DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 204                                           October 22,1998

**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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EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS) ACTIVATION REPORTS VOLUNTARILY SUBMITTED BY BROADCASTERS TO THE FCC IN 1998. CIB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Compliance/News_Releases/1998/nrci8023.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Released: October 22, 1998. TARIFF TRANSMITTAL PUBLIC REFERENCE LOG - OCTOBER 21. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/Tariffs/combined/tt102198.pdf

Report No: N-90-A. Released: October 22, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK SERVICES APPLICATIONS ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Public_Notices/1998/Part68_Actions/22oct98r.txt

Report No: NCD-205. Released: October 22, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-206. Released: October 22, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-207. Released: October 22, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-208. Released: October 22, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-209. Released: October 22, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-210. Released: October 22, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: NCD-211. Released: October 22, 1998. COMMON CARRIER NETWORK CHANGE NOTIFICATION. Contact: Ginny Kennedy, Network Services Division at (202) 418-2328.

Report No: 1383. Released: October 22, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION RELAY SERVICE (CARS) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING.

Report No: TEL-00021. Released: October 22, 1998. OVERSEAS COMMON CARRIER SECTION 214 APPLICATIONS AND SECTION 310(B)(4) ACTIONS TAKEN. (DA No. 98-2118). Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/da982118.pdf

Report No: 44352. Released: October 22, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981022.txt

Report No: 24352. Released: October 22, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981022.txt

Report No: D-1009. Released: October 22, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md981022.pdf

Report No: D-1009-A. Released: October 22, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE APPLICATIONS ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/md981022.pdf

Released: October 22, 1998. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS ON REQUESTS FOR DECLARATORY RULING ON THE USE OF VARIOUS DIGITAL MODULATION SCHEMES BY MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE AND INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION FIXED SERVICE STATIONS.The Commission has received two requests for declaratory ruling, each seeking authority to use new digital modulation techniques for Multipoint Distribution Service and Instructional Television Fixed Service spectrum. Comments due November 12; replies November 23. (DA No. 98-2129). Contact: Michael J. Jacobs at (202) 418-7066. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/MDS_Notices/da982129.wp

Report No: CWS-99-4. Released: October 22, 1998. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU COMMERCIAL WIRELESS INFORMATION.

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LESNICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC., LICENSEE, STATION WTWR-FM, MONROE, MI. Issued $4,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Lesnick Communications, inc. licensee of radio Station WTWR-FM, Monroe, Michigan, for its apparent willful and repeated violations of Sectoins 73.1211 and 73.1216 of the Commission's Rules regarding prizes promised in a bridal show presented by the station. Action by Bureau Chief. Adopted: October 21, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-2117). MMB

TELEBEEPER OF NEW MEXICO, INC. Issued $1,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against TeleBeeper of New Mexico, Inc., licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Station KNLT319, Big Springs, Texas, for failing to timely notify the Commission of commencement of service for the station, in apparent violation of Section 22.141(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: October 21, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-2121). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da982121.wp

TELEBEEPER OF NEW MEXICO, INC. Issued $1,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against TeleBeeper of New Mexico, Inc., licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Station KNLT358, Clovis, New Mexico, for failing to timely notify the Commission of commencement of service for the station, in apparent violation of Section 22.141(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: October 21, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-2122). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da982122.wp

TELEBEEPER OF NEW MEXICO, INC. Issued $1,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against TeleBeeper of New Mexico, Inc., licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Station KNLT319, Monahans, Texas, for failing to timely notify the Commission of commencement of service for the station, in apparent violation of Section 22.141(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: October 21, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-2123). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da982123.wp

TELEBEEPER OF NEW MEXICO, INC. Issued $1,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against TeleBeeper of New Mexico, Inc., licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Station KNLT319, Seminole, Texas, for failing to timely notify the Commission of commencement of service for the station, in apparent violation of Section 22.141(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: October 21, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-2124). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da982124.wp

