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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:
0000173577
Submit Date:
2021-11-30
FRN:
0020019436
Purpose:
Commercial 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

0001769991

Jackson Telecasters, Inc.

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

c/o Beverly Poston

One Televsion Place

Charlotte

NC

28205

+1 (704) 372-4434

bposton@bahakel.com

2. Contact Representative

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Name Organization

M. Anne Swanson

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

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

1800 M Street, NW

Suite 800N

Washington

DC

20036

+1 (202) 383-3342

aswanson@wbklaw.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 $255.00

Biennial Form 323 MAR 3 85
$255.00

4. Nature of Respondent

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(a) Provide the following information about the Respondent:

Relationship to stations/permits

Licensee

Nature of Respondent

For-profit corporation

(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
Jackson Telecasters, Inc. 0001769991
Fac. ID No. Call Sign City State Service
40469 WUUQ SOUTH PITTSBURG TN FM
57827 WDEF-FM CHATTANOOGA TN FM
57845 WXCT CHATTANOOGA TN AM

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 By-Laws (Jackson Telecasters, Inc.)
Parties to contract or instrument Tennessee
Date of execution 10/1966
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: By-Laws

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Amendment to By-Laws of Bahakel Communications, Ltd.
Parties to contract or instrument North Carolina
Date of execution 07/2013
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: By-Laws

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Amendment to By-Laws of Bahakel Communications, Ltd.
Parties to contract or instrument North Carolina
Date of execution 10/1982
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: By-Laws

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Pledge Agreement (Stockholders), as extended
Parties to contract or instrument New Voting Stock, LLC and BSP Agency, LLC
Date of execution 07/2015
Date of expiration 07/2022
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Pledge Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Credit Facility Credit Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Bahakel Communications, Ltd.; Jackson Telecasters, Inc.; and BSP Agency, LLC
Date of execution 07/2015
Date of expiration 07/2020
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Credit Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Pledge Agreement (Credit Parties), as extended
Parties to contract or instrument Bahakel Communications, Ltd.; Jackson Telecasters, Inc.; and BSP Agency, LLC
Date of execution 07/2015
Date of expiration 07/2022
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Pledge Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Shareholders Agreement (Bahakel Communications, Ltd.)
Parties to contract or instrument Shareholders in Bahakel Communications, Ltd., Bahakel Communications, Ltd., Cy N. Bahakel Family Trust IV
Date of execution 06/2009
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Shareholders Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Operating Agreement of New Voting Stock LLC
Parties to contract or instrument Beverly B. Poston, as Manager, Beverly B. Poston as Trustee of the Cy N. Bahakel Trust, dated January 12, 2005 and Christopher C. Jones (assigned 8/6/08 to the 2000 Bahakel Descendants Trust)
Date of execution 04/2008
Date of expiration 12/2085
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Operating Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Certificate of Incorporation (Jackson Telecasters, Inc.)
Parties to contract or instrument Tennessee
Date of execution 10/1966
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Articles of Incorporation

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (Bahakel Communications, Ltd.)
Parties to contract or instrument North Carolina
Date of execution 02/1999
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Articles of Incorporation

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Articles of Amendment (Jackson Telecasters, Inc.)
Parties to contract or instrument Tennessee
Date of execution 02/1986
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Articles of Incorporation

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Articles of Incorporation (Bahakel Communications, Ltd.)
Parties to contract or instrument North Carolina
Date of execution 05/1964
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Articles of Incorporation

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Amendment to By-Laws of Bahakel Communications, Ltd.
Parties to contract or instrument North Carolina
Date of execution 03/1995
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: By-Laws

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (Bahakel Communications, Ltd.)
Parties to contract or instrument North Carolina
Date of execution 10/1982
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Articles of Incorporation

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Corporate By-Laws, as Amended (Bahakel Communications, Ltd.)
Parties to contract or instrument North Carolina
Date of execution 02/1974
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: By-Laws

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Articles of Organization (New Voting Stock, LLC)
Parties to contract or instrument State of North Carolina
Date of execution 03/2008
Date of expiration 12/2085
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Articles of Organization

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Security Agreement, as extended
Parties to contract or instrument Bahakel Communications, Ltd.; Jackson Telecasters, Inc. and BSP Agency, LLC
Date of execution 07/2015
Date of expiration 07/2022
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Security Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Amendment to Articles of Incorporation (Bahakel Communications, Ltd.)
Parties to contract or instrument North Carolina
Date of execution 12/1973
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Articles of Incorporation

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument First Amendment to Credit Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Bahakel Communications, Ltd.; Jackson Telecasters, Inc.; and BSP Agency, LLC
Date of execution 03/2017
Date of expiration 07/2020
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Credit Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Second Amendment to Credit Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Bahakel Communications Ltd.; Jackson Telecasters, Inc.; and BSP Agency, LLC
Date of execution 12/2018
Date of expiration 07/2020
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Credit Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Third Amendment to Credit Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Bahakel Communications Ltd.; Jackson Telecasters, Inc.; and BSP Agency, LLC
Date of execution 02/2020
Date of expiration 07/2022
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Credit Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Fourth Amendment to Credit Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Bahakel Communications Ltd.; Jackson Telecasters, Inc.; and BSP Agency, LLC
Date of execution 04/2020
Date of expiration 07/2022
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Credit 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 0001769991
Entity Name Jackson Telecasters, Inc.
Address PO Box
Street 1 c/o Beverly Poston
Street 2 One Televsion Place
City Charlotte
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NC
Zip/Postal Code 28205
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?

Yes

Ownership Information
FRN 0029125432
Name Amy E. Pittenger
Address PO Box
Street 1 One Television Place
Street 2
City Charlotte
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NC
Zip/Postal Code 28205
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

Female

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

Ownership Information
FRN 0019312636
Name Beverly B. Poston
Address PO Box
Street 1 One Television Place
Street 2
City Charlotte
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NC
Zip/Postal Code 28205
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Officer, Director
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% 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

Ownership Information
FRN 0029125465
Name Suzanne B. Pittenger
Address PO Box
Street 1 One Television Place
Street 2
City Charlotte
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NC
Zip/Postal Code 28205
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

Female

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

Ownership Information
FRN 0029125622
Name Jayne Borman
Address PO Box
Street 1 One Television Place
Street 2
City Charlotte
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NC
Zip/Postal Code 28205
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

Female

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

Ownership Information
FRN 0005008289
Entity Name Bahakel Communications, Ltd.
Address PO Box
Street 1 c/o Beverly Poston
Street 2 One Televsion Place
City Charlotte
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NC
Zip/Postal Code 28205
Country (if non-U.S. address) United States
Listing Type

Other Interest Holder

Positional Interests
(check all that apply)

Stockholder
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?

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.

Yes

Family Relationships
FRN 0019312636 Name Beverly B Poston
FRN 0029125465 Name Suzanne B Pittenger
Relationship Siblings
Family Relationships
FRN 0029125465 Name Suzanne B Pittenger
FRN 0029125432 Name Amy E Pittenger
Relationship Parent/Child
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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
Organizational Chart.pdf Applicant Ownership Chart Organizational 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: President

Exact Legal Title or Name of Respondent: Jackson Telecasters, Inc.

Name: Beverly B Poston

Phone: 7043724434


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