Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0386 (July 2002)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
Engineering STA

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BSTA - 20211105AAD
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
WPB FCC LICENSE SUB, LLC
Mailing Address
3415 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, WEST

City
ST. PAUL
State or Country (if foreign address)
MN
Zip Code
55114 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
6516424334
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0028010627
Call Sign
WMEN
Facility ID Number
61080
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
KENNETH E. SATTEN
Firm or Company Name
WILKINSON BARKER KNAUER, LLP
Mailing Address
1800 M STREET, NW
SUITE 800N

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20036 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2027834141

E-Mail Address (if available)
KSATTEN@WBKLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: AM 
5. Community of License:
City: ROYAL PALM BEACH     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)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Ensure that the specifications below are accurate. Contradicting data found elsewhere in this application will be disregarded. All items must be completed. The response "on file" is not acceptable.
TECH BOX
7.0. STA is requested for use of
Licensed Antenna system with:
       Reduced power
       Reduced hours of operation
       Required equipment out of service
       Other variance             [Exhibit 13]

Antenna system authorized by Construction Permit:               - 
      Describe requested modes of operation              [Exhibit 14]

Emergency wire antenna. Provide a full description in the Exhibit to Question 8. Do not complete the directional or nondirectional tower subforms.

Other antenna system: (Complete Items 7.1 - 7.7)
7.1. Frequency:  kHz
7.2. Class (select one):
A B C D
7.3. Hours of Operation:
Unlimited Limited Daytime Share Time Specified Hours:
7.4. Daytime: Yes No
[Daytime Operation]


7.5. Nighttime: Yes No
[Nighttime Operation]


7.6. Critical Hours Operation: Yes No
[Critical Hours Operation]


7.7. 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 15]
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 16]
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 certify that I have prepared Engineering Data on behalf of the applicant, and that after such preparation, I have examined and found it to be accurate and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Name
RICK RIEKE
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
STATION ENGINEER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/05/2021
Mailing Address
701 NORTHPOINT PARKWAY
SUITE 500
City
WEST PALM BEACH
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
33407 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
5616321200
E-Mail Address (if available)
RRIEKE@HUBBARDRADIO.COM

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
RYAN VANDEWIELE
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/05/2021

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:
EXHIBIT 13

SEE EXHIBIT 16.

Attachment 13


Exhibit 16
Description:
EXHIBIT 16

WMEN(AM), ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (FIN 61080) HAS BEEN OPERATING PURSUANT TO SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY ORIGINALLY GRANTED BY THE FCC ON OCTOBER 1, 1992, AS MODIFIED BASED ON THE MOST RECENT LICENSE (FILE NO. BMML-20170602ABP) (THE 'CURRENT STA'). THE CURRENT STA AUTHORIZES WMEN(AM) TO OPERATE ON THE LICENSED 2-TOWER DIRECTIONAL ARRAY ANTENNA WITH AN EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER OF 25 KW DAYTIME AND 4.5 KW NIGHTTIME (AND OTHER OPERATING PARAMETERS AS SPECIFIED IN THE MOST RECENT LICENSE) TO MITIGATE INTERFERENCE FROM AN UNLAWFUL CUBAN AM STATION.

DUE TO RECENT FIRE DAMAGE, HOWEVER, THE STATION'S MAIN TRANSMITTER NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED. THE STATION HAS A BACK-UP TRANSMITTER THAT IS CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING 5.0 KW DAYTIME AND 4.5 KW NIGHTTIME.

BECAUSE THIS CHANGE IN OPERATIONS REPRESENTS A CHANGE IN THREE DAYTIME OPERATING PARAMETERS (NOMINAL POWER, INPUT POWER, AND CURRENT), A REQUEST FOR REDUCED POWER OPERATIONS IS REQUIRED.

ACCORDINGLY, THE LICENCEE IS SUBMITTING THIS STA REQUEST FOR AUTHORITY TO OPERATE AT REDUCED POWER UNTIL THE FIRE DAMAGE CAN BE REPAIRED. THE LICENSEE IS UNDERTAKING EFFORTS TO RETURN THE STATION TO THE OPERATING PARAMETERS SPECIFIED IN THE CURRENT STA.

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE NOTED IN THIS FILING, ALL OTHER DAY AND NIGHT OPERATING PARAMETERS REMAIN THE SAME AS AUTHORIZED IN THE CURRENT STA.


Attachment 16