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 - 20200601AAI
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Mailing Address
7120 SW 24TH AVENUE

City
GAINESVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
32607 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3523312200
E-Mail Address (if available)
DOUG@KISS1053.COM
FCC Registration No
0006153977
Call Sign
WAJD
Facility ID Number
24209
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MARK N. LIPP, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
FLETCHER HEALD & HILDRETH PLC
Mailing Address
1300 N. 17TH STREET
11TH FLOOR

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22209 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7038120445

E-Mail Address (if available)
LIPP@FHHLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20191122AAZ
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: GAINESVILLE     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
DOUGLAS GILLEN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/01/2020

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 34
Description:
EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES' WHICH WARRANT TEMPORARY OPERATIONS

GILLEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION ('GILLEN') RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS AN EXTENSION OF THE SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION FOR STATION WAJD(AM), GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, TO OPERATE AT REDUCED POWER, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.1635 AND 73.1560(D) OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

IN THE STA REQUEST, GILLEN REPORTED THAT STATION WAJD IS LICENSED TO OPERATE IN THE NONDIRECTIONAL MODE WITH FIVE (5) KILOWATTS OF POWER DURING THE DAY AND 0.051 KILOWATTS OF POWER AT NIGHT. THE WAJD TRANSMITTER WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY MAKING FULL POWER AND, DUE TO A 2ND HARMONIC SPUR, ITS ENGINEERS RECOMMENDED STAYING AT REDUCED POWER TO AVOID OUT-OF-BAND INTERFERENCE. EFFORTS WERE ON-GOING AMONG THE LICENSEE AND ITS ENGINEERS AND CONSULTANTS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM(S). THUS GILLEN REQUESTED STA FOR WAJD TO OPERATE WITH 100 WATTS DURING THE DAY AND 50 WATTS AT NIGHT.

SINCE THEN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS MADE IT DIFFICULT TO MAKE ENOUGH PROGRESS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. HOWEVER, GILLEN HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ITS ENGINEER AND EXPECTS TO MAKE SOME PROGRESS SHORTLY.   

ACCORDINGLY, GILLEN REQUESTS AN EXTENSION OF ITS STA TO OPERATE WAJD AT REDUCED POWER PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.1635 AND 73.1560(D) OF THE RULES. THIS WILL ENABLE THE STATION TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THE RESIDENTS OF GAINESVILLE AND THE SURROUNDING AREA WHILE IT SEEKS A SOLUTION TO ITS TECHNICAL PROBLEMS.

Attachment 34