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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)Noncommercial Broadcast Stations Biennial Ownership Report (FCC Form 323-E)

File Number:
0000173528
Submit Date:
2021-11-30
FRN:
0005081609
Purpose:
Noncommercial Broadcast Stations Biennial Ownership Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
11/30/2021
Filing Status:
Active

Section I - General Information

1. Respondent

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FRN Entity Name

0005081609

Western Kentucky University

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

1906 College Heights Blvd. AC 153

Bowling Green

KY

42101-1035

+1 (270) 745-6140

dbrinkley@wku.edu

2. Contact Representative

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Name Organization

F. SCOTT PIPPIN

LERMAN SENTER PLLC

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

2001 L Street, NW

Suite 400

Washington

DC

20036

+1 (202) 429-8970

SPIPPIN@LERMANSENTER.COM

3. Application Filing Fee

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Not Applicable

4. Control of Respondent

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(a) Provide the following information about the Respondent:

Relationship to stations/permits

Licensee

Is the Respondent's governing board (or other governing entity) directly or indirectly under the control of another entity?

No

(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
Western Kentucky University 0005081609
Fac. ID No. Call Sign City State Service
71856 WKYU-FM BOWLING GREEN KY FM
71857 WDCL-FM SOMERSET KY FM
71859 W277AA SOMERSET KY FX
71860 WKUE ELIZABETHTOWN KY FM
71861 WKYU-TV BOWLING GREEN KY DTV
71863 WWHR BOWLING GREEN KY FM
71864 WKPB HENDERSON KY FM
153212 W275BT FRANKFORT KY FX

Section II – Biennial Ownership Information

1. 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613 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. If the agreement is a network affiliation agreement, check the appropriate box. Otherwise, select “Other.” Non-Licensee Respondents should select “Not Applicable” in response to this question.


Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Transmission rights for the Create Channel
Parties to contract or instrument WKYU/WKU PBS, American Public Television
Date of execution 01/2021
Date of expiration 12/2021
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, members of the governing board (or other governing entity), stockholders, 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 0005081609
Entity Name Western Kentucky University
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. AC 153
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101-1035
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%
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 9990126661
Name Phillip Bale
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd., #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Physician
By Whom Appointed or Elected Governor of Kentucky
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 9.1%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990127409
Name Timothy Caboni
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd., #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer
Principal Profession or Occupation University Officer
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Regents
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%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990127414
Name Lynne Holland
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd., #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer
Principal Profession or Occupation University Officer
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Regents
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Female

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race Black or African American
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 0.0%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990127423
Name Julie Harris Hinson
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd., #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Business Executive
By Whom Appointed or Elected Governor of Kentucky
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Female

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 9.1%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990131173
Name Todd Stewart
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 COLLEGE HEIGHTS BLVD. #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer
Principal Profession or Occupation University Officer
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Regents
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%
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 9990131206
Name George Nichols, III.
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd., #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Business Executive
By Whom Appointed or Elected Governor of Kentucky
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Male

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race Black or African American
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 9.1%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990131210
Name Jason McKinney
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd., #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Accountant
By Whom Appointed or Elected Governor of Kentucky
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 9.1%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990131216
Name Bryan B. Russell
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 COLLEGE HEIGHTS BLVD. #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer
Principal Profession or Occupation University Officer
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Regents
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%
Equity 0.0%
Total assets (Equity Debt Plus)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 9990137640
Name David Brinkley
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. AC 153
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101-1035
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Administrator
By Whom Appointed or Elected University staff
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 9.1%
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 9990137641
Name Linda G. Ball
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. AC 153
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101-1035
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Member of Governing Board (or other governing entity)
Principal Profession or Occupation Realtor and Business Owner
By Whom Appointed or Elected Governor of Kentucky
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Female

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 9.1%
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 9990137643
Name Amanda L. Trabue
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. AC 153
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101-1035
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer
Principal Profession or Occupation University Officer
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Regents
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Female

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 0.0%
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 9990137644
Name Cheryl Stevens
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. AC 153
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101-1035
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer
Principal Profession or Occupation University Officer
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Regents
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Female

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 0.0%
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 9990137645
Name Susan Howarth
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. AC 153
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101-1035
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer
Principal Profession or Occupation University Officer
By Whom Appointed or Elected Board of Regents
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Female

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 0.0%
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 9990145693
Name W. Currie Milliken
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Other - Vice Chair
Principal Profession or Occupation Lawyer
By Whom Appointed or Elected Governor of Kentucky
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 9.1%
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 9990145695
Name Shane Spiller
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Other - Faculty Regent
Principal Profession or Occupation Faculty Member
By Whom Appointed or Elected Faculty of WKU
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 9.1%
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 9990145696
Name Doris Thomas
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Other - Regent
Principal Profession or Occupation Retired
By Whom Appointed or Elected Governor of Kentucky
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Female

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 9.1%
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 9990145699
Name Jan M. West
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Other - Secretary
Principal Profession or Occupation Lawyer
By Whom Appointed or Elected Governor of Kentucky
Citizenship, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Information (Natural Persons Only)
Citizenship US
Gender

Female

Ethnicity

Not Hispanic or Latino

Race White
Interest Percentages
(enter percentage values from 0.0 to 100.0)
Voting 9.1%
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 9990145700
Name Matthew Wininger
Address PO Box
Street 1 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11001
Street 2
City Bowling Green
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) KY
Zip/Postal Code 42101
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Other - Student Regent
Principal Profession or Occupation Regent
By Whom Appointed or Elected Students
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 9.1%
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

(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) 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.


Western Kentucky University is governed by an eleven-member Board of Regents, each of whom is listed on this report. Also included in the report are the President and senior administrators.


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: President

Exact Legal Title or Name of Respondent: Western Kentucky University

Name: Timothy C. Caboni

Phone: 2707456140


11/30/2021