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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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BLSTA - 20101102AAU
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
CONNOISSEUR MEDIA, LLC
Mailing Address
136 MAIN STREET

City
WESTPORT
State or Country (if foreign address)
CT
Zip Code
06880 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2032271978
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0011309671
Call Sign
KZWF
Facility ID Number
164102
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
DAVID D. OXENFORD
Firm or Company Name
DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP
Mailing Address
1919 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW
SUITE 800

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20006 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2029734200

E-Mail Address (if available)
DAVIDOXENFORD@DWT.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: PATTERSON     State: IA
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:     10/29/2010    (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
MICHAEL O. DRISCOLL
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
MEMBER OF SOLE MANAGING MEMBER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/02/2010

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:
PURPOSE FOR STA

AFTER BROADCASTING OVER-THE-AIR FOR THREE DAYS (OVER 72 HOURS), AT 5:45 PM LOCAL TIME ON OCTOBER 29, 2010, KZWF WAS FORCED TO SUSPEND ON-AIR OPERATIONS AS A RESULT OF TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES EXPERIENCED BY THE STATION, NAMELY THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALIZED RECEPTION INTERFERENCE IN THE VICINITY OF THE TRANSMITTER SITE.

THE STATION'S SUSPENSION OF ON-AIR OPERATIONS WAS ALSO NECESSARY IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE MODIFICATION OF THE STATION'S FACILITIES APPROVED BY THE FCC IN FCC FILE NO. BPH-20081205ABO. SINCE THE GRANT OF THE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT IN OCTOBER 2009, CONNOISSEUR HAS BEEN WORKING EXPEDITIOUSLY TO IMPLEMENT THE MODIFICATION OF FACILITIES, WHICH WILL INCLUDE RELOCATING THE STATION'S TRANSMITTER SITE TO A NEWLY CONSTRUCTED TOWER, INCREASING ITS ANTENNA HEIGHT, AND INCREASING ITS EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER. ONCE THESE CHANGES ARE COMPLETE, THE STATION WILL GREATLY IMPROVE ITS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND RESOLVE THE INTERFERENCE ISSUE THAT HAS PLAGUED OPERATION FROM THE CURRENT SITE.

SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE ON THE AUTHORIZED MODIFICATION, AND THE NEW TOWER IS NEARLY COMPLETE. CONNOISSEUR ESTIMATES THAT THE PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETED IN 3 TO 4 MONTHS. ACCORDINGLY, APPROVAL OF THIS STA TO ALLOW KZWF TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND OPERATIONS WILL SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY FACILITATING THE RELOCATION OF THE STATION'S ANTENNA AND TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT, AND SPEEDING THE INTRODUCTION OF IMPROVED SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

Attachment 1