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 - 20080103ABO
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
JACKSON TELEVISION, LLC
Mailing Address
200 CLARENDON STREET
51ST FLOOR

City
BOSTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
MA
Zip Code
02116 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
6172627770
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0008815680
Call Sign
WDBD
Facility ID Number
71326
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
RICHARD ZARAGOZA
Firm or Company Name
PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP
Mailing Address
2300 N STREET, NW

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20037 - 1128
Telephone Number (include area code)
2026638266

E-Mail Address (if available)
RICHARD.ZARAGOZA@PILLSBURYLAW.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BEDSTA - 20060412AEC
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: JACKSON     State: MS
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
EILEEN MCCARTHY
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
MEMBER OF THE GENERAL PARTNER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
01/03/2008

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:
REQUEST FOR EXTNESION OF BEDSTA-20060630ABO

JACKSON TELEVISION, LLC (THE 'LICENSEE') IS SEEKING A FURTHER EXTENSION OF ITS OUTSTANDING STA, ORIGINALLY GRANTED FOR WDBD-DT ON MAY 6, 2002 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORIGINAL REQUEST FOR STA, FILE NO. BDSTA-20020429ACW. THE CURRENT STA WAS MOST RECENTLY EXTENDED ON JULY 3, 2007, FILE NO. BEDSTA-20060630ABO, TO THIS DATE.

THE LICENSEE PROPOSES NO CHANGES TO THE CURRENT TECHNICAL OPERATION PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BY THE ABOVE-REFERENCED STA. WDBD-DT IS OPERATING DIGITALLY ON CHANNEL 41 AND INTENDS TO OPERATE DIGITALLY ON ITS CURRENT NTSC CHANNEL IN THE POST-TRANSITION PHASE.

AS BACKGROUND, THE STATION'S PRIOR OWNERS WERE FORCED TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OF THE STATION IN ORDER TO AVOID FORECLOSURE BY THE LICENSEE'S SENIOR LENDER, FILE NO. BTCCT-20060919ACB. THE FCC APPROVED TRANSFER OF CONTROL WHICH WAS CONSUMMATED ON JUNE 7, 2007. ACCORDINGLY, THE LICENSEE IS NOW OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY ALTA COMMUNICATIONS VIII, L.P. AND AFFILIATED ENTITIES (COLLECTIVELY, 'ALTA'). IN THE LIMITED NUMBER OF MONTHS SINCE ALTA ACQUIRED CONTROL OF WDBD, ALTA HAS NECESSARILY FOCUSED ITS EFFORTS ON PLACING THE STATION ON A SOUND FINANCIAL FOOTING. IT REMAINS A PRIORITY OF THE LICENSEE TO BE IN A POSITION TO CONTINUE TO CONDUCT DTV OPERATIONS POST TRANSITION USING THE STATION'S NTSC CHANNEL. THE LICENSEE INTENDS TO FILE TIMELY NEW FCC FORM 398 PROVIDING THE COMMISSION WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE STATUS OF THOSE PLANS AS THEY EXIST AS OF THE DATE OF SUCH FILING. IN ANY EVENT, JUST AS A GRANT OF THE ORIGINAL STA ALLOWED THE STATION TO COMMENCE DTV SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC, A FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE STA AS REQUESTED HEREIN WILL ALLOW THE STATION TO CONTINUE PROVIDING SUCH SERVICE. THE STATION CONTINUES TO PROVIDE DIGITAL TELEVISION SERVICE TO ITS COMMUNITY OF LICENSE, THEREBY INCENTIVIZING ALL WITHIN ITS SERVICE AREA TO PREPARE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER FOR THE DTV TRANSITION.


Attachment 36