Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0009 (June 2010)
FCC 316
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGN BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE OR TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF ENTITY HOLDING BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE

Read INSTRUCTIONS Before Filling Out Form

FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BTC - 20050606AIJ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
Mailing Address
306 SOUTH KANAWHA STREET

City
BECKLEY
State or Country (if foreign address)
WV
Zip Code
25801 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3042537000
E-Mail Address (if available)
SSOUTHERN@RADIOCITYWV.COM
FCC Registration Number:
0004990115
Call Sign
WIWS
Facility ID Number
61276
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
ANNE THOMAS PAXSON
Firm or Company Name
BORSARI & PAXSON
Mailing Address
4000 ALBEMARLE STREET, N.W.
SUITE 100

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20016 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2022964800

E-Mail Address (if available)

3. If this application has been submitted without a fee, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1114):
Governmental Entity Noncommercial Educational Licensee/Permittee Other
N/A (Fee Required)
4.
a.  Voluntary Assignment or Transfer of Control  Involuntary Assignment or Transfer of Control
Amendment to pending application
File number of pending application: -

If an amendment, submit as an Exhibit a listing, by Section and Question Number, of the portions of the pending application that are being revised.

[Exhibit 1]

b.

Applicant certifies that the use of FCC Form 316 is appropriate for this transaction.

 

Yes No
See Explanation in
[Exhibit 2]
5.

Were any of the authorizations that are the subject of this application obtained through the Commission's competitive bidding procedures (see 47 C.F.R. Sections 1.2111(a) and 73.5000)?

If yes, list pertinent authorizations in an Exhibit.

Yes No

[Exhibit 3]



NOTE: In addition to the information called for in this section, an explanatory exhibit providing full particulars must be submitted for each question for which a "No" response is provided.

Section II - Assignor/Transferor

1. Certification.   Assignor/Transferor certifies that it has answered each question in this application based on its review of the application instructions and worksheets. Assignor/Transferor further certifies that where it has made an affirmative certification below, this certification constitutes its representation that the application satisfies each of the pertinent standards and criteria set forth in the application instructions and worksheets. Yes No
2.
Application for (check one): Consent to Assign Construction Permit Consent to Transfer Control of Permittee
Consent to Assign License Consent to Transfer Control of Licensee
Amendment to pending application
3.
Legal Name of the Assignor/Transferor
IRA W. SOUTHERN
Mailing Address
228 OLD BLUEFIELD ROAD

City
PRINCETON
State or Country (if foreign address)
WV
Zip Code
24740 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3042537000
E-Mail Address (if available)

4.
Contact Representative (if other than Assignor/Transferor)
ANNE THOMAS PAXSON
Firm or Company Name
BORSARI & PAXSON
Mailing Address
4000 ALBEMARLE STREET, N.W.
SUITE 100

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
Zip Code
20016 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2022964800

E-Mail Address (if available)

 
If more than one Transferor, submit the information requested in Questions 3 and 4 for each transferor.
[Exhibit 4]
5. Authorizations to be Assigned/Transferred. List the authorized stations and construction permits to be assigned/transferred. Provide the Facility Identification Number and the Call Sign, or the Facility Identification Number and the File Number of the Construction Permit, and the location, for each station to be assigned/transferred. Include main stations, FM and/or TV translator stations, LPTV stations, FM and/or TV booster stations.

[Enter Station Information]


List the authorized stations and construction permits to be assigned/transferred. Provide the Facility Identification Number and the Call Sign, or the Facility Identification Number and the File Number of the Construction Permit, and the location, for each station to be assigned/transferred. Include main stations, FM and/or TV translator stations, LPTV stations,, FM and/or TV booster stations.

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
61276 WIWS - BECKLEY WV

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
61273 WCIR-FM - BECKLEY WV

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
6013 WMTD - HINTON WV

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
6012 WMTD-FM - HINTON WV

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
40501 WWNR - BECKLEY WV


6.
Agreements for Sale/Transfer of Station.
a. If the transaction is voluntary, Assignor/Transferor certifies that:
  i. it has placed in licensee's/permittee's public inspection file(s) and submitted as an exhibit to this item copies of all agreements for the assignment/transfer of the station(s);
  ii. these documents embody the complete and final understanding between assignor/transferor and assignee/transferee; and
  iii. these agreements comply fully with the Commission's rules and policies.
b. If the transaction is involuntary, the Assignor/Transferor certifies that court orders or other authorizing documents have been issued and that it has placed in the licensee's/permittee's public inspecition file(s) and submitted to the Commission copies of such court orders or other authorizing documents.
Exhibit Required
Yes No
N/A

[Exhibit 5]


Yes No
N/A

[Exhibit 6]

7.
Character Issues. Assignor/Transferor certifies that neither licensee/permittee nor any party to the application has or has had any interest in, or connection with:
a. any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left unresolved or were resolved adversely against the applicant or any party to the application; or
b. any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 7]

8.
Adverse Findings. Assignor/Transferor certifies that, with respect to the assignor/transferor and each party to the application, no adverse finding has been made, nor has an adverse final action been taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under the provisions of any law related to any of the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination.
Yes No
See Explanation in
[Exhibit 8]
9. Auction Authorization. Assignor/transferor certifies that more than five years have passed since the issuance of the construction permit for the station being assigned, where that permit was acquired in an auction through the use of a bidding credit or other special measure. Yes No
N/A


See Explanation in
[Exhibit 9]
10. Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. Assignor/Transferor certifies that neither licensee/permittee nor any party to the application is subject to denial of federal benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862. Yes No

I certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith. I acknowledge that all certifications and attached Exhibits are considered material representations.

