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 - 20060410ACG
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC
Mailing Address
4 RICHMOND SQUARE
SUITE 200

City
PROVIDENCE
State or Country (if foreign address)
RI
Zip Code
02906 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2024626065
E-Mail Address (if available)
MARCIA.GREENE@LINTV.COM
FCC Registration No
0004992871
Call Sign
WWLP
Facility ID Number
6868
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: BMDSTA - 20041203AFS
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: SPRINGFIELD     State: MA
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
MARCIA L. GREENE
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF SOLE MEMBER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
04/10/2006

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:
EXHIBIT 36 - STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF EXTENSION OF STA

WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC, LICENSEE OF WWLP, SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, AND PERMITTEE OF WWLP-DT ON CHANNEL 11, HEREBY RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS EXTENSION OF THE SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY ('STA') AUTHORIZED IN BMDSTA-20041203AFS. WWLP-DT BEGAN DTV OPERATIONS ON DECEMBER 4, 2002, PURSUANT TO AN STA THAT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY MODIFIED AND EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 17, 2006.

WWLP-DT HOLDS MAXIMIZED CONSTRUCTION PERMIT BMPCDT-20010926ABO, WHICH IT INTENDS TO IMPLEMENT PRIOR TO THE JULY 1, 2006 'USE-IT-OR-LOSE-IT' BUILD-OUT DEADLINE. ACCORDINGLY, WWLP SEEKS EXTENSION OF THE STA UNTIL JULY 1, 2006, OR UNTIL IT COMMENCES PROGRAM TESTS PURSUANT TO THE MAXIMIZED FACILITIES AUTHORIZED IN BMPCDT-20010926ABO, WHICHEVER IS SOONER.



Attachment 36