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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #789
                   Wednesday,  April 25, 2007
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                 Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR, Editor
                      <r.gonsett@ieee.org>
    Copyright 2007, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  CHIEF ENGINEER OF WUVT-FM SERIOUSLY INJURED @ VIRGINIA TECH
  One of the individuals seriously injured at the Virginia
Tech shootings is Kevin T. Sterne, Chief Engineer of the college's
Class A Ed-FM station WUVT, 90.7 MHz.  Kevin was shot twice in the
leg, was bleeding profusely but had the presence of mind to apply
a tourniquet - an action that probably saved his life.
  Notes of encouragement can be sent to <ksterne@vt.edu>.  Our
prayers are with Mr. Sterne and those less fortunate at Virginia
Tech.
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  FCC GIVES EXAMPLES TO CLARIFY COMMUNITY OF LICENSE CHANGES,
  CHANNEL SUBSTITUTIONS AND NEW FM ALLOTMENT FILINGS
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-07-1671A1.doc
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  RULES MODIFIED FOR UNLICENSED DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT APPROVAL
  This Second Report & Order amends the FCC's rules to,
in part, provide relief from the need to obtain a new Part 15
equipment authorization each time the same transmitter is
installed in a different final product.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-07-56A1.doc
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  FCC BEGINS INQUIRIES ON BROADBAND DATA AND DEPLOYMENT
  The Notice of Inquiry (NOI) in this proceeding is
particularly interesting and asks whether broadband services
are being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely
fashion, and what steps could be taken to accelerate the
deployment.
  However, just this week and in response to a just-released
survey, Commissioner Copps says that, "Every year brings more
bad news as the United States slides farther down the broadband
rankings" and he urges the U.S. "to develop a broadband strategy
like every other industrialized nation has already done" (see
the last URL).
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-272365A1.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-07-21A1.doc
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-272519A1.doc
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  FCC FORFEITURE WATCH - PAYOLA
  Broadcasters pay $12.5 million to resolve possible payola
violations.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-272304A1.doc
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  FCC FORFEITURE WATCH - SELECTED CITATION
  Buy.com and a number of other retailers have been cited
for selling radar jamming devices to the public in violation
of FCC rules.  Following is the Citation issued to buy.com
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-07-1674A1.doc
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  FCC FORFEITURE WATCH - CONSENT DECREE WITH $10,000 FINE
  Venture Technologies Group, LLC, has agreed to make a
"voluntary contribution to the United States Treasury" of
$10,000 and accept other penalties in this FCC Consent
Decree Order.
  In May 2006, the FCC received license applications from
Venture indicating that LPTV stations K53IB and K59IB were up
and running in Bakersfield.  Following a complaint that the
facilities were not operating, the FCC inspected the site,
confirmed the assertion and canceled the authorizations.
  Venture agreed that "its transmitter and antennas were not
installed at the authorized location" at the time of the FCC
inspection.  The FCC was concerned that Venture may have made
false certifications in its License Applications and found
that a Consent Decree Order was the most efficient way to
resolve the matter without delving deeply via hearings.
  http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-07-1685A1.doc
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  CATCHING UP ON THE NEWS
  As usual following the NAB Convention in Las vegas, we are 
a bit behind in catching up with all of our in-basket news, but
plan to be on top of the situation soon.
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                             JOB SHOPPE
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  ASSISTANT RADIO ENGINEER LOOKING FOR WORK
  Assistant radio engineer looking for part time/contract work
in the southern California area.  Please contact Mike Boyle for
resume: (949) 645-1215 or send mailto:mike@kuci.org.
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                       LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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  QUESTION ABOUT THE KFI(AM) TOWER
  Q. Ever since the main KFI tower was destroyed by an
airplane, the auxiliary tower to this day still has no
lighting whatsoever.  How come?
  A. The auxiliary tower was never required to be lit, as
the main tower was considered the dominant structure (and
will be, when replaced).  The aux tower has reportedly been
"NOTAMed" since the accident; a NOTAM is a Notice to Airmen
and in this case asks them to be aware of the auxiliary tower.
