Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0386 (July 2002)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
Legal STA

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BLSTA - 20071108ABM
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.
Mailing Address
P O BOX 220

City
WEST FRANKFORT
State or Country (if foreign address)
IL
Zip Code
62896 - 0220
Telephone Number (include area code)
6186274651
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0003716198
Call Sign
DW34BN
Facility ID Number
67022
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MOSES PRIMO
Firm or Company Name
3ABN
Mailing Address
PO BOX 220

City
WEST FRANKFORT
State or Country (if foreign address)
IL
ZIP Code
62896 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
6186274651

E-Mail Address (if available)
MOSES@3ABN.ORG
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: TX 
5. Community of License:
City: CHARLOTTE     State: NC
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.
[Exhibit 38]
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
JAMES GILLEY
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/08/2007

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 38
Description:
JUSTIFICATION FOR LEGAL STA

APPLICANT RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS THE COMMISSION TO GRANT THIS REQUEST TO ALLOW DIGITAL CLASS A STATION W34BN TO CONTINUE SERVING THE CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA AREA. A RENEWAL APPLICATION IS BEING SIMULTANEOUSLY FILED WITH THIS REQUEST. ALTHOUGH THE UNDERLYING LICENSE FOR THIS STATION EXPIRED IN DECEMBER 2004, APPLICANT WAS UNDER THE MISTAKEN IMPRESSION THAT NO RENEWAL APPLICATION WAS NECESSARY BECAUSE THE STATION WAS THEN OFF THE AIR AND HAD AN OUTSTANDING CONSTRUCTION PERMIT AUTHORIZING A CHANGE FROM CHANNEL 6 TO CHANNEL 21 PURSUANT TO DISPLACEMENT, FCC FILE NO. BPTTA-20040317ACU. APPLICANT ASSUMED THAT A NEW LICENSE WOULD BE ISSUED AS PART OF THE LICENSE TO COVER THE STATION'S OPERATION ON CHANNEL 21.

ADDITIONALLY, IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR, AN APPLICATION WAS FILED TO FLASH CUT THE STATION TO DIGITAL OPERATION. THAT APPLICATION WAS GRANTED BY THE COMMISSION ON APRIL 16, 2007, FCC FILE NO. BDFCDTA-20070227ACZ. APPLICANT HAS BEEN ATTEMPTING TO FILE A LICENSE APPLICATION TO COVER THE DIGITAL OPERATION OF THIS STATION, AND IT IS APPARENTLY IN THE PROCESSING OF APPLICANT'S LICENSE APPLICATION THAT THIS OVERSIGHT WAS DISCOVERED.

INDEED, APPLICANT WAS COMPLETELY UNAWARE UNTIL THE COMMISSION'S LETTER OF OCTOBER 15, 2007, THAT A RENEWAL APPLICATION SHOULD HAVE BEEN FILED FOR THE STATION IN 2004. HOWEVER, APPLICANT IS ACTING TO REINSTATE THIS LICENSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION FROM THE COMMISSION OF THIS OVERSIGHT.

BECAUSE THE COMMISSION AND COMMUNICATIONS ACT ENCOURAGE THE TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION, WE BELIEVE IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO PERMIT THIS DIGITAL CLASS A STATION TO CONTINUE SERVING THE PUBLIC IN THE CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA AREA, AND THAT IT WOULD DISSERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO CANCEL THIS LICENSE AND THEREBY LOSE A VALUABLE DIGITAL TELEVISION SERVICE.

ACCORDINGLY, WE HEREBY REQUEST THE COMMISSION TO GRANT THIS REQUEST FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY PERMITTING THIS DIGITAL STATION TO CONTINUE OPERATING AND TO GRANT THE SIMULTANEOUSLY FILED RENEWAL APPLICATION AS WELL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND UNDERSTANDING.

Attachment 38