Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0009 (June 2010)
FCC 316
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGN BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE OR TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF ENTITY HOLDING BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE

Read INSTRUCTIONS Before Filling Out Form

FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BTC - 20030602BHO
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
SOUTHEASTERN OHIO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
Mailing Address
629 DOWNARD ROAD

City
ZANESVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
OH
Zip Code
43701 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7404525431
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration Number:
0006162242
Call Sign
WHIZ
Facility ID Number
61218
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
J. RICHARD CARR, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name

Mailing Address
5528 TRENT STREET

City
CHEVY CHASE
State or Country (if foreign address)
MD
ZIP Code
20815 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3016567053

E-Mail Address (if available)
JRCARRLAW@AOL.COM
3. 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)
4.
a.  Voluntary Assignment or Transfer of Control  Involuntary Assignment or Transfer of Control
Amendment to pending application
File number of pending application: -

If an amendment, submit as an Exhibit a listing, by Section and Question Number, of the portions of the pending application that are being revised.

[Exhibit 1]

b.

Applicant certifies that the use of FCC Form 316 is appropriate for this transaction.

 

Yes No
See Explanation in
[Exhibit 2]
5.

Were any of the authorizations that are the subject of this application obtained through the Commission's competitive bidding procedures (see 47 C.F.R. Sections 1.2111(a) and 73.5000)?

If yes, list pertinent authorizations in an Exhibit.

Yes No

[Exhibit 3]



NOTE: In addition to the information called for in this section, an explanatory exhibit providing full particulars must be submitted for each question for which a "No" response is provided.

Section II - Assignor/Transferor

1. Certification.   Assignor/Transferor certifies that it has answered each question in this application based on its review of the application instructions and worksheets. Assignor/Transferor further certifies that where it has made an affirmative certification below, this certification constitutes its representation that the application satisfies each of the pertinent standards and criteria set forth in the application instructions and worksheets. Yes No
2.
Application for (check one): Consent to Assign Construction Permit Consent to Transfer Control of Permittee
Consent to Assign License Consent to Transfer Control of Licensee
Amendment to pending application
3.
Legal Name of the Assignor/Transferor
NORMA J. LITTICK
Mailing Address
215 W. WILLOW LANE

City
ZANESVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
OH
Zip Code
43701 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7404525431
E-Mail Address (if available)

4.
Contact Representative (if other than Assignor/Transferor)
J. RICHARD CARR, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name

Mailing Address
5528 TRENT STREET

City
CHEVY CHASE
State or Country (if foreign address)
MD
Zip Code
20815 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3016567053

E-Mail Address (if available)
JRCARRLAW@AOL.COM
 
If more than one Transferor, submit the information requested in Questions 3 and 4 for each transferor.
[Exhibit 4]
5. Authorizations to be Assigned/Transferred. List the authorized stations and construction permits to be assigned/transferred. Provide the Facility Identification Number and the Call Sign, or the Facility Identification Number and the File Number of the Construction Permit, and the location, for each station to be assigned/transferred. Include main stations, FM and/or TV translator stations, LPTV stations, FM and/or TV booster stations.

[Enter Station Information]


List the authorized stations and construction permits to be assigned/transferred. Provide the Facility Identification Number and the Call Sign, or the Facility Identification Number and the File Number of the Construction Permit, and the location, for each station to be assigned/transferred. Include main stations, FM and/or TV translator stations, LPTV stations,, FM and/or TV booster stations.

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
61218 WHIZ - ZANESVILLE OH

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
61230 WHIZ-FM - ZANESVILLE OH


6.
Agreements for Sale/Transfer of Station.
a. If the transaction is voluntary, Assignor/Transferor certifies that:
  i. it has placed in licensee's/permittee's public inspection file(s) and submitted as an exhibit to this item copies of all agreements for the assignment/transfer of the station(s);
  ii. these documents embody the complete and final understanding between assignor/transferor and assignee/transferee; and
  iii. these agreements comply fully with the Commission's rules and policies.
b. If the transaction is involuntary, the Assignor/Transferor certifies that court orders or other authorizing documents have been issued and that it has placed in the licensee's/permittee's public inspecition file(s) and submitted to the Commission copies of such court orders or other authorizing documents.
Exhibit Required
Yes No
N/A

[Exhibit 5]


Yes No
N/A

[Exhibit 6]

7.
Character Issues. Assignor/Transferor certifies that neither licensee/permittee nor any party to the application has or has had any interest in, or connection with:
a. any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left unresolved or were resolved adversely against the applicant or any party to the application; or
b. any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 7]