- Ed.
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  IS GOLDFIELD ALL THAT RURAL?
  Q.  Is Goldfield, NV so rural that it receives no AM or
FM services?
  A.  Goldfield appears to have no radio services other than
the newly minted STA issued to Radio Goldfield.  According to
V-Soft's signal strength finder program at the URL below, and
using the Goldfield Post Office Zip Code (89013), Goldfield has
no radio services (AM or FM) per recognized FCC signal strength
standards.  A number of stations might be receivable in
Goldfield, but the legal definition of service is what counts
to the FCC.   - Ed.
  http://www.v-soft.com/ZipSignal/default.htm
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  HF (AMATEUR RADIO) BAND PLANS
  Thanks for mentioning the League's band plan PDF URL.
However, the following URL offers band plan sheets that, IMO,
are superior to the League's....  Each band has its own sheet
with notes from considerate operator guides and other sources.
Those notes show DX windows, packet and PSK frequencies, etc.
  http://www.yankeecruisah.com/w1cgs/hfband.html
  For those that want to make their own mind up about which
guide is best, various guides are available at:
  http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Ham_Radio/Band_Plans/
  Lloyd Colston, Mayes County Emergency Management, Pryor, OK
  [Keep in mind that what is informally referred to as "band
  plans" or "guides" do in fact reflect the rigid band edge
  frequency limitations that are imposed by the FCC.  -Ed.]
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  BRAD SOBEL PASSES AWAY
  I thought you should know that Brad Sobel (aka Sandy Beach)
passed on April 19 at his home in Lake Los Angeles, CA.  Brad
was 54.
  Chris Compton, KFXM, Lancaster, CA
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                           RANDOM NOTES
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  OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD INTERNET ACCESS
  The U.S. Department of Defense has named Intelsat General
Corp. to proceed with initial testing of what is expected to
lead to Internet Routing in Space (IRIS).  In early 2009, a
space-hardened Cisco router will be launched into geostationary
orbit to support the voice, data and video needs of the armed
forces, first responders, and others who need seamless and
instant communications.
  http://www.telecomweb.com/tnd/22650.html
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  MISCELLANEOUS
  o  Nikola Tesla Photo Archive
  o  More Einstein letters made public (Volume 10)
  http://www.teslascience.org/archive/descriptions/NT1934.htm
  http://www.einstein.caltech.edu/
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               AM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BL-20070321AEG    KTIE  58808   CARON BROADCASTING, INC.
              P   590 KHZ            SAN BERNARDINO, CA
  License to cover.
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BL-20070405ACN  KCAA  43995  BROADCASTING MANAGEMENT SERVICES...
             P  1050 KHZ                LOMA LINDA, CA
  License to cover.
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  AM STATION APPLICATION FOR DIRECT MEASUREMENT GRANTED
  BZ-20020111ABF    KWKW  38454    LOTUS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
            P     1330 KHZ              LOS ANGELES, CA
  Direct Measurement
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               FM RADIO - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER GRANTED
  BLED-20020405ABG   KSDS 58818  SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.
              E    88.3 MHZ               SAN DIEGO, CA
  License to cover construction permit BPED-20020219ABE
  PETITION TO DENY FILED BY TELEVISION, S.A. de C.V. AND
  BAY CITY TELEVISION, INC. 4/11/02
  PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF GRANT OF CP FILED AS PART OF
  THIS SAME PLEADING AND MUST BE DISPOSED OF BEFORE CAN DISPOSE
  OF LICENSE TO COVER.
  REPLY TO PET TO DENY FILED 4/18/02
  OPPOSITION OF SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT TO PET FOR
  RECON AND RESPONSE TO OPPOSITION TO LICENSE TO COVER
  APPLICATION FILED 4/18/02
  ERRATA TO OPPOSITION FILED 4/22/02 BY ('KSDS")
  REPLY FILED 4/25/02
  Petition to deny against the license is treated as an informal
  objection, and as an informal objection is dismissed 4/18/2007.
