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 - 20090217ACT
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.
Mailing Address
C/O BROOKS, PIERCE, ET AL.
P.O. BOX 1800

City
RALEIGH
State or Country (if foreign address)
NC
Zip Code
27602 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9198390300
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration No
0003475464
Call Sign
KDLO-TV
Facility ID Number
41975
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MARK J. PRAK
Firm or Company Name
BROOKS, PIERCE, ET AL.
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 1800

City
RALEIGH
State or Country (if foreign address)
NC
ZIP Code
27602 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9198390108

E-Mail Address (if available)
MPRAK@BROOKSPIERCE.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: FLORENCE     State: SD
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
DEBORAH A. MCDERMOTT
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
02/17/2009

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 38

THE APPLICANT REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO REMAIN SILENT ON ITS PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL FACILITY. THIS REQUEST WAS NECESSITATED BY THE CHANGE IN THE NATIONAL DTV TRANSITION DEADLINE. ON DECEMBER 5, 2008, UNDER THE PROCEDURES THEN IN EFFECT, YOUNG NOTIFIED THE COMMISSION THAT ITS CHANNEL 2 PRE-TRANSITION DTV FACILITY WOULD BE PERMANENTLY SILENT AS OF JANUARY 12, 2009. AS DESCRIBED IN THAT NOTIFICATION (AND IN YOUNG'S VARIOUS DTV TRANSITION REPORTS FILED FOR KDLO ON FCC FORM 387), TERMINATION OF KDLO-DT'S PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL OPERATION WAS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR THE STATION'S POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL OPERATION ON FEBRUARY 18, AS THE DIGITAL TRANSMITTER HAD TO BE PHYSICALLY MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION AND CONVERTED FROM CHANNEL 2 OPERATION TO CHANNEL 3 OPERATION IN ORDER FOR THE STATION TO EFFECTUATE A TIMELY TRANSITION TO FINAL POST-TRANSITION OPERATION ON FEBRUARY 18. THE EARLY TERMINATION OF KDLO'S PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL OPERATION WAS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE STATION'S POST-TRANSITION DIGITAL OPERATION, AND IT WOULD BE ECONOMICALLY UNREASONABLE AND IRRESPONSIBLE FOR YOUNG TO RE-CONVERT THE TRANSMITTER BACK TO CHANNEL 2 DIGITAL OPERATION (IF YOUNG COULD EVEN SCHEDULE THE MANUFACTURER TO MAKE SUCH A RE-CONVERSION IN A TIMELY FASHION) AND RE-MOVE THE TRANSMITTER BACK TO ITS PRIOR PHYSICAL LOCATION. MOREOVER, AS A SATELLITE STATION, KDLO WAS ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TO TRANSITION TO DIGITAL VIA FLASH-CUT. REMAINING SILENT ON THE STATION'S PRE-TRANSITION DIGITAL FACILITY UNTIL JUNE 12 WHILE CONTINUING TO OPERATE THE FACILITY'S ANALOG CHANNEL IS THE EFFECTIVE EQUIVALENT OF FLASH-CUTTING. ACCORDINGLY, SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY IS REQUESTED FOR SILENT AUTHORITY FOR KDLO'S PRE-TRANSITION FACILITY.

Attachment 38