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Approved by OMB 3060-0010
September 2019
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)Commercial Broadcast Stations Biennial Ownership Report (FCC Form 323)

File Number:
0000171361
Submit Date:
2021-11-24
FRN:
0029023009
Purpose:
Commercial Broadcast Stations Biennial Ownership Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
11/24/2021
Filing Status:
Active

Section I - General Information

1. Respondent

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FRN Entity Name

0027691682

RNN D.C. License Co., LLC

Street Address City (and Country if non U.S. address) State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) Zip Code Phone Email

800 Westchester Avenue Suite S-640

Rye Brook

NY

10573

+1 (914) 417-2700

cfrench@rnntv.com

2. Contact Representative

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Name Organization

Michael D. Basile

Cooley LLP

Street Address City (and Country if non U.S. address) State Zip Code Phone Email

1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Suite 700

Washington

DC

20004

+1 (202) 776-2556

mdbasile@cooley.com

3. Application Filing Fee

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Question Response

Is this application being submitted without a filing fee?

No

Fees

Application Type Form Number Fee Code Quantity Fee Amount Subtotal
Total $85.00

Biennial Form 323 MAT 1 85
$85.00

4. Nature of Respondent

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(a) Provide the following information about the Respondent:

Relationship to stations/permits

Licensee

Nature of Respondent

Limited liability company

(b) Provide the following information about this report:
Purpose Biennial
"As of" date 10/01/2021

When filing a biennial ownership report or validating and resubmitting a prior biennial ownership report, this date must be Oct. 1 of the year in which this report is filed.

5. Licensee(s) and Station(s)

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Respondent is filing this report to cover the following Licensee(s) and station(s):
Licensee/Permittee Name FRN
RNN D.C. License Co., LLC 0027691682
Fac. ID No. Call Sign City State Service
189357 WMDE DOVER DE DTV

Section II – Biennial Ownership Information

1. 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613 and Other Documents

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Licensee Respondents that hold authorizations for one or more full power television, AM, and/or FM stations should list all contracts and other instruments set forth in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613(a) through (c) for the facility or facilities listed on this report. In addition, attributable Local Marketing Agreements (LMAs) and attributable Joint Sales Agreements (JSAs) must be disclosed by the licensee of the brokering station on its ownership report. If the agreement is an attributable LMA, an attributable JSA, or a network affiliation agreement, check the appropriate box. Otherwise, select “Other.” Non-Licensee Respondents, as well as Licensee Respondents that only hold authorizations for Class A television and/or low power television stations, should select “Not Applicable” in response to this question.


Document Information
Description of contract or instrument STOCKHOLDERS AGREEMENT
Parties to contract or instrument SULLIVAN AND BOOTH, INC.; RICHARD FRENCH, JR.; RICHARD FRENCH III; CHRISTIAN FRENCH AND MARK FRENCH; MARIA CRISTINA FRENCH; RICHARD E. FRENCH, JR. 2012 FAMILY TRUST; CRISTINA FRENCH 2012 FAMILY TRUST
Date of execution 02/2013
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: STOCKHOLDERS AGREEMENT

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument AMENDMENT TO STOCKHOLDERS AGREEMENT
Parties to contract or instrument SULLIVAN AND BOOTH, INC.; RICHARD FRENCH, JR.; RICHARD FRENCH III; CHRISTIAN FRENCH AND MARK FRENCH; MARIA CRISTINA FRENCH; RICHARD E. FRENCH, JR. 2012 FAMILY TRUST; CRISTINA FRENCH 2012 FAMILY TRUST
Date of execution 01/2014
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: AMENDMENT TO STOCKHOLDERS AGREEMENT