  License is granted 4/18/2007 subject to conditions.
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLH-20070411ACP    KMYI  58821    CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
             E     94.1 MHZ               SAN DIEGO, CA
  License to cover.
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  FM AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR AUXILIARY
  PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BXPH-20070412AAD    KFRG  1241     CBS RADIO STATIONS INC.
              E     95.1 MHZ            SAN BERNARDINO, CA
  CP for auxiliary purposes.
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  LOW POWER FM APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPL-20070328AFS  KYFC-LP 124429  THE YOUTH FOUNDATION & CENTER
              E    95.3 MHZ            OF IMPERIAL VALLEY, INC.
                                            EL CENTRO, CA
  Low Power FM Mod of CP to chg
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPH-20070103ADA    KUSS  67664    CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
              E     95.7 MHZ               CARLSBAD, CA
  Mod of CP to chg
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLFT-20070416ABJ   K239AD  85371  THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY
               E    96.3 MHZ                EDUCATION, INC.
                                               INDIO, CA
  License to cover.
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPFT-20070416ABE  K245AI  142730  PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC
              E     96.9 MHZ               SAN PASQUAL, CA
  Mod of CP
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPFT-20070416ABE   K245AI  142730  PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC
               E     96.9 MHZ               SAN PASQUAL, CA
  Mod of CP
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPFT-20070406ABZ  K253AD 156524  EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
              E     98.5 MHZ               OCEANSIDE, CA
  Mod of CP
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  FM TRANSLATOR APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPFT-20070406ABZ   K253AD  156524  EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
               E     98.5 MHZ               OCEANSIDE, CA
  Mod of CP
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLH-20070409AAQ    KSCF   59816   CBS RADIO STATIONS INC.
             E     103.7 MHZ             SAN DIEGO, CA
  License to cover.
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  FM BOOSTER APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
  INFORMAL OBJECTION
  BNPFTB-20060420ADG  KCAQ-4 165764  GOLD COAST BROADCASTING LLC
               E    104.7 MHZ              HAINES CANYON, CA
  CP New Station.  Engineering Amendment filed 07/10/2006.
  Informal Objection filed 4/17/07 by ("Mt Wilson")
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  FM STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLH-20070411ACO    KIOZ   13504   CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.
              E    105.3 MHZ              SAN DIEGO, CA
  License to cover.
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                 TV - LOCAL ITEMS FROM THE FCC
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  COMPANION CHANNEL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDCCDTL-20070411AAR  NEW  167362  ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC
                E    CHAN-14             SAN DIEGO, CA
  Digital Companion Channel
  Construction Permit request for facility id no.: 4035.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL
  CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BNPTTL-20000822ABA  K14MZ  125930   ADVANCE MINISTRIES, INC.
               E     CHAN-14                BLYTHE, CA
  Construction permit for a new station for BLYTHE, CA on
  channel 14, Effective Radiated Power 7.0, coordinates
  NL 33 deg 34 min 40 sec WL 114 deg 20 min 58 sec.
  Engineering Amendment filed 12/11/2006
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  COMPANION CHANNEL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDCCDTT-20070417AAM   NEW  167583   BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CSU,
                 E    CHAN-15       FOR SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV.
                                          LA JOLLA, CA
  Digital Companion Channel
  Construction Permit request for facility id no.: 6119.
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  COMPANION CHANNEL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDCCDTT-20070412ACL  NEW  167761  GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST CO..
                E    CHAN-26              PALM SPRINGS, CA
  Digital Companion Channel
  Construction Permit request for facility id no.: 130100.
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  COMPANION CHANNEL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDCCDTL-20070418ADC NEW  168606   DESERT TELEVISION LLC
                 E  CHAN-29        CATHEDRAL CITY-PALM, CA
  Digital Companion Channel
  Construction Permit request for facility id no.: 10535.
