Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0029 (July 2011)
FCC 340
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
FOR RESERVED CHANNEL
NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCAST STATION

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BPEDT - 20100615AHK
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Mailing Address
1999 EAST CAMPUS DRIVE

City
MT. PLEASANT
State or Country (if foreign address)
MI
Zip Code
48859 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
9897743105
E-Mail Address (if available)
GRANT1EB@MAIL.CMICH.EDU
FCC Registration Number:
0002733764
Call Sign
WCML
Facility Identifier 
9917
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/Permittee)
TODD D. GRAY

Firm or Company Name
DOW LOHNES PLLC
Mailing Address
1200 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE, NW, SUITE 800

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20036 - 6802
Telephone Number (include area code)
2027762000

E-Mail Address (if available)
TGRAY@DOWLOHNES.COM
3. Is this application being filed in response to a window?
If Yes, specify closing date and/or window number:
Yes No
4 Application Purpose
New station Major Modification of construction permit
Major Change in licensed facility Minor Modification of construction permit
Minor Change in licensed facility Major Amendment to pending application
Minor Amendment to pending application

(a) File number of original construction permit:

-
(b) Service Type: FM DTV
(c) DTV Type: Pre-Transition Post-Transition Both
(d) Community of License:               
    City: ALPENA State: MI
(e) Facility Type Main Auxiliary
If an amendment, submit as an Exhibit a listing by Section and Question Number the portions of the pending application that are being revised. [Exhibit 1]



NOTE: The failure to include an explanatory providing full particulars in connection with a "No" response may result in dismissal of the application. See Instructions, paragraph L for additional information regarding completion of explanatory exhibits.

SECTION II - Legal and Financial

1.
Certification.  Applicant certifies that it has answered each question in this application based on its review of the application instructions and worksheets. Applicant further certifies that where it has made an affirmative certification below, this certification constitutes its representation that the application satisfies each of the pertinent standards and criteria set forth in the application instructions and worksheets.
Yes No
2.
Eligibility. Each application must answer "Yes" to one and "No" to two of the three following certifications. An applicant should not submit an explanatory exhibit in connection with these Question 2 "No" responses.

The applicant certifies that it is:
a. a nonprofit educational institution; or Yes No
b. a governmental entity other than a school; or Yes No
c. a nonprofit educational organization, other than described in a. or b. Yes No
3.
For applicants checking "Yes" to question 2(c) and applying for a new noncommercial educational television station only, the applicant certifies that the applicant's officers, directors and members of its governing board are broadly representative of the educational, cultural, and civic segments of the principal community to be served.
Yes No
N/A
4.
a. The applicant certifies that the Commission has previously granted a broadcast application identified here by file number that found this applicant qualified as a noncommercial educational entity with a qualifying educational program, and that the applicant will use the proposed station to advance a program similar to that the Commission has found qualifying in applicant's previous application.

b.
Applicants who answered "No" to Question 4(a), must include an exhibit that describes the applicant's educational objective and how the proposed station will be used to advance an educational program that will further that objective according to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.503 (for radio applicants) and 47 C.F.R. Section 73.621 (for television applicants).
Yes No
FCC FileNumber
-

[Exhibit 2]

5.
The applicant certifies that its governing documents (e.g., articles of incorporation, by-laws, charter, enabling statute, and/or other pertinent organizational document) permit the applicant to advance an educational program and that there is no provision in any of those documents that would restrict the applicant from advancing an educational program or complying with any Commission rule, policy, or provision of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
Yes No
6.
a. Parties to the Application. List separately each party to the application including, as applicable, the applicant, its officers, directors, five percent or greater stockholders, non-insulated partners, members, and all other persons and entities with attributable interests. If another entity hold an attributable interest in the applicant, list separately, as applicable, its officers, directors, five percent or greater stockholders, non-insulated partners, and board members. Create a separate row for each individual or entity. Attach additional pages if necessary.

