Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0386 (July 2002)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
Engineering STA

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BDSTA - 20090601AQZ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC.
Mailing Address
ATTN: ELIZABETH HAMMOND
5215 NORTH O'CONNOR BLVD, SUITE 1400

City
IRVING
State or Country (if foreign address)
TX
Zip Code
75039 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9723738800
E-Mail Address (if available)
EHAMMOND@NEXSTAR.TV
FCC Registration No
0009961889
Call Sign
KQTV
Facility ID Number
20427
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
HOWARD LIBERMAN
Firm or Company Name
DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH LLP
Mailing Address
1500 K STREET, NW
SUITE 1100

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20005 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2028428876

E-Mail Address (if available)
HOWARD.LIBERMAN@DBR.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: ST. JOSEPH     State: MO
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)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Ensure that the specifications below are accurate. Contradicting data found elsewhere in this application will be disregarded. All items must be completed. The response "on file" is not acceptable.
TECH BOX
7.1. Channel:
7
7.2. Zone: I II III
7.3.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)
Latitude:    
Degrees 39 Minutes 46 Seconds 12     North     South

Longitude: 
Degrees 94 Minutes 47 Seconds 53     West     East
7.4. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1000389
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
7.5.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 310.9  meters
7.6.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level: 155.1  meters
7.7.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level: 121.9  meters
7.8.
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain: 154.4 meters     
7.9.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power (average): 22.7  kW     
7.10. Antenna Specifications:    
Nondirectional Directional

a. Manufacturer DIE     Model THB-C2-2H/4UD-1-S

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt:
0 degrees    Not Applicable

c.   Mechanical Beam Tilt:
degrees toward azimuth
degrees True    Not Applicable

d.  Polorization:
Horizontal    Circular    Elliptical

Directional Antenna Relative Field Values:
Rotation (Degrees):    No Rotation
Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value    
0 10 20 30 40 50
60 70 80 90 100 110
120 130 140 150 160 170
180 190 200 210 220 230
240 250 260 270 280 290
300 310 320 330 340 350
Additional 
Azimuths

8.
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. If requesting variance with other than authorized technical facilities, please specify the exact facilities sought
[Exhibit 21]
9.
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 I have prepared Engineering Data on behalf of the applicant, and that after such preparation, I have examined and found it to be accurate and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Name
RICK STOLPE
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/01/2009
Mailing Address
5215 NORTH O'CONNOR BLVD
SUITE 1400
City
IRVING
State or Country (if foreign address)
TX
Zip Code
75039 -
Telephone Number (No dashes or parentheses, include area code)
9723738800
E-Mail Address (if available)
RSTOLPE@NEXSTAR.TV

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
PERRY SOOK
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT AND CEO
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/01/2009

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 21
Description:
PURPOSE OF STA REQUEST

NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC. (NEXSTAR), THE LICENSEE OF KQTV(TV), ST. JOSEPH, MO, HEREBY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY (STA) IN ORDER TO OPERATE A DTV FACILITY WITH REDUCED POWER AND AT A LOWER HEIGHT THAN AUTHORIZED FOR A TEMPORARY PERIOD WHILE CONSTRUCTION OF ITS FINAL DTV FACILITY IS ONGOING.

THIS REQUEST IS BEING FILED PURSUANT TO THE POLICY UNDERLYING THE ABILITY FOR STATIONS TO REQUEST PHASED-IN STAS TO OPERATE THEIR POST-TRANSITION FACILITIES ON THEIR POST-TRANSITION CHANNELS AT LESS THAN THEIR APPENDIX B FACILITIES, AS PROVIDED BY THE COMMISSION IN THE THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW REPORT AND ORDER, FCC 07-228, AT PARAGRAPHS 94-96. SPECIFICALLY, AS SET FORTH HEREIN, KQTV SEEKS REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY TO CONSTRUCT ITS POST-TRANSITION DTV FACILITIES, WHICH NECESSITATES BROADCASTING A TEMPORARY DTV SIGNAL THAT IS NOT PREDICTED TO SERVE 85% OF THE POPULATION THAT RECEIVES THE STATIONS CURRENT ANALOG AND DTV SERVICES. NEVERTHELESS, GRANT OF THIS PHASED-IN STA REQUEST WILL SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST, AS IT WOULD ENSURE THAT KQTVS VIEWERS CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE STATIONS POPULAR PROGRAMMING BEYOND JUNE 12, 2009, INCLUDING THE PROGRAMS SUPPLIED BY THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK. THE PROPOSED STA FACILITY IS NOT PREDICTED CAUSE MORE THAN 0.5 PERCENT NEW INTERFERENCE TO ANY OTHER STATION AND WOULD NOT PREVENT ANY OTHER STATION FROM MAKING ITS TRANSITION.

