DAILY DIGEST

Vol. 17, No. 244                                          December 21,1998

**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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COMMISSIONER FURCHTGOTT-ROTH ISSUES COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON FCC'S BIENNIAL REVIEW PROCESS: EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN EXTENT OF 1998 REVIEW, OFFERS CONSTRUCTIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR YEAR 2000 REVIEW. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. Furchtgott-Roth Contact: Comm. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/News_Releases/1998/nrmc8055.html

BROADCAST STATION TOTALS OF NOVEMBER 30, 1998. MMB. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1998/nrmm8044.wp

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 44392. Released: December 21, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981221.txt

Report No: 24392. Released: December 21, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981221.txt

Report No: NA-230. Released: December 21, 1998. NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION OF PETITIONS TO DENY DEADLINE.Petitions to Deny: January 20, 1999. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8180.wp

Report No: B-223. Released: December 21, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE.Cut-Off Date: January 20, 1999. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8181.wp

Released: December 21, 1998. FCC CLOSES EARLY ON DECEMBER 24, 1998. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Miscellaneous/Public_Notices/1998/pnmc8072.wp

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REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION 11 BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. Commissioner Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth, December 21, 1998. by Report. Furchtgott-Roth Contact: Office of Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth: Paul Misener at (202) 418-2000. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/furchtgott-roth/reports/sect11.pdf

JAMES A. KAY, JR. Dismissed the Petition for Reconsideration, filed September 23, 1998, by James A. Kay, Jr., Liscensee Part 90 Licenses in the Los Angeles, CA area*. Dkt No.: WT-94-147. Action by the FCC. Adopted: December 16, 1998. by Order. (FCC No. 98-333). WTB

ADDENDA: The following items, released December 18, 1998, did not appear in Digest No. 243:

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U.S. MEXICO REACH UNDERSTANDING ON THE USE OF FREQUENCIES FOR FIRE-FIGHTING AND OTHER EMERGENCY RELIEF EFFORTS ALONG THE U.S. MEXICO BORDER AREA. Report No: IN-98-72. News Media Contact: Rosemary Kimball (202) 418-0500. IB Contact: Tom Lucey at (202) 418-2161, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Michael Pollak at (202) 418-1682.

FCC ADDRESSES PETITIONS FOR RECONSIDERATION IN DIGITAL TELEVISION PROCEEDING. Report No: ET-98-14. News Media Contact: David Fiske (202) 418-0500. OET Contact: Alan Stillwell at (202) 418-2470.

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PUBLIC NOTICES

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Report No: 1213. Released: December 18, 1998. CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE REGISTRATIONS; SPECIAL RELIEF AND OTHER FILINGS.

Released: December 18, 1998. LYNCSTAR INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS FILES AN APPLICATION FOR OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM CERTIFICATION. (DA No. 98-2573). Action by: Acting Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Division, Cable Services Bureau. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Cable/Public_Notices/1998/da982573.wp

Report No: TEL-00044NS. Released: December 18, 1998. NON-STREAMLINED INTERNATIONAL SECTION 214, CABLE LANDING LICENSE AND SECTION 310(B)(4) APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING (FORMAL SECTION 63.18 AND 1.767) APPLICATIONS NOT SUBJECT TO STREAMLINED PROCESSING. Contact: International Bureau Reference Center: (202) 418-1492 or (202) 418-1493, TTY: (202) 418-2555. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/International/Public_Notices/1998/pnin8307.pdf

Report No: 44391. Released: December 18, 1998. BROADCAST ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Actions/ac981218.txt

Report No: 24391. Released: December 18, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/ap981218.txt

Report No: 24391A. Released: December 18, 1998. BROADCAST APPLICATIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Brdcst_Applications/pnmm8178.wp

Report No: 346. Released: December 18, 1998. MASS MEDIA BUREAU CALL SIGN ACTIONS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Call_Sign_Changes/pnmm8182.wp

Report No: A-342. Released: December 18, 1998. NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL FM BROADCAST APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND NOTIFICATION OF CUT-OFF DATE.Cut-Off Date: January 20, 1999. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Public_Notices/Radio_Cutoffs/pnmm8179.wp

Released: December 18, 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/ex981221.html

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SPEECHES

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STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN WILLIAM KENNARD ON THE PUBLIC INTEREST OBLIGATIONS OF DIGITAL TELEVISION BROADCASTERS. Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Speeches/Kennard/Statements/stwek897.wp

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MARION B. BRECHNER AND BERL M. BRECHNER. Granted Transfer of Control of Northeast Kansas Broadcasting Service, Inc., Licensee of Television Stations KTKA-TV, Topeka, Kansas, K39BR, Junction City, Kansas, K58CX, Lawrence Kansas from Marion B. Brechner to Berl M. Brechner, and granted request for permanent waiver of the Commisson's one-to-a-market rule. Action by the FCC. Adopted: December 10, 1998. by MO&O. (FCC No. 98-328). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/fcc98328.wp

LLANO AND MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS. Denied the Joint Petiton for Reconsideration filed by Roy E. Henderson and Tichenor License Corporation, and dismissed Motion for Stay filed by Roy E. Henderson and Tichenor License Corporation, and terminated the proceeding. Dkt No.: MM-95-49. Action by Chief, Policy & Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 14, 1998. by MO&O. (DA No. 98-2564). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Orders/1998/da982564.wp

KNOX CITY, TEXAS. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 297A at Knox City, Texas. Comments Due: February 8, 1999; February 23, 1999. Dkt No.: MM-98-236. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 9, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-2546). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982546.wp

MANHATTAN, MONTANA. Proposed FM Table to Allot Channel 289A at Mahattan, Montana, as that community's first local broadcast service. Comments Due: February 8, 1999; Reply Comments Due: February 23, 1999. Dkt No.: MM-98-233. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 9, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-2548). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982548.wp

AUGUSTA, WISCONSIN. Proposed amending FM Table to allot Channel 268C3 at Augusta, Wisconsin, as that community's first local broadcast service. Comments Due: February 8, 1999; Reply Comments Due: February 23, 1999. Dkt No.: MM-98-234. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 9, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-2547). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982547.wp

WEST TISBURY, MASSACHUSETTS. Proposed Amending FM Table to allot Channel 282A at West Tisbury, Massachusetts, as that community's first local broadcast service. Comments Due: February 8, 1999; Reply Comments Due: February 23, 1999. Dkt No.: MM-98-235. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 9, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-2545). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982545.wp

HAZLETON, NORTH DAKOTA/GACKLE, NORTH DAKOTA/NEW ENGLAND, NORTH DAKOTA. Proposed amending FM Table to Allot Channel 280C to Hazleton, ND; Channel 256C to Gackle, ND; and Channel 222C to New England, ND. Comments Due: February 8, 1998; Reply Comments Due: February 23, 1999. MM-98-230, MM-98-231, MM-98-232. Dkt No.: MM-98-230, MM-98-231, ,. Action by Chief, Allocations Branch, Policy and Rules Division, Mass Media Bureau. Adopted: December 9, 1998. by NPRM. (DA No. 98-2549). MMB Internet URL: http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Mass_Media/Notices/1998/da982549.wp