[Enter Parties/Owners Information]


b. Applicant certifies that equity and financial interests not set forth above are non-attributable pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555 and that there are no agreements or understandings with any non-party that would give influence over the applicant's programming, personnel, or finances to that non-party. Yes No
[Exhibit 3]
7.
Other Authorizations. List call signs, locations, and facility identifiers of all other broadcast stations in which applicant or any party to the application has an attributable interest pursuant to the notes to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555.
N/A
[Exhibit 4]
8.
Character Issues. Applicant certifies that neither applicant nor any party to the application has or has had any interest in or connection with:
a. any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left unresolved or were resolved adversely against the applicant or party to the application; or
b. any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 5]

9.
Adverse Findings. Applicant certifies that, with respect to the applicant, any party to the application, and any non-party equity owner in the applicant, no adverse finding has been made, nor has an adverse final action been taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under the provisions of any law related to any of the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another government unit; or discrimination.

If the answer is "No," attach as an Exhibit a full disclosure concerning the persons and matters involved, including an identification of the the court or administrative body and the proceeding (by dates and file numbers), and a description of the disposition of the matter. Where the requisite information has been earlier disclosed in connection with another application or as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 1.65, the applicant need only provide: (i) an identification of that previous submission by reference to the file number in the case of an application, the call letters of the station regarding which the application or Section 1.65 information was filed, and the date of filing; and (ii) the disposition of the previously reported matter.

Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 6]

10.
Alien Ownership and Control. Applicant certifies that it complies with the provisions of Section 310 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, relating to interests of aliens and foreign governments.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 7]

11.
Program Service Certification. Applicant certifies that it is cognizant of and will comply with its obligations as a commission licensee to present a program service responsive to the issues of public concern facing the station's community of license and service area.
Yes No
12.
Local Public Notice. Applicant certifies compliance with the public notice requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3580.
Yes No
13.
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
14.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). If the applicant proposes to employ five or more full-time employees, applicant certifies that it is filing simultaneously with this application a Model EEO Program Report on FCC Form 396-A.
Yes No
N/A
QUESTIONS 15, 16 AND 17 APPLY ONLY TO APPLICANTS FOR NEW STATIONS. OTHER APPLICANTS CAN PROCEED TO QUESTION 18.
15.
Financial. The applicant certifies that sufficient net liquid assets are on hand or that sufficient funds are available from committed sources to construct and operate the requested facilities for three months without revenue.

If "No" to 15., answer question 16. and 17.

Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 8]

16.
Is this application contingent upon receipt of a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration?
Yes No
17.
Is this application contingent upon receipt of a grant from a charitable organization, the approval of the budget of a school or university, or an appropriation from a state, county, municipality or other political subdivision?
Yes No
NOTE: If Yes to 16. or 17., the application cannot be granted unconditionally until all of the necessary funds are committed or appropriated. In the case of grants from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, no further action on the applicant's part is required. If the applicant relies on funds from a source specified in Question 17., the applicant must advise the Commission when the funds are committed or appropriated. This should be accomplished by letter amendment to the application. Applicants should take note that the Commission's construction period is not considered "tolled" by funding difficulties and that any permit granted conditionally on funding will expire if the station is not constructed for any reason, including lack of funding.
QUESTIONS 18 AND 19 DO NOT APPLY TO APPLICATIONS FOR NEW STATIONS. APPLICANTS FOR NEW FM STATIONS CAN PROCEED TO SECTION III. APPLICANTS FOR NEW TV STATIONS CAN PROCEED TO SECTION IV.
Holding Period.
18.
Applicant certifies that this application does not propose a modification to an authorization that was awarded on the basis of a preference for fair distribution of service pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 307(b).

If "No," answer a. and b. below. If applicant answers "No" to 18. above and cannot answer "Yes" to either a. or b. below, the application is unacceptable.

Yes No
a. Applicant certifies that the proposed modification will not downgrade service to the area on which the Section 307(b) preference was based.
Yes No
b. Applicant certifies that although it proposes to downgrade service to the area on which the Section 307(b) preference was based, applicant has provided full service to that area for a period of four years of on-air operations.
Yes No
19.
Applicant certifies that this application does not propose a modification to an authorized station that received a credit for superior technical parameters under the point system selection method in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7003.

If "No," applicant must be able to answer "Yes" to a. below or provide an exhibit that makes a compelling showing that the downgrade would be in the public interest.

Yes No
a. Applicant certifies that the population and area within the proposed service contour (60 dBu (FM) or grade B (TV)) are greater than or equivalent to those authorized.

