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 - 20040331ASX
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant 
SARKES TARZIAN, INC.
Mailing Address
205 NORTH COLLEGE AVENUE
PO BOX 62
City
BLOOMINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
IN
ZIP Code
47402 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
8123327251
E-Mail Address (if available) 
FCC Registration Number:
0002900330
Call Sign 
WRCB-TV
Facility ID Number 
59141
2. Contact Representative (if other than Licensee/Permittee)
BRIAN M. MADDEN, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
LEVENTHAL SENTER & LERMAN PLLC
Telephone Number (include area code)
2024298970
E-Mail Address (if available)
BMADDEN@LSL-LAW.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 FILED TO COINCIDE WITH RENEWAL CYCLE
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
WRCB-TV 59137 CHATTANOOGA TN TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
KTVN 59139 RENO NV TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WGCL 59131 BLOOMINGTON IN AM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WTTS 59141 BLOOMINGTON IN FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WAJI 59132 FT. WAYNE IN FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WLDE 59134 FT. WAYNE IN FM



All of the information furnished in this Report is accurate as of 03/11/2004 (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
AMENDED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION N/A 05/09/1986

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
BYLAWS N/A 11/06/2001

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
WRCB-TV NETWORK AFFILIATION AGREEMENT NBC TELEVISION NETWORK 12/29/1995

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
NBC NEWS CHANNEL PARTICIPATION ADDENDUM NBC NEWS CHANNEL, INC. 07/24/2001

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
KTVN NETWORK AFFILIATION AGREEMENT CBS TELEVISION NETWORK, INC. 09/06/1995

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
CREDIT AGREEMENT BANK ONE, INDIANA, N.A. 03/08/2001


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
COMMON ($4.00 PAR VALUE)
V
1000000
358417
641583

Class of stock (preferred, common or other)
Voting or Non-voting
Number of Shares
Authorized
Issued and Outstanding
Treasury
Unissued
COMMON ($0.40 PAR VALUE)
V
800000
540000
260000

Class of stock (preferred, common or other)
Voting or Non-voting
Number of Shares
Authorized
Issued and Outstanding
Treasury
Unissued
PREFERRED SERIES A ($4.00 PAR VALUE)
V
50000
50000

Class of stock (preferred, common or other)
Voting or Non-voting
Number of Shares
Authorized
Issued and Outstanding
Treasury
Unissued
PREFERRED (UNDESIGNATED)
U
150000
150000


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]

Owner Information

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.
(Read carefully - The numbered items below refer to line numbers in the following table.)
1. Name and address of respondent and each party to the respondent holding an attributable interest (if other than individual also show name, address and citizenship of natural person authorized to vote the stock or holding the attributable interest). List the respondent first, officers next, then directors and, thereafter, remaining stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, and partners.
2. Gender (male or female).
3. Ethnicity (check one).
4. Race (select one or more).
5. Citizenship.
6. Positional interest: Officer, director, general partner, limited partner, LLC member, investor/creditor attributable under the Commission's equity/debt plus standard, etc.
7. Percentage of votes.
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus).

1. Name and Address SARKES TARZIAN, INC. 205 NORTH COLLEGE AVENUE BLOOMINGTON, IN
2. Gender (male or female)
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship IN
6. Positional Interest N/A
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address C. B. DUTTON 1402 WEST 52ND STREET INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46228
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest SECRETARY AND DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address CATHERINE E. STEELE 1100 S. HIGH STREET BLOOMINGTON, IN 47401
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address HERBERT L. CAMP 61 FIELD TERRACE IRNVINGTON, NY 10533
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address THOMAS TOLAR 1712 VALLEY FORGE RD. HIXSON, TN 37343
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest EXEC. VP, TELEVISION AND DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address R. GEOFFREY VARGO 1520 PICKWICK PLACE BLOOMINGTON, IN 47401
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest EXEC. VP, RADIO AND DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address ROBERT DAVIS 3000 FOREST RIDGE DRIVE BLOOMINGTON, IN 47401
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest SENIOR VP, ACCTING AND FINANCE, TREASURER, ASST. SEC., DIR.
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address VALERIE CARNEY 555 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10021
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest SENIOR VP AND GENERAL COUNSEL, DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address THOMAS TARZIAN 1100 S. HIGH STREET BLOOMINGTON, IN 47401
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest PRESIDENT, CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes 63.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)


(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

(Official Title)


of SARKES TARZIAN, INC.

(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
THOMAS TARZIAN
Date
03/30/2004
Telephone Number of Respondent (Include area code) 8123327251

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:
SHAREHOLDER INTERESTS

THOMAS TARZIAN HOLDS 63.3 PER CENT OF THE VOTING STOCK OF SARKES TARZIAN, INC. AND IS THEREFORE DEEMED TO BE A 'SINGLE MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER.' AS A CONSEQUENCE, NONE OF THE OTHER SHAREHOLDINGS REPRESENT ATTRIBUTABLE INTERESTS. SEE 47 CFR SECTION 73.3555, NOTE 2(B).

Attachment 2


Exhibit 4
Description:
FAMILY RELATIONS

THOMAS TARZIAN AND CATHERINE E. STEELE ARE MARRIED.

Attachment 4