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 - 20030910ABV
1. Legal Name of the Licensee/Permittee
NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.
Mailing Address
8625 INDIANA PLACE

City
MERRILLVILLE
State or Country (if foreign address)
IN
Zip Code
46410 - 6352
Telephone Number (include area code)
2197565656
E-Mail Address (if available)
TCARROLL@WYIN.PBS.ORG
FCC Registration Number:
0007318348
Call Sign
WYIN-DT
Facility Identifier 
49803
2. Contact Representative (if other than licensee/permittee)
LAWRENCE M. MILLER
Firm or Company Name
SCHWARTZ, WOODS & MILLER
Mailing Address
1350 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, N.W.
SUITE 300

City
WASHINGTON
State or Country (if foreign address)
DC
ZIP Code
20036 - 1717
Telephone Number (include area code)
2028331700

E-Mail Address (if available)
MILLER@SWMLAW.COM
3.
Facility Information:
a. Commercial b: Noncommercial Educational c: N/A
d. Community of License:
City: GARY 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. BMPEDT-20030306AAD 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: 05/09/2004
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
THOMAS E. CARROLL
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT AND CEO
Signature
Date
09/10/2003

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 FOR REQUIRING ADDITIONAL TIME TO CONSTRUCT

THE STATION WYIN-DT CONSTRUCTION PERMIT WAS GRANTED IN MAY 2001 AND MODIFIED IN MAY 2002. THE MODIFICATION SECURED AUTHORITY TO LOCATE THE TRANSMITTING SYSTEM AT THE SEARS TOWER, WHICH WOULD GREATLY ENHANCE PUBLIC SERVICE FROM THE STATION. BEFORE PROPOSING THE SEARS TOWER SITE, THE LICENSEE HAD OBTAINED REASONABLE ASSURANCE THAT IT COULD LOCATE ITS ANTENNA THERE, INCLUDING A QUOTE OF AN ANNUAL RENTAL RATE. HOWEVER, AS NOTED IN THE ORIGINAL EXTENSION REQUEST (FILE NO. BEPEDT-20030303AAW), AFTER GRANT OF THE MODIFIED PERMIT THE SEARS TOWER AGENT PRESENTED LEASE TERMS THAT THE LICENSEE COULD NOT POSSIBLY AFFORD.

THE LICENSEE ON MARCH 6, 2003, FILED A FURTHER MODIFICATION APPLICATION (FILE NO. BMPEDT-20030306AAD) TO REVERT TO ITS ORIGINAL PROPOSAL FOR AN ANTENNA SITE AT THE CURRENT NTSC LOCATION. THE LICENSEE HAS FUNDING FOR THE STATION AND WILL BE ABLE TO CONSTRUCT AND ACTIVATE UPON GRANT OF THE MODIFIED CONSTRUCTION PERMIT.

Attachment 1


Exhibit 2
Description:
APPLICANT'S EFFORTS TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION

SEE EXHIBIT 1.

Attachment 2