Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0407 (January 2008)
FCC 337
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO CONSTRUCT A DIGITAL TELEVISION BROADCAST STATION FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BEPEDT - 20030226AAE
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Mailing Address
901 S. NATIONAL AVE.

City
SPRINGFIELD
State or Country (if foreign address)
MO
Zip Code
65804 - 0089
Telephone Number (include area code)
4178365878
E-Mail Address (if available)
ARLENDIAMOND@SMSU.EDU
FCC Registration Number:
0002487056
Call Sign
KOZJ-DT
Facility Identifier 
51101
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
MARGARET L. MILLER
Firm or Company Name
DOW, LOHNES & ALBERTSON, PLLC
Mailing Address
1200 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE., N.W.
SUITE 800

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

E-Mail Address (if available)
MMILLER@DLALAW.COM
3.
Facility Information:
a. Commercial b: Noncommercial Educational c: N/A
d. Community of License:
City: JOPLIN State: MO
4. Purpose of Application. Applicant requests an extension of time in which to complete the construction authorized pursuant to (check one):
a permit for a new DTV station Permit No. BPEDT-20000414AAZ Expiration Date: 05/01/2003
a modification of a DTV construction permit Permit No. - Expiration Date:
Amendment to pending application
5. Applicant certifies that construction cannot be completed due to (check all that apply):
legal reasons beyond station's control (e.g., litigation, international coordination).
severe financial hardship (e.g., bankruptcy, negative cash flow).
other reasons (e.g., natural disasters).

Describe in an Exhibit the specific reason(s) requiring additional time to construct, including the steps taken by the applicant to solve or mitigate the problem(s).

[Exhibit 1]
6. Has the construction period for this station been previously extended ? Yes No
a. If Yes, describe in an Exhibit the applicant's diligent efforts during the most recent construction period to overcome the circumstance(s) preventing construction.
[Exhibit 2]
7. Applicant requests that the time within which to complete construction be extended until: 10/01/2003
a. If applicant is not able to state now when construction is expected to be completed, describe in an Exhibit the reasonable steps it is taking to resolve the problem(s) preventing timely construction.
[Exhibit 3]
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 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
GREG BURRIS
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VP FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Signature
Date
02/26/2003

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 1
Description:
REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL TIME TO CONSTRUCT KOZJ-DT

OZARKS PUBLIC TELEVISION REQUESTS AN EXTENSION OF ITS CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR DIGITAL CONVERSION PERMIT FILE N UMBER BPEDT-20000414AAZ FOR KOZJ-TV, JOPLIN, MISSOURI FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS BEYOND THE LICENSEES CONTROL:

1.THE CONVERSION TO DIGITAL OF KOZJ-DT, WHICH IS A REPEATER STATION FOR KOZK-DT, WILL OCCUR CONCURRENTLY WITH THE MOVE OF KOZK-TV'S ANALOG FACILITY TO A NEW TRANSMISSION TOWER. THE MINOR CHANGE REQUEST FOR KOZK-TV'S MOVE WAS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION ON OCTOBER 09, 2002, PERMIT FILE NUMBER BPET-20020826ABJ.

2.THE PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES PROGRAM IS PROVIDING FUNDING FOR THE DIGITAL CONVERSION OF KOZJ-DT IN ITS FY03 BUDGET, WHICH WAS NOT APPROVED BY CONGRESS (AS PART OF THE OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS BILL) UNTIL THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 10, 2003. HOWEVER, IN ANTICIPATION OF CONGRESS APPROVING THE FY03 BUDGET, AND MINDFUL OF THE IMPENDING DEADLINE OF MAY 1, THE LICENSEE HAS ALREADY BID THE TRANSMITTER AND MAJOR EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS. HARRIS CORPORATION WILL BEGIN INSTALLATION OF THE KOZJ-DT DIGITAL TRANSMITTER AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT IN MARCH 2003.

3.BECAUSE KOZJ-DT IS A REPEATER FOR KOZK-DT, IT WILL NOT BE READY TO BROADCAST ON ITS DIGITAL CHANNEL UNTIL KOZK-DT IS BROADCASTING IN DIGITAL. KOZK-DT HAS SEPARATELY APPLIED FOR AN EXTENSION OF ITS CONSTRUCTION PERMIT BPEDT-20000414AAU BECAUSE OF DELAYS IN MODIFICATIONS TO ITS TOWER THAT ARE BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE LICENSEE. KOZK-DT ANTICIPATES BEING ON-AIR WITH A DIGITAL SIGNAL IN JUNE OF 2003.

THE LICENSEE IS THE RECIPIENT OF A PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES PROGRAM GRANT FOR THE KOZK-DT CONVERSION, HAS AN FY03 GRANT FOR THE KOZJ-DT CONVERSION, AND, AS SUCH, HAS KEPT PTFP ADVISED OF ITS PROGRESS ON THIS SINCE THE INITIAL GRANT AWARD IN SEPTEMBER 2001. LICENSEE WILL FURNISH ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTATION THE COMMISSION REQUIRES TO DEMONSTRATE THE LICENSEES EFFORTS TO MEET THE ORIGINAL DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION STATIONS.


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