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 - 20211103AAD
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Mailing Address
4405 PROVIDENCE LANE
SUITE D

City
WINSTON-SALEM
State or Country (if foreign address)
NC
Zip Code
27106 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3367590363
E-Mail Address (if available)
MCARBONE@TRUTHNETWORK.COM
FCC Registration No
0004985149
Call Sign
WHVN
Facility ID Number
72331
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
DAVINA SASHKIN, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP
Mailing Address
1050 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW
SUITE 1100

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20036 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2028611759

E-Mail Address (if available)
DSASHKIN@BAKERLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20200831AAL
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: CHARLOTTE     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
STUART W. EPPERSON, JR.
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/03/2021

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 33
Description:
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE PROPOSED STA FACILITY MAY BE EXCLUDED FROM ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSING UNDER 47. C.F.R. SECTION 1.1306 BECAUSE THE FACILITY WILL NOT CREATE A SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. (AN EXISTING TOWER WILL BE USED FOR THIS STA WITH NO CHANGES REQUIRED IN THE TOWER OR THE IMMEDIATE AREA SURROUNDING IT. ALSO, THIS STA OPERATION WILL COMPLY WITH THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC EXPOSURE LIMITS FOR CONTROLLED AND UNCONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS.)

FURTHER THE TOWER BASE AREA WILL BE SURROUNDED BY A POSTED AND LOCKED FENCE THAT WILL LIMIT APPROACH TO DISTANCES OF GREATER THAN 2 METERS, THEREFORE EXPOSURE AT PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE LOCATIONS FROM THE 600 WATT FOLDED UNIPOLE ANTENNA WILL BE WELL BELOW THE GENERAL PUBLIC LIMITS (I.E.: 18.74% OF THE ELECTRIC AND 10.54% OF THE MAGNETIC MPE LIMITS FOR UNCONTROLLED/GENERAL POPULATION ENVIRONMENTS). IF NECESSARY, MEASUREMENTS CAN BE CONDUCTED TO CONFIRM COMPLIANCE. FURTHER, THE APPLICANT HEREIN AFFIRMS THAT IT IS THE ONLY USER OF THE SITE, BUT IT WILL NEVERTHELESS COORDINATE WITH ANY FUTURE USERS OF THE SITE. ADDITIONALLY, THE APPLICANT 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


Exhibit 34
Description:
REQUEST FOR STA EXTENSION

TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION ('TRUTH'), THE CURRENT LICENSEE OF WHVN(AM), CHARLOTTE, NC (FIN 72331) ('WHVN'), RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS A FURTHER EXTENSION OF SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY ('STA') TO OPERATE WHVN AT THE PARAMETERS DESCRIBED HEREIN (SEE CDBS FILE NO. BSTA-20200831AAL, AS EXTENDED FILE NO. BESTA-20210317AAE). TRUTH BECAME THE LICENSEE OF WHVN ON JUNE 25, 2021 (SEE LMS FILE NO. 0000137220).

THE STA TO BE EXTENDED USES A TEMPORARY TRANSMITTING SITE THAT IS WITHIN WHVN'S COMMUNITY OF LICENSE. THIS SITE IS THE LOCATION OF AN EXISTING SELF-SUPPORTING, BASE GROUNDED STL TOWER. A SINGLE WIRE UNIPOLE SYSTEM IS ATTACHED TO THIS TOWER TO SERVE AS THE ANTENNA SYSTEM. (PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FIGURE 2 - 'ANTENNA SKETCH' FOR A REPRESENTATIVE ILLUSTRATION.) GIVEN THE TOWER HEIGHT ABOVE GROUND, THE CALCULATED ELECTRICAL HEIGHT IS 68 DEGREES. DAY AND NIGHTTIME OPERATION AT A POWER OF NO MORE THAN 600 WATTS IS BEING REQUESTED.

THE INCLUDED FIGURE 1 SUPPLIES A COMPARATIVE COVERAGE MAP SHOWING THAT THE STA 0.5 MV/M CONTOUR DOES NOT EXCEED THE STATION'S PRESENTLY AUTHORIZED 0.5 MV/M CONTOUR. AS IS ALSO SHOWN, THE 5 MV/M PRINCIPAL COMMUNITY COVERAGE CONTOUR DEVELOPED UNDER THIS STA IS PREDICTED TO ENCOMPASS 52.6% OF THE POPULATION OF THE CITY OF LICENSE, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

AN EXTENSION OF WHVN'S STA WILL PERMIT CONTINUED SERVICE TO A PORTION OF THE STATION'S LICENSED OVERAGE AREA AND IS THEREFORE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.

Attachment 34
Description
Exhibit 16 - Figure 1 - Comparative Coverage Map
Exhibit 16 - Figure 2 - Antenna Sketch