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 - 20090129ADF
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION COMPANY
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 816

City
CEDAR RAPIDS
State or Country (if foreign address)
IA
Zip Code
52406 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3193959999
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0002589489
Call Sign
KCRG-TV
Facility ID Number
9719
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JOHN M. BURGETT
Firm or Company Name
WILEY REIN LLP
Mailing Address
1776 K STREET, NW

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20006 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2027197000

E-Mail Address (if available)
JBURGETT@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: CEDAR RAPIDS     State: IA
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 W. PHELAN
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
01/29/2009

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' OPERATION OF MAXIMIZED POST-TRANSITION FACILITIES

CONCURRENTLY WITH THE FILING OF THE INSTANT REQUEST FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORIZATION ('STA'), KCRG-TV NOTIFIED THE COMMISSION THAT IT INTENDS TO TERMINATE CHANNEL 9 ANALOG AND CHANNEL 52 PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL OPERATIONS ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009. IN ITS NOTICE, KCRG-TV INDICATED THAT IT WOULD COMMENCE CHANNEL 9 DIGITAL OPERATIONS IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER.

PURSUANT TO SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITION 2 OF ITS CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (FCC FILE NO. BMPCDT-20080717ADH), KCRG-TV MAY NOT OPERATE ITS MAXIMIZED CHANNEL 9 DIGITAL FACILITIES 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 THE PROPOSED DELAY OF THE DTV TRANSITION DATE AND OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, KCRG-TV RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS STA TO COMMENCE OPERATION OF THE FACILITIES SPECIFIED IN FCC FILE NO. BMPCDT-20080717ADH ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009.

KCRG-TV DOES NOT ANTICIPATE THAT 'EARLY' OPERATION OF ITS MAXIMIZED CHANNEL 9 DIGITAL FACILITIES WOULD CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO OTHER FULL POWER TELEVISION BROADCAST STATIONS.

Attachment 38