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

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BESTA - 20190305AAS
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
Mailing Address
73 KERCHEVAL AVENUE

City
GROSSE POINTE FARMS
State or Country (if foreign address)
MI
Zip Code
48236 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3138867070
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCCLICENSES@SAGACOM.COM
FCC Registration No
0009269473
Call Sign
WNOR
Facility ID Number
67080
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
GARY S. SMITHWICK, ESQUIRE
Firm or Company Name
SMITHWICK & BELENDIUK, P.C.
Mailing Address
5028 WISCONSIN AVENUE, N.W.
SUITE 301

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20016 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2023634560

E-Mail Address (if available)
GSMITHWICK@FCCWORLD.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20180906ABU
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: FM 
5. Community of License:
City: NORFOLK     State: VA
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. 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 23]

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 24]
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 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
WAYNE LELAND
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
03/05/2019

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 23
Description:
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

APPLICANT CERTIFIES RF COMPLIANCE WITH THE ATTACHED STUDY.

REGARDING COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEPA, NATIONWIDE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT AND NHPA SECTION 106 FOR TOWER CO-LOCATION, COMPLIANCE WITH THE AGREEMENT IS NOT REQUIRED WHERE NO NEW TOWER CONSTRUCTION IS BEING PROPOSED AND THE TOWER IS NOT BEING SUBSTANTIALLY ALTERED.    SPECIFICALLY, COMPLIANCE IS NOT NECESSARY WHERE ONLY AN ANTENNA AND FEED-LINE ARE BEING ADDED TO AN EXISTING STRUCTURE, AS HERE.    HOWEVER, SHOULD THE COMMISSION DETERMINE COMPLIANCE IS NECESSARY, UPON NOTIFICATION THE APPLICANT WILL FILE FCC FORM 621.

Attachment 23
Description
RF Compliance Study for WNOR(FM) STA Request


Exhibit 24
Description:
EXPLANATION OF STA EXTENSION REQUEST

WNOR(FM) - NORFOLK, VA (FAC ID: 67080) IS LICENSED UNDER BLH-20040517ADR WITH 46.0 KW ERP OF CIRCULARLY POLARIZED (H&V) POWER UTILIZING A NON-DIRECTIONAL COLLINS G5CPS-4AC-3 ANTENNA MOUNTED AT 158 METERS AMSL (155 METERS AGL). WNOR(FM) HOLDS AUXILIARY ANTENNA LICENSE BXLH-20120808AAH AND FORMER AUXILIARY LICENSE BXLH-20060629ABE ASSOCIATED WITH FORMER HD/IBOC DIGITAL STA BDSTA-20060629ABZ, ALL CO-LOCATED ON THE SAME TOWER.   

DUE TO TOWER LOADING AND INSPECTION FAILURES, THE CURRENT LICENSED TOWER (ANTENNA STRUCTURE REGISTRATION NUMBER 1024387) IS SCHEDULED FOR DECONSTRUCTION AND REPLACEMENT OF THE TOWER AS A WHOLE. THEREFORE, DURING THIS TIME, WNOR(FM) WILL BE TEMPORARILY FORCED TO VACATE ITS CURRENT LICENSED/AUXILIARY/DIGITAL SITE.   THE APPLICANT HOLDS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) FILE NO. BSTA-20180906ABU IN ORDER TO INSTALL AN ANTENNA TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULING AND FOR PRELIMINARY TESTING PURPOSES. THE STA EXPIRES MARCH 6, 2019.

DURING THE MOST RECENT STA PERIOD, THE LICENSEE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE CITY OF NORFOLK TO ACQUIRE A BUILDING PERMIT. THE PROJECT HAS PASSED ALL ZONING REQUIREMENTS AND THE LICENSEE IS AWAITING FINAL APPROVAL FROM THE CITY WHICH IS TO BE VOTED ON THIS MONTH BY CITY OFFICIALS.

THE LICENSEE ALSO HAS APPLIED TO THE FAA TO CHANGE THE LIGHTING CONFIGURATION ON THE TOWER. DUE TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, THE FAA APPROVAL HAS BEEN DELAYED, BUT THAT TOO IS EXPECTED SOON.

IN LIGHT OF THESE EFFORTS, THE LICENSEE BELIEVES SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE DURING THE MOST RECENT STA PERIOD TOWARD RESTORATION OF LICENSED OPERATION; BUT APPROVALS HAVE BEEN DELAYED FOR REASONS CLEARLY BEYOND THE LICENSEE'S CONTROL, AND THE LICENSEE HAS TAKEN ALL POSSIBLE STEPS TO EXPEDITIOUSLY RESOLVE THE PROBLEM.


Attachment 24
Description
Licensed vs Proposed Service Contour Study for WNOR(FM) STA Request
Site Documentation for WNOR(FM) STA Request (Copy of ASR)
Site Documentation for WNOR(FM) STA Request (Tower Sketch)
Site Documentation for WNOR(FM) STA Request (HAAT Calculation)
TPO Calculation for WNOR(FM) STA Request
Non-Directional Antenna Documentation (ERI Model SHPX-4AE)