[Federal Register: June 30, 1995 (Volume 60, Number 126)]
[Page 34303-34304]
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Copyright Office
[Docket No. RM 94-4A]

Cable Compulsory License: Specialty Station List

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice of final specialty station list.


SUMMARY: The Copyright Office is publishing a new and final list of 
specialty stations that sent us affidavits claiming they meet specialty 
station requirements. A specialty station is a commercial broadcast 
television station that meets requirements set by the Federal 
Communications Commission under its former distant signal carriage 
rules at 47 CFR 76.5(kk)(1981). The Office will refer to the list to 
check broadcast station status when cable systems file semi-annual 
statements of account under 17 U.S.C. 111.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1995.

Marilyn J. Kretsinger, Acting General Counsel, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. 
Box 70400, Southwest Station, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 
707-8380. Fax: (202) 707-8366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the cable compulsory license, section 
111 of title 17, United States Code, carriage of a specialty station 
\1\ by a cable operator allows the operator to pay copyright fees at a 
lower rate than the 3.75% rate that is usually incurred by an operator 
when it carries non-permitted signals. Specialty station status is 
determined by reference to former regulations of the Federal 
Communications Commission at 47 CFR 76.5(kk)(1981). The FCC no longer 
determines whether or not a station qualifies as a specialty station, 
however, the Copyright Office updates the specialty station list 
periodically, because the list remains relevant in connection with the 
filing of statements of account by cable operators.

    \1\ The FCC defined a specialty station as ``a commercial 
television broadcast station that generally carries foreign-
language, religious, and/or automated programming in one-third of 
the hours of an average broadcast week and one-third of weekly 
prime-time hours.'' 47 CFR 76.5(kk)(1976).

    The Office created its first specialty station list in 1990, and 
stated that it would compile new lists at approximately three year 
intervals. Early this year we published a request for affidavits from 
stations claiming current specialty station status. 60 FR 4639 (January 
24, 1995). We extended the filing deadline from March 27, 1995, to 
April 24, 1995, in order to accommodate specialty station owners who 
had been unaware that we were updating the list. 60 FR 1826 (April 
1995). On May 9, 1995, we published a list of stations whose affidavits 
we had received, and requested that any party objecting to any claim to 
specialty station status submit comments to the Office stating its 
objections. 60 FR 24659 (May 9, 1995). We received no comments or 
objections.The Office now publishes a final list of specialty stations, 
effective July 1, 1995, for the accounting period 1995/2 and 
thereafter. Copyright Office examiners will refer to this final 
specialty station list in examining cable systems' claims on their 
statements of account that particular broadcast stations they carry are 
specialty stations. Although the Office does not officially place 
stations filing affidavits after the closing date on the specialty 
station list, we will accept these affidavits without objection. These 
late claims will be placed in the public file in the Licensing Division 
for reference purposes. If a cable system claims specialty station 
status for a station not on this list, the examiner will determine 
whether the station has filed an affidavit since the closing date for 
submitting claims (April 24, 1995).
Final List of Specialty Stations: Call Letters and Cities of 
License \2\

CBAFT  Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    \2\ Several listings in today's Notice reflect corrections made 
to more accurately show the markets stations serve. These include 
KFTV Hanford/Fresno, California (formerly listed as KFTV Fresno, 
California), KVEA Corona/Los Angeles, California (formerly listed as 
KVEA Corona, California), WNJU New York, New York/Linden, New Jersey 
(formerly listed as WNJU Linden, New Jersey), WOCD Amsterdam, New 
York, (formerly listed as WOCD Amsterdam, Pennsylvania), WPCB 
Greensburg/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (formerly listed as WPCB 
Greensburg, Pennsylvania), and WPGD Hendersonville, Tennessee 
(formerly listed as WPGD Nashville, Tennessee).

CBEFT  Windsor, Ontario, Canada
CBFT  Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CBGAT  Matane, Quebec, Canada
CBKFT  Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
CBLFT  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CBOFT  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CBST  Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada
CBUFT  Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
CBVT  Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
CBWFT  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
CBXFT  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CFCM  Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
CFER  Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
CFTM  Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CHEM  Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
CHLT  Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
CJPM  Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
CKRN  Rouyn, Quebec, Canada
CKRS  Jonquiere, Quebec, Canada
CKRT  Riviere-Du-Loup, Quebec Canada
CKSH  Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
CKTM  Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
KCHF  Santa Fe, New Mexico
KCSO  Modesto, California
KDTV  San Francisco, California
KFCB  Concord, California
KFTV  Hanford/Fresno, California
KLUZ  Albuquerque, New Mexico
KLXV  San Jose, California

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KMEX  Los Angeles, California
KMPX  Decatur, Texas
KMSG  Sanger, California
KNSO  Merced, California
KNXT  Visalia, California
KSBI  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
KSTS  San Jose, California
KTFH  Conroe, Texas
KTMD  Galveston, Texas
KTSF  San Francisco, California
KTVW  Phoenix, Arizona
KUVN  Garland, Texas
KVDA  San Antonio, Texas
KVEA  Corona/Los Angeles, California
KWEX  San Antonio, Texas
KWHY  Los Angeles, California
KXLN  Rosenberg, Texas
W09BI  Tallahassee, Florida
W17AB  Tallahassee, Florida
W64BW  Arlington, Virginia
W65BX  Springfield, Massachusetts
W69AY  Gainesville, Florida
WACX  Leesburg, Florida
WBUY  Memphis, Tennessee
WCFC  Chicago, Illinois
WCLF  Clearwater, Florida
WCTD  Miami, Florida
WECN  Naranjito, Puerto Rico
WEFC  Roanoke, Virginia
WEJC  Lexington, North Carolina
WELF  Lookout Mountain, Georgia
WFCT  Bradenton, Florida
WFGC  Palm Beach, Florida
WGBO  Joliet, Illinois
WHBR  Pensacola, Florida/Mobile, Alabama
WHTN  Murfreesboro, Tennessee
WIRS  Yauco, Puerto Rico
WKAQ  San Juan, Puerto Rico
WKBS  Altoona, Pennsylvania
WLCN  Madisonville, Kentucky
WLFG  Grundy, Virginia
WLTV  Miami, Florida
WLYJ  Clarksburg, West Virginia
WMBC  Newton, New Jersey
WMCF  Montgomery, Alabama
WMPV  Mobile, Alabama
WNJU  New York, New York/Linden, New Jersey
WOCD  Amsterdam, New York
WPCB  Greensburg/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WPGD  Hendersonville, Tennessee
WPMC  Jellico, Tennessee
WRXY  Tice, Florida
WSCV  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
WSFJ  Newark, Ohio
WSNS  Chicago, Illinois
WSWS  Opelika, Alabama
WTGI  Wilmington, Delaware
WTGL  Cocoa, Florida
WTLK  Rome, Georgia
WTWS  New London, Connecticut
WXTV  Secaucus, New Jersey

    Dated: June 27, 1995.
Marilyn J. Kretsinger,
Acting General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 95-16119 Filed 6-29-95; 8:45 am]