8.
Adverse Findings. Assignor/Transferor certifies that, with respect to the assignor/transferor and each party to the application, no adverse finding has been made, nor has an adverse final action been taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under the provisions of any law related to any of the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination.
Yes No
See Explanation in
[Exhibit 8]
9. Auction Authorization. Assignor/transferor certifies that more than five years have passed since the issuance of the construction permit for the station being assigned, where that permit was acquired in an auction through the use of a bidding credit or other special measure. Yes No
N/A


See Explanation in
[Exhibit 9]
10. Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. Assignor/Transferor certifies that neither licensee/permittee 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 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
NORMA J. LITTICK
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
Signature
Date
05/30/2003
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).



NOTE: In addition to the information called for in this section, an explanatory exhibit providing full particulars must be submitted for each question for which a "No" response is provided.

Section III - Assignee/Transferee

1. Certification.   Assignee/Transferee certifies that it has answered each question in this application based on its review of the application instructions and worksheets. Assignee/Transferee further certifies that where it has made an affirmative certification below, this certification constitutes its representation that the application satisfies each of the pertinent standards and criteria set forth in the application instructions and worksheets. Yes No
2.
Legal Name of the Assignee/Transferee
NORMA J. LITTICK, TRUSTEE-NORMA J. LITTICK REVOCABLE TRUST
Mailing Address
215 W. WILLOW LANE

City
ZANESVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
OH
Zip Code
43701 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7404525431
E-Mail Address (if available)

3.
Contact Representative (if other than Assignee/Transferee)
J. RICHARD CARR, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name

Mailing Address
5528 TRENT STREET

City
CHEVY CHASE
State or Country (if foreign address)
MD
Zip Code
20815 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3016567053

E-Mail Address (if available)
JRCARRLAW@AOL.COM
 
If more than one Transferee, submit the information requested in Questions 2 and 3 for each transferee.
[Exhibit 10]
4.
Agreements for Sale/Transfer of Station. Assignee/Transferee certifies that:
a. the written agreements in the licensee/permittee's public inspection file embody the complete and final agreement for the sale or transfer of the station(s); and
b. these agreements comply fully with the Commission's rules and policies.
Yes No
[Exhibit 11]
5. Changes in interests as a result of assignment/transfer.
a. [Enter Changes in Interests Information]


or [Exhibit 12]
 
 
b. Applicant certifies that equity interests not set forth above are non-attributable.
Yes No

N/A

[Exhibit 13]

6. Other Authorizations. List call signs, locations, and facility identifiers of all other broadcast stations in which assignee/transferee or any party to the application has an attributable interest. N/A

[Exhibit 14]

7. Acquisition of Control. List the file number and date of grant of FCC Form 301, 314, or 315 application by which the Commission approved the qualifications of the individual or entity with a pre-existing interest in the licensee/permittee that is now acquiring control of the licensee/permittee as a result of the grant of this application. N/A

[Exhibit 15]

8.
Character Issues. Assignee/Transferee certifies that neither assignee/transferee nor any party to the application has or has had any interest in, or connection with:
a. any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left unresolved or were resolved adversely against the applicant or any party to the application; or
b. any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 16]

9.
Adverse Findings. Assignee/Transferee certifies that, with respect to the assignee/transferee and each party to the application, no adverse finding has been made, nor has an adverse final action been taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under the provisions of any law related to any of the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 17]

10. Alien Ownership and Control. Assignee/Transferee certifies that it complies with the provisions of Section 310 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, relating to interests of aliens and foreign governments. Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 18]

11. Auction Authorization. Assignee/transferee certifies that where less than five years have passed since the issuance of the construction permit and the permit had been acquired in an auction through the use of a bidding credit or other special measure, it would qualify for such credit or other special measure. Yes No
N/A


See Explanation in
[Exhibit 19]
12. Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. Assignee/transferee certifies that neither licensee/permittee 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 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. I hereby waive any claim to the use of any particular frequency as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and request an authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.)

