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FCC Form 399: Reimbursement Request

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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) FCC Form 399: Reimbursement Request

Facility ID:
168618
Service:
LPD
Call Sign:
WYTU-LD
Channel:
16 (UHF)
File Number:
0000088957
FRN:
0009562380
Eligibility Status:
Not Determined
Date Submitted:
11/12/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Doing Business As: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Norman Shapiro

26 NORTH HALSTED STREET

CHICAGO, IL 60661

United States

+1 (312) 705-2600 NShapiro@wciu.com Limited Partnership

Reimbursement Contact Information

Reimbursement Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

[Confidential]

 

 

 


Preparer Contact Information

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Preparer Contact Name and Information

Applicant Address Phone Email

The Preparer is same as the reimbursement contact.

 

 

 

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. Yes
Briefly describe transition plan WYTU was displaced and moved from channel 17 to channel 16. WYTU's channel 17 transmitter is no longer supported and must be replaced. The channel 17 antenna will not work on channel 16. We are reusing existing transmission line on the tower.

Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 71422
Call Sign WBME-CD
Type
Licensee Name CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License MILWAUKEE, WI
Pre-auction RF Channel 24
Post-auction RF Channel 24
Neilsen DMA Milwaukee
Network Affiliation
Question Response
Sharee Station Facility ID 71427
Call Sign WDJT-TV
Type Commercial
Licensee Name WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Status LICENSED
DTS No
Community of License MILWAUKEE, WI
Pre-auction RF Channel 46
Post-auction RF Channel 29
Neilsen DMA Milwaukee
Network Affiliation

Transmitters

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

Primary Transmitter

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Existing Transmitter Information

Section Question Response
Existing Transmitter Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Owned
Is this transmitter currently shared with another station? No
Is this transmitter currently in operating condition? Yes
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model TDU2 5K00
Year 2012
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Liquid Cooled
Solid State Power Capacity 5 kW

Primary Transmitter

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New Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
New Transmitter Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Manufacturer
Model TMU9evo-1
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Solid State Power capacity .4 kW
Justification for New Transmitter The existing WYTU transmitter is no longer supported and is unable to tune from channel 17 to channel 16.

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Other Transmitter Costs
Does the transmitter installation require a Transmitter Building Site Survey/Installation? No
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) No
Switchgear (industrial 800 amp) No
Transformer (480V) No
Rigid Conduit and Wiring No
Other Electrical Service No
HVAC Service Does the replacement transmitter require HVAC Service? No
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Cost Not Listed

Name Description

Shipping

Shipping costs related to the shipment of the new channel 16 transmitter

Installation and Proof

Installation and Proof for the new channel 16 transmitter

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)
Ownership Owned
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? No
Is antenna in operating condition? Yes
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Circular
Type Slotted Coaxial
ERP: 15.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model TLP-12B /CP
Year 2012

Primary Antenna

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New Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
New Antenna Description Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Ownership Owned
Is antenna shared? No
Is antenna directional? Yes
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? Yes
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Horizontal
Type Slotted Coaxial
ERP: 15.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model ATC-BCH616CM-16
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna The channel 17 omnioid antenna is unable to pass channel 16. In addition, the channel 16 facility required a directional pattern and as a result, a new antenna.

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Costs

Section Question Response
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? No
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

Jumper cable to antenna input

In an effort to reduce costs and TPO requirements, WYTU is utilizing existing transmission line on the tower. A jumper and transition to the antenna is required.

Jumper cable at transmitter output

In an effort to reduce costs and TPO requirements, WYTU is utilizing existing transmission line on the tower. A jumper and transition from the transmitter is required.

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 Move Equipment
Tower Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Owned
Is this tower consider Complex? No
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? No
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 43° 06' 42.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 087° 55' 50.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 1226.03 feet
Support Structure Height 1171.25 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 623.02 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner WEIGEL BROADCASTING CO.
Date Constructed 11/01/1996

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
63595 WLUM-FM FM
71422 WBME-CD DTV
71427 WDJT-TV DTV

Primary Tower

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Tower Rigging Costs

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

Primary Tower

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Other Tower Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Section Question Response
Outside Project Management Services Do you require outside project management services? No
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Perform engineering study for displacement application 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 No
Prepare Form 601 No
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 No
Negotiation of Lease and other Matter for Shared Locations No
Prepare or Review FCC Form 399 for Reimbursement Yes
Form 399 assistance or other program management costs No
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements No
Additional Field Engineering Service No

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

Other Expenses

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Section Question Response
AM Pattern Disturbance Is an Impact Study needed? No
Is Remediation needed? No
Permit and Filing Costs FCC Construction Permit Major Change No
FCC Construction Permit Minor Change Yes
FCC License to Cover Application Yes
FCC Special Temporary Authority Application No
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? No
Does this relocation require Equipment Storage? No
Point to Point Microwave (STL/ICR) Frequency Coordination for Unidirection System No
Frequency Coordination for Bi-Direction System No
New Point to Point Microwave System No

Other Expenses

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Other Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

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 $33,850.00 $30,444.92 N/A $6,173.73 N/A
Total for all systems $244,257.50 $125,372.42 N/A $88,576.73 N/A
Primary Transmitter TMU9evo-1 $33,850.00 $30,444.92 $6,173.73
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter 320 - 700 Watts $28,100.00 $24,694.92 N/A $6,173.73 N/A
Installation and Proof $5,000.00 $5,000.00 Installation and Proof of the Rohde & Schwarz channel 16 transmitter N/A N/A
Shipping $750.00 $750.00 This is the cost to ship the new Rohde & Schwarz transmitter N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
UHF - Air Cooled Solid State Transmitter 320 - 700 Watts