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  COMPANION CHANNEL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDCCDTL-20070419AEQ    NEW  168872  PARK PLACE BROADCASTING CO..
                  E    CHAN-30                 INDIO, CA
  Digital Companion Channel
  Construction Permit request for facility id no.: 51654.
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  CLASS A TV APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BRTTA-20060727AAK  K35DG 66321  REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CA..
              E     CHAN-35                LA JOLLA, CA
  Amendment filed 04/16/2007
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  COMPANION CHANNEL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDCCDTL-20070410AAT    NEW  168415   PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION
                 E     CHAN-41           INDIO/PALM SPRINGS, CA
  Digital Companion Channel
  Construction Permit request for facility id no.: 51207.
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  COMPANION CHANNEL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDCCDTT-20070411AAK  NEW 167762  GULF-CALIFORNIA BROADCAST CO..
                E    CHAN-41             YUCCA VALLEY, CA
  Digital Companion Channel
  Construction Permit request for facility id no.: 25576.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER
  ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BLTTL-20070416AAD KDUO-LP 128874 LOUIS MARTINEZ FAMILY GROUP...
                E   CHAN-43               PALM DESERT, CA
  License to cover construction permit no: BMPTTL-20070412ACQ,
  callsign KDUO-LP.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION
  TO A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GRANTED
  BMPTTL-20070412ACQ KDUO-LP 128874 LOUIS MARTINEZ FAMILY GROUP...
                E    CHAN-43               PALM DESERT, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number
  BNPTTL-20000831BKM.
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  DIGITAL AUXILIARY APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO COVER AUXILIARY
  PERMIT GRANTED
  BXLCDT-20051223ABA  KAZA-DT  29234  PAPPAS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
                E     CHAN-47               LICENSE LLC
                                            AVALON, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit.
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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR MODIFICATION TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BMPCDT-20070411AAL  KECY-DT  51208  PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION
                E     CHAN-48              EL CENTRO, CA
  Modification of construction permit file number
  BPCDT-19991101AHI.
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  DIGITAL TV APPLICATION FOR MINOR AMENDMENT TO A CONSTRUCTION
  PERMIT AMENDMENT RECEIVED
  BMPCDT-20070411AAL  KECY-DT  51208  PACIFIC MEDIA CORPORATION
                E     CHAN-48              EL CENTRO, CA
  Engineering Amendment filed 04/19/2007
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  FLASH CUT ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDFCDTL-20070416AER   KPSE-LP  51660   MIRAGE MEDIA, LLC
                   E    CHAN-50          PALM SPRINGS, CA
  Minor change of callsign KPSE-LP.
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  TV AUXILIARY TRANSMITTING ANTENNA APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO
  COVER AUXILIARY PERMIT GRANTED
  BXLCT-20051229AAG   KAZA-TV  29234  PAPPAS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
                E     CHAN-54                LICENSE LLC
                                             AVALON, CA
  License to cover auxiliary permit.
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  COMPANION CHANNEL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDCCDTL-20070411ACI  NEW  168113 ALMA VISION HISPANIC NETWORK...
               E     CHAN-57               VAN NUYS, CA
  Digital Companion Channel
  Construction Permit request for facility id no.: 52216.
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  DIGITAL TRANSLATOR OR DIGITAL LPTV APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL
  COMPANION CHANNEL ACCEPTED FOR FILING
  BDCCDTL-20070418ABD   NEW  168002     KJLA, LLC
                   E  CHAN-57        LOS ANGELES, CA
  Digital Companion Channel
  Construction Permit request for facility id no.: 14002.
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  TV TRANSLATOR OR LPTV STATION APPLICATION FOR DISPLACEMENT REPLY
  BDISTTL-20060915AOO  K61GH  56830  INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
               E      CHAN-61               NETWORK, INC.
                                         NATIONAL CITY, CA
  Minor change of callsign K61GH.
  Engineering Amendment filed 01/30/2007
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