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 - 20121211ABQ
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:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: NEW HOLSTEIN     State: WI
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:  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
R. STUART GRAHAM
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/11/2012
Mailing Address
GRAHAM BROCK, INC.
P.O. BOX 24466
City
ST. SIMONS ISLAND
State or Country (if foreign address)
GA
Zip Code
31522 -7466
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
9126388028
E-Mail Address (if available)
RSG@GRAHAMBROCK.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
MARK HELLER
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/11/2012

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 16
Description:
REQUEST FOR ENGINEERING SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

SEE ATTACHED STA

METRO NORTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. ('METRO NORTH'), CLOSED ON ITS PURCHASE OF WLWB(AM) 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 INTENDED TO RELOCATE THE STATION IT DID NOT ACQUIRE THE RIGHTS TO THE PREVIOUSLY LICENSED TRANSMITTER SITE. INSTEAD, THE TOWER WAS TAKEN DOWN AND THE STATION ASSETS REMOVED FROM THE TRANSMITTER SITE, AND METRO NORTH HAS BEEN GRANTED SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY ('STA') FOR WLWB(AM) TO BE SILENT THROUGH 12/21/12 (BLSTA-20111230ADC, AS EXTENDED BY BELSTA-20120827AEQ).

METRO NORTH HOLDS A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (BP-20120827AEP) FOR NEW FACILITIES AT A NEW TRANSMITTER SITE AND HAS BEGUN CONSTRUCTION, WITH ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS ORDERED AND ON SITE (EXCEPT FOR GUY WIRE ANCHORS, WHICH ARE SCHEDULED TO BE DELIVERED), BUT CONCRETE POURED FOR THE BASE OF THE TOWER HAS NOT CURED SUFFICIENTLY TO SAFELY PERMIT ERECTION OF THE VERTICAL PORTION OF THE TOWER. THEREFORE, METRO NORTH RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION ('STA') FOR USE OF A TEMPORARY 'LONG WIRE' ANTENNA AT THE AUTHORIZED CONSTRUCTION PERMIT SITE (AS MORE SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED IN THE ATTACHED TECHNICAL EXHIBIT), FOR UP TO 180 DAYS, OR UNTIL MAY 19, 2013, WHILE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FACILITIES AUTHORIZED BY THE PERMIT CAN BE COMPLETED. THE PROPOSED STA OPERATION WILL PROVIDE THE REQUIRED CITY GRADE COVERAGE OVER THE STATION'S COMMUNITY OF LICENSE OF NEW HOLSTEIN WI.

GRANT OF THE STA WILL SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY PERMITTING WLWB(AM) TO RETURN TO THE AIR AND RESTORE SERVICE TO ITS COMMUNITY OF LICENSE OF NEW HOLSTEIN WI, WHILE PERMITTING THE COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW FACILITIES AUTHORIZED BY THE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT. METRO NORTH RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS EXPEDITED ACTION ON THE THIS STA REQUEST, TO PERMIT IT TO PUT WLWB(AM) BACK ON THE AIR WITH AUTHORIZED FACILITIES AS PROPOSED IN THE STA BEFORE THURSDAY 12/20/12, TO AVOID THE AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION OF THE STATION'S LICENSE.

Attachment 16
Description
STA