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 - 20140612AAI
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
FLORIDA TALK RADIO, LLC
Mailing Address
4206 SHADY OAKS COURT

City
SARASOTA
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
34233 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9415399596
E-Mail Address (if available)
SUSAN.NILON@GMAIL.COM
FCC Registration No
0021183637
Call Sign
WSRQ
Facility ID Number
27663
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
ERWIN G. KRASNOW
Firm or Company Name
GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER
Mailing Address
1000 POTOMAC STREET, NW
FIFTH FLOOR, FLOUR MILL BUILDING

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20007 - 3501
Telephone Number (include area code)
2022982161

E-Mail Address (if available)
EKRASNOW@GSBLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20090129ABH
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. 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
SUSAN NILON
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/11/2014

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 34
Description:
EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

THE EXISTING SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION ('STA') (FILE NO. BESTA-20131203AEY) EXPIRES ON JUNE 23, 2014. AS SHOWN IN THE INITIAL REQUEST FOR STA (FILE NO. BESTA-20090129ABH), THE FORMER LICENSEE OF WSRQ DETERMINED THAT DUE TO ZONING PROBLEMS, IT NEEDED TO MODIFY THE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OF THE STATION TO PROPOSE SINGLE TOWER OPERATION.

FLORIDA TALK RADIO LLC ('FTR') BECAME THE LICENSEE OF WSRQ ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 (FCC FILE NO. BAL-2011110824CA). ON DECEMBER 14, 2011, FTR FILED AN APPLICATION TO MOVE THE TOWER SITE AND CHANGE THE DIRECTIONAL ARRAY OF THE STATION (FCC FILE NO. BP-20111214AEF, GRANTED BY THE FCC ON JANUARY 18, 2012). SUBSEQUENT TO THE GRANT OF THE AFOREMENTIONED CONSTRUCTION PERMIT, FTR WAS ADVISED FOR THE FIRST TIME OF ZONING PROBLEMS BY THE OWNER OF THE TOWER SITE. BASED ON ITS ASSESSMENT OF THE DIFFICULTIES OF OBTAINING A ZONING VARIANCE, FTR RETAINED THE SERVICES OF ENGINEERING CONSULTING FIRM OF DU TREIL, LUNDIN & RACKLEY TO FIND AN AVAILABLE AND AFFORDABLE SITE TO SUPPORT THE REQUIRED DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA SYSTEM IN A LOCATION THAT WILL ALLOW SARASOTA, THE STATION'S CITY OF LICENSE, TO BE COVERED (TO AVOID HAVING TO CHANGE WSRQ'S CITY OF LICENSE) AND TO MEET ALL OF THE FCCS REQUIRED PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS.

FTR LOCATED A SUITABLE TOWER SITE AND FILED AN APPLICATION FOR MODIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION PERMIT WHICH SPECIFIES THE NEW SITE. ON MAY 6, 2014, THE MEDIA BUREAU GRANTED THE APPLICATION. SEE (FILE NO. BMP-20131021AGL).

TO KEEP THE STATION ON THE AIR, A FURTHER EXTENSION OF TIME IS REQUESTED.


Attachment 34