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

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BEDSTA - 20091119AAS
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, FLORIDA, INC.
Mailing Address
WPLG
3401 WEST HALLANDALE BEACH BOULEVARD

City
PEMBROKE PARK
State or Country (if foreign address)
FL
Zip Code
33023 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9543642604
E-Mail Address (if available)
DBOYLAN@WPLG.COM
FCC Registration No
0002161107
Call Sign
WPLG
Facility ID Number
53113
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
ROBERT M. SHERMAN, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
COVINGTON & BURLING LLP
Mailing Address
1201 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., N.W.

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20004 - 2401
Telephone Number (include area code)
2026625115

E-Mail Address (if available)
RSHERMAN@COV.COM
3. Purpose:
Engineering STA
Extension of Existing Engineering STA         File Number: BDSTA - 20090629ACG
Legal STA
Extension of Existing Legal STA         
4. Service: DS 
5. Community of License:
City: MIAMI     State: FL
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. If requesting variance with other than authorized technical facilities, please specify the exact facilities sought
[Exhibit 36]
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 J. RONAYNE
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
11/19/2009

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 36
Description:
EXHIBIT 36

POST NEWSWEEK STATIONS, ORLANDO, INC., LICENSEE OF WPLG, MIAMI, FLORIDA (THE 'STATION') RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS EXTENSION OF ITS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE ITS ENHANCED DTV FACILITY PENDING THE ANTICIPATED COMPLETION OF ITS FINAL MAXIMIZATION FACILITY WITHIN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS. AS THE STATION PREVIOUSLY ADVISED THE COMMISSION, IT HAS COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION OF ITS FINAL POST-TRANSITION FACILITY, WHICH OPERATED AT 30 KW EFFECTIVE RADIATED POWER, AND RECEIVED AUTHORITY TO CONSTRUCT A MAXIMIZED FACILITY THAT WOULD OPERATE AT 156 KW. SEE FILE NO. BMPCDT-20080620AIT.

BECAUSE OF TECHNICAL CHALLENGES THAT THE STATION PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED TO THE COMMISSION, THE MEDIA BUREAU AUTHORIZED WPLG TO OPERATE AN ENHANCED INTERIM FACILITY OPERATING AT 60 KW WHILE IT COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION OF THE 156 KW FACILITY. THE STATION BELIEVES THAT IT WILL COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 156 KW FACILITY WITHIN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, AND IT RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS EXTENSION OF ITS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY TO MAINTAIN EXISTING 60 KW SERVICE UNTIL THE EARLIER OF JUNE 30, 2010 (SIX MONTHS FROM THE SCHEDULED EXPIRATION OF THE STATION'S EXISTING STA) OR THE DATE ON WHICH THE STATION RECEIVES A LICENSE FOR THE 156 KW FACILITY.



Attachment 36