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 - 20210528AAA
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
QUALITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 791990

City
SAN ANTONIO
State or Country (if foreign address)
TX
Zip Code
78279 - 1990
Telephone Number (include area code)
3618835987
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0005851894
Call Sign
KFTX
Facility ID Number
54036
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
BARRY D. WOOD
Firm or Company Name
WOOD & MAINES, P.C.
Mailing Address
3300 FAIRFAX DR.
SUITE 202

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22201 - 4400
Telephone Number (include area code)
7034652361

E-Mail Address (if available)
WOOD@LEGALCOMPASS.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BSTA - 20200508AAA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: FM 
5. Community of License:
City: KINGSVILLE     State: TX
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
BARRY D. WOOD
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
COUNSEL FOR LICENSEE
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
05/28/2021

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 24
Description:
EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRING EXTENSION OF SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

AS WAS REPORTED IN THE ORIGINAL STA REQUEST FOR THIS STATION, THE STRUCTURE THAT HAD BEEN EMPLOYED TO SUPPORT THE FM BROADCAST ANTENNA OF RADIO STATION KFTX COLLAPSED IN SEVERE WEATHER ON APRIL 29, 2020. IN ORDER TO RESTORE SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, KFTX ARRANGED FOR TEMPORARY PLACEMENT OF THE STATION'S ANTENNA ON A TOWER OWNED BY AMERICAN TOWER APPROXIMATELY FOUR MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE ROBSTOWN, TEXAS MAIN POST OFFICE. THE STA SITE IS ALSO ROUGHLY A MILE NORTH OF THE LICENSED COORDINATES OF KFTX. THE AUDIO DIVISION DULY APPROVED THE TEMPORARY OPERATION OF KFTX FROM THAT SITE.

AS EXPLAINED PREVIOUSLY, KFTX ANTENNA HAS BEEN MOUNTED ON THE AMERICAN TOWER STRUCTURE AT A LOWER HEIGHT ABOVE AVERAGE TERRAIN THAN THE LICENSED HAAT OF KFTX, AND HAS BEEN OPERATING WITH A FRACTION OF THE LICENSED EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER OF KFTX. ACCORDINGLY, THE COVERAGE CONTOURS OF THE STA FACILITY FALLS ENTIRELY WITHIN THE LICENSED COVERAGE CONTOURS. TWO OTHER BROADCAST STATIONS (KPLV AND KLUX)THAT WERE FORMERLY LOCATED ON THE LICENSED TOWER OF KFTX HAVE ALSO RELOCATED TO THE ATC SITE TEMPORARILY, AND ARE COOPERATING WITH A VIEW TO SHARING A NEW PERMANENT TOWER STRUCTURE.

IN THE INSTANT REQUEST, QUALITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS AN EXTENSION OF THE EXISTING SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO PERMIT KFTX TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE AT VARIANCE FROM ITS LICENSED PARAMETERS PENDING ERECTION OF THE PLANNED NEW PERMANENT TOWER. QUALITY WILL SHORTLY FILE AN APPLICATION FOR A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR THE NEW FACILITY, MATCHING IN ALL MATERIAL RESPECTS (EXCEPT, OBVIOUSLY FOR OPERATING FREQUENCY) THE APPLICATION THAT KPLV HAS ALREADY FILED WITH THE COMMISSION.

DURING THE APPLICATION AND CONSTRUCTION PROCESS, QUALITY IS CONTINUING TO OPERATE WITH THE TEMPORARY ANTENNA ON ASR 1211245 DESCRIBED IN THE ORIGINAL STA REQUEST.

AS INDICATED ABOVE, THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT (INCLUDING AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION) ARE WORKING TOWARD COMPLETION OF THE NEW PERMANENT STRUCTURE. HOWEVER, THIS WORK WILL NOT BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE EXISTING STA. THAT SAID, QUALITY BROADCASTING TRUSTS THAT THIS WILL BE THE LAST STA EXTENSION REQUEST TO BE FILED WITH THE COMMISSION IN CONNECTION WITH THE MOVE TO THE NEW TOWER.

GRANT OF THE REQUESTED STA EXTENSION IS OBVIOUSLY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AS IT WILL ALLOW THE LISTENERS IN THE CORE OF THE STATION'S SERVICE AREA TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE KFTX'S PROGRAMMING.

Attachment 24