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
IRA W. SOUTHERN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
TRANSFEROR
Signature
Date
06/08/2005
WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).



NOTE: In addition to the information called for in this section, an explanatory exhibit providing full particulars must be submitted for each question for which a "No" response is provided.

Section III - Assignee/Transferee

1. Certification.   Assignee/Transferee certifies that it has answered each question in this application based on its review of the application instructions and worksheets. Assignee/Transferee further certifies that where it has made an affirmative certification below, this certification constitutes its representation that the application satisfies each of the pertinent standards and criteria set forth in the application instructions and worksheets. Yes No
2.
Legal Name of the Assignee/Transferee
R. SHANE SOUTHERN
Mailing Address
ROUTE 1, BOX 175

City
PETERSTOWN
State or Country (if foreign address)
WV
Zip Code
24963 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3042537000
E-Mail Address (if available)

3.
Contact Representative (if other than Assignee/Transferee)
ANNE THOMAS PAXSON
Firm or Company Name
BORSARI & PAXSON
Mailing Address
4000 ALBEMARLE STREET, N.W.
SUITE 100

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
Zip Code
20016 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2022964800

E-Mail Address (if available)

 
If more than one Transferee, submit the information requested in Questions 2 and 3 for each transferee.
[Exhibit 10]
4.
Agreements for Sale/Transfer of Station. Assignee/Transferee certifies that:
a. the written agreements in the licensee/permittee's public inspection file embody the complete and final agreement for the sale or transfer of the station(s); and
b. these agreements comply fully with the Commission's rules and policies.
Yes No
[Exhibit 11]
5. Changes in interests as a result of assignment/transfer.
a. [Enter Changes in Interests Information]

Changes in Interests as a Result of Assignment/Transfer

(A) NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY PARTY TO APPLICATION HOLDING AN ATTRIBUTABLE INTEREST
(B)
CITIZENSHIP
INTEREST HELD
(C) BEFORE TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT
(D) AFTER TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT
(1) Percentage Vote
(2) PercentageTotal Assets

(Equity plus Debt)

(1) Percentage Votes
(2) PercentageTotal Assets

(Equity plus Debt)

IRA W. SOUTHERN, 228 OLD BLUEFIELD ROAD, PRINCETON, WV 24740 US 39.5 39.5 0 0

(A) NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY PARTY TO APPLICATION HOLDING AN ATTRIBUTABLE INTEREST
(B)
CITIZENSHIP
INTEREST HELD
(C) BEFORE TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT
(D) AFTER TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT
(1) Percentage Vote
(2) PercentageTotal Assets

(Equity plus Debt)

(1) Percentage Votes
(2) PercentageTotal Assets

(Equity plus Debt)

R. SHANE SOUTHERN, ROUTE 1, BOX 175, PETERSTOWN, WV 24740 US 30.5 30.5 50.4 50.4

(A) NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY PARTY TO APPLICATION HOLDING AN ATTRIBUTABLE INTEREST
(B)
CITIZENSHIP
INTEREST HELD
(C) BEFORE TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT
(D) AFTER TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT
(1) Percentage Vote
(2) PercentageTotal Assets

(Equity plus Debt)

(1) Percentage Votes
(2) PercentageTotal Assets

(Equity plus Debt)

KRISTIN E. WALLACE, 210 WALNUT AVENUE, PRINCETON, WV 24749 US 15 15 24.8 24.8

(A) NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY PARTY TO APPLICATION HOLDING AN ATTRIBUTABLE INTEREST
(B)
CITIZENSHIP
INTEREST HELD
(C) BEFORE TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT
(D) AFTER TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT
(1) Percentage Vote
(2) PercentageTotal Assets

(Equity plus Debt)

(1) Percentage Votes
(2) PercentageTotal Assets

(Equity plus Debt)

KAREN L. MARTIN, 10908 POUND HILL LANE, CHARLOTTE, NC 28277 US 15 15 24.8 24.8


or [Exhibit 12]
 
 
b. Applicant certifies that equity interests not set forth above are non-attributable.
Yes No

N/A

[Exhibit 13]

6. Other Authorizations. List call signs, locations, and facility identifiers of all other broadcast stations in which assignee/transferee or any party to the application has an attributable interest. N/A

[Exhibit 14]

7. Acquisition of Control. List the file number and date of grant of FCC Form 301, 314, or 315 application by which the Commission approved the qualifications of the individual or entity with a pre-existing interest in the licensee/permittee that is now acquiring control of the licensee/permittee as a result of the grant of this application. N/A

