DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 15, No. 245                                          December 27,1996

**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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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 1109. Released: December 27, 1996. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Report No: TEL-59-A. Released: December 27, 1996. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18).

Report No: 43897. Released: December 27, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: 23897. Released: December 27, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Released: December 27, 1996. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN NON-RESTRICTED PROCEEDINGS.

Report No: LB-97-12. Released: December 27, 1996. WIRLESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS SERVICE INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1996/pnwl6201.txt

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SHREVEPORT, LA. Granted the license renewal applications for Stations KVKI-FM, KEEL(AM)/KITT(FM), Shreveport, Louisiana, for a short term ending June 1, 2000, subject to reporting conditions; issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $30,000 against the licensee, Progressive United Corp., for violation of the FCC's EEO rule. Action by the FCC. Adopted: December 16, 1996. by MO&O & NAL. (FCC No. 96-477). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96477.txt

HUNTSVILLE AND TEMPLE, TX. Denied the Joint Petition for Reconsideration filed by Walker County Communications, Inc., licensee of Stations KSAM(AM)/KSAM-FM, Huntsville, Texas, and KTEM Radio, Inc., former licensee of Station KTEM(AM)/KPLE(FM), Temple, Texas, seeking reconsideration of Forfeiture Orders issued separately to them. Action by the FCC. Adopted: December 16, 1996. by MO&O. (FCC No. 96-479). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96479.txt

NEKOOSA, WI. Took action with regard to the NPRM proposing the allotment of Channel 288A to Nekoosa, Wisconsin; terminated the proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 96-76. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, MMB. Adopted: December 20, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-2120). MMB

VALDEZ, AK. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 227A to Valdez, Alaska. Comments are due Feb. 18, replies March 5. Dkt No.: MM- 96-258. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, MMB. Adopted: December 20, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-2129). MMB

MOSCOW, ID. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 277A to Moscow, Idaho. Comments are due Feb. 18, replies March 5. Dkt No.: MM- 96-259. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, MMB. Adopted: December 20, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-2126). MMB

CLOUDCROFT, NM. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments with regard to the petition for rulemaking filed requesting the allotment of Channel 250C1 to Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Comments are due Feb. 18, replies March 5. Dkt No.: 96-257. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, MMB. Adopted: December 20, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-2128). MMB

MANKATO, MN. Proposed amending the FM Table of Allotments to allot Channel 231A to Mankato, Minnesota. Comments are due Feb. 18, replies March 5. Dkt No.: MM- 96-260. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, MMB. Adopted: December 20, 1996. by NPRM. (DA No. 96-2127). MMB

WILCOX, AZ AND LORDSBURG, NM. Took action with regard to the NRPM proposing the substitution of Channel 285C3 for Channel 252A, Wilcox, Arizona; terminated the proceeding. Dkt No.: MM- 95-50. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, MMB. Adopted: December 20, 1996. by R&O. (DA No. 96-2134). MMB

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 26, 1996, did not appear in Digest No. 244:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMMISSION APPROVES MERGER OF INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. AND WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP.. The Commission has approved applications to transfer control of Infinity Broadcasting Corp. to Westinghouse Electric Corp., related to conditional waivers of the broadcast multiple ownership rules, as well as applications to assign certain Infinity and Westinghouse radio stations to insulated trusts. Report No: MM 96-30. by MO&O. Action by: the FCC. Adopted: December 26, 1996. (FCC No. 96-495) News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Melanie Godschall at (202) 418-2785. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1996/nrmm6034.txt

FCC GRANTS COX TEMPORARY WAIVER OF THE ONE-TO-A-MARKET RULE IN ORLANDO, FL; EXCHANGE OF RADIO STATIONS WITH INFINITY. The Commission has granted Cox Radio, Inc. a temporary waiver of the one-to-a-market rule in Orlando, Florida, to permit the exchange of two Chicago-area stations owned by Cox for three Orlando stations owned by Infinity Holdings Corp. of Orlando, conditioned on the outcome of the FCC's ongoing rulemaking proceedings involving the one-to-a-market rule and the attribution of broadcast interests. Report No: MM 96-29. by MO&O. Action by: the FCC. Adopted: December 26, 1996. (FCC No. 96-494) News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Stuart Bedell at (202) 418-2780. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1996/nrmm6033.txt

HUNDT WELCOMES CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT OF LOCAL COMPETITION PROVISIONS. OCH. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1996/nrmc6103.txt

CHAIRMAN HUNDT RELEASES 1997 FCC AGENDA; LISTS MAJOR ISSUES, FCC STREAMLINING EFFORTS. FCC Chairman Reed Hundt released an agenda for the Commission in the coming year. OCH. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1996/nrmc6102.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 1288. Released: December 26, 1996. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: DS-1693, DS-1694. Released: December 26, 1996. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION.(2 documents). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1996/pnin6148.txt

Report No: 43896A. Released: December 26, 1996. BROADCAST ACTIONS.

Report No: 23896. Released: December 26, 1996. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS.

Report No: D-900, D-900-A. Released: December 26, 1996. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS.(2 documents).

Report No: NCS-97-13-A. Released: December 26, 1996. WIRELESS NARROWBAND BRANCH INFORMATION.

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SPEECHES

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SEPARATE STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER RACHELLE B. CHONG ON DIGITAL TELEVISION. Internet URL:

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"THE HARD ROAD AHEAD -- AN AGENDA FOR THE FCC IN 1997 . See the news release in the addenda to today's Digest. Hundt Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Hundt/97agenda.txt

MARYLAND CABLE PARTNERS. Remanded the appeal of the order issued by the City of Bowie, Maryland, with regard to the federal and state tax rate. Action by Chief, CSB. Adopted: December 20, 1996. by MO&O. (DA No. 96-2172). CSB

COX RADIO, INC./INFINITY HOLDINGS CORP. OF ORLANDO. See the News Release in the addenda to today's Digest. MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96494.txt

INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP./WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP. See the News Release in the addenda to today's Digest. MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1996/fcc96495.txt

PART 90 FACILITIES; CMRS. Granted a 120-day extension of the temporary authority to permit continued conditional operation of Part 90 facilities reclassified as Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS). Action by Chief, WTB. Adopted: December 26, 1996. by Order. (DA No. 96-2168). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1996/da962168.txt