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Licensing and Management System

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:
0000171390
Submit Date:
2021-11-24
FRN:
0030338479
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

0028491181

KLKN Lincoln License LLC

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

767 5th Avenue

12th Floor

New York

NY

10153

+1 (212) 257-4701

legal@standgen.com

2. Contact Representative

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Name Organization

Scott R. Flick

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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

1200 Seventeenth Street, NW

Washington

DC

20036

+1 (202) 663-8167

scott.flick@pillsburylaw.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
KLKN Lincoln License LLC 0028491181
Fac. ID No. Call Sign City State Service
11264 KLKN LINCOLN NE 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 Certificate of Formation - KLKN Lincoln License LLC
Parties to contract or instrument State of Delaware
Date of execution 05/2019
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 Certificate of Formation - KLKN Lincoln Operations LLC
Parties to contract or instrument State of Delaware
Date of execution 05/2019
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 Certificate of Formation - Standard Media Group LLC
Parties to contract or instrument State of Delaware
Date of execution 03/2018
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 - KLKN Lincoln License LLC
Parties to contract or instrument KLKN Lincoln Operations LLC and KLKN Lincoln License LLC
Date of execution 05/2019
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Operating Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Operating Agreement - KLKN Lincoln Operations LLC
Parties to contract or instrument Standard Media Group LLC and KLKN Lincoln Operations LLC
Date of execution 05/2019
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Operating Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Operating Agreement, as Amended April 15, 2019 and February 22, 2021 - Standard Media Group LLC
Parties to contract or instrument Paducah Television Operations LLC and Standard Media Group LLC
Date of execution 03/2018
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Operating Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Primary Television Affiliation Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. and Standard Media Group LLC
Date of execution 12/2020
Date of expiration 12/2023
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement
Document Information
Description of contract or instrument LAFF Media Affiliation Agreement, as extended and amended on 01/2018
Parties to contract or instrument LAFF Media, LLC and KLKN Lincoln Operations LLC (as successor in interest to Citadel Communications, LLC)
Date of execution 03/2015
Date of expiration 04/2024
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement
Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Grit Affiliation Agreement, as amended and extended 01/2018
Parties to contract or instrument Grit Media, LLC and KLKN Lincoln Operations LLC (as successor in interest to Citadel Communications, LLC)
Date of execution 07/2014
Date of expiration 08/2024
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement
Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Escape Affiliation Agreement, as amended and extended 01/2018
Parties to contract or instrument Escape Media, LLC and KLKN Lincoln Operations LLC (as successor in interest to Citadel Communications, LLC)
Date of execution 07/2014
Date of expiration 08/2024
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Network Affiliation Agreement
Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Certificate of Formation - Paducah Television Operations LLC
Parties to contract or instrument State of Delaware
Date of execution 10/2020
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 Second Amended and Restated Operating Agreement - Paducah Television Operations LLC
Parties to contract or instrument Paducah Television Operations LLC and CNM Television Holdings I LLC
Date of execution 02/2021
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 Formation - CNM Television Holdings I LLC
Parties to contract or instrument State of Delaware
Date of execution 12/2020
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 Amended and Restated Operating Agreement - CNM Television Holdings I LLC
Parties to contract or instrument CNM Television Holdings I LLC and Community News Media LLC
Date of execution 02/2021
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Operating Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Amended and Restated Certificate of Formation - Community News Media LLC, as amended July 2020
Parties to contract or instrument State of Delaware
Date of execution 08/2019
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 Second Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement - Community News Media LLC
Parties to contract or instrument Soohyung Kim and each other Person admitted to the Company as a member from time to time
Date of execution 08/2019
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Operating Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Credit Agreement, maturity date of 12/2025, as amended by First Amendment to Credit Agreement, executed 12/2020, and the Second Amendment to Credit Agreement, executed 2/2021
Parties to contract or instrument Standard Media Group LLC and Citizens Bank
Date of execution 12/2020
Date of expiration 12/2025
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Credit Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Guarantee Agreement, expires upon termination of Credit Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Standard Media Group LLC, each of the Guarantors party thereto, and Citizens Bank, N.A.
Date of execution 12/2020
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Guarantee Agreement

Document Information
Description of contract or instrument Pledge and Security Agreement, expires upon termination of Credit Agreement
Parties to contract or instrument Standard Media Group LLC, each of the Guarantors party thereto, and Citizens Bank, N.A.
Date of execution 12/2020
Date of expiration No expiration date
Agreement type
(check all that apply)
Other

Agreement Type: Pledge and Security 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 0028491181
Entity Name KLKN Lincoln License LLC
Address PO Box
Street 1 767 5th Avenue
Street 2 12th Floor
City New York
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NY
Zip/Postal Code 10153
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 0028858322
Entity Name KLKN Lincoln Operations LLC
Address PO Box
Street 1 767 Fifth Avenue
Street 2 12th Floor
City New York
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) NY
Zip/Postal Code 10153
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)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

No

Ownership Information
FRN 0019279884
Name Deborah A. McDermott
Address PO Box
Street 1 3102 West End Ave.
Street 2 Suite 400
City Nashville
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) TN
Zip/Postal Code 37203
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)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

Yes

Ownership Information
FRN 0021164256
Name Andrew C. Carington
Address PO Box
Street 1 3102 West End Ave.
Street 2 Suite 400
City Nashville
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) TN
Zip/Postal Code 37203
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)
Does interest holder have an attributable interest in one or more broadcast stations that do not appear on this report?

Yes

Ownership Information
FRN 0021257159
Name Stanley C. Knott
Address PO Box
Street 1 3102 West End Ave.
Street 2 Suite 400
City Nashville
State ("NA" if non-U.S. address) TN
Zip/Postal Code 37203
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)
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
CNM Ownership Chart.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: President and CEO

Exact Legal Title or Name of Respondent: KLKN Lincoln License LLC

Name: Deborah A. McDermott

Phone: 6297775511


11/24/2021