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 - 20090128AHI
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 909

City
QUINCY
State or Country (if foreign address)
IL
Zip Code
62306 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2172235100
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0002819704
Call Sign
WGEM-DT
Facility ID Number
54275
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
KENNETH E. SATTEN
Firm or Company Name
WILKINSON BARKER KNAUER, LLP
Mailing Address
2300 N STREET, NW
SUITE 700

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20037 - 1128
Telephone Number (include area code)
2027834141

E-Mail Address (if available)

3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: QUINCY     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
RALPH M. OAKLEY
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
01/28/2009

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:
REQUEST FOR STA TO MOVE TO POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL

WGEM-TV/-DT, QUINCY, IL (FIN 54275)
ANALOG CHANNEL 10
PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL 54
POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL 10

LICENSEE WAS AWARDED ITS ANALOG CHANNEL AS ITS POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL. THE STATION SEEKS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION ('STA') TO MOVE TO ITS POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL EARLY ON OR ABOUT 12:00:01 PM FEBRUARY 17, 2009 (ON JANUARY 16, 2009, THE STATION NOTIFIED THE FCC THAT IT WOULD TERMINATE ANALOG SERVICE ON OR ABOUT NOON ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009). THE STATION WILL CEASE OPERATION ON ITS PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE COMMENCEMENT OF OPERATION ON ITS POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL PURSUANT TO THE INSTANT STA. VIEWERS WILL EXPERIENCE NO LOSS OF SERVICE IN THE TRANSITION FROM PRE-TRANSITION TO POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNELS.

THE STATION IS ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY OPERATION ON ITS POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 121 OF THE REPORT AND ORDER IN MB DOCKET NO. 07-91, FCC 07-228, RELEASED ON DECEMBER 31, 2007 ('THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW'). AN ENGINEERING STUDY BY CONSULTING ENGINEERING FIRM LOHNES AND CULVER CONFIRMS THAT THE PROPOSED MOVE TO THE STATIONS POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL MEETS THE INTERFERENCE PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 123 OF THE THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW AND THAT THE STATION WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE ITS EXISTING VIEWERS WITH ITS FULL, AUTHORIZED POST-TRANSITION FACILITIES.

IN ADDITION, THE TERMINATION OF SERVICE ON THE STATIONS OUT-OF-CORE (CHANNELS 52-69) PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL CHANNEL IS CONSISTENT WITH THE COMMISSIONS POLICIES FAVORING THE BAND-CLEARING OF THE 700 MHZ BAND.

Attachment 38