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 - 20080923ADS
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.
Mailing Address
2823 W. IRVING BOULEVARD

City
IRVING
State or Country (if foreign address)
TX
Zip Code
75061 - 4236
Telephone Number (include area code)
9723131333
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0004346060
Call Sign
KDTX-TV
Facility ID Number
67910
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
COLBY M. MAY, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
LAW OFFICE OF COLBY M. MAY
Mailing Address
205 THIRD STREET, S.E.

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20003 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2025445171

E-Mail Address (if available)
CMMAY@MAYLAWOFFICES.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: DALLAS     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.
[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
JOHN B. CASORIA
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
ASSISTANT SECRETARY
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
09/23/2008

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:
REQUEST FOR STA TO OPERATE AT REDUCED POWER

KDTX-TV RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS PERMISSION TO REMAIN AT 50% OF ITS AUTHORIZED ANALOG POWER THROUGH ANALOG SUNSET ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009. AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED TO THE COMMISSION ON AUGUST 28, 2008, THE STATION BLEW ONE OF ITS TWO KLYSTRON TUBES REQUIRED TO MAKE 100% VISUAL POWER. WITH A LITTLE LESS THAN FIVE MONTHS REMAINING UNTIL ANALOG SUNSET, IT IS DIFFICULT TO SUSTAIN THE $30,000 REPLACEMENT COST FOR A KLYSTRON TUBE WHICH WILL BE OBSOLETE AND USELESS AT ESSENTIALLY THE SAME TIME IT IS DELIVERED AND INSTALLED. THE KLYSTRON TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT WORK WITH DTV TRANSMISSIONS, AND INVESTING IN A REPLACEMENT TUBE AT THIS POINT WOULD SIMPLY BE AN INEFFECTIVE DIVERSION OF THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO MAKE THE DTV TRANSITION A SUCCESS. GRANT OF THIS STA REQUEST IS ALSO SUPPORTED BY THE RELAXED PROCEDURES SPECIFIED IN THE THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW OF THE RULES AND POLICIES AFFECTING THE CONVERSION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION, REPORT & ORDER (FCC 07-228, 133) (THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW), WHICH ALLOW PERMANENT SERVICE REDUCTIONS BEFORE FINAL ANALOG SUNSET. ACCORDINGLY, KDTX-TV RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO REMAIN 50% POWER UNTIL ANALOG SUNSET.

Attachment 38