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

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BSTA - 20180906ABZ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
FAMILY STATIONS, INC.
Mailing Address
112 NORTH ELM STREET

City
SHENANDOAH
State or Country (if foreign address)
IA
Zip Code
51601 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7122465151
E-Mail Address (if available)
JBURKHISER@FAMILYRADIO.ORG
FCC Registration No
0001545607
Call Sign
WFRC
Facility ID Number
20810
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MATTHEW H. MCCORMICK, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH, P.L.C.
Mailing Address
1300 NORTH 17TH STREET
11TH FLOOR

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22209 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7038120438

E-Mail Address (if available)
MCCORMICK@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: COLUMBUS     State: GA
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)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Ensure that the specifications below are accurate. Contradicting data found elsewhere in this application will be disregarded. All items must be completed. The response "on file" is not acceptable.
TECH BOX
7.0. STA is requested for use of
Licensed Antenna system with:
       Reduced power
       Reduced hours of operation
       Required equipment out of service
       Other variance             [Exhibit 1]

Antenna system authorized by Construction Permit:               - 
      Describe requested modes of operation              [Exhibit 2]

Other antenna system: (Complete Items 7.1 - 7.11)
7.1. Channel Number:
7.2. Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)

Latitude:    
Degrees Minutes Seconds     North     South


Longitude: 
Degrees Minutes Seconds     West     East

7.3. Antenna Structure Registration Number:   
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.4. Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: meters
7.5. Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level: meters(H) meters(V)
7.6. Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: meters(H) meters(V)
7.7. Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: meters(H) meters(V)
7.8. Effective Radiated Power: kW(H) kW(V)
7.9. Maximum Effective Radiated Power: Not Applicable
(Beam-Tilt Antenna ONLY)
kW(H) kW(V)
7.10.
Directional Antenna Relative Field Values: Not applicable (Nondirectional)
Rotation (Degrees): No Rotation
Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value    
0 10 20 30 40 50
60 70 80 90 100 110
120 130 140 150 160 170
180 190 200 210 220 230
240 250 260 270 280 290
300 310 320 330 340 350
Additional 
Azimuths

7.11. Environmental Protection Act.    The proposed facility is excluded from environmental processing under 47. C.F.R. Section 1.1306 (i.e., The facility will not have a significant environmental impact and complies with the maximum permissible radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure limits for controlled and uncontrolled environments). Unless the applicant can determine compliance through the use of the RF worksheets in Appendix A, an Exhibit is required.

By checking "Yes" above, the applicant also certifies that it, in coordination with other users of the site, will reduce power or cease operation as necessary to protect persons having access to the site, tower or antenna from radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure in excess of FCC guidelines.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 3]
8. 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. If requesting variance with other than authorized technical facilities, please specify the exact facilities sought. [Exhibit 4]
9. 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 certify that I have prepared Engineering Data on behalf of the applicant, and that after such preparation, I have examined and found it to be accurate and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Name
THOMAS OLIVER
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
CHIEF OPERATOR, WFRC
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/06/2018
Mailing Address
1350 S. LOOP RD.
City
ALAMEDA
State or Country (if foreign address)
CA
Zip Code
94502 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
8594680726
E-Mail Address (if available)
TOLIVER@FAMILYRADIO,ORG

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
THOMAS EVANS
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/06/2018

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 3
Description:
WFRC COLUMBUS, GA - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION EXHIBIT

THE OPERATION OF WFRC, AS PROPOSED UNDER THIS STA REQUEST, WILL NOT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND COMPLIES WITH THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE RADIO FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC EXPOSURE LIMITS FOR CONTROLLED AND UNCONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS. THE LICENSEE OF WFRC ALSO CERTIFIES THAT IT, IN COORDINATION WITH OTHER POTENTIAL USERS OF THE RELEVANT SITE, WILL REDUCE POWER OR CEASE OPERATION AS NECESSARY TO PROTECT PERSONS HAVING ACCESS TO THE SITE, TOWER, OR ANTENNA FROM RADIO FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC EXPOSURE IN EXCESS OF FCC GUIDELINES.

Attachment 3


Exhibit 4
Description:
WFRC COLUMBUS, GA - EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES EXHIBIT

WFRC EXPERIENCED DAMAGE TO ITS EQUIPMENT ADVERSELY AFFECTING ITS POWER MODULES. THE STATION HAS BEEN OPERATING AT ABOUT 80% AUTHORIZED POWER (OR 2,000 WATTS) SINCE 8/6/2018.

ITS LICENSEE, FAMILY STATIONS, INC. (FSI) GAVE THE COMMISSION NOTICE OF ITS LOW POWER STATUS IN A LETTER DATED 08/16/2018 AND IS IN THE PROCESS OF ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS. PENDING THEIR INSTALLATION AND EXPECTED RESTORATION OF NORMAL OPERATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, THE LICENSEE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS COMMISSION GRANT OF AN ENGINEERING STA TO OPERATE WFRC AT REDUCED POWER IN THE INTERIM. THIS WILL ALLOW WFRC TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST OF COLUMBUS WITH MINIMAL IMPACT.

Attachment 4