Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0386 (July 2002)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
Engineering STA

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BSTA - 20070824AEA
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
FREEDOM COMMUNICATIONS OF CONNECTICUT, INC.
Mailing Address
5074 DORSEY HALL DRIVE
SUITE 205

City
ELLICOTT CITY
State or Country (if foreign address)
MD
Zip Code
21042 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
4107400250
E-Mail Address (if available)
LARRY@PATCOMM.COM
FCC Registration No
0010654358
Call Sign
WLAT
Facility ID Number
1911
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
DAWN M. SCIARRINO, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
SCIARRINO & ASSOCIATES, LLC
Mailing Address
5425 TREE LINE DRIVE

City
CENTREVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
20120 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7038301679

E-Mail Address (if available)
DAWN@SCIARRINOLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: NEW BRITAIN     State: CT
6. 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)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Ensure that the specifications below are accurate. Contradicting data found elsewhere in this application will be disregarded. All items must be completed. The response "on file" is not acceptable.
TECH BOX
7.0. STA is requested for use of
Licensed Antenna system with:
       Reduced power
       Reduced hours of operation
       Required equipment out of service
       Other variance             [Exhibit 13]

Antenna system authorized by Construction Permit:               - 
      Describe requested modes of operation              [Exhibit 14]

Emergency wire antenna. Provide a full description in the Exhibit to Question 8. Do not complete the directional or nondirectional tower subforms.

Other antenna system: (Complete Items 7.1 - 7.7)
7.1. Frequency: 910  kHz
7.2. Class (select one):
A B C D
7.3. Hours of Operation:
Unlimited Limited Daytime Share Time Specified Hours:
7.4. Daytime: Yes No
[Daytime Operation]


7.5. Nighttime: Yes No
[Nighttime Operation]


7.6. Critical Hours Operation: Yes No
[Critical Hours Operation]


7.7. Environmental Protection Act.     The proposed facility is excluded from environmental processing under 47. C.F.R. Section 1.1306 (i.e., The facility will not have a significant environmental impact and complies with the maximum permissible radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure limits for controlled and uncontrolled environments). Unless the applicant can determine compliance through the use of the RF worksheets in Appendix A, an Exhibit is required.

By checking "Yes" above, the applicant also certifies that it, in coordination with other users of the site, will reduce power or cease operation as necessary to protect persons having access to the site, tower or antenna from radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure in excess of FCC guidelines.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 15]
8. Please explain in detail the "extraordinary circumstances" which warrant temporary operations at variance from the Commission's Rules. In addition, please specify 1)the specific rules and/or policies from which the applicant seeks temporary relief; 2) how the public interest will be furthered by grant; and 3) the expected duration of the STA and the licensee's plan for restoration of licensed operation. If requesting variance with other than authorized technical facilities, please specify the exact facilities sought. [Exhibit 16]
9. Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. Applicant certifies that neither applicant 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 I have prepared Engineering Data on behalf of the applicant, and that after such preparation, I have examined and found it to be accurate and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Name
MELVIN SANCHEZ
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
GENERAL MANAGER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/24/2007
Mailing Address
5074 DORSEY HALL DRIVE
SUITE
City
ELLICOTT CITY
State or Country (if foreign address)
MD
Zip Code
21042 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
4107400250
E-Mail Address (if available)
MSSM2115@MSN.COM

I hereby 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
W. LAWRENCE PATRICK
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
RECEIVER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/24/2007

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 14
Description:
EXHIBIT 14

SEE EXHIBIT 16.

Attachment 14


Exhibit 16
Description:
STA JUSTIFICATION

ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 17, 2007 WLAT(AM)'S TRANSMITTER WAS HIT BY AN ELECTRICAL STORM. THE STATION WAS OFF THE AIR FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO DAYS AND RETURNED TO BROADCAST OPERATIONS AT REDUCED POWER OF 1000 WATTS ON AUGUST 22, 2007. WLAT(AM) REQUESTS TO CONTINUE OPERATION AT 1000 WATTS DAY AND NIGHT FOR A PERIOD OF 60 DAYS PENDING RECEIPT OF REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND REPAIR OF THE FACILITIES.

Attachment 16