Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-1072 (October 2004)
FCC 386
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
DIGITAL CHANNEL ELECTION FORM
THIRD ROUND ELECTION

Must Be Filed by:

Please Read INSTRUCTIONS Before Completing This Form

FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BTREET - 20060526AEG
Section I - General Information
Licensee/Permittee Information
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION
Mailing Address
2112 11TH AVENUE S.
SUITE 400

City
BIRMINGHAM
State or Country (if foreign address)
AL
ZIP Code
35205 - 2884
Telephone Number (include area code)
2053288756
E-Mail Address (if available) 
PHOWLAND@APTV.ORG
Station / Facility Information
2. FCC Registration Number
0001750314
Call Sign 
WDIQ
Facility ID Number
714
Community of License: City
DOZIER

State
AL

3. Currently Assigned Channels:
a. DTV Channel:    11      Not Applicable
b. NTSC Channel: 2      Not Applicable
Contact Information (if different from licensee/permittee)
4. Contact Representative
TODD D. GRAY
Firm or Company Name
DOW LOHNES PLLC
Mailing Address
1200 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., N.W.
SUITE 800

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20036 - 6802
Telephone Number (include area code)
2027762571
E-Mail Address (if available)
TGRAY@DOWLOHNES.COM
Purpose of Form:
5.
The purpose of the channel election process is for television broadcast licensees and permittees to select an in-core channel (i.e., channels 2-51) for their post-transition DTV operation. The purpose of the Third Round Election Form is for any licensee/permittee that has not received a tentative channel designation by this time to make a channel election. In addition, licensees/permittees with a tentative channel designation for a low VHF channel (i.e., 2-6) or a channel subject to international coordination issues may use this form to make an alternate channel election. (SELECT ONE)

a.   Channel Election
b.    Amendment




Section II - CHANNEL ELECTION

All television broadcast licensees and permittees participating in the digital channel election process are required to file a channel election form. Licensees/permittees that do not submit a required channel election form by the deadline on page one will be assigned a channel by the Commission for post-transition DTV operation.

Third Round Channel Election:
1. Status: (SELECT ONE)
a.

Licensee/permittee has not received a tentative channel designation for post-transition DTV operation through the channel election process.

 
b. Licensee/permittee has received a tentative channel designation for post-transition DTV operation, but requests an alternate election because its current tentative channel designation is for a low VHF channel or a channel subject to (or adversely affected by) international coordination issues.

If the alternate channel elected below can be accommodated, post-transition rights to the tentative channel designation will be released.
Licensee/permittee must provide the number of its tentative channel designation here.
2
2. Channel Election: (SELECT ONE).
a.

Licensee/permittee makes the following channel election

Indicate number of in-core channel preference for final DTV operation based on available channels here.
10 
b.

Licensee/permittee has entered into a Negotiated Channel Election Arrangement and, accordingly, makes the following channel election, subject to Commission approval:

Licensee/permittee must complete Schedule A.

Indicate number of in-core channel number for final DTV operation here.
 
c. 

Licensee/permittee requests that the Commission determine and select a "best available" channel for the licensee/permittee in this round, and hereby surrenders any rights to elect a channel for post-transition DTV operation.

 
International Coordination:
3. Is the licensee/permittee electing a channel that is subject to a pending international coordination issue?

If yes, licensee/permittee must attach an explanation as an Exhibit to this form.            

Yes No

[Exhibit 1]

Section III

I certify that the statements in this form 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. I hereby waive any claim to the use of any particular frequency as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and request an authorization in accordance with this election form. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.)

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
ALLAN A. PIZZATO
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Signature
Date
05/26/2006

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 1
Description:
INTERFERENCE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT

ATTACHED IS A COPY OF AN AGREEMENT EXECUTED BY THE APPLICANT, ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISION, LICENSEE OF BOTH WDIQ(TV/DT) AND WBIQ(TV/DT), WHEREBY IT AGREES TO ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE CASUED BY THIS WDIQ-DT CHANNEL 10 ELECTION TO WBIQ-DT CHANNEL 10.

Attachment 1
Description
Alabama Educational TV Channel Election Agreement