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.

BLDSTA - 20090130AUD
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
BANGOR COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
Mailing Address
885 THIRD AVENUE, 34TH FLOOR

City
NEW YORK
State or Country (if foreign address)
NY
Zip Code
10022 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2128885500
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0012648820
Call Sign
WVII-TV
Facility ID Number
3667
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JAKE RIEHM
Firm or Company Name
WILEY REIN LLP
Mailing Address
1776 K STREET, N.W.

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20006 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2027194620

E-Mail Address (if available)
JRIEHM@WILEYREIN.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: BANGOR     State: ME
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
R. JOSEPH FUCHS
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
01/30/2009

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:
STA FOR EARLY DTV TRANSITION

ON FEBRUARY 16, 2009, WVII-TV INTENDS TO (1) CEASE ANALOG SERVICE, (2) CEASE PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL SERVICE, AND (3) COMMENCE DIGITAL OPERATIONS WITH THE FACILITY SPECIFIED IN THE STATION'S CURRENT DTV CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (THE 'DTV PERMIT,' FCC FILE NO. BMPCDT-20081119ABT). THE STATION HAS FILED NOTIFICATIONS WITH THE FCC CONCERNING ITEMS (1) AND (2), AND IS RUNNING THE REQUIRED VIEWER NOTIFICATIONS.

THE DTV PERMIT, HOWEVER, STATES THAT WVII-DT MAY NOT OPERATE ITS POST TRANSITION DIGITAL FACILITY BEFORE FEBRUARY 17, 2009, OR BY SUCH OTHER DATE AS THE COMMISSION MAY ESTABLISH IN THE FUTURE, WITHOUT THE COMMISSION'S PRIOR APPROVAL. IN LIGHT OF THIS CONDITION AND THE CONTINUING UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING THE DTV TRANSITION DATE, WVII-DT RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION TO COMMENCE OPERATION OF THE FACILITY SPECIFIED IN THE DTV PERMIT ON FEBRUARY 16, 2009.

WVII-DT DOES NOT ANTICIPATE THAT ITS EARLY TRANSITION WILL CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO OTHER BROADCASTERS' ANALOG OR PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL FACILITIES.

Attachment 38