Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0386 (July 2002)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BLSTA - 20051028ACA
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION FOUNDATION
Mailing Address
916 NAVARRE AVENUE
P.O. BOX 24026

City
NEW ORLEANS
State or Country (if foreign address)
LA
Zip Code
70184 - 4026
Telephone Number (include area code)
5044865511
E-Mail Address (if available)
RFELDMAN@WYES.ORG
FCC Registration No
0003803277
Call Sign
WYES-TV
Facility ID Number
25090
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
LAWRENCE M. MILLER
Firm or Company Name
SCHWARTZ, WOODS & MILLER
Mailing Address
1233 20TH STREET, NW
SUITE 610

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20036 - 7322
Telephone Number (include area code)
2028331700

E-Mail Address (if available)
MILLER@SWMLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Notification of Suspension of Operations
Notification of Suspension of Operations and Request for Silent STA
Request for Silent STA
Request to Extend STA         
Resumption of Operations
4 Community of License:
City: NEW ORLEANS     State: LA
5. Reason for going silent:
Technical     Financing     Staffing
Program Source     Other
6.
Please provide a justification for the request
[Exhibit 1]
7.
Date Station has gone / will go silent:     08/28/2005    (mm/dd/yyyy)
8.
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
RANDALL FELDMAN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
10/28/2005

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 1
Description:
JUSTIFICATION FOR REQUEST FOR STA

THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION FOUNDATION, LICENSEE OF NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL TELEVISION STATION WYES-DT, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 73.1635 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC NOTICE DA-2393, HEREBY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY FOR THE STATION TO REMAIN OFF THE AIR FOR UP TO AN ADDITIONAL 180 DAYS. THE STATION HAS BEEN OFF THE AIR SINCE AUGUST 28, 2005 WHEN THE CITY WAS EVACUATED DURING THE APPROACH OF HURRICANE KATRINA.

THE STATION SUFFERED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE FROM KATRINA. THE FIRST FLOOR, WHICH INCLUDES STUDIOS AND ELECTRIC HOOK-UPS, TOOK IN FIVE TO SIX FEET OF WATER. THE SECOND FLOOR, WHICH INCLUDES MASTER CONTROL AND PRODUCTION CONTROL, MAY BE ABLE TO BE REHABILITATED TO A GREATER EXTENT. ELECTRICITY HAS NOT YET BEEN RESTORED TO THE BUILDING. THE LICENSEE HAS BEGUN THE PROCESS OF REMEDIATION FOR THE BUILDING AND IS WORKING TO MAKE WHAT REMAINS AS USABLE AS POSSIBLE.

THE TRANSMITTER, TOWER, AND TRANSMISSION LINES APPEAR TO HAVE SURVIVED THE STORM. THE LICENSEE LOST ITS BACK-UP TRANSMITTER AND AIR-CONDITIONING UNIT. IN ADDITION, THE RECEIVE DISH ON THE TOWER WAS BENT BY 125 MPH WINDS AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. THE REPLACEMENT DISH SHOULD BE DELIVERED IN ABOUT A MONTH.

WHILE THE LICENSEE HOPES TO RESTORE SERVICE SOONER, IT REQUESTS AUTHORITY TO REMAIN OFF THE AIR FOR A FULL 180 DAYS BECAUSE THE EXTENT OF NEEDED REPAIRS IS NOT YET FULLY KNOWN.

Attachment 1