Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0407 (January 2008)
FCC 337
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO CONSTRUCT A DIGITAL TELEVISION BROADCAST STATION FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BEPCDT - 20090212ABU
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
WLNY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Mailing Address
C/O WLNY-TV INC.
270 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD, SUITE 55

City
MELVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
NY
Zip Code
11747 - 2337
Telephone Number (include area code)
6317778855
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration Number:
0014424048
Call Sign
WLNY-DT
Facility Identifier 
73206
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
RONALD A. SIEGEL
Firm or Company Name
COHN AND MARKS LLP
Mailing Address
1920 N STREET, NW
SUITE 300

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20036 - 1622
Telephone Number (include area code)
2022933860

E-Mail Address (if available)

3.
Facility Information:
a. Commercial b: Noncommercial Educational c: N/A
d. Community of License:
City: RIVERHEAD State: NY
4. Purpose of Application. Applicant requests an extension of time in which to complete the construction authorized pursuant to (check one):
a permit for a new DTV station Permit No. - Expiration Date:
a modification of a DTV construction permit Permit No. BMPCDT-20080721ABJ Expiration Date: 02/17/2009
Amendment to pending application
5. Applicant certifies that construction cannot be completed due to (check all that apply):
legal reasons beyond station's control (e.g., litigation, international coordination).
severe financial hardship (e.g., bankruptcy, negative cash flow).
other reasons (e.g., natural disasters).

Describe in an Exhibit the specific reason(s) requiring additional time to construct, including the steps taken by the applicant to solve or mitigate the problem(s).

[Exhibit 1]
6. Has the construction period for this station been previously extended ? Yes No
a. If Yes, describe in an Exhibit the applicant's diligent efforts during the most recent construction period to overcome the circumstance(s) preventing construction.
[Exhibit 2]
7. Applicant requests that the time within which to complete construction be extended until: 06/12/2009
a. If applicant is not able to state now when construction is expected to be completed, describe in an Exhibit the reasonable steps it is taking to resolve the problem(s) preventing timely construction.
[Exhibit 3]
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 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. I hereby waive any claim to the use of any particular frequency as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and request an authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.)

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
DAVID FEINBLATT
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT, WLNY GP INC., GENERAL PARTNER OF LICENSEE
Signature
Date
02/12/2009

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 1
Description:
NEED FOR EXTENSION OF CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

WLNY-DT'S CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR DIGITAL CHANNEL 47 CONTAINS THE EXPIRATION DATE FEBRUARY 17, 2009 (11:59:59PM), WHICH DATE WAS SELECTED IN ORDER TO COINCIDE WITH THE INITIAL DTV TRANSITION DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 17, 2009. HOWEVER, RECENTLY ENACTED LEGISLATION POSTPONES THE DTV TRANSITION DEADLINE TO JUNE 12, 2009. WHILE IT IS CONTEMPLATED THAT CONSTRUCTION OF THE DIGITAL CHANNEL 47 FACILITY WILL BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 17, 2009, WLNY-DT CANNOT COMMENCE OPERATION ON THAT CHANNEL UNTIL ANALOG CHANNEL 47 IS RELINQUISHED BY WNJU, LINDEN, NEW JERSEY, AT THE END OF THE DTV TRANSITION. THEREFORE, IT IS REQUESTED THAT THE WLNY-DT CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR DIGITAL CHANNEL 47 BE EXTENDED TO 11:59:59PM ON JUNE 12, 2009 -- A DATE THAT WILL COINCIDE WITH THE NEW DTV TRANSITION DEADLINE OF JUNE 12, 2009.


Attachment 1