11 Rad. Reg. 2d (P & F) 174
September 14, 1967
[The Commission by Chairman Hyde and Commissioners Cox, Loevinger and Wadsworth granted the above described application on September 13, 1967. Commissioner Lee dissented and issued the following statement in which Commissioner Johnson joined.]
DISSENTBY: ROBERT E. LEE
I dissent to the action taken by the Commission whereby it waived the adjacent channel separation requirements for UHF stations. To my mind the waiver has not been justified by the applicant who claims that operation from a site meeting spacing requirements would result in a marginal city grade service to Lafayette. This claim is inadequately supported.
Even if adjacent channel spacings were met with equal facilities, each station would be capable of rendering interference-free service, on a line between
stations to a distance of only 27-1/2 miles.
In view of the fact that our studies show that other channels which would meet all separation requirements are available in this area, it would seem short-sighted and inconsistent with the best development of UHF service to permit this rule violation that the Commission condones.