Yes No
[Exhibit 9]



Section III
Fair Distribution of Service Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 307(b) (New and Major Changes to FM Radio Only)
(Other applicants can proceed to Section IV).

1. Applicant certifies that it provides a first aural (reception) service. Applicants answering "Yes" must provide an Exhibit. Yes No
[Exhibit 10]
2. Applicant certifies that (1) it is a Tribal Applicant, as defined in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7000; (2) the facilities proposed in this Application will provide Tribal Coverage, as defined in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7000, of Tribal Lands occupied by the applicant Tribe(s); (3) the proposed community of license is located on Tribal Lands, as defined in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7000; and (4) the proposed facility would be the first local tribal-owned noncommercial educational transmission service at the proposed community of license. Applicants answering "Yes" must provide an Exhibit. Yes No
[Exhibit 11]
3. Applicant certifies that the proposed station will provide a first noncommercial educational aural service to (a) at least 10 percent of the people residing within the station's 60 dBu (1 mV/m) service contour and (b) to a minimum of 2,000 people. Applicants answering "Yes" must provide an Exhibit. Yes No
[Exhibit 12]
4. Applicant certifies that the proposed station will provide a second noncommercial educational aural service, or an aggregated first and second noncommercial educational aural service, to (a) at least 10 percent of the people residing within the station's 60 dBu (1 mV/m) service contour and (b) to a minimum of 2,000 people. Applicants answering "Yes" must provide an Exhibit. Yes No
[Exhibit 13]

Section IV Point System Factors - New and Major Change Applications Only (used to select among mutually exclusive radio and television applications for new stations and major modifications) NOTE: Applicants will not receive any additional points for amendments made after the close of the application filing window.

1. Established Local Applicant: Applicant certifies that for at least the 24 months immediately prior to application, and continuing through the present, it qualifies as a local applicant pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7000, that its governing documents require that such localism be maintained, and that it has placed documentation of its qualifications as an established local applicant in a local public inspection file and has submitted to the Commission copies of the documentation.
Yes No
2. Diversity of Ownership: (a) Applicant certifies that the principal community (city grade) contour of the proposed station does not overlap the principal community contour of any other authorized station (comparing radio and television to television, including non-fill-in translator stations other than those identified in 2(b) below) in which any party to the application has an attributable interest as defined in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555, that its governing documents require that such diversity be maintained, and that it has placed documentation of its diversity qualification in a local public inspection file and has submitted to the Commission copies of the documentation.
Yes No
(b) Is the application's certification to 2(a) based on its exclusion of translator station(s) that will be replaced with a full service station pursuant to the authorization requested here?

If Yes, applicant must include an exhibit identifying the translator station authorization for which it will request cancellation upon commencement of operation of the proposed full service station (i.e., upon its filing of a license application and receipt of program test authority).

Yes No

[Exhibit 14]

3. State-wide Network: Applicant certifies that (a) it has NOT claimed a credit for diversity of ownership above: (b) it is one of the three specific types of organizations described in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.7003(b)(3); and (c) it has placed documentation of its qualifications in a local public inspection file and has submitted to the Commission copies of the documentation.
Yes No
4. Technical Parameters: Applicant certifies that the numbers in the boxes below accurately reflect the new area and population that its proposal would serve with a 60 dBu (FM) or Grade B (TV) signal measured in accordance with the standard predicted contours in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.713(c) (FM) and 73.683(TV) and that it has documented the basis for its calculations in the local public inspection file and has submitted copies to the Commission. Major modification applicants should include the area of proposed increase only (exclude any area already within the station's existing service area). (Points, if any, will be determined by FCC)
Yes No
New area served in square kilometers (excluding areas of water):
Population served based on the most recent census block data from the United States Bureau of Census using the centroid method:
 

SECTION V - Tie Breakers - New and Major Change Applications Only (used to choose among competing radio and television applications receiving the same number of points in Section IV)