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
NORMA J. LITTICK
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
TRUSTEE
Signature
Date
05/30/2003
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 5
Description:
TRANSFER DOCUMENT-MEMORANDUM OF TRUST

THE LICENSEE OF WHIZ AM/FM IS SOUTHEASTERN OHIO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC. A CONTROLLING 80% STOCK INTEREST IS HELD BY NORMA J. LITTICK (ALSO REFERRED TO IN TRUST DOCUMENTS AS NORMA A. LITTICK - THE 'A' FOR HER MAIDEN NAME) WHO IS ALSO CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. FOR ESTATE PLANNING PURPOSES, SHE IS TRANSFERRING HER STOCK TO A REVOCABLE TRUST WHICH SHE ESTABLISHED IN 1996 OF WHICH SHE IS THE SOLE TRUSTEE. AS A RESULT OF THE APPROVAL OF THE TRANSFER, MRS. LITTICK WILL CONTROL THE LICENSEE CORPORATION IN HER CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE INSTEAD OF AS AN INDIVIDUAL. A COPY OF THE MEMORANDUM OF TRUST IS ATTACHED HERETO.    

Attachment 5
Description
Memorandum of Trust
Memorandum of Trust, page 2
Memorandum of Trust, page 3


Exhibit 12
Description:
CHANGES IN INTERESTS

NORMA JEAN LITTICK (ALSO REFERRED TO AS NORMA A. LITTICK-THE 'A' FOR HER MAIDEN NAME)CURRENTLY OWNS A CONTROLLING 80% INTEREST IN THE CORPORATE LICENSEE. FOR ESTATE PLANNING PURPOSES, NORMA J. LITTICK IS TRANSFERRING HER 80% STOCK INTEREST TO A REVOCABLE TRUST WHICH SHE ESTABLISHED IN 1996 OF WHICH SHE IS THE SOLE TRUSTEE. AS A RESULT OF APPROVAL OF THE TRANSFER, MRS. LITTICK WILL CONTROL THE LICENSEE CORPORATION IN HER CAPACITY AS TRUSTEE INSTEAD OF AS AN INDIVIDUAL. THE REMAINING STOCK INTERESTS WILL BE: ESTATE OF JOHN C. GRAHAM-13.3333%; BARBARA SAUNDERS-2.2222%; SUSAN GRAHAM-2.2222% AND RICHARD GRAHAM-2.2223%. MRS. LITTICK IS ALSO TRANSFERRING HER CONTROLLING INTEREST IN THE PARTNERSHIP LICENSEE OF WHIZ-TV. A SEPARATE FORM 316 IS BEING FILED FOR THAT TRANSFER.

Attachment 12
Description
Percentages Before and After Transfer


Exhibit 14
Description:
OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS

NORMA J. LITTICK IS THE SOLE OWNER OF NJL COMPANY, INC. WHICH IS A 63% PARTNER IN THE PARTNERSHIP LICENSEE OF WHIZ-TV (FACILITY ID 61216). SHE ALSO OWNS A 16.00% INTEREST IN THE WHIZ-TV LICENSEE PARTNERSHIP BY HER 80% OWNERSHIP OF THE CORPORATE LICENSEE OF WHIZ AM/FM WHICH IS A 20% PARTNER IN THE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP. SHE ALSO OWNS AN ADDITIONAL 8.2500% INTEREST IN THE TV PARTNERSHIP THROUGH HER HOLDINGS IN PARTNER EBG COMPANY, INC. AND A 3% INTEREST THROUGH HER HOLDINGS IN PARTNER EBG JR. COMPANY, INC. THE ESTATE OF JOHN C. GRAHAM HOLDS A 5.6667% INTEREST IN THE TV PARTNERSHIP; BARBARA SAUNDERS AND SUSAN GRAHAM EACH OWN A 1.3644% INTEREST; AND RICHARD GRAHAM OWNS A 1.3545% INTEREST.    

Attachment 14


Exhibit 15
Description:
FILE NUMBER AND DATE OF PRIOR COMMISSION APPROVAL

PRIOR COMMISSION APPROVAL OF A LONG-FORM TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF THE CORPORATE LICENSEE OF WHIZ AM/FM TO NORMA J. LITTICK WAS APPROVED BY FULL COMMISSION ACTION ON JUNE 16, 1981 (FILE NUMBERS BTC-780823EG AND BTCH-780823EO). AS A RESULT OF THE COMMISSION ACTION, MRS. LITTICK   OBTAINED A CONTROLLING 60% STOCK INTEREST IN THE CORPORATE LICENSEE. IN DECEMBER 1998, THE CORPORATE LICENSEE REDEEMED 250 SHARES (25% INTEREST) HELD BY WITHDRAWING MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS REDUCING THE NUMBER OF OUTSTANDING SHARES TO 750. THE REDEMPTION INCREASED MRS. LITTICK'S OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGE TO ITS CURRENT 80%. THIS ACTION WAS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION ON DECEMBER 21, 1998 (FILE NUMBERS BTC-981204GP AND BTCH-981204GQ).   

Attachment 15