denied Greater Media's request to be allowed to set rates for these systems using the small system cost-of-service methodology. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 3, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2024). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962024.txt

RIFKIN & ASSOCIATES D/B/A COLUMBIA CABLEVISION. Granted petition for special relief by Rifkin & Associates requesting a waiver of the Commission's rules defining systems subject to small system rate relief. Action by Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: December 3, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2026). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1996_TXT/da962026.txt

ERRATUM - S.E. LICENSEE G.P., CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO LICENSES, INC. Granted applications in a Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC-96-464, released November 27, 1996. correcting the name of the assignee of KWAM-AM and KJMS-FM, Memphis, TN. US Radio Acquisitions, Inc., filed an amendment of June 19, 1996, substituting Clear Channel Metroplex Licenses, Inc. as the proposed asignee, clarifying that the Memorandum Opinion and Order granted Clear Channel Metroplex, Inc. to be the assignee of the two stations. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 4, 1996. by Erratum. MMB

SKYTEL CORPORATION. Dismissed as moot petition for reconsideration of application requesting a paging facility for Station KNKK978 on the 931.3135 MHz frequency, Scranton, PA. Action by Chief, Commercial Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: December 4, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-2028). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/da962028

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 3, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 228:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 1914-A. Released: December 3, 1996. ERRATUM - WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU.Part 101 Receipts and Disposals Week of November 25-29.

Released: December 3, 1996. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU, COMMERCIAL WIRELESS DIVISION, NARROWBAND BRANCHES RELOCATE TO 2100 M STREET, NW. (DA No. 96-2012). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/da962012.txt