Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0010 (June 2002)
FCC 323
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
OWNERSHIP REPORT FOR COMMERCIAL BROADCAST STATIONS

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FILE NO.

BOA - 20081201DCY
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Mailing Address
BOX 870150
City
TUSCALOOSA
State or Country (if foreign address)
AL
ZIP Code
35487 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2053488622
E-Mail Address (if available) 
DAVE@ALABAMATV.ORG
FCC Registration Number:
0001749688
Call Sign 
WVUA-CA
Facility ID Number 
77496
2. Contact Representative (if other than Licensee/Permittee)
M. SCOTT JOHNSON
Firm or Company Name
FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH, P.L.C.
Telephone Number (include area code)
7038120474
E-Mail Address (if available)
SJOHNSON@FHHLAW.COM
3. Name of entity, if other than licensee or permittee, for which report is filed

Mailing Address


City
State or Country (if foreign address)
ZIP Code
-
Telephone Number (include area code)
E-Mail Address (if available)
4. If this application has been submitted without a fee, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1114):
Governmental Entity Fee-exempt Report Other
N/A (Fee Required)



Section II - Ownership Information

5.

a. Biennial b. Transfer of Control or Assignment of License/Permit c. Other
d. Amendment to pending application


for the following stations:

[Enter Station Information]


Station List


This Report is filed for the following stations:

Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WVUA-CA 70429 TUSCALOOSA/NORTHPORT AL TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WUOA 77496 TUSCALOOSA AL TV



All of the information furnished in this Report is accurate as of 12/01/2008 (Date must comply with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3615(a), i.e., information must be current within 60 days of filing of this report, when 5(a) below is checked.)

This Report is filed for (check one)
6.
Respondent is:
Sole proprietorship Not-for-profit corporation Limited partnership
For-profit corporation General partnership Other
If "Other", describe nature of the respondent in an Exhibit.
[Exhibit 1]
7.
List all contracts and other instruments required to be filed by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613.   (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

[Enter Contract/Instrument Information]



8. Capitalization (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

[Enter Capitalization Information]


Capitalization


Capitalization (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise excercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

Class of stock (preferred, common or other)
Voting or Non-voting
Number of Shares
Authorized
Issued and Outstanding
Treasury
Unissued


9.
(a.) List the respondent, and, if other than a natural person, its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. If a corporation or partnership holds an attributable interest in the respondent, list separately its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. Create a separate row for each individual or entity. Attach supplemental pages, if necessary.
[Enter Owner Information]

Owner Information

List the respondent, and, if other than a natural person, its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. If a corporation or partnership holds an attributable interest in the respondent, list separately its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. Create a separate row for each individual or entity. Attach supplemental pages, if necessary.
(Read carefully - The numbered items below refer to line numbers in the following table.)
1. Name and address of respondent and each party to the respondent holding an attributable interest (if other than individual also show name, address and citizenship of natural person authorized to vote the stock or holding the attributable interest). List the respondent first, officers next, then directors and, thereafter, remaining stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, and partners.
2. Gender (male or female).
3. Ethnicity (check one).
4. Race (select one or more).
5. Citizenship.
6. Positional interest: Officer, director, general partner, limited partner, LLC member, investor/creditor attributable under the Commission's equity/debt plus standard, etc.
7. Percentage of votes.
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus).

1. Name and Address DR. ROBERT E. WITT, PRESIDENT, BOX 870100, TUSCALOOSA, AL 35487
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address DR. JUDITH L. BONNER, PROVOST AND EXECUTIVE VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, BOX 870114, TUSCALOOSA, AL 35487
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address DR. LYNDA GILBERT, VP FOR FINANCIAL AFFAIRS, BOX 870142, TUSCALOOSA, AL 35487
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address DR. SAMORY PRUITT, VP FOR COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, BOX 870113, TUSCALOOSA, AL 35487
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address DONALD J. BENSON, (INTERIM) VICE PROVOST/VP FOR RESEARCH, BOX 870117, TUSCALOOSA, AL 35487
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JOHN J. MCMAHON, JR., TRUSTEE, 1927 1ST AV N, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address GOV. BOB RILEY, EX OFFICIO MEMBER OF BOARD, 600 DEXTER AV, MONTGOMERY, AL 36130
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address DR. JOSEPH MORTON, SUP. OF ED., EX OFFICIO MEMBER OF BOARD, PO BOX 302101, MONTGOMERY,AL 36130
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address PAUL W. BRYANT JR., TRUSTEE, PO BOX 020152, TUSCALOOSA, AL 35402
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address ANGUS R. COOPER II, TRUSTEE, PO BOX 1566, MOBILE, AL 36633
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JOHN H. ENGLAND, JR., TRUSTEE, 714 GREENSBORO AV, TUSCALOOSA, AL 35401
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JOSEPH C. ESPY III, TRUSTEE, 301 ADAMS AV, MONTGOMERY, AL 36103
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address ANDRIA S. HURST, TRUSTEE, 2707 BUSH BLVD, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35208
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address VANESSA LEONARD, TRUSTEE, PO BOX 97, ROCKFORD, AL 35136
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address FINIS E. ST. JOHN IV, PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE, PO BOX 2130, CULLMAN, AL 35056
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JAMES W. WILSON III, TRUSTEE, 2660 E CHASE LANE, MONTGOMERY, AL 36117
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address MARK D. NELSON, VP FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS, BOX 870166, TUSCALOOSA,AL 35487
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address KAREN P. BROOKS, TRUSTEE, BOX 1700, TUSCALOOSA,AL 35403
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JOE H RITCH, TRUSTEE, 305 CHURCH ST., SUITE 800, HUNTSVILLE, AL 35801
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address MARIETTA M URQUHART, TRUSTEE, 725 EXECUTIVE PARK DR., MOBILE, AL 36606
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 5.88
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address PAMELA PARKER, VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT, BOX 870122, TUSCALOOSA AL 35487
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address MAL MOORE, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR (OFFICER), BOX 870323, TUSCALOOSA, AL 35487
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest 0
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00


