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 - 20080801AME
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC.
Mailing Address
5215 NORTH O'CONNOR BLVD.
SUITE 1400

City
IRVING
State or Country (if foreign address)
TX
Zip Code
75039 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9723738800
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0009961889
Call Sign
WQRF-TV
Facility ID Number
52408
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
HOWARD LIBERMAN
Firm or Company Name
DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH LLP
Mailing Address
1500 K STREET, NW
SUITE 1100

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20005 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2028428876

E-Mail Address (if available)
HOWARD.LIBERMAN@DBR.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: TV 
5. Community of License:
City: ROCKFORD     State: IL
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
PERRY SOOK
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/01/2008

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 38
Description:
WQRF-TV REDUCED POWER ANALOG OPERATIONS

WQRF-TV HAS BEEN OPERATING AT 50 PERCENT OF AUTHORIZED POWER SINCE MAY 26, 2008 BECAUSE OF A FAILED TRANSMITTER TUBE. THE COMMISSION WAS NOTIFIED OF WQRF-TV'S REDUCED POWER OPERATIONS, BUT INADVERTENTLY, AN STA WAS NOT REQUESTED PREVIOUSLY.

A NEW TRANSMITTER TUBE WOULD COST APPROXIMATELY $40,000. IT IS NOT ECONOMICAL FOR THE RESPONDENT TO INCUR SUCH A SIGNFICANT EXPENSE TO REPLACE EQUIPMENT THAT WILL BECOME OBSOLETE AT THE END OF DTV TRANSITION PERIOD IN APPROXIMATELY SIX MONTHS. IN ADDITION, THE STATION HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY VIEWER COMPLAINTS CONCERNING SIGNAL LOSS AND ALL RELEVANT MSO HEAD-ENDS ARE STILL RECEIVING THE STATION'S SIGNAL.

ACCORDINGLY, RESPONDENT REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO OPERATE WQRF-TV AT 50 PERCENT OF AUTHORIZED POWER FOR 180 DAYS PURSUANT SECTION 73.1635 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES.

Attachment 38