DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 121                                              June 24,1998

**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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Released: June 24, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG.Public Reference Log: 06/23/98. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt062398.pdf

Report No: 3642. Released: June 24, 1998. CABLE SERVICES ACTION.

Report No: 1366. Released: June 24, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS.Re: Applications Accepted for Filing. Contact: Cable Services Bureau: at (202) 418-7000.

Report No: DS-1855. Released: June 24, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8161.txt

Report No: DS-1854. Released: June 24, 1998. SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INFORMATION.Re: Satellite Radio Applications Accepted for Filing. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8160.txt

Report No: I-8315. Released: June 24, 1998. APPLICATIONS REQUESTING DESIGNATION AS A RECOGNIZED OPERATING AGENCY ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: TEL-164-A. Released: June 24, 1998. STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214 AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.(Formal Section 63.18).

Released: June 24, 1998. APPLICATION FOR ALTERNATIVE SETTLEMENT RATE AGREEMENT UNDER FLEXIBILITY STANDARD ACCEPTED FOR FILING.ISP-98-PDR-274 Sprint; Telstra. (DA No. 98-1220). Contact: International Bureau: Ken Stanley at (202) 418-1486. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da981220.wp

Released: June 24, 1998. NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF FOREIGN AM BROADCAST STATION NOTIFICATION.

Report No: 44269. Released: June 24, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980624.txt

Released: June 24, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(1 of 2). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/exa80624.html

Released: June 24, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS.(2 of 2). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/Exparte/1998/ex980624.html

Report No: 15. Released: June 24, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACTION. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8066.pdf

Report No: 14. Released: June 24, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SITE-BY-SITE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Public_Notices/1998/pnwl8065.pdf

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD ON AT&T AND TCI PROPOSED MERGER. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek850.html

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER SUSAN NESS FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ON MERGERS AND CONSOLIDATION IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. June 24, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Ness/States/stsn820.html

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"PART 68 WAIVER REQUEST . Grant Ampac Telecom, Inc., Northern Telecom, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. Part 68 Waiver Requests so they can register under Part 69 of devices that detect stutter dial tone. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1207). CCB Internet URL: " http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981207.wp

TIME WARNER CABLE. Denied Time Warner's Cable's Petitions for Special Relief concerning its uniform rate structures in its Rochester, New York and Finger Lakes, New York cable systems. Found that Time Warner had incorrectly implemented its uniform rates prior to Commission approval. Also found that Time Warner had failed to show that the uniform rates, as implemented, were not reasonable. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 22, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1219). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981219.wp

TIME WARNER SOCIAL CONTRACT. Granted request for continued application of Time Warner Social Contract to Litchfield, Connecticut cable television system being acquired from Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P., by A-R Cable Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Action by Acting Chief, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 22, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1208). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981208.wp

FALCON CABLEVISION D/B/A FALCON FIRST, INC. Denied LFA complaint filed against Falcon Cablevision d/b/a Falcon First, Inc., concerning its charges for cable programming service tier in Hidden Hills, CA. Action by Chief, Financial Analysis and Compliance Division, Cable Services Bureau. Adopted: June 19, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1199). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/da981199.wp

IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 304 OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996, COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF NAVIGATION DEVICES. Released rules providing for the commercial availability of set top boxes and other consumer equipment used to receive video signals and other services. Dkt No.: CS-97-80. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 11, 1998. by R&O. (FCC No. 98-116). CSB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Orders/1998/fcc98116.wp

GRK PRODUCTIONS JOINT VENTURE. Granted request by GRK for operation of station WGKU-TV, Vanderbilt, Michigan, pursuant to the satellite exeception of the duopoly rule, and granted application for modification of the facilities WGKI-TV, Cadillac, Michigan, and the application for license to cover the construction permit for modification of the facilities of WGKU-TV, Vanderbilt, Michigan. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: June 22, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1213). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981213.wp

