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FCC Form 399: Incentive Auction Relocation Reimbursement Fund System

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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission)FCC Form 399: Incentive Auction Relocation Reimbursement Fund System

File Number:
0000027261
FRN:
0002710192
Facility ID:
74211
Repack Channel:
31 (UHF)
Entity:
Broadcaster
Filing Status:
Submitted
Date Submitted:
09/04/2018

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

SCRIPPS BROADCASTING HOLDINGS LLC

David Giles

312 WALNUT STREET

28TH FLOOR

CINCINNATI, OH 45202

United States

+1 (512) 977-3000 DAVE.GILES@SCRIPPS.COM Corporation

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

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Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

Ray Thurber

Vice President / Engineering

SCRIPPS BROADCASTING HOLDINGS LLC

Ray Thurber

312 Walnut St.

Cincinnati, OH 45202

United States

+1 (248) 827-9202 ray.thurber@scripps.com

Broadcaster Information and Transition Plan

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Question Response
Will the station be sharing equipment with another broadcast television station or stations (e.g., a shared antenna, co-location on a tower, use of the same transmitter room, multiple transmitters feeding a combiner, etc.)? If yes, enter the facility ID's of the other stations and click 'prefill' to download those stations' licensing information. No
Briefly describe transition plan WMYD must replace its main antenna and transmitter in order to move it its new channel. It will need to install interim facilities in order to be able to replace the main facility. See attached narrative for a more detailed explanation

Transmitters

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Section Question Response
Transmitter Related Expenses Do you have transmitter related expenses? Yes

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Add Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Backup
Ownership Owned
Owner  
Site  
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model Sigma CD 3
Year 1998
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Single
Description  
Power capacity 23.0 kw
Solid State Cooling  
Solid State Power Capacity  
Other Transmitter Type  

Auxiliary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Auxiliary (Backup)
Description of Use Backup Auxliary
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Manufacturer
Model ULXTE-50
Transmitter Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Other  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Liquid
Solid State Power Capacity 31.7 kw
Other Transmitter Type  
Justification for New Transmitter Current transmitter is no longer supported by the manufacturer except for maintenance. Available parts are in very limited supply and in some cases are no longer available. Manufacturer says it cannot be re-tuned.

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Power
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size
Length
Other Electrical Service No
Description  
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type
Size
Other Size  
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed?
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed?
Is additional field engineering time needed?
Number of Days  

Auxiliary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

Primary Transmitter

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Existing Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use  
Ownership Owned
Owner  
Site  
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model Sigma CD 3
Year 2004
Type Inductive Output Tube
IOT Power Type Single
Description  
Power capacity 23.0 kw
Solid State Cooling  
Solid State Power Capacity  
Other Transmitter Type  

Primary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use  
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? Yes
Manufacturer
Model ULXTE-50
Transmitter Type Solid state
IOT Power Type  
Other  
Power capacity  
Solid State Cooling Liquid
Solid State Power Capacity 31.7 kw
Other Transmitter Type  
Justification for New Transmitter Current transmitter is no longer supported by the manufacturer except for maintenance. Available parts are in very limited supply and in some cases are no longer available. Manufacturer says it cannot be re-tuned.

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Power
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Size
Length
Other Electrical Service Yes
Description Necessary switchgear, transformer, conduit, wiring and fuse disconnects as quoted by electrical contractor for main and auxiliary transmitter.
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Type
Size
Other Size  
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Size
Channel 14 Costs Is an RF Consulting Engineer needed?
Is a channel 14 Mask Filer needed?
Is additional field engineering time needed?
Number of Days  

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

Antennas

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Section Question Response
Antenna Related Expenses Do you have antenna related expenses? Yes

Primary Antenna

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Existing Antenna Information

Section Question Response
Existing Antenna Description Type of change Purchase New
Antenna Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Site N/A
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? Yes
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Top-mount single
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted coaxial
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 500.00 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-23ETT-R CT3 DC
Year 2004

Primary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Ownership Owned
Owner N/A
Is antenna shared? No
Is antenna directional? Yes
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
New Antenna Manufacturer and Type Class Full Power
Mounting Top-mount single
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted coaxial
Number of Stations Supported N/A
Number of Panels/Bays N/A
Lower Limit N/A
Upper Limit N/A
Design power capacity in use N/A
Other Antenna Type N/A
ERP: 622.00 kW
Manufacturer
Model TFU-23ETT-R CT3
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna Existing main antenna is a coaxial slot antenna that is channel specific and cannot be reused on the new channel.

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Combiner for Shared Antenna Do you need a Combiner for a Shared Antenna? No
Type
Number of channels supported N/A
Frequencies of channels supported N/A
Frequency N/A
Do you need a combiner output splitter/switcher for dual feed lines? N/A
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? No
Broadband or Single Channel? N/A
Feed Line Size N/A
Side Mount Brackets Do you require the separate purchase of side mount brackets for a high power antenna? No
Pattern Scatter Analysis Do you require separate purchase of pattern scatter analysis for a side mount high or medium power antenna? No
Sweep Test Do you require the sweep testing of transmission line and antenna? Yes

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Michigan Sales Tax

Michigan Sales Tax on Antenna Expenses.

