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.

BEDSTA - 20051108AHH
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
GRAY TELEVISION LICENSEE, INC.
Mailing Address
WILX-TV
500 AMERICAN ROAD

City
LANSING
State or Country (if foreign address)
MI
Zip Code
48911 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
5173930110
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0002746022
Call Sign
WILX-TV
Facility ID Number
6863
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MATTHEW S. DELNERO, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
COVINGTON & BURLING
Mailing Address
1201 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20004 - 2401
Telephone Number (include area code)
2026625543

E-Mail Address (if available)
MDELNERO@COV.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BEDSTA - 20050413ADB
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: ONONDAGA     State: MI
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.
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 36]
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
ROBERT A. BEIZER
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
SECRETARY
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/08/2005

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 36
Description:
EXHIBIT 36

GRAY TELEVISION LICENSEE, INC., LICENSEE OF WILX-TV, ONONDAGA, MICHIGAN, AND PERMITTEE OF WILX-DT ON CHANNEL 57, HEREBY RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS EXTENSION OF SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) TO OPERATE WILX-DT AT LOW POWER FOR ANOTHER SIX-MONTH PERIOD. WILX-DT BEGAN DTV OVER-THE-AIR BROADCASTING ON MAY 2, 2003, PURSUANT TO THE PARAMETERS AUTHORIZED IN BDSTA-20030326AIS, WHICH HAS SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 24, 2005.

WILX-TV IS THE NBC AFFILIATE IN LANSING, WHICH IS DMA MARKET RANK #110, AND HENCE, PURSUANT TO THE SECOND PERIODIC REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES AND POLICIES AFFECTING THE CONVERSION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION, 19 FCC RCD 18279 (2004), THE STATION IS SUBJECT TO THE 'USE-IT-OR-LOSE-IT' INTERFERENCE PROTECTION DEADLINE OF JULY 1, 2006. ACCORDINGLY, THE FCC HAS FOUND THAT CONTINUED OPERATION OF WILX-DT AT LOW POWER UNTIL THAT DATE WOULD SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST.


Attachment 36