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September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)Modification of a Licensed Facility for DTV Application

File Number:
0000025609
Submit Date:
07/03/2017
Call Sign:
WTVD
Facility ID:
8617
FRN:
0013597448
State:
North Carolina
City:
DURHAM
Service:
DTV
Purpose:
Minor Modification BMLCDT-20120814AAG
Status:
Granted
Status Date:
07/10/2017
Expiration Date:
05/01/2020
Filing Status:
Active


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
Fees Is the applicant exempt from FCC application Fees? Yes
Indicate reason for fee exemption: Section 1.1116(a)/Incentive Auction Filing Requirement
Is the applicant exempt from FCC regulatory Fees? No
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

WTVD TELEVISION, LLC

Doing Business As: WTVD TELEVISION, LLC

77 WEST 66TH STREET, 16TH FLR

ATTN: JOHN W. ZUCKER, ESQ.

NEW YORK, NY 10023

United States

+1 (212) 456-7777 john.w.zucker@abc.com Limited Liability Company

Authorization Holder Name

Contact Representatives (3)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Susan Fox

The Walt Disney Company

425 3rd Street SW

Suite 1100

Washington, DC 20024

United States

+1 (202) 222-4780 Susan.Fox@disney.com Legal Representative

John E. Hidle , P.E. .

Consulting Engineer

Carl T. Jones Corporation

7901 Yarnwood Court

Springfield, VA 22153

United States

+1 (703) 569-7704 jhidle@ctjc.com Technical Representative

Grace Kavadoy

ABC, Inc.

77 W 66th St., 16th FL.

New York, NY 10023

United States

+1 (212) 456-6686 Grace.Kavadoy@disney.com Legal 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?
2) Is the applicant subject to the provisions set forth under Section 310(b) of the Communications Act, for a broadcast, common carrier, aeronautical en route, or aeronautical fixed radio station Authorization?
3) Is the applicant an alien or the representative of an alien? (Section 310(b)(1))
4) Is the applicant a corporation, or non-corporate entity, that is organized under the laws of any foreign government? (Section 310(b)(2))
5) 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))
6) 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))
7) Has the applicant received a ruling(s) under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act with respect to the same radio service involved in this application?
8) Has there been any change in the applicant's foreign ownership since issuance of the declaratory ruling(s) cited in response to Question 7?
8a) 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).
9) Does the applicant’s foreign ownership comply with the declaratory ruling(s) cited in response to Question 7?

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
Proposed Community of License Facility ID 8617
State North Carolina
City DURHAM
DTV Channel 9
Facility Type Facility Type Commercial
Station Type Main
Zone Zone 2

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 1010348
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 35° 40' 06.0" N+
Longitude 078° 31' 58.0" W-
Structure Type TOWER-A free standing or guyed struct
Overall Structure Height 607.8 meters
Support Structure Height 574.8 meters
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 97.2 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level 598.5 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain 615 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level 695.7 meters
Effective Radiated Power 45 kW

Antenna Technical Data

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Section Question Response
Antenna Type Antenna Type Non-Directional
Do you have an Antenna ID? Yes
Antenna ID 110532
Antenna Manufacturer and Model Manufacturer: DIE
Model THV-9A9/CP-R O4
Rotation
Electrical Beam Tilt 0.75
Mechanical Beam Tilt Not Applicable
toward azimuth
Polarization Circular
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 (0)

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Information not provided.

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.
Other Authorizations Does the applicant or any party to the application have an attributable interest in any other broadcast station(s).
Multiple Ownership Is the applicant or any party to the application the holder of an attributable radio or television joint sales agreement or an attributable radio or television time brokerage agreement in the same market as the station subject to this application? No
Applicant certifies that the proposed facility complies with the Commission's multiple ownership rules and cross-ownership rules. Yes
Applicant certifies that the proposed facility: (a) does not present an issue under the Commission's policies relating to media interests of immediate family members; (b) complies with the Commission's polices relating to future ownership interests; (c) complies with the Commission's restrictions relating to the insulation and non-participation of non-party investors and creditors Yes
Does the Applicant claim status as an "eligible entity," that is, an entity that qualifies as a small business under the Small Business Administration's size standards for its industry grouping (as set forth in 13 C.F.R. § 121-201), and holds: (a) 30 percent or more of the stock or partnership interests and more than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation or partnership that will own the media outlet; or (b) 15 percent or more of the stock or partnership interests and more than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation or partnership that will own the media outlet, provided that no other person or entity owns or controls more than 25 percent of the outstanding stock or partnership interests; or (c) more than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation that will own the media outlet (if such corporation is a publicly traded company)? No

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. Yes
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. Yes
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. Yes
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. Yes
Environmental Effect Would a Commission grant of Authorization for this location be an action which may have a significant environmental effect? (See Section 1.1306 of 47 C.F.R.) 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
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.
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?
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.
Local Public Notice Applicant certifies that it has or will comply with the public notice requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3580.
Auction Authorization Is the applicant submitting an application to obtain a construction permit as a result of winning an auction?
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.

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.

John W Zucker

Assistant Secretary


07/03/2017

Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description
WTVD - Ch 9 - Form 2100 Comprehensive Technical Document - 6-23-2017.pdf Applicant All Purpose WTVD Comprehensive Technical Document _R
WTVD - Ch 9 - Form 2100 Radio Frequency Compliance Statement - 5-26-2017-C1.pdf Applicant Construction Permit Certifications WTVD - Environmental and Radio Frequency Radiation Compliance Statement
WTVD - Form 2100 Antenna Exhibits 5-24-2017.pdf Applicant Antenna Technical Data WTVD - Antenna Exhibits for Dielectric Model THV-9A9/CP-R O4