Approved by OMB 3060-0027
September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Minor Modification of Licensed AM Station Application (301-AM)

File Number:
0000242886
Submit Date:
04/02/2024
Lead Call Sign:
KBTN
FRN:
0002327047
Service:
Full Power AM
Purpose:
Minor Modification
Status:
Pending
Status Date:
04/02/2024
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
Fees Is the applicant exempt from FCC application Fees? No
Indicate reason for fee exemption:
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:

Application Type Call Sign Facility ID Fee Code Fee Amount
Minor Modification KBTN 33687 MVU $1,815.00
      Total

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC.

Kurt Boney

1162 E Highway 126

Pittsburg, KS 66762

United States

+1 (620) 231-7200

kurt@ami-joplin.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Bruce Bellamy

Consulting Engineer

Munn-Reese

Bruce Bellamy

PO Box 220

Coldwater, MI 49036

United States

+1 (517) 278-7339

bruce@munn-reese.com

Technical Representative

Christopher D. Imlay , Esq. .

Communications Counsel

Booth, Freret & Imlay, LLC

14356 Cape May Road

Silver Spring, MD 20904

United States

+1 (301) 384-5525

chris@imlaylaw.com

Legal Representative

Attributable Interest

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Section Question Response
Multiple Ownership Is the applicant or any party to the application the holder of an attributable radio joint sales agreement or an attributable radio 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. 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 policies 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

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. Yes
Adverse Findings Applicant certifies that, with respect to the applicant and any party to the application, and any non-party equity owner in the applicant, 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 law related to the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination. 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

Frequency and Facility Information

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Section Question Response
Proposed Community of License State Missouri
City Neosho
Facility Information Frequency 1420
Service Type Main
Facility Type Commercial
Class D
Modes/Hour of Operation Modes/Hour of Operation Daytime, NightTime

Antenna Summary Data

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Non-Directional Antenna Data - Daytime

Section Question Response
Antenna Structure Registration Do you have an FCC Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Number? No
ASR Number
Nominal Power 1.000
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 36° 50` 52.2N
Longitude 94° 19` 12.8W
Parameters Theoretical RMS 305.775
Overall height above ground (including obstruction lighting) 53.8
Height of radiator above base insulator, or above base, if grounded 52.8
Electrical height of radiator 90
Is the tower top loaded, sectionalized, or neither? Neither
Tower Parameters

Non-Directional Antenna Data - Nighttime

Section Question Response
Antenna Structure Registration Do you have an FCC Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Number? No
ASR Number
Nominal Power .123
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude 36° 50` 52.2N
Longitude 94° 19` 12.8W
Parameters Theoretical RMS 305.775
Overall height above ground (including obstruction lighting) 53.8
Height of radiator above base insulator, or above base, if grounded 52.8
Electrical height of radiator 90
Is the tower top loaded, sectionalized, or neither? Neither
Tower Parameters

Technical Certifications

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Section Question Response
Environmental Effect By checking “Yes”, the applicant certifies that the facility will not have a significant environmental impact and complies with the maximum permissible electromagnetic exposure limits for controlled and uncontrolled environments (see 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1306). Unless the applicant can determine compliance through the use of the RF worksheets found on the FCC website (https://www.fcc.gov/sites/default/files/lms-radiofrequency-exposure-compliance-worksheets-radio-broadcast-stations.pdf), an Exhibit is required. No
Broadcast Facility Does the proposed facility comply with the applicable engineering standards and assignment requirements of 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.23, 73.24, 73.33, 73.37, 73.45, 73.150, 73.152, 73.160, 73.182, 73.186, 73.187, 73.189, and 73.1650? Yes
Community of License Change - Section 307(b) Is the application being submitted to change the facility’s community of license? If ‘Yes’, an exhibit is required containing information demonstrating that the proposed community of license change constitutes a preferential arrangement of assignments under Section 307(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 U.S.C. Section 307(b))? 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 declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above. Kurt Boney
General Manager

04/02/2024

Attachments

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File Name Uploaded By Attachment Type Description Upload Status
2024 Minor mod to Non-D for KBTN AM Multiple ownership exhibit.pdf Applicant All Purpose Multiple Ownership Compliance Exhibit Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
KBTN Technical Exhibit.pdf Applicant All Purpose KBTN Technical Exhbit Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
TOWAIR Search Results.pdf Applicant All Purpose TOWAIR Results Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion