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

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BLSTA - 20080930ASZ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
VERMONT STATE COLLEGES
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 500

City
RANDOLPH CENTER
State or Country (if foreign address)
VT
Zip Code
05061 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
8027281000
E-Mail Address (if available)
NGUILD@VTC.EDU
FCC Registration No
0014343073
Call Sign
WVTC
Facility ID Number
69957
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
ANNE GOODWIN CRUMP
Firm or Company Name
FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH, P.L.C.
Mailing Address
1300 N. 17TH STREET
ELEVENTH FLOOR

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22209 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7038120400

E-Mail Address (if available)
CRUMP@FHHLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: FM 
5. Community of License:
City: RANDOLPH CENTER     State: VT
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.
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.
[Exhibit 38]
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 G. CLARKE
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
CHANCELLOR
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/29/2008

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 38
Description:
CIRCUMSTANCES OF STA REQUEST

WVTC IS A PRIMARILY STUDENT-RUN STATION, WHICH PREVIOUSLY OPERATED WITH FEW RESOURCES AND NO COMMUNICATIONS COUNSEL. AS A RESULT, DURING THE RECENT LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE, THE STATION DID NOT REALIZE THAT ITS LICENSE WAS DUE TO EXPIRE. THE STATION THEREFORE INADVERTENTLY OVERLOOKED THE NEED TO FILE A LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION AT THE NORMAL TIME. ONCE IT REALIZED THIS OVERSIGHT, IT SUSPENDED ITS BROADCASTS IN DECEMBER 2007 AND CONTACTED COMMUNICATIONS COUNSEL TO DETERMINE HOW TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION. AT THAT POINT, WVTC BEGAN THE PROCESS OF GATHERING THE NECESSARY INFORMATION FOR THE LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION AND ACCOMPANYING REPORTS. THE APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF LICENSE HAS BEEN FILED (FILE NO. BRED-20080611ACH) AND IS NOW RIPE FOR GRANT. IN THE INTERIM, WVTC HAS ALSO UNDERTAKEN REORGANIZATION OF THE STATION AND ITS STAFF IN ORDER TO ENSURE OPERATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

WITH THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR. WVTC IS NOW READY TO RESUME OPERATIONS. ACCORDINGLY, IT HEREBY SEEKS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO OPERATE WITH ITS PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED FACILITIES DURING THE REMAINING PENDENCY OF ITS LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION. GRANT OF THE REQUESTED STA WILL SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY ALLOWING WVTC TO RESUME PROVIDING SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC. AS A STUDENT-OPERATED STATION, WVTC CAN PROVIDE A DIVERSE VOICE NOT OTHERWISE AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY. THUS, THE RESUMPTION OF WVTC'S OPERATIONS DURING THE REMAINING TIME OF PENDENCY OF ITS LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION WOULD ADVANCE THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY ALLOWING A DIVERSE SERVICE ONCE MORE TO BE HEARD IN THE AREA. GRANT OF THE REQUESTED STA THEREFORE WOULD BE FAR PREFERABLE TO REQUIRING THE STATION TO CONTINUE TO REMAIN SILENT FOR SOME ADDITIONAL PERIOD OF TIME UNTIL THE PROCESSING OF THE LICENSE RENEWAL APPLICATION CAN BE COMPLETED, AND SUCH A GRANT AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME IS HEREBY REQUESTED.

Attachment 38