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 - 20210810AAB
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
ALAMANCE MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.
Mailing Address
2509 ELON OSSIPEE ROAD

City
ELON
State or Country (if foreign address)
NC
Zip Code
27244 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3369263141
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0028226785
Call Sign
WSML
Facility ID Number
740
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
COE W. RAMSEY
Firm or Company Name
BROOKS, PIERCE ET AL.
Mailing Address
150 FAYETTEVILLE STREET
SUITE 1700

City
RALEIGH
State or Country (if foreign address)
NC
ZIP Code
27601 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9198390300

E-Mail Address (if available)
CRAMSEY@BROOKSPIERCE.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20210208AAD
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: GRAHAM     State: NC
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
CHUCK MARSH
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/10/2021

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:
OTHER VARIANCE EXPLANATION

PLEASE REFER TO EXHIBIT 16.

Attachment 13


Exhibit 34
Description:
STA EXTENSION REQUEST

AUGUST 2021 UPDATE: THE LICENSEE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS EXTENSION OF THE SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY GRANTED IN FCC FILE NUMBER 20210208AAD.

THE STA AUTHORIZES WSML(AM) TO OPERATE DURING DAYTIME HOURS WITH PARAMETERS AT VARIANCE FROM LICENSED VALUES AND/OR REDUCED POWER AND WITH NO NIGHTTIME OPERATION DUE TO SEVERAL ONGOING ISSUES WITH THE STATION'S ANTENNA SYSTEM.

THE LICENSEE HOLDS A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (SEE FCC FILE NUMBER 20180719AAI) TO OPERATE NON-DIRECTIONALLY FROM A DIFFERENT TOWER AND DIPLEX WITH HOST STATION WPCM(AM). THE LICENSEE IS COORDINATING WITH THE LICENSEE OF WPCM(AM) ON THIS PROJECT, AND IT WAS RECENTLY DETERMINED THAT TOWER MODIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPORT WSML(AM)'S DIPLEX OPERATION ON THAT TOWER. PLANS ARE CURRENTLY IN PROCESS TO MAKE THESE MODIFICATIONS AND MOVE WSML(AM) TO THE WPCM(AM) TOWER PURSUANT TO THE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

PENDING THE RELOCATION OF WSML TO THE WPCM TOWER, THE LICENSEE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS EXTENSION OF ITS STA TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL TIME FOR RESOLUTION OF THIS MATTER.


Attachment 34