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

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BSTA - 20081205AEP
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
SRQ RADIO, LLC
Mailing Address
2127 RINGLING BLVD.
SUITE 101

City
SARASOTA
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
34237 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9419559550
E-Mail Address (if available)
DON@DEMURPHY.COM
FCC Registration No
0015044761
Call Sign
WSRQ
Facility ID Number
27663
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
GARY S. SMITHWICK, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
SMITHWICK & BELENDIUK, P.C.
Mailing Address
5028 WISCONSIN AVENUE, NW
SUITE 301

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20016 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2023634560

E-Mail Address (if available)
GSMITHWICK@FCCWORLD.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: SARASOTA     State: FL
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)
7.
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.
[Exhibit 38]
8.
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 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
DONALD E. MURPHY
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
MEMBER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/04/2008

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 38
Description:
EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES JUSTIFYING STA

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR WAIVER OF THE COMMISSION'S FM TRANSLATOR RULES (SECTIONS 74.1201 ET SEQ.) AND GRANT OF THIS REQUEST FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY ('STA') TO PERMIT THE USE OF FM TRANSLATOR W295BH, SARASOTA, FL (FCC FACILITY ID NO. 140532), TO REBROADCAST THE PROGRAMMING OF AM STATION WSRQ(AM), SARASOTA, FLORIDA (FACILITY ID NO. 27663).

THERE IS PENDING AN APPLICATION (FILE NO. BALFT-20081105ADZ)FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSE OF W295BH TO THE RINGLING CENTER, LLC, WHICH IS AFFILIATED WITH THE LICENSEE OF WSRQ.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FM TRANSLATOR IS CURRENTLY LICENSED FOR OPERATION AT OSPREY, FL, BUT THE LICENSEE HOLDS A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (BPFT-20080801AQD) FOR OPERATION OF THE TRANSLATOR AT SARASOTA, FL.

WSRQ IS LICENSED TO OPERATE ON 1220 KHZ WITH NON-DIRECTIONAL DAYTIME POWER OF 1.0 KW AND 159 WATTS NIGHT WITH A TWO-TOWER DIRECTIONAL ARRAY. WSRQ IS CURRENTLY OPERATING ON SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY WITH NONDIRECTIONAL ANTENNA, 0.250 KW DAY AND 0.039 KW NIGHT (SEE FILE NO. 20080804ACZ, GRANTED AUGUST 19, 2008, WHICH EXPIRES FEBRUARY 19, 2009.) AN APPLICATION (BP-20060702AAL) IS PENDING WHICH WOULD AUTHORIZE THE OPERATION OF WSRQ WITH 1.0 KW DAY, 0.039 KW NIGHT. DUE TO THE GREAT DISPARITY BETWEEN DAYTIME AND NIGHTTIME COVERAGE, LARGE PORTIONS OF THE WSRQ DAYTIME CONTOUR CANNOT BE SERVED WITH AN EQUIVALENT NIGHTTIME INTERFERENCE FREE CONTOUR, AND THE FM TRANSLATOR WILL ADDRESS THAT DISPARITY.

THE ATTACHED MAP DEMONSTRATES THAT THE 60 DBU CONTOUR OF W295BH IS WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN THE PREDICTED 2 MV/M DAYTIME CONTOUR OF WSRQ AND THAT THE TRANSLATOR'S 60 DBU CONTOUR IS CONTAINED WITHIN A 25 MILE RADIUS OF THE AM TRANSMITTER SITE.

(1) THE LICENSEE SEEKS TEMPORARY RELIEF FROM THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 47 CFR SECTION 74.1201 ET SEQ.; (2) THE PUBLIC INTEREST WILL BE FURTHERED BY GRANT OF THE STA AS PERSONS RESIDING IN SARASOTA WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE A BETTER SIGNAL AT NIGHT FEATURING WSRQ'S PROGRAMMING AND (3) THE EXPECTED DURATION OF THE STA IS 180 DAYS (AND EXTENSIONS) OR UNTIL THE COMMISSION APPROVES THE RULES PROPOSED IN MB DOCKET NO. 07-172.

Attachment 38
Description
WSRQ - W295BH Coverage Map