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

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BLESTA - 20120827AEQ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
METRO NORTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Mailing Address
116 WEST MAIN STREET
P.O. BOX 100

City
DENMARK
State or Country (if foreign address)
WI
Zip Code
54208 - 0100
Telephone Number (include area code)
9208631234
E-Mail Address (if available)
WGBW@LSOL.NET
FCC Registration No
0012403630
Call Sign
WLWB
Facility ID Number
6649
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JEFFREY L. TIMMONS, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name

Mailing Address
1110 WHITEHAWK TRAIL

City
LAWRENCEVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
GA
ZIP Code
30043 - 7158
Telephone Number (include area code)
6784635116

E-Mail Address (if available)
JEFF@TIMMONSPC.COM
3. Purpose:
Notification of Suspension of Operations
Notification of Suspension of Operations and Request for Silent STA
Request for Silent STA
Request to Extend STA            Previous File Number: BLSTA  -  20111230ADC
Resumption of Operations
4 Community of License:
City: NEW HOLSTEIN     State: WI
5. Reason for going silent:
Technical     Financing     Staffing
Program Source     Other
6.
Please provide a justification for the request
[Exhibit 2]
7.
Date Station has gone silent:     12/20/2011   (mm/dd/yyyy)
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 kowledge 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
MARK HELLER
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/27/2012

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 2
Description:
REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SILENT STA

METRO NORTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. ('METRO NORTH'), CLOSED ON ITS PURCHASE OF THE STATION ON 12/20/11; AS OF THE CLOSING DATE, ONE OF THE THREE GUY WIRES FOR THE TOWER WAS DAMAGED LEAVING THE TOWER UNSAFE, AND SINCE METRO NORTH INTENDS TO RELOCATE THE STATION IT DID NOT ACQUIRE THE RIGHTS TO THE CURRENTLY AUTHORIZED TRANSMITTER SITE. INSTEAD, THE TOWER WAS TAKEN DOWN AND THE STATION ASSETS REMOVED FROM THE TRANSMITTER SITE, AND METRO NORTH WAS GRANTED SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY ('STA') FOR WLWB(AM) TO BE SILENT (BLSTA-20111230ADC).

METRO NORTH HAS LEASED AND RECEIVED LOCAL APPROVALS FOR A NEW TRANSMITTER SITE, AND IS PREPARING TO FILE A MINOR CHANGE APPLICATION TO PROPOSE THE RELOCATION OF THE STATION TO THE NEW SITE. METRO NORTH RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS AN EXTENSION OF ITS STA FOR WMBE(AM) TO REMAIN SILENT FOR UP TO FOUR MONTHS, OR UNTIL DECEMBER 20, 2012, PENDING COMMISSION PROCESSING AND ACTION ON THE MINOR CHANGE APPLICATION, AND IF GRANTED, RELOCATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE STATION'S NEW FACILITIES. THE PUBLIC INTEREST WOULD BE SERVED BY GRANT OF THE STA, SINCE THE CONDITION OF THE STATION'S TOWER AT THE PRIOR SITE REQUIRED PROMPT REMOVAL OF THE TOWER FOR SAFETY REASONS, AND SINCE METRO NORTH INTENDS TO INVEST IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW AND IMPROVED, BETTER QUALITY TRANSMISSION FACILITY (SUBJECT TO COMMISSION APPROVAL) TO SERVE WLWB(AM)'S COMMUNITY OF LICENSE OF NEW HOLSTEIN WI.


Attachment 2