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 - 20060208AAN
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION
Mailing Address
P. O. BOX 241880

City
MEMPHIS
State or Country (if foreign address)
TN
Zip Code
38124 - 1880
Telephone Number (include area code)
9014582521
E-Mail Address (if available)
RABERNATHY@WKNO.ORG
FCC Registration No
0003789203
Call Sign
WKNO-DT
Facility ID Number
42061
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MALCOLM G. STEVENSON
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)
STEVENSON@SWMLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BDSTA - 20040713ACF
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: MEMPHIS     State: TN
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
MICHAEL LABONIA
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT & CEO
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
02/08/2006

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:
JUSTIFICATION FOR EXTENSION OF STA

ON BEHALF OF MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION, PERMITTEE OF NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION STATION WKNO-DT, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, WE HEREBY REQUEST EXTENSION THROUGH AUGUST 26, 2006 OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) GRANTED JULY 22, 2004, TO PERMIT CONTINUED OPERATION OF ITS DIGITAL TELEVISION STATION ON CHANNEL 29 AT LESS THAN AUTHORIZED POWER, AS PERMITTED BY THE FCC'S MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION IN MM DOCKET 00-39, 16 FCC RCD 20594 (2001). AS NOTED PREVIOUSLY, THE LOW POWER OPERATION WILL ALLOW COST SAVINGS DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF THE DTV TRANSITION PERIOD. GRANT OF THE INSTANT MODIFICATION WILL PERMIT CONTINUED DTV SERVICE AND THEREFORE SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST.

Attachment 36