[Exhibit 15]

8.
Character Issues. Assignee/Transferee certifies that neither assignee/transferee nor any party to the application has or has had any interest in, or connection with:
a. any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left unresolved or were resolved adversely against the applicant or any party to the application; or
b. any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 16]

9.
Adverse Findings. Assignee/Transferee certifies that, with respect to the assignee/transferee and each party to the application, no adverse finding has been made, nor has an adverse final action been taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under the provisions of any law related to any of the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 17]

10. Alien Ownership and Control. Assignee/Transferee certifies that it complies with the provisions of Section 310 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, relating to interests of aliens and foreign governments. Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 18]

11. Auction Authorization. Assignee/transferee certifies that where less than five years have passed since the issuance of the construction permit and the permit had been acquired in an auction through the use of a bidding credit or other special measure, it would qualify for such credit or other special measure. Yes No
N/A


See Explanation in
[Exhibit 19]
12. Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. Assignee/transferee certifies that neither licensee/permittee nor any party to the application is subject to denial of federal benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862. Yes No

I certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith. I acknowledge that all certifications and attached Exhibits are considered material representations. I hereby waive any claim to the use of any particular frequency as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and request an authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.)

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
R. SHANE SOUTHERN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT & TRANSFEREE
Signature
Date
06/08/2005
WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).



Exhibits
Exhibit 1
Description:
PORTION BEING AMENDED

THIS AMENDMENT IS BEING SUBMITTED TO DELETE EXHIBIT 8 TO SECTION III.

Attachment 1


Exhibit 2
Description:
STATEMENT RE APPROPRIATENESS OF FORM 316

ALL THE STOCK IN THE LICENSEE, SOUTHERN COMMUNICATION CORPORATION, IS CURRENTLY OWNED BY MEMBERS OF A SINGLE FAMILY (A FATHER AND HIS THREE CHILDREN, EACH OF WHOM INDIVIDUALLY HOLDS A MINORITY--I.E., NONCONTROLLING--INTEREST). THE INSTANT APPLICATION CONTEMPLATES THE FATHER'S RETIREMENT AND REDEMPTION OF HIS SHARES BY THE CORPORATION. ALL CURRENT STOCKHOLDERS HAVE BEEN PASSED ON BY THE COMMISSION; NO NEW PRINCIPALS ARE PROPOSED TO BE ADDED; AND NO CURRENT PRINCIPAL IS ACQUIRING ADDITIONAL STOCK. THE EFFECT OF THE CORPORATION'S REDEMPTION OF THE FATHER'S STOCK WILL, HOWEVER, RESULT IN ONE OF THE EXISTING PRINCIPALS' STOCK HOLDINGS TIPPING INTO POSITIVE CONTROL (50.4%). IT IS BELIEVED THAT A FORM 316 IS APPROPRIATE IN THIS INSTANCE, BUT SHOULD THE STAFF DEEM IT NECESSARY, THE LICENSEE WILL RESUBMIT THIS APPLICATION ON A LONG FORM.

Attachment 2


Attachment 5
Description
AGREEMENTS (PART 1)
AGREEMENTS (PART 2)


Exhibit 6
Description:
FURTHER RESPONSE TO SECTION II, ITEM 5

ASSOCIATED AUXILIARY STATIONS TO BE TRANSFERRED:


PRIMARY STATION/FACILITY ID NO.       ASSOCIATED AUXILIARY/PURPOSE

    WIWS      61276                        WHY962    AURAL STL

    WCIR-FM   61273                        KPF348    RPU RELAY                                                   KPH757    RPU RELAY
                                           KC23584   RPU                                                         KM5867    RPU
                                           WHY735    AURAL STL                                                   KB96834   RPU

    WMTD      6013                         WLP765    AURAL STL      

    WWNR      40501                        KS7095    RPU
                                           WHY689    AURAL STL

Attachment 6


Exhibit 12
Description:
CHANGES IN INTERESTS

SEE EXHIBIT 2.

Attachment 12


Exhibit 14
Description:
OTHER BROADCAST INTERESTS

SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION IS THE 100% CORPORATE PARENT OF THE LICENSEES OF WAXS(FM), OAK HILL, WV (FACILITY ID 52789) AND WTNJ(FM), MOUNT HOPE, WV (FACILITY ID 71679). THE INDIVIDUAL PRINCIPALS OF SOUTHERN VOTE THE SAME PROPORTIONAL INTERESTS IN THE SUBSIDIARIES AS THEY DO IN THE PARENT.

Attachment 14


Exhibit 15
Description:
PRIOR APPROVAL OF INDIVIDUAL ACQUIRING CONTROL

R. SHANE SOUTHERN, WHO WILL ACQUIRE CONTROL AS A RESULT OF THE PROPOSED TRANSFER, WAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION IN (MOST RECENTLY) FILE NO. BAL-20031205AUZ. SEE ALSO EXPLANATION IN EXHIBIT 2 ABOVE.

Attachment 15