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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)Renewal of License

File Number:
0000122825
Submit Date:
09/29/2020
Call Sign:
WTJX-TV
Facility ID:
70287
FRN:
0006610273
State:
Virgin Islands
City:
CHARLOTTE AMALIE
Service:
DTV
Purpose:
Renewal of License
Status:
Pending
Status Date:
10/01/2020
Filing Status:
Active


General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? No

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:

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

VIRGIN ISLANDS PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM

TANYA-MARIE SINGH

PO Box 7879

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS, VI 00801

United States

+1 (340) 774-6255 tsingh@wtjx.org Government Entity

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Brad Deutsch

Attorney

Foster Garvey PC

1000 Potomac Street, NW

Suite 200

Washington, DC 20007

United States

+1 (202) 298-1793 brad.deutsch@foster.com Legal Representative

Renewal Certification

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Section Question Response
Character Issues Licensee certifies that neither the licensee nor any party to the application has or has had any interest in, or connection with, any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left unresolved, or were resolved adversely against the applicant or any party to the application; Yes
Licensee certifies that neither the licensee nor any party to the application has or has had any interest in, or connection with, any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised.. Yes
Adverse Findings Licensee certifies that, with respect to the licensee and each party to the application, no adverse finding has been made, nor has an adverse final action been taken by any court or administrative body in a civil or criminal proceeding brought under the provisions of any laws related to any of the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination. Yes
FCC Violations during the Preceding License Term Licensee certifies that, with respect to the station(s) for which renewal is requested, there have been no violations by the licensee of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, or the rules or regulations of the Commission during the preceding license term. If "No", the licensee must submit an explanatory exhibit providing complete descriptions of all violations. Yes
Ownership The licensee certifies that, with respect to the station(s) for which renewal is requested, it complied with 47 CFR Section 73.3555. N/A
Alien Ownership and Control Licensee certifies that it complies with the provisions of Section 310 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, relating to interests of aliens and foreign governments. Yes
Non-Discriminatory Advertising Sales Agreements Commercial licensee certifies that its advertising sales agreements do not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity and that all such agreements held by the licensee contain non-discrimination clauses. Noncommercial licensees should select "not applicable." N/A

DTV/Class A Certification

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Section Question Response
Biennial Ownership Report Licensee certifies that the station's Biennial Ownership Report (FCC Form 323 or 323-E) has been filed with the Commission, as required by 47 CFR Section 73.3615. Yes
EEO Program The station's Broadcast EEO Program Report (Form 2100, Schedule 396), has been filed with the Commission as required by 47 CFR Section 73.2080(f)(1). Yes
File Number: 0000122813
The station has posted its most recent Broadcast EEO Public File Report on the station's website, as required by 47 CFR Section 73.2080(c)(6). Yes
Online Public Inspection File Licensee certifies that the documentation required by 47 CFR Sections 73.3526 or 73.3527, as applicable, has been uploaded to the station's public inspection file when required. No
Children's Programming Commercial Limitations For the period of time covered by this application, the licensee certifies that it has complied with the limits on commercial matter as set forth in 47 CFR Section 73.670 and the Commission’s commercial limit policies related to host-selling and program-length commercials. N/A
Children's Television Programming Reports For the period of time covered by this application, the licensee certifies that it has filed with the Commission, and incorporates by reference, the Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC Form 2100, Schedule H) as described in 47 CFR Section 73.3526, containing all required information. N/A
Core Programming Processing Guidelines For the period of time covered by this application, the licensee certifies that the station has complied with the Core Programming criteria and Core Programming Processing Guidelines, as required by the Commission's rules that were in effect at the time the Core Program was aired. N/A
E/I Symbol The licensee certifies that, as required by 47 CFR Section 73.671(c)(5), it identifies each Core Program using the E/I symbol throughout the airing of each program. N/A
Notifying Publishers Of Program Guides The licensee certifies that it provides information identifying each Core Program aired on its station to publishers of program guides, as required by 47 CFR Section 73.673. N/A
Publicizing Children's Reports The licensee certifies that prior to January 21, 2020, it publicized the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC Form 2100, Schedule H) as required by 47 CFR Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii). N/A
Continued Class A Eligibility Licensee certifies that its station does, and will continue to, broadcast: (a) a minimum of 18 hours per day; and (b) an average of at least 3 hours per week of programming each quarter produced within the market area served by the station, or by a group of commonly controlled low power or Class A stations whose predicted noise-limited contours are contiguous. See 47 CFR Section 73.6001.
Discontinued Operations Licensee certifies that during the preceding license term, the station has not been silent for any consecutive 12-month period. Yes
Silent Stations Licensee certifies that the station is currently on the air broadcasting programming intended to be received by the public. Yes
Environmental Effects Licensee certifies that the specified facility complies with the maximum permissible radio frequency electromagnetic exposure limits for controlled and uncontrolled environments. Yes
Adherence to Minimum Operating Schedule Licensee certifies that during the preceding license term the station has not been silent (or operating for less than its prescribed minimum operating hours) for any period of more than 30 days. Yes
Adherence to Operating Parameters Licensee certifies that during the preceding license term, the station has operated pursuant to authorized operating parameters, either pursuant to the terms of its license, special temporary authority, or as otherwise permitted under the Commission’s rules. Yes

