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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)New Digital Auxiliary Construction Permit Application

File Number:
0000014064
Submit Date:
09/21/2016
Call Sign:
WNET
Facility ID:
18795
FRN:
0018265660
State:
New Jersey
City:
NEWARK
Service:
DTX
Purpose:
Construction Permit
Status:
Granted
Status Date:
01/10/2017
Expiration Date:
01/02/2020
Filing Status:
InActive


General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? Yes

Fees, Waivers, and Exemptions

Section Question Response
Waivers Does this filing request a waiver of the Commission's rule(s)? No
Total number of rule sections involved in this waiver request:
Are the frequencies or parameters requested in this filing covered by grandfathered privileges, previously approved by waiver, or functionally integrated with an existing station? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WNET

Not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York

Doing Business As: WNET

Robert A. Feinberg

825 EIGHTH AVENUE

ATTN: GENERAL COUNSEL

NEW YORK, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 FEINBERGR@WNET.ORG Other

Authorization Holder Name

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Sally A Buckman

Legal Representaitve

LERMAN SENTER PLLC

Sally A. Buckman

LERMAN SENTER PLLC

2001 L STREET NW SUITE 400

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 429-8970 sbuckman@lermansenter.com Legal Representative

GARRISON C CAVELL

CONSULTANT

CAVELL MERTZ & ASSOCIATES, INC.

CAVELL MERTZ & ASSOCIATES, INC.

7724 DONEGAN DRIVE

MANASSAS, VA 20109

United States

+1 (703) 392-9090 GCAVELL@CAVELLMERTZ.COM Technical Representative

Alien Ownership

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Question Response
1) Is the applicant a foreign government or the representative of any foreign government as specified in Section 310(a) of the Communications Act? No
2) Is the applicant an alien or the representative of an alien? (Section 310(b)(1))
3) Is the applicant a corporation, or non-corporate entity, that is organized under the laws of any foreign government? (Section 310(b)(2))
4) Is the applicant an entity of which more than one-fifth of the capital stock, or other equity or voting interest, is owned of record or voted by aliens or their representatives or by a foreign government or representative thereof or by any entity organized under the laws of a foreign country? (Section 310(b)(3))
5) Is the applicant directly or indirectly controlled by any other entity of which more than one-fourth of the capital stock, or other equity or voting interest, is owned of record or voted by aliens, their representatives, or by a foreign government or representative thereof, or by any entity organized under the laws of a foreign country? (Section 310(b)(4))
6) Has the applicant received a declaratory ruling(s) under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act?
6a) Enter the citation of the applicable declaratory ruling by DA/FCC number, FCC Record citation, release date, or any other identifying information.
7) Has there been any change in the applicant's foreign ownership since issuance of the declaratory ruling(s) cited in response to Question 6?
7a) Enter the File or Docket Number of the Petition for Declaratory Ruling that the applicant has filed for its foreign ownership in connection with this application pursuant to Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act. It is not necessary to file a request for a foreign ownership declaratory ruling if the applicant attaches a showing that the requested authorization(s) is exempt from the provisions of Section 310(b)(4).
8) Does the applicant certify that it is in compliance with the terms and conditions of the foreign ownership declaratory ruling(s) cited in response to Question 6?
9) In connection with this application, is the applicant filing a foreign ownership Petition for Declaratory Ruling pursuant to Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act?

Basic Qualifying Questions

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Section Question Response
Revoked Application Has the Applicant or any party to this application had any FCC station Authorization revoked or had any application for an initial, modification or renewal of FCC station Authorization denied by the Commission? No
State or Federal Convictions Has the Applicant or any party to this application, or any party directly or indirectly controlling the Applicant, ever been convicted of a felony by any state or federal court? No

Channel and Facility Information

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Section Question Response
Facility ID 18795
State New Jersey
City NEWARK
DTX Channel 13
Facility Type Facility Type Noncommercial Educational
Station Type Auxiliary
Zone Zone 1

Antenna Location Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Structure Registration Do you have an FCC Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Number? Yes
ASR Number 1238745
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 40° 45' 22.4" N+
Longitude 073° 59' 10.5" W-
Structure Type BTWR-Building with TOWER/ANTENNA on top
Overall Structure Height 349.7 meters
Support Structure Height 328.2 meters
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 15.2 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level 296.4 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain 296.98 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level 311.6 meters
Effective Radiated Power 12.5 kW

Antenna Technical Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Type Antenna Type Non-Directional
Do you have an Antenna ID?
Antenna ID
Antenna Manufacturer and Model Manufacturer: DIE
Model THA-O4-6H/24U-1-R
Rotation
Electrical Beam Tilt 0.5
Mechanical Beam Tilt Not Applicable
toward azimuth
Polarization Horizontal
DTV and DTS: Elevation Pattern Does the proposed antenna propose elevation radiation patterns that vary with azimuth for reasons other than the use of mechanical beam tilt? No
Uploaded file for elevation antenna (or radiation) pattern data

Parties to the Application (46)

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Party Name Address Phone Email Positional Interest

James Tisch

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
100%
Percentage of Total Assets:
100%