Transmission Line

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Section Question Response
Transmission Line Related Expenses Do you have transmission line related expenses? No

Tower Equipment And Rigging Costs

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Section Question Response
Tower Equipment or Rigging Costs Changes Do you have tower equipment or rigging costs changes? Yes

Primary Tower

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Existing Tower

Section Question Response
Existing Tower Description Type of change Modify Existing
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Description of Use N/A
Ownership Leased
Is this tower consider Complex? Candelabra
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? Yes
One or more FM, AM or TV radio broadcaster(s) Yes
Others Types of Users No
Is tower documented for structural analysis? Yes
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Yes
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1003429
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 42° 26' 52.5" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 083° 10' 23.1" W-
Overall Structure Height 1086.93 feet
Support Structure Height 1012.13 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 662.07 feet
Structure Type GTOWER - Guyed Structure Used for Communication Purposes
Tower Owner American Tower, LLC
Date Constructed 06/11/1999

FM, AM or TV radio broadcasters. Facility ID's, Call Signs and Services of other broadcast stations with whom the tower is shared

Facility ID Call Sign Service
72123 WWJ-TV DTV
16817 WTVS DTV

Primary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: Study needed for tower with candelabra
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: Minor Reinforcements needed

Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

Section Question Response
Tower Rigging Costs Complex Tower Candelabra
Helicopter Services Required Are helicopter services required? No

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Michigan Sales Tax

Michigan Sales Tax on Tower Expenses

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Section Question Response
Outside Project Management Services Do you require outside project management services? Yes
Number of Hours 240
Explanation Project manager needed to manage all work at transmitter site required to transition to new channel (both the main and interim facilities). With the size of the current engineering staff, WMYD cannot spare personnel to ensure these tasks are completed.
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 1
Do you have Distributed Transmission System engineering services? N/A
Critical Facility N/A
Terrain-Shielded Facility N/A
Attorney and Other Outside Consulting Services Prepare and file Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility No
For Main Facility Yes
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authority Yes
Quantity 1
NEPA Section 106 environmental review No
Environmental Assessment No
ASR Modification No
FAA Consultation (including preparation of FAA Form 7460) No
Negotiation of Lease and other Matter for Shared Locations Yes
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement Yes
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless providers Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements Yes
Additional Field Engineering Service No
Number of Days N/A
Justification N/A

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Michigan Sales Tax

Michigan Sales Tax on Professional Services

Site Survey

GatesAir performed a site survey to access changes to facility as necessary to transition to new channel including, power and HVAC requirements, available transmitter room space and existing antenna and transmission line RF characteristics at new channel.

Other Expenses

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Section Question Response
AM Pattern Disturbance Is an Impact Study needed? No
Is Remediation needed? No
Facility Expenses Name N/A
Other Distributed Transmission System Expenses Not listed N/A
Name N/A
Is Notification of a Medical Facility required as a result of DTV broadcasting? Yes
Permit and Filing Costs Local Zoning Yes
Non-zoning permits Yes
BLM or NFS Coordination No
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change No
FCC License to Cover Application Yes
FCC Special Temporary Authority Application Yes
Other Miscellaneous Expenses Does this relocation require paying Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value)? Yes
Does this relocation require Equipment Delivery or Handling Charges not otherwise included in individual item costs? Yes
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? No
Does this relocation require the Development and Airing of an Announcement regarding an upcoming channel change? Yes
Does this relocation require MVPD Notification of a Channel Change? Yes

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Employee Time

Time needed by Scripps corporate and WMYD employees to work on the transition to a new channel.

Interim Facility

American Tower (site owner) will provide the interim facility for WMYD. They will be taking care of purchase of antenna and transmission line and all necessary permits, structural analysis, rigging, and installation for a flat fee.

Michigan Sales Tax

Michigan Sales Tax on Other Expenses

Cost Information

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Transmitters

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $1,685,335.87 $1,685,335.87 N/A $546,319.05 N/A
Total for all systems $3,242,041.87 $3,220,433.87 N/A $758,273.30 N/A
Primary Transmitter ULXTE-50 $969,986.87 $969,986.87 $546,319.05
Other Electrical Service: Necessary switchgear, transformer, conduit, wiring and fuse disconnects as quoted by electrical contractor for main and auxiliary transmitter. $103,230.00 $103,230.00 N/A N/A N/A
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 31.7 kW $866,756.87 $866,756.87 N/A $546,319.05 N/A
Auxiliary Transmitter ULXTE-50 $715,349.00 $715,349.00 $0.00
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 31.7 kW $715,349.00 $715,349.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Other Electrical Service: Necessary switchgear, transformer, conduit, wiring and fuse disconnects as quoted by electrical contractor for main and auxiliary transmitter. Information not provided.
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 31.7 kW

