The Commission has before it for comparative consideration approximately 200 mutually exclusive applications for new or modified noncommercial educational (“NCE”) FM station construction permits. Each of these applications is cut off from the filing of new competing applications and is mutually exclusive with at least one other cut-off application. These applications comprise 76 mutually exclusive groups. By this Memorandum Opinion and Order (“Order”), the Commission determines that two of these applications should be processed as “singletons” (i.e., not mutually exclusive with any other application) and tentatively selects 74 applications from the remaining 74 groups for grant by application of the NCE point system. Our selection is “tentative” because petitions to deny may be filed against the applicant tentatively selected pursuant to these point system determinations. The Commission directs the staff to issue a public notice establishing a filing deadline for any such petitions, and to take all steps necessary to process the applications and any petitions that may be received in accordance with the procedures provided herein. Finally, we direct the staff to open a filing window for NCE FM new and major change applications in October 2007.
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Attachments:FCC-07-40A1.pdf [436 KB PDF]
FCC-07-40A2.pdf [110 KB PDF]
FCC-07-40A3.pdf [67 KB PDF]
FCC-07-40A4.pdf [63 KB PDF]
FCC-07-40A5.pdf [67 KB PDF]
FCC-07-40A2.xls [91 KB]