Charlotte Nichoson Ackert

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

John Arnhold

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Lisa Caputo

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Edward Grebow

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Mark Kaplan

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Tom Moran

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

John Levin

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Morris Offit

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Cheryl Milstein

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Grazia Svokos

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Geoffrey Sands

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Alejandro Santo Domingo

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Barry Shapiro

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

A.J.C. Smith

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Daniel Stern

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Paul Tanico

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Leonard Tow

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Rosalind Walter

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Joshua Weston

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Jane Stoddard Williams

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Grace Lyu Volckhausen

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

John Servidio

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

D. Ronald Daniel

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Loren Kittilsen

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Neal Shapiro

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Robert Feinberg

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Stephen Segaller

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Charlene Shapiro

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Thomas Connolly

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Jeffrey Halis

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Cecilia Healy Herbert

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Katherine Nouri Hughes

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Elise Jaffe

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Daniel Levine

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Michael Peterson

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Diana Vagelos

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Paula Zahn

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Caroline Croen

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Carole Wacey

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Majorie Harris

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Laura Ross

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

James Stern

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Graves Tompkins

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Edgar Wachenheim, III

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Claude Johnson

WNET

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

United States

+1 (212) 560-6981 feinbergr@wnet.org
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0%

Attributable Interest

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Section Question Response
Equity and Financial Interests Applicant certifies that equity and financial interests not set forth by the applicant parties are non-attributable. Yes
Other Authorizations Does the applicant or any party to the application have an attributable interest in any other broadcast station(s). Yes

Construction Permit Certifications

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Section Question Response
Post-Incentive Auction Expedited Processing It will operate on the DTV channel for this station as established in the post-incentive auction channel reassignment public notice.
It will operate post-incentive auction facilities that do not expand the noise-limited service contour in any direction beyond that established by the post-incentive auction channel reassignment public notice.
It will operate post-incentive auction facilities that match or reduce by no more than five percent with respect to predicted population from those defined in the post-incentive auction channel reassignment public notice.
The antenna structure to be used by this facility has been registered by the Commission and will not require re-registration to support the proposed antenna, OR the FAA has previously determined that the proposed structure will not adversely affect safety in air navigation and this structure qualifies for later registration under the Commission's phased registration plan, OR the proposed installation on this structure does not require notification to the FAA pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 17.7.
Environmental Effect Would a Commission grant of Authorization for this location be an action which may have a significant environmental effect? (See 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1306) No
Broadcast Facility The proposed facility complies with the applicable engineering standards and assignment requirements of 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.616, 73.622(i), 73.623(e), 73.625, 73.1030, and 73.1125. Yes

Legal Certifications

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Section Question Response
Eligibility The applicant certifies that it is a: Nonprofit educational organization, other than described in a. or b.
The applicant certifies that the applicant's officers, directors and members of its governing board are broadly representative of the educational, cultural, and civic segments of the principal community to be served. Yes
The applicant certifies that the Commission has previously granted a broadcast application identified here by file number that found this applicant qualified as a noncommercial educational entity with a qualifying educational program, and that the applicant will use the proposed station to advance a program similar to that the Commission has found qualifying in applicant's previous application. Yes
FCC File Number 20150129
The applicant certifies that its governing documents (e.g., articles of incorporation, by-laws, charter, enabling statute, and/or other pertinent organizational document) permit the applicant to advance an educational program and that there is no provision in any of those documents that would restrict the applicant from advancing an educational program or complying with any Commission rule, policy, or provision of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Yes
Character Issues Applicant certifies that neither applicant nor any party to the application has or had any interest in, or connection with: (a) any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left in unresolved or were resolved adversely against the applicant or party to the application; or (b) any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised. Yes
Adverse Findings Has the Applicant or any party to this application had an adverse finding or an adverse final action taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under any law related to the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination? No
Program Service Certification Applicant certifies that it is cognizant of and will comply with its obligations as a Commission licensee to present a program service responsive to the issues of public concern facing the station's community of license and service area. Yes
Local Public Notice Applicant certifies that it has or will comply with the public notice requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3580. Yes
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) If the applicant proposes to employ five or more full-time employees, applicant certifies that it is filing simultaneously with this application a Model EEO Program Report. No
Financial The applicant certifies that sufficient net liquid assets are on hand or that sufficient funds are available from committed sources to construct and operate the requested facilities for three months without revenue. Yes
The applicant certifies that this application is contingent upon receipt of a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
The applicant certies that this application is contingent upon receipt of a grant from a charitable organization, the approval of the budget of a school or university, or an appropriation from a state, county, municipality or other political subdivision.

Certification

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Section Question Response
General Certification Statements The Applicant waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or of the electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by authorization or otherwise, and requests an Authorization in accordance with this application (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.).
The Applicant certifies that neither the Applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits pursuant to §5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. §862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. This certification does not apply to applications filed in services exempted under §1.2002(c) of the rules, 47 CFR . See §1.2002(b) of the rules, 47 CFR §1.2002(b), for the definition of "party to the application" as used in this certification §1.2002(c). The Applicant certifies that all statements made in this application and in the exhibits, attachments, or documents incorporated by reference are material, are part of this application, and are true, complete, correct, and made in good faith.
Authorized Party to Sign

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Robert A Feinberg

VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY AND GENERAL COUNSEL


09/21/2016

Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description
EEO explanation.pdf Applicant Legal Certifications EEO explanation
Other Interests.pdf Applicant Attributable Interest Other Interests
WNET Aux Antenna Statement.pdf Applicant Antenna Technical Data WNET Aux Antenna Statement
WNET Aux Environmental Statement.pdf Applicant Technical Certifications WNET Aux Environmental Statement
WNET Aux Figures.pdf Applicant Antenna Technical Data WNET Aux Antenna Figures