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 - 20120409ABG
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION
Mailing Address
5700 WEST OAKS BLVD.

City
ROCKLIN
State or Country (if foreign address)
CA
Zip Code
95765 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9162511600
E-Mail Address (if available)
EFILE@KLOVEAIR1.COM
FCC Registration No
0004121000
Call Sign
KLVB
Facility ID Number
70676
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
KAREN A. ROSS, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP
Mailing Address
1919 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW
SUITE 800

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20006 - 3401
Telephone Number (include area code)
2029734200

E-Mail Address (if available)
KARENROSS@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: CITRUS HEIGHTS     State: CA
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:     03/28/2012    (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
MIKE NOVAK
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT/CEO
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
04/09/2012

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:
SILENT STA JUSTIFICATION

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION (EMF), THE LICENSEE OF FM RADIO STATION KLVB, CITRUS HEIGHTS, CALIFORNIA, PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.1635 AND 73.561 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES, HEREBY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO ALLOW KLVB TO REMAIN SILENT.

AS THE COMMISSION IS AWARE, EMF WAS FORCED TO TEMPORARILY DISCONTINUE OPERATIONS AT KLVB AFTER RECEIVING NOTIFICATION FROM THE KLVB TOWER OPERATOR THAT IT RECEIVED AN FAA NOTICE OF PRESUMED HAZARD RELATED TO KLVB. THE NOTICE INDICATED THAT KLVB TRANSMISSION ON 99.5MHZ, THROUGH THE INTERACTION WITH ANOTHER STATION, COULD POSSIBLY CREATE INTERMODULATION INTERFERENCE TO A FREQUENCY USED AS PART OF THE ILS APPROACH TO A LOCAL AIRPORT, MATHER FIELD.

EMF HAS CONTINUED TO WORK WITH THE FAA AND SACRAMENTO COUNTY, THE OWNER OF THE AIRPORT AND ILS, IN AN EFFORT TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE BY CHANGING THE FREQUENCY OF THE MATHER FIELD ILS, AND IN RECENT MONTHS HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS. LAST JUNE, THE FAA RELEASED THE RESULTS OF AN AERONAUTICAL STUDY THE AGENCY CONDUCTED REGARDING KLVB'S ANTENNA WHICH FOUND THAT THE STRUCTURE DID NOT EXCEED THE FAA'S OBSTRUCTION STANDARDS AND THAT NEITHER IT NOR THE FREQUENCY WOULD BE A HAZARD TO AIR NAVIGATION ONCE THE ILS FREQUENCY IS CHANGED. FURTHERMORE, EMF HAS RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM SACRAMENTO COUNTY TO PROCEED WITH THE MATHER FIELD ILS FREQUENCY CHANGE PENDING FORMAL APPROVAL FROM THE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, EMF ANTICIPATES RETURNING KLVB TO THE AIR IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

EMF PREVIOUSLY COORDINATED WITH THE FAA AND FCC TO RESTORE SERVICE ON A TEMPORARY BASIS TO PRESERVE THE STATION LICENSE AND AVOID AUTOMATIC TERMINATION DUE TO THE STATION BEING SILENT FOR ONE YEAR. EMF RECEIVED AUTHORIZATION FROM THE FAA TO TEMPORARILY OPERATE KLVB BETWEEN 12:30 AM AND 2:30 AM ON MARCH 28, 2012. EMF SUBSEQUENTLY REQUESTED SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY FROM THE COMMISSION. THE STA WAS GRANTED ON MARCH 28, 2012 (FILE NO. BLSTA - 20120326ALB) AND THE STATION TEMPORARILY RESUMED OPERATIONS OF THE STATION FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR AND THIRTY MINUTES ON MARCH 28, 2012 PURSUANT TO THE AFOREMENTIONED STA. IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE FAA'S OPERATION RESTRICTION, EMF CEASED OPERATION OF THE STATION ON MARCH 28, 2012. ACCORDINGLY, EMF HEREBY SEEKS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO REMAIN SILENT WHILE WORKING WITH SACRAMENTO COUNTY AND THE FAA TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE.

GRANT OF THIS STA REQUEST WILL ALLOW EMF TIME TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE FAA IN FINDING A RESOLUTION TO THE INTERMODULATION INTERFERENCE ISSUE.

Attachment 1