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

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BESTA - 20090219ACH
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.
Mailing Address
316 ROBIN ROAD

City
MOUNT AIRY
State or Country (if foreign address)
NC
Zip Code
27030 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3367862147
E-Mail Address (if available)
KELLYEPPERSON@EARTHLINK.NET
FCC Registration No
0007550593
Call Sign
WSYD
Facility ID Number
64066
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JOHN NEELY, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
MILLER AND NEELY, P.C.
Mailing Address
SUITE 704
6900 WISCONSIN AVE.

City
BETHESDA
State or Country (if foreign address)
MD
ZIP Code
20815 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3019864160

E-Mail Address (if available)
JOHNSNEELY@YAHOO.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20080820ABA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: MOUNT AIRY     State: NC
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. 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 33]

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 34]
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 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
JOHN S NEELY
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
COUNSEL
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
02/18/2009

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 13
Description:
STA

PARAMETERS AT VARIANCE WHILE MAINTAINING MONITOR POINTS

Attachment 13


Exhibit 34
Description:
STA PURPOSE

THE STA IS REQUIRED WHILE STATION WSYD EXPERIENCES VARYING READINGS AND FLUCTUATING OPERATING CONSTANTS. COUNSEL IS ADVISED THAT DURING THE MOST RECENT STA PERIOD, THE STATION HAS MADE A NUMBER OF ADJUSTMENTS AND HAS DETERMINED IT NECESSARY TO PURCHASE AND INSTALL A NEW ANTENNA MONITOR BEFORE IT MAY RESUME OPERATING AT LICENSED PARAMETERS. IN ADDITION, A TECHNICAL ADVISOR HAS STUDIED THE WSYD TRANSMISSION PLANT AND RECOMMENDED THAT THE AGING TRANSMISSION LINE SHOULD BE REPLACED AND LENGTHENED. REPLACING AND LENGTHENING THE TRANSMISSION LINE WILL AFFECT THE ANTENNA MONITOR.

THE STATION IS EXPLORING ITS OPTIONS AND THE RELATED COST OF REPLACING THE MONITOR ALONE OR IN TANDEM WITH THE TRANSMISSION LINE.   THEREFORE, IT WILL SEEK NEW PRICE QUOTES FROM VENDORS TO SUPPLY THE NEW MONITOR AND TRANMISSION LINE, COMPARED WITH SUPPLYING THE MONITOR ALONE.

THE COST TO PURCHASE AND INSTALL THESE ITEMS IS A SIGNIFICANT CONCERN. LIKE MANY BUSINESSES IN THE UNITED STATES, THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ECONOMY HAS CHALLENGED WSYD IN ATTRACTING SUFFICIENT REVENUE TO COVER ITS ONGOING EXPENSES. IT MUST CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE TIMING AND THE FINANCIAL EFFECT WHICH THE PROPOSED REPAIRS WILL HAVE ON STATION OPERATIONS.

IT IS HOPED THAT THE PROJECT WILL PROCEED IN AN EXPEDITIOUS AND TIMELY FASHION. IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO SERVE STATION LISTENERS YOU ARE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO EXTEND SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY FOR STATION WSYD TO OPERATE WITH REDUCED POWER OR OTHER PARAMATERS AT VARIANCE AS NEEDED WHILE MAINTAINING MONITOR POINTS.



Attachment 34