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 - 20120828AFO
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED
Mailing Address
800 CONCOURSE PARKWAY
SUITE 200

City
BIRMINGHAM
State or Country (if foreign address)
AL
Zip Code
35244 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2054033340
E-Mail Address (if available)
MIKEM@ABC3340.COM
FCC Registration No
0001638071
Call Sign
WCFT-TV
Facility ID Number
21258
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
JERALD N. FRITZ
Firm or Company Name
ALLBRITTON COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
Mailing Address
1000 WILSON BOULEVARD
SUITE 2700

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22209 - 3921
Telephone Number (include area code)
7036478700

E-Mail Address (if available)
JFRITZ@ALLBRITTONTV.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: TUSCALOOSA     State: AL
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
STEPHEN P. GIBSON
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT
Signature
Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/28/2012

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-EXPLANATION REGARDING REQUEST FOR STA

EXHIBIT 38-EXPLANATION REGARDING REQUEST FOR STA;

TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED ('TV ALABAMA'), LICENSEE OF WCFT-TV, TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA (FACILITY ID NO. 21258) HEREBY REQUESTS SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY ('STA') TO CONTINUE ITS REDUCED POWER OPERATION THAT BEGAN ON JULY 31, 2012 DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. AS TV ALABAMA EXPLAINED IN ITS LETTER TO THE COMMISSION DATED AUGUST 7, 2012, THE STATION IS CURRENTLY OPERATING AT REDUCED POWER. TV ALABAMA IS WORKING DILIGENTLY TO RESTORE ITS STATION TO FULL POWER OPERATION, AND IS CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING QUOTES FOR REPAIR, AND PLANS TO MAKE CERTAIN TEMPORARY REPAIRS AS SOON AS WEATHER CONDITIONS PERMIT. IN THE MEANTIME, TV ALABAMA REQUESTS STA TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE WITH LESS THAN 50% OF ITS AUTHORIZED POWER.

Attachment 38