DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 65                                              April 6,1998

**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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LAWRENCE E. STRICKLING NAMED DEPUTY CHIEF, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8026.txt

LISA GELB NAMED CHIEF, ACCOUNTING POLICY DIVISION, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8028.txt

CRAIG BROWN NAMED DEPUTY CHIEF, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU ACCOUNTING POLICY DIVISION. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8027.txt

MELISSA WAKSMAN NAMED DEPUTY CHIEF, ACCOUNTING POLICY DIVISION, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8030.txt

EMILY HOFFNAR NAMED ASSISTANT CHIEF, ACCOUNTING POLICY DIVISION, COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8029.txt

FCC REORGANIZES COMMON CARRIER BUREAU'S ACCOUNTING AND AUDITS DIVISION. Report No: 98-8. Adopted: April 6, 1998. News Media Contact: Rochelle Cohen (202) 418-0253. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8025.txt

FCC ISSUES HEARING NOTICES TO FIVE UNLICENSED FM RADIO OPERATORS. Orders to Show Cause and Notices of Opportunity of Hearing. (FCC-98-60, 61, 62, 63, 64). Report No: CI-98-4. Action by: the Commission. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. CIB Contact: Compliance and Information Bureau: Doug Cooper at (202) 418-1160, TTY at (202) 418-2544. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8005.txt

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 44213. Released: April 6, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980406.txt

Report No: 24213. Released: April 6, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980406.txt

Released: April 6, 1998. FCC REQUIRES USE OF NEW VERSION OF FCC FORM 731. Contact: Forms Distribution Center at 1-800-418-3676, (202) 418-3676 or Website at www.fcc.gov/oet/forms.

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TOLL FREE SERVICE ACCESS CODES. Errata to Fourth R&O (FCC-98-48) released March 31, 1998. Dkt No.: CC-95-155. Action by Deputy Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. by Errata. CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/err98048.txt

LEANDER, TEXAS. Issued Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing against Keith Perry, for continuing unlicensed FM operations despite warnings from the Commission that the unlicensed radio transmissions were in violation of Section 301 of the Act. Keith Perry faces possible fine of $11,000. Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 2, 1998. by Order & Notice. (FCC No. 98-62). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98062.txt

CLEVELAND, OHIO. Issued Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing to Jerry Szoka of Cleveland, Ohio for continuing unlicensed FM operations despite warnings from the Commission that the unlicensed radio transmissions were in violation of Section 301 of the Act. Jerry Szoka faces possible fine of $11,000. Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 2, 1998. by Order & Notice. (FCC No. 98-64). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98064.txt

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS. Issued Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing against Joseph Frank Ptak for continuing unlicensed FM operations despite warnings from the Commission that the unlicensed radio transmissions were in violation of Section 301 of the Act. Joseph Frank Ptak may face possible fine of $11,000. Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 2, 1998. by Order & Notice. (FCC No. 98-60). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98060.txt

OROVILLE, WASHINGTON. Issued Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing against Mark A. Rabenold of Oroville, Washington, for continuing unlicensed FM operations despite warnings from the Commission that the unlicensed radio tranmissions were in violation of Section 301 of the Act. Mark A Rabenold may face possible fine of $11,000. Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 2, 1998. by Order & Notice. (FCC No. 98-63). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98063.txt

CHEWELAH, WASHINGTON. Issued Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing against Lewis B. Arnold of Chewelah, Washington, for continuing unlicensed FM operations despite warnings from the Commission that the unlicensed radio transmissions were in violation of Section 301 of the Act. Lewis B. Arnold faces possible fine of $11,000. Issued Order to Show Cause and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 2, 1998. by Order & Notice. (FCC No. 98-61). CIB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/Orders/1998/fcc98061.txt

DP MEDIA LICENSE OF BATTLE CREEK, INC. (FORMERLY HORIZON BROADCASTING CORPORATION). Grant petition filed by DP Media License of Battle Creek, licensee of Television Broadcast Station WZPX (Channel 43), Battle Creek, Michigan (formerly WILV(TV)) seeking special relief to modify the Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Michigan ADI to inlcude various communities located in the Michigan counties of Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Jackson and Shiawasee, within WZPX's market for must carry purposes. Action by Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: April 1, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-639). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980639.txt

ELECTRONIC FILING OF DOCUMENTS IN RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS. Amended rules to allow parties to file comments and other pleadings electronically via the Internet in FCC informal notice and comment rulemaking proceedings conducted under Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act. Dkt No.: GC-97-113. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 2, 1998. by R&O. (FCC No. 98-56). OGC Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/OGC/Orders/1998/fcc98056.pdf

ADDENDA: The following items, released April 3, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 64:

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NEWS RELEASES

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SUPPLEMENT TO FCC CALENDAR OF EVENTS. OPA.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: April 3, 1998. COMMERCIAL WIRELESS DIVISION DISMISSES REMAINING APPLICATIONS FOR NATIONWIDE COMMERCIAL 220-222 MHZ PRIVATE LAND MOBILE LICENSES. (DA No. 98-641). Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Commercial Wireless Division, Policy and Rules Branch at (202) 418-7240. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/da980641.txt

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AMERITECH LONG-TERM NUMBER PORTABILITY QUERY SERVICES. Granted Ameritech's application to file on not less than one day's notice to advance the currently scheduled effective date of its long-term number portability query service tariff revisions set forth in Ameritech Transmittal No. 1149, as amended, and suspend those revision for one day and set them for investigation. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-648). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980648.txt

PAY TELEPHONE RECLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION PROVISIONS OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996. Granted IXCs waiver of the payphone compensation requirements of the Payphone Orders to enable them to pay to payphone service providers per-phone instead of a per-call compensation for subscriber 800 and access code calls from payphones when payphone-specific coding digits are not available from those payphones. Dkt No.: CC-96-128. Action by Chief, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-642). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980642.txt

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- STREAMLINING OF MASS MEDIA APPLICATIONS, RULES, AND PROCESSES. Commenced proceeding to consider fundamental changes in broadcast application and licensing procedures. Dkt No.: MM-98-43. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-57). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/fcc98057.pdf