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.

BALH - 20071123ACM
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
ARMADA MEDIA - MCCOOK, INC.
Mailing Address
ONE WEST SECOND STREET
2ND FLOOR

City
FOND DU LAC
State or Country (if foreign address)
WI
Zip Code
54935 - 4908
Telephone Number (include area code)
9209069900
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration Number:
0016305252
Call Sign
KFNF
Facility ID Number
37132
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JOHN M. PELKEY, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER
Mailing Address
1000 POTOMAC STREET, N.W.
FIFTH FLOOR

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20007 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2029657880

E-Mail Address (if available)
JPELKEY@GSBLAW.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
ARMADA MEDIA - MCCOOK, INC.
Mailing Address
ONE WEST SECOND STREET
SECOND FLOOR

City
FOND DU LAC
State or Country (if foreign address)
WI
Zip Code
54935 - 4908
Telephone Number (include area code)
9209069900
E-Mail Address (if available)

4.
Contact Representative (if other than Assignor/Transferor)
JOHN M. PELKEY, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER
Mailing Address
1000 POTOMAC STREET, N.W.
FIFTH FLOOR

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
Zip Code
20007 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2029657880

E-Mail Address (if available)
JPELKEY@GSBLAW.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
37132 KFNF - OBERLIN KS

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
57516 KBRL - MCCOOK NE

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
57517 KICX-FM - MCCOOK NE

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
86863 KRKU - MCCOOK NE

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
88537 KADL - IMPERIAL NE

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
84864 KJBL - JULESBURG CO

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
85760 KSTH - HOLYOKE CO

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
9934 KXNP - NORTH PLATTE NE

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
9931 KODY - NORTH PLATTE NE

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
27174 KMTY - HOLDREGE NE

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
27178 KUVR - HOLDREGE NE

Facility ID Number
Call Sign or Construction Permit File Number
City
State
166033 BNPH- 20060310AAY MCCOOK NE


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
JOHN R. LARSON
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
SECRETARY
Signature
Date
11/21/2007
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
ARMADA MEDIA-MCCOOK, LLC
Mailing Address
ONE WEST SECOND STREET
SECOND FLOOR

City
FOND DU LAC
State or Country (if foreign address)
WI
Zip Code
54935 - 4908
Telephone Number (include area code)
9209069900
E-Mail Address (if available)

3.
Contact Representative (if other than Assignee/Transferee)
JOHN M. PELKEY, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER
Mailing Address
1000 POTOMAC STREET, N.W.
FIFTH FLOOR

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
Zip Code
20007 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2029657880

E-Mail Address (if available)
JPELKEY@GSBLAW.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
JOHN R. LARSON
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
SECRETARY
Signature
Date
11/21/2007
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 2
Description:
APPROPRIATENESS OF USE OF FCC FORM 316

THE INSTANT APPLICATION IS BEING FILED TO OBTAIN THE COMMISSION'S CONSENT TO A PRO FORMA ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSE THAT IS TAKING PLACE AS A RESULT OF A RESTRUCTURING. PRESENTLY, THE LICENSEE IS A CORPORATION AND ITS SOLE SHAREHOLDER IS ARMADA MEDIA CORPORATION, WHICH IS ALSO A CORPORATION. PURSUANT TO THE RESTRUCTURING, WHICH IS TAKING PLACE IN FURTHERANCE OF A CONTEMPLATED REFINANCING, THE LICENSEE WILL BE CONVERTED INTO A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, THE SOLE MEMBER OF WHICH WILL BE ARMADA MEDIA, LLC. IN TURN, THE SOLE MEMBER OF ARMADA MEDIA, LLC, WILL BE ARMADA HOLDINGS, LLC. THE PRESENT VOTING SHAREHOLDERS IN ARMADA MEDIA CORPORATION WILL BE THE VOTING MEMBERS IN ARMADA HOLDINGS, LLC, AND WILL HOLD THE SAME PERCENTAGE VOTING INTERESTS IN ARMADA HOLDINGS, LLC, THAT THEY CURRENTLY HOLD IN ARMADA MEDIA CORPORATION. BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN THE ULTIMATE OWNERSHIP OF THE LICENSEE AS A RESULT OF THE TRANSACTIONS FOR WHICH THE COMMISSION'S CONSENT IS HEREBY SOUGHT, THE RESTRUCTURING IS PRO FORMA IN NATURE AND THE USE OF AN FCC FORM 316 TO OBTAIN THE COMMISSION'S CONSENT TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE LICENSEE'S LICENSES IS APPROPRIATE. A DIAGRAM DEPICTING THE PRO FORMA NATURE OF THE ASSIGNMENT IS ATTACHED TO THIS APPLICATION AS ATTACHMENT 10.


Attachment 2


Exhibit 5
Description:
ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT

THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION IS A CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING FOR WHICH THERE IS NO AGREEMENT. THE INSTANT APPLICATION, WHICH EXPLAINS THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION, WILL BE PLACED IN THE STATIONS' LOCAL PUBLIC FILES.


Attachment 5


Exhibit 11
Description:
AGREEMENT REGARDING PRO FORMA ASSIGNMENT OF LICENSES

SEE EXHIBIT 4.

Attachment 11


Exhibit 12
Description:
DESCRIPTION OF TRANSACTION

SEE ATTACHMENT 10 - DESCRIPTION OF TRANSACTION

Attachment 12
Description
ATTACHMENT 10 - DESCRIPTION OF TRANSACTION


Exhibit 14
Description:
OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS

SEE ATTACHMENT 12 - OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS


Attachment 14
Description
ATTACHMENT 12 - OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS


Exhibit 15
Description:
ACQUISITION OF CONTROL

THE COMMISSION MOST RECENTLY APPROVED THE QUALIFICATIONS OF ARMADA MEDIA CORPORATION IN BALH - 20070906AEC, GRANTED NOVEMBER 5, 2007. THE INSTANT APPLICATION IS A CORPORATE REORGANIZATION, RATHER THAN A CHANGE IN ULTIMATE CONTROL.


Attachment 15