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 - 20060515ABQ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
KAAL-TV, LLC
Mailing Address
3415 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, WEST

City
ST. PAUL
State or Country (if foreign address)
MN
Zip Code
55114 - 2099
Telephone Number (include area code)
6516424334
E-Mail Address (if available)
DJONES@HBI.COM
FCC Registration No
0004780110
Call Sign
KAAL
Facility ID Number
18285
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
DAVID A. O'CONNOR
Firm or Company Name
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP
Mailing Address
2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.
SUITE 100

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20006 - 6801
Telephone Number (include area code)
2028281889

E-Mail Address (if available)
DAVID.OCONNOR@HKLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BDSTA - 20020220ABS
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: AUSTIN     State: MN
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
GARY R. MACOMBER
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
ASSISTANT SECRETARY
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
05/15/2006

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, QUESTION 7

KAAL-TV, LLC, PERMITTEE OF DIGITAL TELEVISION STATION KAAL-DT, AUSTIN, MINNESOTA (KAAL), HEREBY RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS AN EXTENSION OF THE SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) GRANTED TO KAAL ON NOVEMBER 18, 2005 (SEE FCC FILE NO. BEDSTA-20050929BHY). THE STATION IS OPERATING PURSUANT TO THE PARAMETERS SET FORTH IN THE STA. KAAL HAS BEEN ON THE AIR SINCE SEPTEMBER 18, 2002, FOLLOWING GRANT OF THE ORIGINAL STA (SEE FCC FILE NO. BDSTA-20020220ABS). THE STA HAS BEEN EXTENDED PERIODICALLY SINCE THAT TIME, AND THE EXISTING STA WILL EXPIRE ON MAY 17, 2006.

BECAUSE KAAL IS NOT LOCATED IN A TOP-100 TELEVISION MARKET, IT WAS NOT SUBJECT TO THE JULY 1, 2005 MAXIMIZATION/REPLICATION DEADLINE. RATHER, KAAL IS SUBJECT TO THE JULY 1, 2006 MAXIMIZATION/REPLICATION DEADLINE. ACCORDINGLY, KAAL RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS AN EXTENSION OF THE STA EXPIRATION DATE UNTIL JULY 1, 2006.

NO CHANGES TO THE OPERATING PARAMETERS SET FORTH IN THE ORIGINAL STA ARE PROPOSED. KAAL-DT WILL CONTINUE TO AFFORD THE REQUISITE COVERAGE TO THE CITY OF LICENSE WITH THE FACILITIES AUTHORIZED IN THE ORIGINAL STA. IN ADDITION, THE STATION WILL CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THE COMMISSIONS RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION RULES, 47 C.F.R. 1.1307(B). FINALLY, KAAL SUBMITS THAT AN EXTENSION OF THE STA WILL SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST BECAUSE IT WILL ALLOW THE STATION TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE IMPORTANT DIGITAL TELEVISION SERVICES TO THE AUSTIN, MINNESOTA COMMUNITY.    


Attachment 36