FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,213
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Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of
Reclassification of License )
Of Station WQUE-FM ) RM-11627
New Orleans, Louisiana )
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
Adopted: April 6, 2011 Released: April 8, 2011
Comment Date: May 23, 2011
By the Assistant Chief, Audio Division; Media Bureau:
1. Before the Audio Division is a Petition for Rule Making filed by Bowen Broadcasting
("Petitioner"), requesting the allotment of FM Channel 228A at Summit, Mississippi, as that community's
first local broadcast transmission service. To accommodate that allotment, Petitioner requests the
reclassification of Station WQUE-FM, Channel 227C, New Orleans, Louisiana, to specify operation on
Channel 227C0. Station WQUE-FM currently operates on Channel 227C with an ERP of 100 kilowatts
at 300 meters HAAT. The station is below the minimum Class C antenna height requirements of 451
meters HAAT. Because Station WQUE-FM is operating below minimum Class C standards, it is subject
to reclassification as a Class CO facility.' Petitioner requests that we issue to Clear Channel
Broadcasting Licenses, Inc., licensee of Station WQUE-FM, an Order to Show Cause why that station
should not be reclassified as a CO facility.
2. Section 316(a) of the Communications Act, as amended. permits the Commission to modify
an authorization if such action is in the public interest. Further, pursuant to Section 316(a), we are
required to notify the affected station of the proposed action, as well as the public interest reasons for the
action, and to afford the licensee at least 30 days to respond. This procedure is set forth in Section 1.87
of the Commission's Rules.
3. The reclassification of a Class C FM station to a Class CO station may be initiated through the
filing of a petition for rule making to amend the FM Table of Allotments. In instances where an initiating
petition proposes both to amend the FM Table of Allotments and to reclassify a Class C FM station, the
Commission must issue an order to show cause, as set forth in Section 73.3573, note 4, of the Commission's
1 See 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review-Streamlining of Radio Technical Rules in Parts 73 and 74 of the
Commission's Rules, Second Report and Order, 15 FCC Rcd 21,649 (2000) ("Second Report and Order'), and
Section I.420(g), n.2, and Section 73.3573, n.4, of the Commission's Rules.
2 See Modification of FM and Television Licenses Pursuant to Section 316 of the Communications Act, Order, 2
FCC Red 3327 (1987).
Second Report and Order, supra, and 47 C.F.R. 1.420, n.2.
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