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 - 20200507AAB
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
JMD, INC.
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 2639

City
GULFPORT
State or Country (if foreign address)
MS
Zip Code
39505 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2288965500
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0004073110
Call Sign
WGCM
Facility ID Number
31216
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JOHN C. TRENT, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
PUTBRESE HUNSAKER & TRENT, P.C.
Mailing Address
200 SOUTH CHURCH STREET

City
WOODSTOCK
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22664 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
5404597646

E-Mail Address (if available)
FCCMAN3@SHENTEL.NET
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20191107AAC
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: GULFPORT     State: MS
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 M. DOWDY
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
05/07/2020

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:
PURPOSE FOR STA REQUEST

AM STATION WROA, 1390 KHZ, HOLDS A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT, FILE NO. BP-20170428AAU, TO DIPLEX ON THE WGCM TOWER. OPERATION WITH PARAMETERS AT VARIANCE IS REQUESTED DUE TO CHANGES IN TOWER BASE IMPEDANCE ASSOCIATED WITH INSTALLATION OF THE DIPLEX SYSTEM. POWER WILL BE MAINTAINED AT THE LICENSED VALUE OF 1 KW.

WGCM IS LICENSED TO USE AN ABOVE GROUND, FOUR RADIAL, ELEVATED GROUND SYSTEM.

COMBINED OPERATION REQUIRES USE OF A GROUND SYSTEM CONSISTING OF 120 EQUALLY SPACED, BURIED, COPPER RADIALS, 60.5 METERS IN LENGTH.

STA IS ALSO REQUESTED TO OPERATE WGCM WITH THE BURIED RADIAL GROUND SYSTEM. THE LICENSEE WILL FILE A 301 APPLICATION FOR WGCM SPECIFYING THE BURIED GROUND SYSTEM.

Attachment 13


Exhibit 14
Description:
REQUESTED MODE OF OPERATION.

WE ARE REQUESTING TO OPERATE WGCM 1240 AM WITH 120 RADIAL BURIED GROUND RADIALS IN LIEU OF THE LICENSED ELEVATED COUNTERPOISE RADIALS AT 1KW DAY AND 1KW NIGHT MODE.

Attachment 14


Exhibit 33
Description:
RF RADIATION

THE TOWER SITE IS EXISTING. THE APPLICANT WILL COMPLY WITH SUPPLEMENT A, EDITION 97-01, TO OET BULLETIN NO 65, BY INSTALLING A FENCE SYSTEM WHICH COMPLIES WITH TABLE 2. DURING CONSTRUCTION, TEMPORARY FENCING, IF REQUIRED, WILL BE INSTALLED TO PREVENT PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE TOWER AND IMPERMISSIBLE RF EXPOSURE TO THE PUBLIC.

THE APPLICANT WILL COMPLY WITH OET-65 WORKER EXPOSURE GUIDELINES BY REDUCING POWER OR CEASING OPERATION AS REQUIRED.

Attachment 33


Exhibit 34
Description:
CIRCUMSTANCES TO OPERATE WGCM 1240 AT VARIANCE

IN 1998, BEFORE THE CDBS, 1240 KHZ WGCM AM WAS ISSUED A BROADCAST LICENSE BL-19980218KE TO OPERATE WITH AN ELEVATED COUNTERPOISE GROUND SYSTEM. THE STATION WAS CONSTRUCTED AS SUCH.

IN 2017, 1390 WROA AM WAS ISSUED A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT TO MOVE TO THE SAME LOCATION AS WGCM AM. 30-25-45 NORTH, 89-01-10 WEST FILE NO. BP-20170428AAU. IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS, AS CONSTRUCTION OF WROA WAS NEARING COMPLETION AT THE WGCM LOCATION, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT BECAUSE OF THE ADDITION OF THE 120 BURIED RADIALS THAT A 301 WOULD HAVE TO BE FILED REFLECTING THIS CHANGE INSTEAD OF FILING A 302-AM TO REFLECT THE 2 PERCENT CHANGE IN WGCM'S ANTENNA SYSTEM.

WE ARE REQUESTING TO OPERATE 1240 WGCM AM AT A VARIANCE UNDER AN ENGINEERING STA FOR 180 DAYS WHILE A 301 APPLICATION FOR A NEW GROUND SYSTEM IS FILED FOR AND APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. THE 301 HAS BEEN SUBMITTED, SEE BP-20200506ABCP. UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE LICENSEE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS AN EXTENSION OF THIS STA FOR 180 DAYS.

Attachment 34