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 - 20030707ADA
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY
Mailing Address
PO BOX 1457

City
COLORADO SPRINGS
State or Country (if foreign address)
CO
Zip Code
80901 - 1457
Telephone Number (include area code)
7196321515
E-Mail Address (if available)
N.KLOCKZIEM@KRDOTV.COM
FCC Registration Number:
0001616531
Call Sign
KRDO-DT
Facility Identifier 
52579
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
HARRY C. MARTIN, ESQUIRE
Firm or Company Name
FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH, PLC
Mailing Address
1300 NORTH 17TH STREET
11TH FLOOR

City
ARLINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22209 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
7038120415

E-Mail Address (if available)
MARTIN@FHHLAW.COM
3.
Facility Information:
a. Commercial b: Noncommercial Educational c: N/A
d. Community of License:
City: COLORADO SPRINGS State: CO
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-19991026ACY Expiration Date: 07/07/2003
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: 01/07/2004
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
PATTI L HOTH
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date
07/07/2003

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:
REASONS ADDITIONAL EXTENSION NEEDED

KRDO-DT'S CONSTRUCTION PERMIT, AS EXTENDED, EXPIRES JULY 7, 2003. THE NEW DTV STATION HAS NOT YET BEEN CONSTRUCTED DUE TO A CHANGE IN PLANS REGARDING THE TRANSMITTER SITE. KRDO-TV OPERATES FROM ITS OWN TOWER LOCATED IN THE COLORADO SPRINGS ANTENNA FARM ON CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, THE MOST DESIRABLE LOCATION FOR COVERAGE OF THE COLORADO SPRINGS-PUEBLO MARKET. A LEASE DISPUTE WITH THE SITE LANDLORD REGARDING PLACEMENT OF THE KRDO-DT ANTENNA ON THE KRDO-TV TOWER LED THE LICENSEE TO SEEK ANOTHER SITE FOR ITS DTV OPERATIONS. SEE BEPCDT-20020304AHM (SEEKING FIRST EXTENSION ON BASIS OF JOINT PLAN OF COLORADO SPRINGS TV STATIONS TO BUILD A NEW TOWER AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION). SUBSEQUENTLY, DUE TO DELAYS IN PLANNING FOR THE NEW TOWER, IT WAS DECIDED TO APPLY FOR AN STA TO OPERATE FROM THE ROOF OF THE KRDO-TV STUDIO BUILDING. SEE BEPCDT-20021007ABB. BASED ON DEVELOPMENTS AT THE CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN SITE, THE LICENSEE HAS DECIDED IT WILL PROCEED WITH INSTALLATION OF ITS DTV FACILITIES ON THE KRDO-TV TOWER, BUT WITH A LOW-POWERED TRANSMITTER. AN STA REQUEST SPECIFYING THIS FACILILTY WAS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION ON JULY 2, 2003. THE NEW DELILVERY DATES FOR THE REMAINING EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THE STA OPERATION, WHICH DATES WERE POSTPONED TO ACCOMMODATE THE PLANNED CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN STA OPERATION, ARE AS FOLLOWS: (1) LARCAN DDT 500 SU TRANSMITTER: SEPTEMBER, 2003; (2) SCALA MODEL 4DR-4-2HW ANTENNA: AUGUST 15, 2003; (3) TRANSMISSION LINE: AUGUST 15, 2003; (4) ENCODER RACK: JULY 15, 2003.

Attachment 1


Exhibit 2
Description:
EFFORTS DURING LAST EXTENSION PERIOD

SEE EXHIBIT 1

Attachment 2


Exhibit 3
Description:
STEPS BEING TAKEN TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION

AS INDICATED IN EXHIBIT 1, ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR THE STA OPERATION AT CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN IS SCHEDULED FOR DELILVERY BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER, 2003. AN STA HAS BEEN REQUESTED AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE NEW FACILITY WILL BE OPERATIONAL IN OCTOBER 2003.

Attachment 3