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 - 20190930AAQ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
WRBS-AM, LLC
Mailing Address
3500 COMMERCE DRIVE

City
BALTIMORE
State or Country (if foreign address)
MD
Zip Code
21227 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
4102474100
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0020027033
Call Sign
WRBS
Facility ID Number
25527
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
KEENAN P. ADAMCHAK, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH, PLC
Mailing Address
1300 N 17TH STREET, SUITE 1100

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22209 - 3801
Telephone Number (include area code)
7038120400

E-Mail Address (if available)
ADAMCHAK@FHHLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20180227AAG
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: BALTIMORE     State: MD
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
STEVE LAWHON
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/30/2019

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 33
Description:
EXHIBIT 15 - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

THE PROPOSED WRBS STA FACILITY MAY BE EXCLUDED FROM ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSING UNDER 47. C.F.R. SECTION 1.1306 BECAUSE THE PROPONENT IS SPECIFYING THE USE OF AN EXISTING SHARED TOWER. THE STA FACILITY WILL THEREFORE NOT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT 15 STATEMENT.

THE PROPOSED STA FACILITY WILL ALSO COMPLY WITH THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC EXPOSURE LIMITS FOR CONTROLLED AND UNCONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS BASED UPON OET 65 CALCULATIONS (SEE TABULATION IN THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT 15 STATEMENT).

THE APPLICANT HEREIN 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.

Attachment 33
Description
Exhibit 15 - Environmental Considerations


Exhibit 34
Description:
REASON FOR STA EXTENSION REQUEST

WRBS-AM, LLC ('LICENSEE'), LICENSEE OF AM BROADCAST STATION, WRBS, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (FIN 25527) ('WRBS'), HEREBY REQUESTS A FURTHER EXTENSION OF WRBS'S SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY ('STA') TO OPERATE AN AN ALTERNATIVE SITE DUE TO THE LOSS OF ITS EXISTING SITE. SEE FILE NOS. BSTA-20180227AAG (GRANTED MAR. 3, 2018/ EXPIRED SEPT. 3, 2018), BESTA-20180823AAF (GRANTED SEPT. 24, 2018), BESTA-20190321AAI (GRANTED MAR. 29, 2019; EXPIRED SEPT. 28, 2019).

WRBS IS OPERATING PURSUANT TO STA AT AN ALTERNATIVE SITE (ASRN 1241567) ('ALTERNATIVE SITE') WITH A NON-DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA DURING BOTH DAYTIME AND NIGHTTIME HOURS AT A POWER OF 400 WATTS. LICENSEE HAS DETERMINED TO OPERATE WRBS ON A PERMANENT BASIS FROM THE ALTERNATIVE SITE. A MODIFICATION APPLICATION ('MODIFICATION APPLICATION') WAS FILED FOR WRBS ON FEBRUARY 28, 2019 TO OPERATE WRBS PERMANENTLY FROM THE ALTERNATIVE SITE. SEE FILE NO. BP-20190228AAE (GRANTED MAR. 29, 2019).

LICENSEE IS IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING CONSTRUCTION OF WRBS'S FACILITIES AT ITS ALTERNATIVE SITE AS AUTHORIZED IN ITS CONSTRUCTION PERMIT, AND WILL BE SUBMITTING A LICENSE TO COVER APPLICATION FOR WRBS'S NEW FACILITIES.

ACCORDINGLY, SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE DURING THE MOST RECENT STA PERIOD TOWARDS RESTORATION OF LICENSED OPERATIONS FOR WRBS. FOR THESE REASONS, A REQUEST FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF WRBS'S STA TO OPERATE AT THE ALTERNATIVE SITE IS WARRANTED UNTIL CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED, AND A LICENSE TO COVER APPLICATION HAS BEEN FILED.


Attachment 34