1. Existing Authorizations. By placing a number in the box, the applicant certifies that it and other parties to the application have, as of the date of filing and pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555, attributable interests in the stated number of relevant broadcast station authorizations. Radio applicants should count all attributable full service radio stations, AM and FM, commercial and noncommercial, and FM translator stations other than fill-in stations or those identified in IV (2)(b) above. TV applicants should count all attributable full service TV stations, commercial and noncommercial and TV translator stations other than fill-in stations or those identified in IV(2)(b) above.
(number of commercial and non-commercial licenses and construction permits)
2.  Pending Applications. By placing a number in the box, the applicant certifies that it and other parties to the application have, as of the date of filing and pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555, attributable interests in the stated number of pending applications for new or major changes to relevant broadcast stations. Radio applicants should count all attributable full service radio stations, AM and FM, commercial and noncommercial, and FM translator stations other than fill-in stations or those identified in IV(2)(b) above. TV applicants should count all attributable full service TV stations, commercial and noncommercial, and TV translator stations other than fill-in stations or those identified in IV(2)(b) above.
 (number of pending commercial and non-commercial applications)



Section VI -- Certification
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
EDWARD B. GRANT
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
GENERAL MANAGER
Signature
Date
06/15/2010

Section VII Preparer's Certification
I certify that I have prepared Section VII (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 
JOHN F.X. BROWNE, P.E.
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer) 
CONSULTING ENGINEER
Signature
Date 
06/15/2010
Mailing Address
JOHN F.X. BROWNE & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
38710 WOODWARD AVE., SUITE 220
City
BLOOMFIELD HILLS
State or Country (if foreign address)
MI
Zip Code
48304-
Telephone Number (include area code)
2486426226
E-Mail Address (if available)
JFXB@JFXB.COM

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).





SECTION VII - DTV Engineering
Complete Questions 1-5, and provide all data and information for the proposed facility, as requested in Technical Specifications, Items 1-13.

Pre-Transition Certification Checklist: An application concerning a pre-transition channel must complete questions 1(a)-(c), and 2-5. A correct answer of "Yes" to all of the questions will ensure an expeditious grant of a construction permit application to change pre-transition facilities. However, if the proposed facility is located within the Canadian or Mexican borders, coordination of the proposal under the appropriate treaties may be required prior to grant of the application. An answer of "No" will require additional evaluation of the applicable information in this form before a construction permit can be granted.

Post-Transition Expedited Processing. An application concerning a post-transition channel must complete questions 1(a), (d)-(e), and 2-5. A station applying for a construction permit to build its post-transition channel will receive expedited processing if its application (1) does not seek to expand the noise-limited service contour in any direction beyond that established by Appendix B of the Seventh Report and Order in MB Docket No. 87-268 establishing the new DTV Table of Allotments in 47 C.F.R. § 73.622(i) ("new DTV Table Appendix B"); (2) specifies facilities that match or closely approximate those defined in the new DTV Table Appendix B facilities; and (3) is filed within 45 days of the effective date of Section 73.616 of the rules adopted in the Report and Order in the Third DTV Periodic Review proceeding, MB Docket No. 07-91.

1. The proposed DTV facility complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.622 in the following respects:
(a) It will operate on the DTV channel for this station as established in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.622.
Yes No
(b) It will operate a pre-transition facility from a transmitting antenna located within 5.0 km (3.1 miles) of the DTV reference site for this station as established in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.622.
Yes No
(c) It will operate a pre-transition facility with an effective radiated power (ERP) and antenna height above average terrain (HAAT) that do not exceed the DTV reference ERP and HAAT for this station as established in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.622.
Yes No
(d) It will operate at post-transition facilities that do not expand the noise-limited service contour in any direction beyond that established by Appendix B of the Seventh Report and Order in MB Docket No. 87-268 establishing the new DTV Table of Allotments in 47 C.F.R. § 73.622(i) ("new DTV Table Appendix B").
Yes No
N/A
(e) It will operate at post-transition facilities that match or reduce by no more than five percent with respect to predicted population from those defined in the new DTV Table Appendix B.
Yes No
N/A
2.
The proposed facility will not have a significant environmental impact, including exposure of workers or the general public to levels of RF radiation exceeding the applicable health and safety guidelines, and therefore will not come within 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1307. Yes No
Applicant must submit the Exhibit called for in Item 13.
3.
Pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.625, the DTV coverage contour of the proposed facility will encompass the allotted principal community. Yes No
4.
The requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1030 regarding notification to radio astronomy installations, radio receiving installations and FCC monitoring stations have either been satisfied or are not applicable. Yes No
5.
The antenna structure to be used by this facility has been registered by the Commission and will not require registration to support the proposed antenna, OR the FAA has previously determined that the proposed structure will not adversely effect safety in air navigation and this structure qualifies for later registration under the Commission's phased registration plan, OR the proposed installation on this structure does not require notification to the FAA pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 17.7. Yes No



