DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 68                                              April 9,1998

**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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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 24216. Released: April 9, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980409.txt

Released: April 9, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS (1 OF 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Released: April 9, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS (2 OF 2). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Released: April 9, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - APRIL 8. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt040898.pdf

Report No: I-8296. Released: April 9, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-678).

Report No: 44216. Released: April 9, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980409.txt

Report No: CWS-98-27. Released: April 9, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8033.txt

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BAY TELEVISION, INC. Granted petition of Bay Television as licensee of WTAA-TV, St. Petersburg, Florida, to include Longkey, Florida, Sarasota, Florida, and the unincorporated areas of Sarasota County, Florida, in WTTA's area of dominant influence. Action by Deputy Bureau Chief. Adopted: April 3, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-670). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980670.txt

MCLAUGHLIN BROADCASTING, INC. Granted must carry complaint filed by McLaughlin Broadcasting, Inc., licensee of Television Broadcast Station WQHB (Channel 63), Sumter, South Carolina, against Pond Branch Cable, Inc., operator of a cable television system serving Gilbert, Monetta, Summit, Lake Murray (E), Lake Murray (W), Saluda, and Swansea, South Carolina, seeking carriage. Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: April 6, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-676). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980676.txt

WWAC, INC. VS. TKR CABLE COMPANY. Granted must-carry complaint of WWAC(TV), Atlantic City, NJ requesting that the Commission order TKR Cable Company, operator of a cable television system in Wildwood, New Jersey, serving various communities in New Jersey, to commence carriage of WWAC(TV). Action by Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division. Adopted: April 6, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-672). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980672.txt

LENFEST ATLANTIC INC. SOUTH JERSEY CABLEVISION. Dismissed complaints regarding the cable programming services tier rates that Lenfest Atlantic Inc. was charging in Downe Township, NJ because the complaint was outside the jurisdiction of the FCC. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division. Adopted: April 7, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-665). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da980665.txt

WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, LICENSEE OF STATION WXTU(FM), PHILADELPHIA, PA. Denied request for recission or reduction of the Notice of Apparent Liability for forfeiture in the amount of $12,000 filed by WXTU License Limited Partnership, licensee of WXTU(FM), Philadelphia, PA; ordered WXTU License Limited Partnership to forfeit $12,000 for violation of the Commision's EEO Rule. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 1, 1998. by MO&O and Forf. Ord. (FCC No. 98-54). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98054.txt

1998 BIENNIAL REGULATORY REVIEW -- AMENDMENT OF PART 18 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES TO UPDATE REGULATIONS FOR RF LIGHTING DEVICES. Proposed to amend Part 18 of its rules to update the regulations for radio frequency lighting devices. Dkt No.: ET- 98-42. Action by the Commission. Adopted: April 1, 1998. by NPRM. (FCC No. 98-53). OET Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Notices/1998/fcc98053.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released April 8, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 67:

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Released: April 8, 1998. CINCINNATI BELL PETITIONS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW SERVICE RATE ELEMENTS - PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED.Comments due April 28; replies May 13. (DA No. 98-679). Contact: Yvonne Hawkins, Competitive Pricing Division at (202) 418-1530. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/da980679.pdf

Report No: DS-1829. Released: April 8, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8090.txt

Report No: DS-1831. Released: April 8, 1998. REQUEST FOR COORDINATION OF CANADIAN EARTH STATIONS. Contact: George Sharp, Satellite and Radiocommunications Division at (202) 418-0722.

Report No: 44215. Released: April 8, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980408.txt

Report No: 24215. Released: April 8, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap980408.txt

Report No: D-981-A. Released: April 8, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULITPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980408.pdf

Report No: D-981. Released: April 8, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULITPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md980408.pdf

Released: April 8, 1998. TOTAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC., SEEKS COMMISSION DETERMINATION OF "EXEMPT TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY" STATUS UNDER THE PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935, AS ADDED BY SECTION 103 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996.Comments due April 23; replies April 30. (DA No. 98-675). Contact: Lawrence Spiwak, Competition Division at (202) 418-1870.

Released: April 8, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS. Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980408.html

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REMARKS OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS BEFORE NAB '98 "THE ROAD TO DTV" PANEL, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 8, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/spsn808.html

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TARIFFS IMPLEMETING ACCESS CHARGE REFORM. Suspended for one day from the effective date Aliant Communications Company's Transmittal No. 14 to revise its Taiff F.C.C. Nos. 1 and 2, proposing revisions to reflect Aliant's modified universal service fund (USF) support obligations resulting from the Commission's issuance of Second Quarter 1998 USF contribution factors; instituted and consolidated in CC Docket No. 97-250 an investigation of the referenced tariff transmittal. Dkt No.: CC- 97-250. Action by Chief, Competitive Pricing Division. Adopted: April 8, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-664). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da980664.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released April 7, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 66:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 44214. Released: April 7, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980407.txt