Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0010 (June 2002)
FCC 323
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
OWNERSHIP REPORT FOR COMMERCIAL BROADCAST STATIONS

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BOA - 19990430AAN
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant 
COSMOS BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Mailing Address
PO BOX 19023
2000 WADE HAMPTON BOULEVARD
City
GREENVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
SC
ZIP Code
29602 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
8646094366
E-Mail Address (if available) 
NSMITH@LIBERTYCORP.COM
FCC Registration Number:

Call Sign 
WIS
Facility ID Number 
12033
2. Contact Representative (if other than Licensee/Permittee)

Firm or Company Name

Telephone Number (include area code)

E-Mail Address (if available)
NA
3. Name of entity, if other than licensee or permittee, for which report is filed

Mailing Address


City
State or Country (if foreign address)
ZIP Code
-
Telephone Number (include area code)
E-Mail Address (if available)
NA
4. If this application has been submitted without a fee, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1114):
Governmental Entity Fee-exempt Report Other
N/A (Fee Required)



Section II - Ownership Information

5.

a. Biennial b. Transfer of Control or Assignment of License/Permit c. Other
d. Amendment to pending application


for the following stations:

[Enter Station Information]


Station List


This Report is filed for the following stations:

Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WIS 13990 COLUMBIA SC TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WWAY 12033 WILMINGTON NC TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WSFA 13993 MONTGOMERY AL TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WTOL 13992 TOLEDO OH TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
KAIT 13988 JONESBORO AK TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WAVE 13989 LOUISVILLE KY TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WFIE 13991 EVANSVILLE IN TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WLOX 13995 BILOXI MS TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WALB 70713 ALBANY GA TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
KGBT 34457 HARLINGEN TX TV


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
KPLC 13994 LAKE CHARLES LA TV



All of the information furnished in this Report is accurate as of 04/30/1999 (Date must comply with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3615(a), i.e., information must be current within 60 days of filing of this report, when 5(a) below is checked.)

This Report is filed for (check one)
6.
Respondent is:
Sole proprietorship Not-for-profit corporation Limited partnership
For-profit corporation General partnership Other
If "Other", describe nature of the respondent in an Exhibit.
[Exhibit 1]
7.
List all contracts and other instruments required to be filed by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613.   (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

[Enter Contract/Instrument Information]


Contracts/Instruments Information


List all contracts and other instruments required to be filed by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613. (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject shall respond.)

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA 11/01/1968 11/01/2008


8. Capitalization (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

[Enter Capitalization Information]


Capitalization


Capitalization (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise excercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

Class of stock (preferred, common or other)
Voting or Non-voting
Number of Shares
Authorized
Issued and Outstanding
Treasury
Unissued
COMMON
Y
250000
250000
0
0


9.
(a.) List the respondent, and, if other than a natural person, its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. If a corporation or partnership holds an attributable interest in the respondent, list separately its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. Create a separate row for each individual or entity. Attach supplemental pages, if necessary.
[Enter Owner Information]

Owner Information

List the respondent, and, if other than a natural person, its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. If a corporation or partnership holds an attributable interest in the respondent, list separately its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. Create a separate row for each individual or entity. Attach supplemental pages, if necessary.
(Read carefully - The numbered items below refer to line numbers in the following table.)
1. Name and address of respondent and each party to the respondent holding an attributable interest (if other than individual also show name, address and citizenship of natural person authorized to vote the stock or holding the attributable interest). List the respondent first, officers next, then directors and, thereafter, remaining stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, and partners.
2. Gender (male or female).
3. Ethnicity (check one).
4. Race (select one or more).
5. Citizenship.
6. Positional interest: Officer, director, general partner, limited partner, LLC member, investor/creditor attributable under the Commission's equity/debt plus standard, etc.
7. Percentage of votes.
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus).

1. Name and Address THE LIBERTY CORPORATION, GREENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female)
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest OWNER
7. Percentage of votes 100.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 100.00

1. Name and Address W. HAYNE HIPP, GREENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest CHAIRMAN, DIR.
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address BOYD C. HIPP, II, MT. PLEASANT, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIR.
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JAMES M. KEELOR, GREENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest PRES., DIR.
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address MARTHA G. WILLIAMS, GEENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female)
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIR., SEC., COUNSEL
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address G. NEIL SMITH, GREENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P. FINANCE, TREAS.
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address GUY W. HEMPEL, GREENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P. OPERATIONS
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address MELBOURNE A. STEBBINS, TOLEDO, OH
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN. MANAGER WTOL-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JAMES D. SERRA, LAKE CHARLES, LA
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN. MANAGER KPLC-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address CLYDE W. ANDERSON, JONESBORO, AR
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN. MANAGER KAIT-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address STEVEN P. LANGFOR, LOUISVILLE, KY
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN. MANAGER WAVE-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JOHN R. COTTINGHAM, COLUMBIA, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN. MANAGER WIS-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address J. HAROLD CULVER, MONTGOMERY, AL
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN. MANAGER WSFA-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address COBY W. COOPER, HARLINGEN, TX
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN MANAGER KGBT-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JAMES R. WILCOX, ALBANY, GA
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN. MANAGER WALB-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address GRACE LOUISE HIMSTEDT, EVANSVILLE, IN
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN. MANAGER WFIE-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address JEFFREY R. GALLOP, WILMINGTON, NC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest V.P., GEN. MANAGER WWAY-TV
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address KENNETH W. JONES, GREENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest ASST. TREAS.
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address R. DAVID BLACK, GREENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest ASST. SEC.
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address SOPHIA G. VERGAS, GREENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest ASST. SEC.
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00

1. Name and Address WILLIAM J. LANHAM, GREENVILLE, SC
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest ASST. CONTROLLER
7. Percentage of votes 0.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 0.00


(b) Respondent certifies that equity and financial interests not set forth in response to Question 9(a) are non-attributable. Yes No

N/A

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 2]

(c) Is the respondent or any party holding an attributable interest in the respondent also the holder of an attributable interest in any other broadcast station or in any cable or newspaper entities in the same market or with overlapping signals in the same broadcast service, as described in 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.3555 and 76.501? Yes No
If "Yes", submit an Exhibit identifying the holder of that other attributable interest, listing the call signs, locations and facilities identifiers of such other broadcast stations, and describing the nature and size of the ownership interest and the positions held in the other broadcast, cable or newspaper entities. [Exhibit 3]
(d) Are any of the individuals listed in response to Question 9(a) related as parent-child, husband-wife, brothers and sisters?

Yes No

 

If "Yes", submit an Exhibit setting forth full information as to the family relationship

[Exhibit 4]

(e) Is respondent seeking an attribution exemption for any officer or director with duties unrelated to the licensee or permittee?

If "Yes", submit an Exhibit identifying that individual by name and title, fully describing that individual's duties and responsibilities, and explaining why that individual should not be attributed an interest.

Yes No

[Exhibit 5]



SECTION III - CERTIFICATION


I certify that I am SECRETARY

(Official Title)


of COSMOS BROADCASTING CORPORATION

(Exact legal title or name of respondent)


and that I have examined this Report and that to the best of my knowledge and belief, all statements in this Report are true, correct and complete.

(Date of certification must be within 60 days of the date shown in Question 5, Section II and in no event prior to that date.)

Signature
Date
05/28/1999
Telephone Number of Respondent (Include area code) 8646094370

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