Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0010 (June 2002)
FCC 323
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
OWNERSHIP REPORT FOR COMMERCIAL BROADCAST STATIONS

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BOA - 20031110ACX
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant 
MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Mailing Address
169 PORT ROAD
City
KENNEBUNK
State or Country (if foreign address)
ME
ZIP Code
04043 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2079670993
E-Mail Address (if available) 
FCC Registration Number:
0002146801
Call Sign 
WBQQ
Facility ID Number 
41105
2. Contact Representative (if other than Licensee/Permittee)
RONALD A. SIEGEL
Firm or Company Name
COHN AND MARKS LLP
Telephone Number (include area code)
2022933860
E-Mail Address (if available)
RAS@COHNMARKS.COM
3. Name of entity, if other than licensee or permittee, for which report is filed

Mailing Address


City
State or Country (if foreign address)
ZIP Code
-
Telephone Number (include area code)
E-Mail Address (if available)
4. If this application has been submitted without a fee, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1114):
Governmental Entity Fee-exempt Report Other
N/A (Fee Required)



Section II - Ownership Information

5.

a. Biennial b. Transfer of Control or Assignment of License/Permit c. Other
d. Amendment to pending application


for the following stations:

[Enter Station Information]


Station List


This Report is filed for the following stations:

Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WBQQ 69854 KENNEBUNK ME FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WQEZ 69855 KENNEBUNKPORT ME FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WBQW 73885 SCARBOROUGH ME FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WBQX 49564 THOMASTON ME FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WBQI 40925 BAR HARBOR ME FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WBYA 41105 ISLESBORO ME FM



All of the information furnished in this Report is accurate as of 11/01/2003 (Date must comply with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3615(a), i.e., information must be current within 60 days of filing of this report, when 5(a) below is checked.)

This Report is filed for (check one)
6.
Respondent is:
Sole proprietorship Not-for-profit corporation Limited partnership
For-profit corporation General partnership Other
If "Other", describe nature of the respondent in an Exhibit.
[Exhibit 1]
7.
List all contracts and other instruments required to be filed by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613.   (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

[Enter Contract/Instrument Information]


Contracts/Instruments Information


List all contracts and other instruments required to be filed by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613. (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject shall respond.)

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT MARINER BROADCASTING CORP. AND LIMITED PARTNERS 03/17/1997


8. Capitalization (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

[Enter Capitalization Information]


Capitalization


Capitalization (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise excercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

Class of stock (preferred, common or other)
Voting or Non-voting
Number of Shares
Authorized
Issued and Outstanding
Treasury
Unissued
N/A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP


9.
(a.) List the respondent, and, if other than a natural person, its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. If a corporation or partnership holds an attributable interest in the respondent, list separately its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. Create a separate row for each individual or entity. Attach supplemental pages, if necessary.
[Enter Owner Information]


(b) Respondent certifies that equity and financial interests not set forth in response to Question 9(a) are non-attributable. Yes No

N/A

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 2]

(c) Is the respondent or any party holding an attributable interest in the respondent also the holder of an attributable interest in any other broadcast station or in any cable or newspaper entities in the same market or with overlapping signals in the same broadcast service, as described in 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.3555 and 76.501? Yes No
If "Yes", submit an Exhibit identifying the holder of that other attributable interest, listing the call signs, locations and facilities identifiers of such other broadcast stations, and describing the nature and size of the ownership interest and the positions held in the other broadcast, cable or newspaper entities. [Exhibit 3]
(d) Are any of the individuals listed in response to Question 9(a) related as parent-child, husband-wife, brothers and sisters?

Yes No

 

If "Yes", submit an Exhibit setting forth full information as to the family relationship

[Exhibit 4]

(e) Is respondent seeking an attribution exemption for any officer or director with duties unrelated to the licensee or permittee?

If "Yes", submit an Exhibit identifying that individual by name and title, fully describing that individual's duties and responsibilities, and explaining why that individual should not be attributed an interest.

Yes No

[Exhibit 5]



SECTION III - CERTIFICATION


I certify that I am PRESIDENT OF MARINER BROADCASTING CORP., GENERAL PARTNER,

(Official Title)


of MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNER

(Exact legal title or name of respondent)


and that I have examined this Report and that to the best of my knowledge and belief, all statements in this Report are true, correct and complete.

(Date of certification must be within 60 days of the date shown in Question 5, Section II and in no event prior to that date.)

Signature
LOUIS VITALI
Date
11/10/2003
Telephone Number of Respondent (Include area code) 2079670993

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 2
Description:
CERTIFICATION

MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP CERTIFIES THAT, EXCEPT FOR SUCH LIMITED PARTNERSHIP INTERESTS AS MAY BE HELD BY THE GENERAL PARTNER (MARINER BROADCASTING CORP.) OR PRINCIPALS OF THE GENERAL PARTNER, NO LIMITED PARTNER IS OR WILL BE MATERIALLY INVOLVED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE MANAGEMENT OR OPERATION OF STATIONS WBQQ, KENNEBUNK, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 69854); WQEZ, KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 69855); WBQW, SCARBOROUGH, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 73885); WBQX, THOMASTON, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 49564); WBQI, BAR HARBOR, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 40925) AND WBYA, ISLESBORO, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 41105).

MARINER FURTHER CERTIFIES THAT, EXCEPT AS INDICATED ABOVE, THE LIMITED PARTNERS ARE AND WILL BE SUFFICIENTLY INSULATED FROM THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF THE STATIONS SO THEIR INTERESTS WILL BE DEEMED NONATTRIBUTABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSION


Attachment 2


Exhibit 3
Description:
OTHER MEDIA INTERESTS

MARINER BROADCASTING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP IS THE LICENSEE OF FM STATIONS WBQQ, KENNEBUNK, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 69854); WQEZ, KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 69855); WBQW, SCARBOROUGH, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 73885); WBQX, THOMASTON, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 49564); WBQI, BAR HARBOR, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 40925) AND WBYA, ISLESBORO, MAINE (FACILITY NO. 41105).

ALEXANDER M. TANGER IS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS AND HOLDER OF A 12% MEMBERSHIP (VOTING) INTEREST IN MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC, PARENT OF MARLIN BROADCASTING OF HARTFORD, LLC, LICENSEE OF STATIONS WTMI(AM), WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (FACILITY NO. 25073) AND WCCC-FM, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT (FACILITY NO. 25072). HE IS ALSO CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF MARLIN BROADCASTING OF HARTFORD, LLC.   ALEXANDER M. TANGER IS THE HOLDER OF A 6% MEMBERSHIP (VOTING) INTEREST IN WESTPORT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, GENERAL PARTNER OF WESTPORT COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, LICENSEE OF STATION WBOQ(FM), GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS (FACILITY NO. 61409). HE IS A LIMITED PARTNER IN WESTPORT COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP.

HOWARD P. TANGER IS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PRESIDENT, SECRETARY AND HOLDER OF A 67% MEMBERSHIP (VOTING) INTEREST IN MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC AND HE IS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PRESIDENT, SECRETARY AND MANAGER OF MARLIN BROADCASTING OF HARTFORD, LLC. HOWARD P. TANGER IS A MEMBER OF WESTPORT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC AND HE IS A LIMITED PARTNER IN WESTPORT COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP.


Attachment 3