Baltimore, Maryland 21202-6806
Re: Case No. 8582 - In the matter of The
Washington Post Company requesting
the assignment of an N11 code
Dear Mr. Hawkins,
Attached is the service list for the petition to intervene in the above-cited case on behalf of the WBAL Division of the Hearst Corporation, which owns and operates Baltimore broadcast stations WBAL-TV, WBAL-AM, and WIYY-FM. The petition to intervene was filed with your office October 27, 1993 and a copy is attached with the service list.
This service list is sent per instructions from Chief Hearing Examiner O. Ray Bourland III. In a telephone conversation this date, Hearing Examiner Bourland requested that we inform those on the service list who object to this petition do so by Monday, November 8, 1993.
Ronald E. Hawkins
Nov. 1, 1993
Should you have any questions about this service list addendum to the Petition to Intervene please contact Sue Crandall at (202) 887-1524 or Jim Doyle at (410) 332-0520.
Very truly yours,
James J. Doyle, Jr.
DOYLE & CRAIG
25 South Charles Street, Ste. 1910
Baltimore, MD 21201
Fax (410) 332-0584
Susan H. Crandall
MORRISON & FOERSTER
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Fax (202) 887-0763
The Hearst Corporation
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I, Susan H. Crandall, do hereby certify that on October 27, 1993 copies of The Hearst Corporation petition to intervene in "Case No. 8582 - In the matter of the petition of The Washington Post Company requesting the assignment of an N11 Code" were served by First Class Mail, postage prepaid on the following:
Henry D. Levine, Esq. Mark A. Keffer, Esq.
D. E. Boehling, Esq. Wilma R. McCarey, Esq.
Levine, Lagapa & Block AT&T Communications of
1200 Nineteenth Street, N.W. Maryland, Inc.
Washington, D.C. 20036 3033 Chain Bridge Road, Rm. 3D
requesting the assignment of an N11 code
Dear Mr. Hawkins:
By this letter we petition to intervene in the above-cited case on behalf of the WBAL Division of The Hearst Corporation (Hearst), which owns and operates Baltimore broadcast stations WBAL-TV, WBAL-AM, and WIYY-FM.
Pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Art. 78, $ 82A (1991 Replacement Volume), Hearst seeks acceptance as a late intervenor in this proceeding for good cause.1/ This proceeding was brought to Hearst's attention only a few days ago. Had the company been aware of the proceeding before the deadline for intervention, it would have petitioned in a timely fashion. A review of the docket reveals that no other Maryland broadcasting entity has sought to participate. Hearst, therefore, believes that its interests cannot be adequately represented by the existing parties. The Nil issue is receiving widespread regulatory attention, both at other state public utility commissions and at the Federal Communications
1/ The Maryland Public Service Commission has permitted late intervention upon a showing of good cause. See In the Matter of the Cost and Revenue Allocation Manual of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Maryland, Case No. 8333, 1991 Md. PSC LEXIS 174, Filed July 19, 1991; Re: AT&T Communications of Maryland, Inc., Intervenors: Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Maryland et al., Case No. 7788, 75 Md. P.S.C. 495 (1984); and Re: Washington Gas Light Company, Intervenors: Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington, Inc. et al., Case No. 7649, 75 Md. P.S.C. 436 (1984).
Ronald E. Hawkins
Oct. 26, 1993
commission, and the Maryland Public Service Commission will benefit from considering as many points of view as possible. With its extensive combined radio and television audience in Maryland, Hearst can provide an important and unique perspective in this proceeding.
Hearst seeks intervention in order to obtain access to an N11 telephone number for Baltimore and other parts of Maryland in its stations' broadcast coverage area (including area codes 410 and 301). Hearst would expect to use the N11 number to offer Maryland consumers ready access to inexpensive information services. Providing access to these services is a natural extension of the information Hearst's broadcast stations already provide their audience. An N11 number would allow consumers quickly and easily to obtain selected updated world, national, local, sports, and entertainment information tailored to their individual needs.
Should you have any questions about this Petition to Intervene please contact Sue Crandall at (202) 887-1524 or Jim Doyle at (410) 332-0520.
Very truly yours,