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
Parties to contract or instrument NEW MASS MEDIA, INC. (FORMERLY KINGSTON TELEVISION GROUP, INC.); STATE OF DELAWARE
Date of execution 05/1993
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
Parties to contract or instrument NEW MASS MEDIA, INC. (FORMERLY KINGSTON TELEVISION GROUP, INC.); STATE OF DELAWARE
Date of execution 06/1993
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument BYLAWS
Parties to contract or instrument NEW MASS MEDIA, INC. (FORMERLY KINGSTON TELEVISION GROUP, INC.)
Date of execution 05/1993
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: BYLAWS

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument CERTIFICATE OF FORMATION
Parties to contract or instrument RNN NATIONAL, LLC; STATE OF DELAWARE
Date of execution 11/2019
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: CERTIFICATE OF FORMATION

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument OPERATING AGREEMENT
Parties to contract or instrument RNN NATIONAL, LLC; STATE OF DELAWARE
Date of execution 11/2019
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: OPERATING AGREEMENT

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument CERTIFICATE OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Parties to contract or instrument WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (FORMERLY WTZA-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP); STATE OF DELAWARE
Date of execution 05/1993
Date of expiration 12/2043
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: CERTIFICATE OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Parties to contract or instrument WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (FORMERLY WTZA-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP); STATE OF DELAWARE
Date of execution 11/1995
Date of expiration 12/2043
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Parties to contract or instrument WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (FORMERLY WTZA-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP); STATE OF DELAWARE
Date of execution 04/1999
Date of expiration 12/2043
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument AMENDED AND RESTATED WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
Parties to contract or instrument NEW MASS MEDIA, INC.; HUDSON VALLEY HOLDINGS, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (FORMERLY SGI PARTNERS)
Date of execution 04/2000
Date of expiration 12/2043
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: AMENDED AND RESTATED WRNN-TV ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Circle Network Affiliation Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Circle Media, LLC and WRNN License Company, LLC
Date of execution 11/2019
Date of expiration 12/2022
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement
Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Shop HQ Network Affiliation Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument iMedia Brands, Inc. and WRNN-TV Associates Limited Partnership
Date of execution 04/2021
Date of expiration 04/2024
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement
Document Information
Description of contract or instrument True Real Network Affiliation Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument ION Media Networks, Inc. dba Scripps Networks and RNN D.C. OpCo, LLC
Date of execution 05/2021
Date of expiration 06/2026
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement
Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Dabl Network Affiliation Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Dabl Network, LLC and RNN D.C. OpCo, LLC
Date of execution 06/2019
Date of expiration 10/2021
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement
Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Digi TV Network Affiliation Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Net X Holdings, LLC and WRNN-TV Associates Limited Partnership
Date of execution 06/2021
Date of expiration 12/2022
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement
Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Shop LC Network Affiliation Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Shop LC Global, Inc. d/b/a Shop LC and RNN Boston OpCo LLC, RNN D.C. OpCo, LLC and RNN Philly License Co., LLC
Date of execution 06/2021
Date of expiration 06/2022
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement

2. Ownership Interests

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(a) Ownership Interests. This Question requires Respondents to enter detailed information about ownership interests by generating a series of subforms. Answer each question on each subform. The first subform listing should be for the Respondent itself. If the Respondent is not a natural person, also list each of the officers, directors, stockholders, non-insulated partners, non-insulated members, and any other persons or entities with a direct attributable interest in the Respondent pursuant to the standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555. (A “direct” interest is one that is not held through any intervening companies or entities.) List each interest holder with a direct attributable interest in the Respondent separately.


Leave the percentage of total assets (Equity Debt Plus) field blank for an interest holder unless that interest holder has an attributable interest in the Respondent solely on the basis of the Commission’s Equity Debt Plus attribution standard, 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555, Note 2(i).


In the case of vertical or indirect ownership structures, list only those interests in the Respondent that also represent an attributable interest in the Licensee(s) for which the report is being submitted.


Entities that are part of an organizational structure that includes holding companies or other forms of indirect ownership must file separate ownership reports. In such a structure do not report, or file a separate report for, any interest holder that does not have an attributable interest in the Licensee(s) for which the report is being submitted.