(b) Respondent certifies that equity and financial interests not set forth in response to Question 9(a) are non-attributable. Yes No

N/A

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 2]

(c) Is the respondent or any party holding an attributable interest in the respondent also the holder of an attributable interest in any other broadcast station or in any cable or newspaper entities in the same market or with overlapping signals in the same broadcast service, as described in 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.3555 and 76.501? Yes No
If "Yes", submit an Exhibit identifying the holder of that other attributable interest, listing the call signs, locations and facilities identifiers of such other broadcast stations, and describing the nature and size of the ownership interest and the positions held in the other broadcast, cable or newspaper entities. [Exhibit 3]
(d) Are any of the individuals listed in response to Question 9(a) related as parent-child, husband-wife, brothers and sisters?

Yes No

 

If "Yes", submit an Exhibit setting forth full information as to the family relationship

[Exhibit 4]

(e) Is respondent seeking an attribution exemption for any officer or director with duties unrelated to the licensee or permittee?

If "Yes", submit an Exhibit identifying that individual by name and title, fully describing that individual's duties and responsibilities, and explaining why that individual should not be attributed an interest.

Yes No

[Exhibit 5]



SECTION III - CERTIFICATION


I certify that I am ASSCOCIATE VP FOR FINANCE

(Official Title)


of THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

(Exact legal title or name of respondent)


and that I have examined this Report and that to the best of my knowledge and belief, all statements in this Report are true, correct and complete.

(Date of certification must be within 60 days of the date shown in Question 5, Section II and in no event prior to that date.)

Signature
REBA J. ESSARY
Date
12/01/2008
Telephone Number of Respondent (Include area code) 2053487917

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 2
Description:
DESCRIPTION OF GOVERNANCE AND CONTROL

THE UNIVERSITY, WHOSE PROPER CORPORATE NAME IS THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, IS A PUBLIC CORPORATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA EXISTING UNDER PROVISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF ALABAMA OF 1901, AS AMENDED, AND CHAPTER 47 OF TITLE 16 OF THE CODE OF ALABAMA OF 1975, AS AMENDED. ITS MANAGEMENT AND AFFAIRS ARE VESTED IN A 17 MEMBER BOARD OF TRUSTEES. EACH TRUSTEE HAS ONE VOTE EQUIVALENT TO 5.88 PERCENT OF THE VOTING CONTROL OF THE 17 MEMBER BOARD. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 3 VACANCIES. THE FIGURE 5.88 PERCENT OF VOTING CONTROL FOR TRUSTEES IS CALCULATED BASED ON A FULL 17 MEMBER BOARD.

AS A STATE ENTITY, IT HAS NO OWNERSHIP INTERESTS. AS A RESULT, THE GRID IN SECTION II, QUESTIONS 9(A) DETAILING THE PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL ASSETS HELD BY EACH PARTY TO THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN LEFT BLANK.

FOUNDED IN 1831, AND ESTABLISHED THROUGH A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION, THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS ONE OF THE STATE'S OLDEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES. AS A PUBLIC CORPORATION, IT IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF TRUSTEES. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA CAMPUS LOCATION AT TUSCALOOSA IS DR. ROBERT E. WITT. INCLUDED AMONG THE UNIVERSITY'S PROGRAMS, THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES OFFERS A VARIETY OF COMMUNICATIONS RELATED DEGREES. THE DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCES IS LOY SINGLETON.




Attachment 2