TELEBEEPER OF NEW MEXICO, INC. Issued $1,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against TeleBeeper of New Mexico, Inc., licensee of Paging and Radiotelephone Station KNLT319, Wichita Falls, Texas, for failing to timely notify the Commission of commencement of service for the station, in apparent violation of Section 22.141(b) of the Commission's Rules. Action by Acting Chief, Enforcement and Consumer Information Division. Adopted: October 21, 1998. by NAL for Forfeiture. (DA No. 98-2125). WTB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1998/da982125.wp

ADDENDA: The following items, released October 21, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 203:

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KATHRYN C. BROWN TO BE FCC CHIEF OF STAFF. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8076.wp

LAWRENCE E. STRICKLING TO BE CHIEF OF COMMON CARRIER BUREAU. CCB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/1998/nrcc8075.wp

MASS MEDIA ACTION - FCC SEEKS COMMENTS ON LOTTERIES, POINT SYSTEM TO CHOOSE BETWEEN COMPETING APPLICANTS FOR NONCOMMERCIAL BROADCAST STATIONS - REPORT NO. MM 98-14. The FCC asked for public comments on its tentative conclusion that either a lottery or a point system should be used to award noncommercial educational (NCE) television and radio station licenses between mutually exclusive competiing applicants. Action by the Commission October 21, 1998, by Decision (FCC 98-269). News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. MMB Contact: Irene Bleiweiss at (202) 418-2780. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8033.wp

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Released: October 21, 1998. EX PARTE PRESENTATIONS AND POST-REPLY COMMENT PERIOD FILINGS IN PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE PROCEEDINGS (3 OF 3). Contact: Barbara Lowe at (202) 418-0310.

Released: October 21, 1998. COMPETITIVE PRICING DIVISION DENIES MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR DIRECT CASE IN BEEHIVE TELEPHONE COMPANY, ET AL. TRANSMITTAL NO. 11. (DA No. 98-2128). Dkt No.: CC- 98-108. Contact: Jon Stover at (202) 418-1520; TTY: (202) 418-0484.

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REEXAMINATION OF COMPARATIVE STANDARDS FOR NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL APPLICANTS. The FCC asked for public comments on its tentative conclusion that either a lottery or a point system should be used to award noncommercial educational (NCE) television and radio station licenses between mutually exclusive competiing applicants. Comments due 45 days after publication in the Federal Register; replies due 65 days after publication in the Federal Register. Dkt No.: MM- 95-31. Action by the Commission. Adopted: October 7, 1998. by FNPRM. (FCC No. 98-269). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/fcc98269.wp

BRAWLEY BROADCASTING CO. AND KAMP, INC. (ASSIGNORS) AND ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C. (ASSIGNEE). Granted the following: 1) application for assignment of licenses of KWST(FM), Brawley, California and KMXX(FM), Imperial, California, from Brawley Broadcasting Company to Entravision Holdings, L.L.C.; 2) application for assignment of license of KAMP(AM), El Centro, California from KAMP, Inc. to Entravision; 3) request for permanent waiver of the Commission's one-to-a-market rule, which restricts common radio and television station ownership in the same market, to permit common ownership of KAMP(AM), El Centro, KMXX(FM), Imperial, KWST(FM), Brawley and KVYE(TV), El Centro, all in California. Denied informal objection to the assigment applications. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 28, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-243). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98244.wp

FANT BROADCASTING COMPANY OF MINNESOTA, INC AND KQDS ACQUISITION CORP/GREAT DULUTH BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. AND KQDS ACQUISITION CORP. Granted application for assignment of license of KNLD(TV), Duluth, Minnesota, from Fant Broadcasting Company of Minnesota, Inc. to KQDS Acquisition Corp; granted the applications for assignment of the licenses of KDDS(AM) and KQDS-FM, Dutluth, Minnesota from Great Duluth Broadcasting Company, Inc. to KQDS Acquisition Corp.. Granted KQDS's request for permanent waiver of the Commission's one-to-a-market rule. Action by the Commission. Adopted: September 28, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-244). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98243.wp