SANDAB COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP II. Granted, to a limited extent, motion to vacate grant of renewal and hold assignment applications for licenses of WTTB(FM)/WGYL(FM), Vero Beach, FL, in abeyance and petition for reconsideration, filed by the Southern Region of the National Rainbow Coalition, with respect to Sandab; dismissed as moot insofar as emergency relief was sought; and otherwise denied. Action by the Commission. Adopted: June 22, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-131). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98131.wp

WLAJ LICENSE, INC./FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC. Granted request for conditional waiver of the Commission's Rules, to permit the common ownership of television stations WLAJ-TV, Lansing, Michigan, and WWMT-TV, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and granted application for consent to assign the license of station WLAJ-TV Lansing, Michigan from WLAJ License, Inc. to Freedom Broadcasting of Michigan, Inc. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: June 22, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1214). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981214.wp

WNTZ-48, INC./WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORPORATION. Granted application for consent to assign the license of station WNTZ(TV), Natchez, Mississippi, from WNTZ-48, Inc. to White Knight Broadcasting of Natchez License Corporation; granted conditional waiver of the duopoly rule. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: June 22, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-1215). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da981215.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 23, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 120:

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NEWS RELEASES

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COMMISSION GRANTS IN PART AND DENIES IN PART PCIA'S PETITION FOR FORBEARANCE; SOLICITS COMMENT ON FURTHER FORBEARANCE. Granted in part and denied in part a Petition for Forbearance filed by the Broadband Personal Communications Services Alliance of the Personal Communication Industry Association. Granted request to forbear from requiring commercial mobile radio service providers to file tariffs for their international services and from applying Section 226 of the Communications Act, and initiated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on further forbearance of Section 226 and other regulations or provisions of the Act to wireless telecommunications carriers. Report No: 98-18. by MO&O &NPRM. Action by: the Commission. Adopted: June 23, 1998. Dkt No.: WT-98-100, GN-94-33. (FCC No. 98-134) News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick (202) 418-0654. WTB Contact: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Steve Weingarten at (202) 418-0620 or International Bureau: Doug Klein at (202) 418-0424. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/News_Releases/1998/nrwl8025.html

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 1994. Released: June 23, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU WEEKLY RECEIPTS AND DISPOSALS.

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD APPLAUDING JIMMY SMITS' CALL FOR PROMOTING OPPORTUNITY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek848.html

PRESS STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER GLORIA TRISTANTI MINORITY OPPORTUNTIES IN THE MEDIA. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Tristani/Statements/stgt817.wp

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RADCLIFFE TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC. Granted Petition of Radcliffe Telephone Company for Extension of Time Granted in Prior Waiver, and extended for it the switch conversion deadline for four-digit CIC capability until August 31, 1998, subject to the conditions stated herein. Action by Chief, Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau. Adopted: June 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1209). CCB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Orders/1998/da981209.wp

METACOMM/MCII. Took action on several applications relating to cellular service in the Wyoming 1 and Montana 8 service areas. Action by Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: June 23, 1998. by Order. (DA No. 98-1224). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Orders/1998/da981224.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 22, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 119:

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 44267. Released: June 22, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac980622.txt

ADDENDA: The following items, released June 19, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 118:

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NPR PHOENIX, L.L.C. Issued Notice of Apparent Liability to NPR Phoenix, L.L.C in the amount of $7,500 for airing indecent lyrics at 5:10 pm on Station KBZR-FM, Gilbert, AZ. Action by Chief, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: August 27, 1997. by NAL. (DA No. 98-1187). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da981187.txt

CANTON, NORMAL, AND HEYWORTH, ILLINOIS. Effective August 3, amended FM Table to allot Channel 252A at Canton, Illinois, as the community's third local FM transmission service, Channel 250A at Normal, Illinois, as the community's second local commercial FM transmission service, and Channel 250A Heyworth, Illinois, as the community's first local aural transmission service. Dkt No.: MM-96-225. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: June 10, 1998. by R&O. (DA No. 98-1187). MMB