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.

BEPCDT - 20030411ABW
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
WPTA-TV LICENSE, INC.
Mailing Address
C/O GRANITE BROADCASTING CORPORATION
767 THIRD AVENUE, 34TH FLOOR

City
NEW YORK
State or Country (if foreign address)
NY
Zip Code
10017 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2128262530
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCC Registration Number:
0006615462
Call Sign
WPTA-DT
Facility Identifier 
73905
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
TOM W. DAVIDSON, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD, L.L.P.
Mailing Address
1676 INTERNATIONAL DRIVE
PENTHOUSE

City
MCLEAN
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22102 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7038917540

E-Mail Address (if available)
TDAVIDSON@AKINGUMP.COM
3.
Facility Information:
a. Commercial b: Noncommercial Educational c: N/A
d. Community of License:
City: FORT WAYNE State: IN
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. BPCDT-19991027ACJ Expiration Date: 06/11/2003
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: 12/11/2003
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
LAWRENCE I. WILLS
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
VICE PRESIDENT
Signature
Date
04/11/2003

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
Attachment 1
Description
WPTA Exhibit 1


Attachment 3
Description
WPTA Exhibit 3