Component Description:
Gates AIr WMYD 1st Installment Transmitter. Excluding the space in the invoice because site is not accepting it as valid. I was told to make it a space and submit
Amount:
$546,319.05
UHF - Liquid Cooled Solid State Transmitter 31.7 kW Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Antennas

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $261,534.00 $255,884.00 N/A $114,052.50 N/A
Total for all systems $3,242,041.87 $3,220,433.87 N/A $758,273.30 N/A
Primary Antenna TFU-23ETT-R CT3 $261,534.00 $255,884.00 $114,052.50
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna, horizontally polarized $240,500.00 $235,000.00 N/A $114,052.50 N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $6,550.00 $6,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
Michigan Sales Tax $14,484.00 $14,484.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF - High Power Top Mount (200-1000 kW), One station antenna, horizontally polarized

Component Description:
Dielectric High Power Antenna Milestone 1
Amount:
$114,052.50
Sweep test of existing antenna Information not provided.
Michigan Sales Tax Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Transmission Line

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Tower Equipment and Rigging Costs

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $617,040.00 $603,590.00 N/A $97,901.75 N/A
Total for all systems $3,242,041.87 $3,220,433.87 N/A $758,273.30 N/A
Primary Tower GTOWER $617,040.00 $603,590.00 $97,901.75
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas) $409,500.00 $400,000.00 N/A $97,901.75 N/A
Michigan Sales Tax $34,590.00 $34,590.00 N/A N/A N/A
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications $153,500.00 $150,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Structural engineering tower load study for a documented tower with candelabra $19,450.00 $19,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Complex Tower (includes, for example, those with candelabras and/or stacked antennas)

Component Description:
American Tower 1st installment
Amount:
$97,901.75
Michigan Sales Tax Information not provided.
Minor tower reinforcement/modifications Information not provided.
Structural engineering tower load study for a documented tower with candelabra Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Outside Professional Services

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $115,065.00 $112,820.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $3,242,041.87 $3,220,433.87 N/A $758,273.30 N/A
Outside Professional Services $115,065.00 $112,820.00 $0.00
Site Survey $17,684.00 $17,684.00 N/A N/A N/A
Michigan Sales Tax $6,386.00 $6,386.00 N/A N/A N/A
RF Exposure Measurements $20,500.00 $20,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File request for Special Temporary Authorization $3,585.00 $3,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Negotiation of lease and other matters for shared locations $4,095.00 $4,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $2,305.00 $2,250.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $5,120.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare request for Special Temporary Authorization $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,535.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,070.00 $3,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Perform engineering study for new channel assignment and antenna development $7,170.00 $7,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Address transition timing and coordination issues w/ other stations and wireless $2,560.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare and or review reimbursement form $2,560.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $36,960.00 $36,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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Other Expenses

Where no predetermined cost estimate is available, any estimate provided will also become the predetermined cost (displayed in italics).
Description Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Estimated Cost Justification Actual Cost Actual Cost Justification
Sub-total $563,067.00 $562,804.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $3,242,041.87 $3,220,433.87 N/A $758,273.30 N/A
Other Expenses $563,067.00 $562,804.00 $0.00
Michigan Sales Tax $21,356.00 $21,356.00 N/A N/A N/A
Interim Facility $315,933.00 $315,933.00 N/A N/A N/A
Employee Time $125,000.00 $125,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
MVPD Notification of Channel Change $2,500.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Develop and air announcement of upcoming channel change $5,000.00 $5,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $6,500.00 $6,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Non-zoning permits $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Local Zoning $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Special Temporary Authorization request $195.00 $190.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $333.00 $325.00 N/A N/A N/A
DTV Medical Facility Notification $11,250.00 $11,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Grand Total

Predetermined
Cost Estimate
Estimated Cost Actual Cost
Total for all systems $3,242,041.87 $3,220,433.87 $758,273.30

Construction Status

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Question Response
Is construction complete? No

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Estimated Expenses Statements

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503), AND ANY FALSE STATEMENTS COULD SUBJECT THIS ENTITY TO LIABILITY UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT.

  1. The Authorized Person signing below certifies that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity.

  2. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material representations.

  3. The above-named entity acknowledges the submission of the information herein creates no obligation on the part of the government to pay any amount.

  4. The above-named entity certifies that the equipment and services paid for with money from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund are necessary to change channels (broadcasters) or to continue to carry the signal of a broadcaster that changes channels (MVPD).

  5. The above-named entity certifies that all payments from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (Fund) received by the entity listed on this form will be used only for expenses that are eligible for reimbursement from the Fund.

  6. The above-named entity certifies that it will maintain and provide to the Commission detailed records, including receipts, of all costs eligible for reimbursement actually incurred.

  7. The above-named entity acknowledges that overpayments or payments in error must be promptly refunded to the Commission.

  8. The above-named entity certifies that it is in full compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations and governmental requirements for which compliance is a pre-requisite for obtaining the payments herein requested.

I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Sravan Reddy , Reddy .

Senior Director, General Accounting


09/04/2018

Attachments

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