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

Read Instructions/FAQ before filling out form

FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BLSTA - 20121106ABA
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.
Mailing Address
149 PENN AVENUE

City
SCRANTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
PA
Zip Code
18503 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
5703489103
E-Mail Address (if available)
KFITZ@SHAMROCKNEPA.COM
FCC Registration No
0003774585
Call Sign
WBZX
Facility ID Number
165339
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
KENNETH E. SATTEN
Firm or Company Name
WILKINSON BARKER KNAUER, LLP
Mailing Address
2300 N STREET, NW, STE. 700

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20037 - 1128
Telephone Number (include area code)
2027834141

E-Mail Address (if available)

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: HANCOCK     State: NY
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:     10/30/2012    (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
ROBERT J. LYNETT
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
CEO
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/06/2012

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:
NOTICE OF OFF AIR STATUS AND REQUEST FOR STA

THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P., THE LICENSEE OF WBZX(FM), HANDOCK, NEW YORK (FIN 165339), HEREBY NOTIFIES THE FCC THAT WBZX(FM) WAS FORCED OFF THE AIR ON OCTOBER 30, 2012 DUE TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY HURRICANE SANDY. THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE TRANSMITTER SITE AS A RESULT OF FLOODING AND DOWN POWER LINES, AND IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS FOR THE POWER COMPANY AND LOCAL AGENCIES TO RESTORE THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE SITE.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED THAT THE FCC GRANT SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY FOR WBZX(FM) TO REMAIN SILENT.

Attachment 1