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Licensing and Management System

Approved by OMB 3060-0837
September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)License To Cover for DTV Application

File Number:
0000081273
Submit Date:
09/12/2019
Call Sign:
WKOP-TV
Facility ID:
18267
FRN:
0001773852
State:
Tennessee
City:
KNOXVILLE
Service:
DTV
Purpose:
License To Cover 0000024513
Status:
Granted
Status Date:
09/16/2019
Expiration Date:
08/01/2021
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:
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

EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.

Applicant

Doing Business As: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.

1611 E. MAGNOLIA AVENUE

KNOXVILLE, TN 37917

United States

+1 (865) 595-0235 vlawson@easttennesseepbs.org Other

Authorization Holder Name

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

AARON P SHAINIS

FCC COUNSEL

SHAINIS AND PELTZMAN, CHARTERED

AARON P. SHAINIS

1850 M STREET, NW

SUITE 240

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 293-0011 AARON@S-PLAW.COM Legal Representative

Ryan Wilhour

Consulting Engineer

Kessler and Gehman Associates, Inc.

507 NW 60th St

STE D

Gainesville, FL 32607

United States

+1 (352) 332-3157 ryan@kesslerandgehman.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)) No
3) Is the applicant a corporation, or non-corporate entity, that is organized under the laws of any foreign government? (Section 310(b)(2)) No
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)) No
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)) No
6) Has the applicant received a declaratory ruling(s) under Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act? No
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? No

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 18267
State Tennessee
City KNOXVILLE
DTV Channel 29
Designated Market Area KNOXVILLE
Facility Type Facility Type Noncommercial Educational
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 1222895
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 35° 59' 44.4" N+
Longitude 083° 57' 23.1" W-
Structure Type GTOWER-Guyed Structure Used for Communication Purposes
Overall Structure Height 467.6 meters
Support Structure Height 426.7 meters
Ground Elevation (AMSL) 400.8 meters
Antenna Data Height of Radiation Center Above Ground Level 456.9 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Average Terrain 551.3 meters
Height of Radiation Center Above Mean Sea Level 857.7 meters

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 59876
Antenna Manufacturer and Model Manufacturer: AND
Model ABBP16H3-HTO5-17/30H
Rotation
Electrical Beam Tilt 0.75
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

Operating Constants

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Section Question Response
Transmitter and Transmission Line Transmitter Power Output (TPO):
(average power at input to transmission line, after any filter attached to the transmitter, if used)

8.57 dBk

7.2 kW

Transmission Line Loss (LL): 1.29 dB
Antenna Input Power (AIP): 7.28 dBk
Max. Antenna Power Gain (AG) 14.36 dB
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)
(Average Power)

21.64 dBk

146 kW

Parties to the Application (16)

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Party Name Address Phone Email Positional Interest

John Snodderly

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

PO Box 1841

LAFOLETTE, TN 37766

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Shirley Fox Rogers

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

402 FAIRWAY DRIVE

LAFOLLETTE, TN 37766

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
First Vice Chair
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Doug Overly

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

425 5TH AVE.

NASHVILLE, TN 37243

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Michael Nichols

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

8659 ELLIJAY WAY

STRAW PLAINS, TN 37871

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Chairman
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

James E MacDonald

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

6204 BAUM DRIVE

KNOXVILLE, TN 37919

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Jim Jennings

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

4004 TAZEWELL PIKE

KNOXVILLE, TN 37918

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

William J Bunch

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

102 RIVER PLACE

LOUISVILLE, TN 37777

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Treasurer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Peter Alliman

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

138 COLLEGE STREET, SOUTH

MADISONVILLE, TN 37354

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Second Vice Chair
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

William Stephenson

Trustee

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

114 SINKING SPRINGS ROAD

CLINTON, TN 37716

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Rosalyn Tillman

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

620 BROOME ROAD

KNOXVILLE, TN 37909

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Bill Tindell

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

2326 NORTH PARK BLVD

KNOXVILLE, TN 37917

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Jim Tindell

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

817 LAKEWOOD DRIVE

JEFFERSON CITY, TN 37760

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Secretary
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Ed Wheeler

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

2104 CHEROKE BLVD

KNOXVILLE, TN 37919

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Sylvia Woods

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

412 E. MOODY AVENUE

KNOXVILLE, TN 37920

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Secretary
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

James Normand

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

103 DANBURY DRIVE

OAK RIDGE, TN 37830

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Trustee
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
6.65%
Percentage of Total Assets:
6.65%

Vickie Lawson

East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation

1611 EAST MAGNOLIA AVENUE

KNOXVILLE, TN 37917

United States

+1 (865) 959-0220 VLAWSON@EASTTENNESSEEPBS.ORG
Positional Interest:
Officer
Citizenship:
United States
Percentage of Votes:
0.00%
Percentage of Total Assets:
0.00%

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

License Certifications

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Section Question Response
Main Studio Location The main studio location complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1125. Yes
Country US
PO Box
Address Line 1 1611 EAST MAGNOLIA AVENUE
Address Line 2
City KNOXVILLE
State TN
Zip Code 37917
Phone
Constructed Facility The facility constructed as authorized in the underlying construction permit. Yes
Special Operating Conditions The facility was constructed in compliance with all special operating conditions, terms, and obligations described in the construction permit.

An exhibit may be required. Review the underlying construction permit.

Yes
Transmitter The transmitter complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1660. Yes
Changing Transmitter Power Output Is this application being filed to authorize a change in transmitter power output caused by the replacement of an omnidirectional antenna with another omnidirectional antenna or an alteration of the transmission line system? See 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.1690(c)(1) and (c)(10). No
Replacing a Directional Antenna Is this application being filed pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1690(c)(3) to replace a directional antenna with another directional antenna? No
The proposed theoretical antenna pattern complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1690(c)(3).
Use a formerly licensed main facility as an auxiliary facility Is this application being filed pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1675(c)(1) to request authorization to use a formerly licensed main facility as an auxiliary facility and/or change the ERP of the proposed auxiliary facility? No
The proposed auxiliary facility complies with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1675(a).
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)

Legal Certifications

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Section Question Response
Obligations Licensee/Permittee certifies that all terms, conditions, and obligations set forth in the underlying construction permit have been fully met. Yes
Licensee/Permittee certifies that, apart from changes already reported, no cause or circumstance has arisen since the grant of the underlying construction permit which would result in any statement or representation contained in the construction permit application to be now incorrect. 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

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.

Vickie lawson

President


09/12/2019

Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description
2019-09-10 Other Authorizations.pdf Applicant All Purpose Other Authorizations