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 - 20090206AFC
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
GRAY TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC
Mailing Address
WILX-TV
500 AMERICAN ROAD

City
LANSING
State or Country (if foreign address)
MI
Zip Code
48911 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
5173930110
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0018223693
Call Sign
WILX-TV
Facility ID Number
6863
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JOAN STEWART, ESQ.
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)
2027197438

E-Mail Address (if available)
JSTEWART@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: ONONDAGA     State: MI
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
ROBERT A. BEIZER
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
SECRETARY
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
02/05/2009

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:
EXHIBIT

ON JANUARY 16, 2009, WILX NOTIFIED THE COMMISSION THAT IT INTENDS TO TERMINATE ANALOG AND PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL OPERATIONS ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 16, 2009. PURSUANT TO PUBLIC NOTICE FCC 09-6, RELEASED FEBRUARY 5, 2009 (THE 'TERMINATION PN'), WILX WILL RE-NOTIFY THE FCC OF ITS INTENT TO TERMINATE ANALOG OPERATIONS BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9. IN ITS NOTICE, WILX INDICATED THAT IT WOULD COMMENCE CHANNEL 10 DIGITAL OPERATIONS ON ITS FINAL DIGITAL CHANNEL ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009.

WILX'S CONSTRUCTION PERMIT DOES NOT CONTAIN A SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITION WHICH WOULD RESTRICT OPERATION PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 17. HOWEVER, THE TERMINATION PN NOTED THAT 'STATIONS THAT WANT TO BEGIN OPERATING PRIOR TO THE TRANSITION DATE ON A POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL FACILITY THAT DIFFERS FROM THEIR PRE-TRANSITION FACILITY MUST FIRST FILE A REQUEST FOR A DIGITAL' STA.

THEREFORE, FROM AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, WILX RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO COMMENCE OPERATION OF THE FACILITIES SPECIFIED IN FCC FILE NO. BPCDT-20080403ADB ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009.

WILX'S CONSULTING ENGINEER HAS CONDUCTED AN ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND DETERMINED THAT OPERATION PURSUANT TO THIS STA WOULD NOT CAUSE IMPERMISSIBLE INTERFERENCE TO OTHER FULL POWER TELEVISION BROADCAST STATIONS.


Attachment 38