Other BroadCast Certifications

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Section Question Response
Other BroadCast Certifications Does this application include one or more FM translator station(s) or TV translator station(s) or LPTV station(s), in addition to the station listed at the top of this section? Yes
Other Broadcast Station(s):
Call Sign Facility Id Service Code
W05AW-D 70286 LPT

FM Translator Certifications

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You have not selected any Other Broadcast Station.

TV Translator/ LPTV Certifications (1)

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Call Sign:  W05AW-D
Section Question Response
Operational Status
Silent Stations
Licensee certifies the station is currently on the air broadcasting programming intended to be received by the public.
Yes
Rebroadcast Status
Licensee certifies that the station is currently rebroadcasting the signal of a full power TV, Class A TV, or LPTV station.
Rebroadcast Station(s):
Call Sign Facility Id Service code city State
WTJX-TV 70287
Yes
Rebroadcast Consent Licensee certifies that it has obtained written authority from the licensee of the primary station identified above for retransmitting the primary station's programming Yes
EEO Program Report Licensee certifies that it has filed with the Commission the station's Broadcast EEO Program Report (Form 2100, Schedule 396), and has posted the most recent Public File Report on the station's website (if it has one), as required by 47 CFR Sections 73.2080(f)(1) and 73.2080(c)(6).
File Number:
Environmental Effects Licensee certifies that the specified facility complies with the maximum permissible radio frequency electromagnetic exposure limits for controlled and uncontrolled environments. Yes
Biennial Ownership Report Licensee certifies that the station's Biennial Ownership Report (Form 2100, Schedules 323 or 323-E) has been filed with the Commission, as required by 47 CFR Section 74.797.
Discontinued Operations Licensee certifies that during the preceding license term the station has not been silent for any consecutive 12-month period. Yes
Adherence to Minimum Operating Schedules Licensee certifies that during the preceding license term the station has not been silent (or operating for less than its prescribed minimum operating hours) for any period of more than 30 days. Yes
Adherence to Operating Parameters Licensee certifies that during the preceding license term the station has operated pursuant to its authorized operating parameters, either pursuant to the terms of its license, special temporary authority, or as otherwise permitted under the Commission’s rules. Yes

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.

Tanya-Marie Singh

Chief Executive Officer


09/29/2020

Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description
Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System Noncommercial Station Exhibit.pdf Applicant Renewal Certification
Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System Online Public File Exhibit WTJX-TV.pdf Applicant DTV/Class A Certifications