Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0386 (July 2002)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA

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FILE NO.

BLSTA - 20080115AAB
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
WAY-FM MEDIA , INC
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 64500

City
COLORADO SPRINGS
State or Country (if foreign address)
CO
Zip Code
80962 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7195330300
E-Mail Address (if available)
BOB@WAYFM.COM
FCC Registration No
0004995288
Call Sign
KRWA
Facility ID Number
87409
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
BOB AUGSBURG
Firm or Company Name
WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 64500

City
COLORADO SPRINGS
State or Country (if foreign address)
CO
ZIP Code
80962 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7195330300

E-Mail Address (if available)
BOB@WAYFM.COM
3. Purpose:
Notification of Suspension of Operations
Notification of Suspension of Operations and Request for Silent STA
Request for Silent STA
Request to Extend STA         
Resumption of Operations
4 Community of License:
City: RYE     State: CO
5. Reason for going silent:
Technical     Financing     Staffing
Program Source     Other
6.
Please provide a justification for the request
[Exhibit 1]
7.
Date Station has gone / will go silent:     12/03/2007    (mm/dd/yyyy)
8.
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
ROBERT D. AUGSBURG
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
01/15/2008

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 1
Description:
JUSTIFICATION FOR SILENT REQUEST

STATION KRWA REQUESTS A 180 DAY SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO REMAIN SILENT DUE TO THE INABILTY TO PROVIDE PROGRAM SOURCE TO THE STAITON.

THE KRWA TRANSMITTER SITE IS LOCATED IN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN COLORADO JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY OF LICENSE OF RYE COLORADO. THIS SITE IS 2,535 METERS ELEVATION AND IS SUBJECT TO HEAVY SNOW COVER FOR MANY MONTHS IN THE YEAR. THE FACILITY WAS CONSTRUCTED IN NOVEMBER 2007 JUST AHEAD OF THE FALL INCLIMENT WEATHER AND ALL ELECTROMAGNETIC AND RADIOFREQUENCY MEASUREMENTS WHICH WERE SPECIFIED IN THE ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION PERMIT WERE CARRIED OUT AS REQUIRED.
IN THE FCC FORM 302-FM FILNG MADE ON NOVEMBER 21, 2007 FOLLOWING CONSTRUCTION, IT WAS DISCLOSED THAT THE STATION WAS NOT OPERATING UNDER AUTOMATIC PROGRAM TEST AUTHORITY BUT WOULD BE AWAITING GRANT OF THE LICENSE APPLICATION BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF STATION PROGRAM OPERATIONS. THE LICENSEE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION OF SATELLITE DOWNLINK FACILITIES WHICH WILL BE USED TO OPERATE THE STATION AS A SATELLITE FACILITY OF STATION KXWA, LOVELAND, COLORADO AS SPECIFIED IN THE LICENSE AUTHORIZATION.

ON NOVEMBER 22, 2007 THE TRANSMITTER LOCATION RECIEVED SEVERAL FEET OF SNOWFALL MAKING FURTHER ACCESS IMPOSSIBLE. AS SUCH, THE FINAL INSTALLATION OF CONCRETE FOOTINGS AND SATELLITE DOWNLINK EQUIPMENT WAS DELAYED. THE APPLICANT HAS MADE REPEATED ATTEMPTS TO ACCESS THE SITE TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM SOURCE INSTALLATION, BUT WEATHER HAS CONTINUED TO RESTRICT THAT ABILITY. IT HAS FINALLY BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE TIME PERIOD NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE INSTLLATION WILL BE SUCH AS TO REQUIRE SPECIAL TEMPRARY AUTHORITY FOR SILENT OPERATION OF THE FACILITY.
THE APPLICANT IS FULLY CONFIDENT THAT THE INSTALLATION OF PROGRAM FEED EQUIPMENT CAN BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS THE SPRING MELTING PERIOD BEGINS AT THE SITE AND WILL NOT EXCEED THE REQUESTED 180 DAY SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY PERIOD.

Attachment 1