Please see the Instructions for further detail concerning interests that must be reported in response to this question.


The Respondent must provide an FCC Registration Number for each interest holder reported in response to this question. Please see the Instructions for detailed information and guidance concerning this requirement.


Ownership Information
FRN 0027691682
Entity Name RNN D.C. License Co., LLC
Address PO Box
Street 1 800 Westchester Avenue Suite S-640
Street 2
City Rye Brook
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NY
Zip/Postal Code 10573
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Respondent

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Respondent
Tribal Nation or Tribal Entity

Interest holder is not a Tribal nation or Tribal entity

Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 0.0% Jointly Held?

No

Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 0027697366
Entity Name RNN DC OpCo, LLC
Address PO Box
Street 1 800 Westchester Avenue Suite S-640
Street 2
City Rye Brook
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NY
Zip/Postal Code 10573
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

LC/LLC/PLLC Member
Tribal Nation or Tribal Entity

Interest holder is not a Tribal nation or Tribal entity

Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 100.0% Jointly Held?

No

Equity 100.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 0019999275
Name Richard French, Jr.
Address PO Box
Street 1 800 Westchester Avenue Suite S-640
Street 2
City Rye Brook
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NY
Zip/Postal Code 10573
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 0.0% Jointly Held?

No

Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus) 0.0%
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

Yes

(b) Respondent certifies that any interests, including equity, financial, or voting interests, not reported in this filing are non-attributable.
If "No," submit as an exhibit an explanation.

Yes

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(c) Does the Respondent or any reported interest holder hold an attributable interest in any newspaper entities in the same market as any station for which this report is filed, as defined in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555?


If "Yes," provide information describing the interest(s), using EITHER the subform OR the spreadsheet option below. Respondents with a large number (50 or more) of entries to submit should use the spreadsheet option.


NOTE: Spreadsheets must be submitted in a special XML Spreadsheet format with the appropriate structure that is specified in the documentation. For instructions on how to use the spreadsheet option to complete this question (including templates to start with), please Click Here.


If using the subform, leave the percentage of total assets (Equity Debt Plus) field blank for an interest holder unless that interest holder has an attributable interest in the newspaper entity solely on the basis of the Commission’s Equity Debt Plus attribution standard, 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3555, Note 2(i). If using an XML Spreadsheet, enter “NA” into the percentage of total assets (Equity Debt Plus) field for an interest holder unless that interest holder has an attributable interest in the newspaper entity solely on the basis of the Commission’s Equity Debt Plus attribution standard.


The Respondent must provide an FCC Registration Number for each interest holder reported in response to this question. Please see the Instructions for detailed information and guidance concerning this requirement.

No

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(d) Are any of the individuals listed as an attributable interest holder in the Respondent married to each other or related to each other as parent‐child or as siblings?

If "Yes," provide the following information for each such the relationship.

No

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(e) Is Respondent seeking an attribution exemption for any officer or director with duties wholly unrelated to the Licensee(s)?

If "Yes," complete the information in the required fields and submit an Exhibit fully describing that individual’s duties and responsibilities, and explaining why that individual should not be attributed an interest.

No

3. Organizational Chart (Licensees Only)

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Attach a flowchart or similar document showing the Licensee’s vertical ownership structure including the Licensee and all entities that have attributable interests in the Licensee. Licensees with a single parent entity may provide a brief explanatory textual Exhibit in lieu of a flowchart or similar document. Licensees without parent entities should so indicate in a textual Exhibit.


Non-Licensee Respondents should select “N/A” in response to this question.


File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description
Visio-RNN 11.2021.pdf Applicant Ownership Chart Ownership Chart

Section III - Certification

Certification

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Section Question Response
Authorized Party to Sign

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).

Certification I certify 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.

Official Title: Manager

Exact Legal Title or Name of Respondent: RNN D.C. License Co., LLC

Name: Richard French , Jr.

Phone: 9144172700


11/24/2021