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 - 20061113ACL
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
MIDESSA TELEVISION LP
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 60150

City
MIDLAND
State or Country (if foreign address)
TX
Zip Code
79711 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9155679999
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0001663863
Call Sign
KWES-TV
Facility ID Number
42007
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
DAVID D. OXENFORD
Firm or Company Name
DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP
Mailing Address
1500 K STREET, NW
SUITE 450

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20015 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2025086600

E-Mail Address (if available)
DAVIDOXENFORD@DWT.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BDSTA - 20040514AEO
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: ODESSA     State: TX
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 H. DREWRY
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/13/2007

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

CURRENTLY, KWES-DT IS OPERATING ON DTV CHANNEL 13 WITH A LOWER POWER DTV FACILITY PURSUANT TO SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA), ORIGINALLY GRANTED BY BDSTA-20040514AEO. THIS STA HAS BEEN EXTENDED A NUMBER OF TIMES, WITH THE MOST RECENT EXTENSION GRANTED BY FCC FILE NO. BEDSTA-20060209AEW. KWES-TV HAS A TENTATIVE CHANNEL DESIGNATION FOR A CHANNEL OTHER THAN ITS CURRENT DTV CHANNEL, NAMELY CHANNEL 9, ITS PRESENT ANALOG CHANNEL. KWES-DT'S STA FACILITY COMPLIES WITH PARAGRAPH 78 OF THE COMMISSIONS SECOND DTV PERIODIC REVIEW REPORT AND ORDER AS IT PROVIDES DTV SERVICE TO AT LEAST 80% OF THE NUMBER OF VIEWERS SERVED BY THE 1997 FACILITY ON WHICH REPLICATION COVERAGE WAS BASED. ACCORDINGLY, KWES-DT HAS COMPLIED WITH THE COMMISSIONS JULY 1, 2006 USE-IT OR LOSE-IT REPLICATION DEADLINE, AND THE STATION WILL BE AFFORDED INTERFERENCE PROTECTION FOR ITS FULL DTV FACILITIES, WHICH IT WILL CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE ON ITS PERMANENT DTV CHANNEL IN THE FUTURE.

KWES-DT CURRENTLY HAS AN APPLICATION PENDING BEFORE THE COMMISSION SEEKING A MINOR MODIFICATION OF ITS UNDERLYING DTV CONSTRUCTION PERMIT IN ORDER TO CHANGE THE AUTHORIZED PARAMETERS TO REFLECT THE CURRENT STA FACILITIES. SEE FCC FILE NO. BMPCDT-20060621AAG. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT KWES-DT WILL FILE AN FCC FORM 302-DT LICENSE APPLICATION SEEKING A LICENSE FOR THE PRESENT STA FACILITIES AS SOON AS THE MODIFIED CONSTRUCTION PERMIT IS GRANTED, HOWEVER, AS THE MINOR MODIFICATION APPLICATION REMAINS PENDING, AN EXTENSION OF THE STATION'S CURRENT STA IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE STATION'S CURRENT DTV OPERATIONS. IT IS NOTED THAT BASED ON THE PENDANCY OF THE MINOR MODIFICATION AND THE EXPECTATION THE STATION WOULD SOON FILE A LICENSE APPLICATION AND BE OPERATING UNDER PROGRAM TEST AUTHORITY, THE MOST RECENT STA WAS INADVERTENTLY ALLOWED TO EXPIRE, BUT IS NOW BEING EXTENDED BELATEDLY.


Attachment 36