AS THE ATTACHED ENGINEERING STATEMENT DEMONSTRATES, THE CURRENT KQTV ANALOG ANTENNA IS LOCATED AT THE TOP OF ASR NO. 1000389, WHOSE CENTER OF RADIATION CURRENTLY IS 247 METERS HAAT (214.5 METERS AGL). THE COMMISSION HAS ISSUED A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT TO NEXSTAR TO BUILD A TOP-MOUNTED POST-TRANSITION DTV FACILITY ON THE SAME TOWER, BUT AT A LOWER HEIGHT (CENTER OF RADIATION AT 179 METERS HAAT/146.6 METERS AGL) AND WITH 40 KW ERP (FCC FILE NO. BMPCDT-20080619AJI). IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THAT FACILITY, NEXSTAR MUST OBTAIN AUTHORITY FROM THE FAA AND SUBSEQUENTLY REMOVE APPROXIMATELY 73.5 METERS FROM ASR NO. 1000389 IN ORDER TO TOP-MOUNT ITS FINAL, POST-TRANSITION DTV FACILITY PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZED CONSTRUCTION PERMIT. REMOVAL OF 73.5 METERS FROM THE TOWER IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO BRING THE TOWER INTO COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL TOWER CODES THAT HAVE BEEN PROMULGATED SINCE THE TOWER FIRST WAS ERECTED IN THE 1950S.

PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WORK ASSOCIATED WITH IMPLEMENTING THE FACILITIES AUTHORIZED BY THE CONSTRUCTION PERMIT, INCLUDING REMOVING CERTAIN TOWER SECTIONS FROM ASR NO. 1000389 AND MAKING OTHER STRUCTURAL MODIFICATIONS TO THAT TOWER, NEXSTAR RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS STA TO SIDE-MOUNT A TEMPORARY DTV ANTENNA ON THE SAME TOWER, WITH A CENTER OF RADIATION AT 154.4 METERS HAAT (121.9 METERS AGL). NEXSTAR WOULD OPERATE THAT TEMPORARY DTV FACILITY AT 22.7 KW ERP, APPROXIMATELY 56 PERCENT OF POWER AUTHORIZED BY FCC FILE NO. BMPCDT-20080619AJI.

THE LICENSEE ANTICIPATES COMPLETING CONSTRUCTION OF THE FINAL, TOP-MOUNTED DTV FACILITY AUTHORIZED BY FCC FILE NO. BMPCDT-20080619AJI SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE THE OCTOBER 18, 2009 DEADLINE ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSION IN PARAGRAPHS 61-65 OF THE THIRD REPORT AND ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION IN THE DTV DELAY ACT PROCEEDING (FCC 09-19) APPLICABLE TO STATIONS WITH PHASED-IN STAS. (THE CURRENT DEADLINE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FCC FILE NO. BMPCDT-20080619AJI IS AUGUST 18, 2009.) KQTV HAS BEEN COMPLYING WITH THE APPLICABLE VIEWER NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH 91 OF THE THIRD PERIODIC REVIEW REPORT AND ORDER, FCC 07-228.

BASED ON THE FOREGOING, NEXSTAR RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS GRANT OF THE INSTANT PHASED-IN TRANSITION STA REQUEST TO ALLOW KQTV TO OPERATE REDUCED DTV FACILITIES FOR A TEMPORARY PERIOD BEYOND JUNE 12, 2009, AND SUBMITS THAT THIS GRANT WOULD SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST FOR THE REASONS SET FORTH ABOVE.

Attachment 21