Component Description:
25% deposit for the new Rohde & Schwarz transmitter
Amount:
$6,173.73
Installation and Proof Information not provided.
Shipping 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 $37,445.00 $31,715.00 N/A $31,715.00 N/A
Total for all systems $244,257.50 $125,372.42 N/A $88,576.73 N/A
Primary Antenna ATC-BCH616CM-16 $37,445.00 $31,715.00 $31,715.00
Jumper cable at transmitter output $480.00 $480.00 Connections needed to connect the new Rohde & Schwarz transmitter to the existing 6-1/8" line that we are re-purposing. $480.00 N/A
Jumper cable to antenna input $5,255.00 $5,255.00 Connections needed to connect the new channel 16 Alive Telecom antenna to the existing 6-1/8" line that we are re-purposing. $5,255.00 N/A
UHF-Low Power, Side Mount, Slotted Coaxial, 15.0kW input, Horizontal $25,980.00 $25,980.00 The existing Dielectric TLP-12B /CP omnioid antenna is for channel 17 only. A new directional antenna for channel 16 is required. Due to Chicago land mobile, this antenna is H-pol only. $25,980.00 N/A
Sweep test of transmission line and antenna $5,730.00 $0.00 This is included in the cost of the new channel 16 Alive Telecom antenna. N/A N/A

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Jumper cable at transmitter output

Component Description:
Final invoice for jumper to connect the channel 16 equipment to the existing 6-1/8" transmission line
Amount:
$480.00
Jumper cable to antenna input

Component Description:
Deposit for jumper to connect the channel 16 equipment to the existing 6-1/8" transmission line
Amount:
$2,372.50

Component Description:
Final invoice for jumper to connect the channel 16 equipment to the existing 6-1/8" transmission line
Amount:
$2,882.50
UHF-Low Power, Side Mount, Slotted Coaxial, 15.0kW input, Horizontal

Component Description:
Final balance for new channel 16 Alive Telecom antenna
Amount:
$13,327.50

Component Description:
Deposit for new channel 16 Alive Telecom antenna
Amount:
$12,652.50
Sweep test of transmission line and antenna 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 $157,750.00 $48,000.00 N/A $50,688.00 N/A
Total for all systems $244,257.50 $125,372.42 N/A $88,576.73 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $157,750.00 $48,000.00 $50,688.00
Tower Rigging Tall Tower (greater than 500') $157,750.00 $48,000.00 N/A $50,688.00 There is an additional $2688 due to required county sales tax.

Components

Actual Information Description File Name
Tower Rigging Tall Tower (greater than 500')

Component Description:
Final invoice for the installation of the WYTU antenna
Amount:
$50,688.00

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 $11,267.50 $11,267.50 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $244,257.50 $125,372.42 N/A $88,576.73 N/A
Outside Professional Services $11,267.50 $11,267.50 $0.00
Perform engineering study for displacement application $1,800.00 $1,800.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $2,102.50 $2,102.50 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form $1,710.00 $1,710.00 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees - Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), Construction Permit Application $3,025.00 $3,025.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare engineering section of FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,052.50 $1,052.50 N/A N/A N/A
Attorney Fees -Prepare and File FCC Form 2100 (main), License to Cover Application $1,577.50 $1,577.50 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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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 $3,945.00 $3,945.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $244,257.50 $125,372.42 N/A $88,576.73 N/A
Other Expenses $3,945.00 $3,945.00 $0.00
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $2,500.00 $2,500.00 Dumpster removal of channel 17 related transmitter, RF system, and antenna. N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $335.00 $335.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 minor change CP application $1,110.00 $1,110.00 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 $244,257.50 $125,372.42 $88,576.73

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel. Yes
Construction of final facilities or all necessary modifications are complete. Yes
All receipts for reimbursement have been submitted no further costs are expected to be incurred. Note this will lock the Form 399 from further editing and begin close-out procedures with the Fund Administrator. 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.

Kyle Walker

VP, Technology


11/12/2019

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Actual Cost Documentation Statements

WILLFUL FALSE, FRAUDULENT, OR FICTITIOUS STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISIONMENT (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 AND/OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENTS COULD SUBJECT THIS ENTITY TO LIABILITY UNDER THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 31, SECTIONS 3729-3733).

  1. The Authorized Person signing below certifies and represents 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 certifies that the statements in this form and attached documentation are true, complete, and correct.

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

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

  5. 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 (full power and Class A stations) and/or otherwise modify a television station’s facility as a result of the spectrum repack (LPTV/TV Translator stations); or to minimize service disruption resulting from a repacked television station (FM stations); or to continue to carry the signal of a broadcaster that changes channels (MVPD) .

  6. 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.

  7. The above-named entity certifies that the cost information/documents submitted reflect costs actually incurred.

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

  9. The above-named entity certifies that it is in full compliance with all statutes, rules, regulations and governmental requirements for which compliance is a prerequisite 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.

Kyle Walker

VP, Technology


11/12/2019

Certification

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Section Question Response
Submission of Final Allocation or Accounting Information 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 and represents that he/she is authorized to submit this TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form on behalf of the above-named entity. The above-named entity acknowledges that all certifications and attached documentation are considered material representations.

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

  3. The above-named entity certifies that all costs identified as "actual costs" herein accurately represent the costs actually paid by the above-named entity, including any discounts, refunds, or rebates.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

Kyle Walker

VP, Technology


11/12/2019

Attachments

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