SECTION VII - DTV Engineering
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
1. Channel Number:

DTV   24      Analog TV, if any   6
2. Zone:
 I       II       III
3.
Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)

Latitude:    
Degrees 45 Minutes 8 Seconds 17.3     North     South


Longitude: 
Degrees 84 Minutes 9 Seconds 43.6     West     East

4. Antenna Structure Registration Number: 1274349
Not Applicable Notification filed with FAA
5.
Antenna Location Site Elevation Above Mean Sea Level: 326.1   meters
6.
Overall Tower Height Above Ground Level:
358.8  meters
7.
Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level:
350.4  meters
8
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain (HAAT): 399.5  meters
9.
Maximum Effective Radiated Power (average power): 400  kW
10. Antenna Specifications:

a.  Manufacturer DIE     Model TUF P4-12/48-1-T

b.  Electrical Beam Tilt:
0.8 degrees    Not Applicable

c.   Mechanical Beam Tilt:
degrees toward azimuth
degrees True    Not Applicable
Attach as an Exhibit all data specified in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.625(c). [Exhibit 35]

d.  Polarization:
Horizontal    Circular    Elliptical

e.  Directional Antenna Relative Field Values:    Not applicable (Nondirectional)

[For a composite directional (not off-the-shelf) antenna, press the following button to fill in the relative field values subform.]
[Relative Field Values]


10e. Directional Antenna Relative Field Values

[Fill in this subform for a composite directional (not off-the-shelf) antenna, only.]

e.  Directional Antenna Relative Field Values:
Rotation (Degrees): 0 No Rotation
Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value Degrees Value    
0 0.505 10 0.436 20 0.384 30 0.363 40 0.362 50 0.355
60 0.335 70 0.378 80 0.445 90 0.497 100 0.572 110 0.731
120 0.907 130 0.99 140 0.983 150 0.891 160 0.74 170 0.595
180 0.505 190 0.436 200 0.384 210 0.363 220 0.362 230 0.355
240 0.335 250 0.378 260 0.445 270 0.497 280 0.572 290 0.731
300 0.907 310 0.99 320 0.983 330 0.891 340 0.74 350 0.595
Additional 
Azimuths

135

1

315

1

Relative Field Polar Plot

If a directional antenna is proposed, the requirements of 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.625(c) must be satisfied. Exhibit required.
[Exhibit 36]

11.
Does the proposed facility satisfy the pre-transition interference protection provisions of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.623(a) (Applicable only if Certification Checklist Items 1(a), (b), or (c) are answered "No.") and/or the post-transition interference protection provisions of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.616?

If "No," attach as an Exhibit justification therefor, including a summary of any related previously granted waivers.

Yes No

[Exhibit 37]

12.
If the proposed facility will not satisfy the coverage requirement of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.625, attach as an Exhibit justification therefor. (Applicable only if Certification Checklist item 3 is answered "No.")
[Exhibit 38]
13.
Environmental Protection Act. Submit in an Exhibit the following:
[Exhibit 39]
a. If Certification Checklist Item 2 is answered "Yes," a brief explanation of why an Environmental Assessment is not required. Also describe in the Exhibit the steps that will be taken to limit RF radiation exposure to the public and to persons authorized access to the tower site.

By checking "Yes" to Certification Checklist Item 2, the applicant also certifies that it, in coordination with other users of the site, will reduce power or cease operation as necessary to protect persons having access to the site, tower or antenna from radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure in excess of FCC guidelines.


If Certification Checklist Item 2 is answered "No," an Environmental Assessment as required by 47 C.F.R Section 1.1311.
PREPARERS CERTIFICATION ON PAGE 8 MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED.



Exhibits
Exhibit 36
Description:
ANTENNA DATA

SEE ENGINEERING STATEMENT EXHIBIT 37

Attachment 36


Exhibit 39
Description:
ENGINEERING STATEMENT & ANTENNA DATA

ENGINEERING STATEMENT & ANTENNA DATA

Attachment 39
Description
Engineering Statement & Antenna Data