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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:
73256
Service:
FM
Call Sign:
WMEZ
File Number:
0000086380
FRN:
0002834810
Eligibility Status:
Eligible
Date Submitted:
10/11/2019

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

CUMULUS LICENSING LLC

Doing Business As: CUMULUS LICENSING LLC

3280 PEACHTREE ROAD, NW

SUITE 2300

ATLANTA, GA 30305

United States

+1 (404) 949-0700 FCCLicenseManagement@cumulus.com Limited Liability Company

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

Cynthia M Jacobson, PE

Consulting Engineer

Carl T. Jones Corp.

7901 Yarnwood Ct.

Springfield, VA 22153

United States

+1 (709) 569-7704 cjacob@ctjc.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. Yes
Briefly describe transition plan FM AUXILIARY FACILITY for WMEZ (FM) (FM station impacted by TV repack). This is to construct a new community auxiliary antenna on an existing tower to maintain 3 FM signals during TV repack at the main site.

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? No
Existing Transmitter Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Model No model
Year 2000
Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Model Type Analog
Solid State Power Capacity 10 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 FAX10 FM/HD
Transmitter Type Solid State
Solid State Cooling Air Cooled
Model Type Analog
Solid State Power capacity 10 kW
Justification for New Transmitter This transmitter is for a new auxiliary site to keep WMEZ-FM on the air during TV repack work at the main site.
Does the transmitter require the purchase of a new HD Importer? No
Does the transmitter require the purchase of a new HD Exporter? No

Primary Transmitter

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Other Transmitter Costs

Section Question Response
Other Transmitter Costs Does the transmitter installation require an Additional Exciter? No
Does the transmitter installation require any additional transmitter installation costs? Yes
Does the transmitter installation require a Transmitter Building Site Survey/Installation? No
Electrical Service Service Entrance (3 phases 800A 208V) Yes
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? Yes
Type Heating and Cooling
Size 10 tons
Transmitter Building Addition/Modification or Leasehold Improvement Does the Transmitter Building require an addition, modification, other leashold improvement? No
Other Transmitter-Related Expenses Does the replacement transmitter require a Remote Control? Yes
Does the replacement transmitter require an RDS Encoder? No
Does the replacement transmitter require Audio Processing? Yes
Audio Processing Analog Basic

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)
Ownership Owned
Is the existing antenna shared with another station or stations? No
Is the existing antenna directional? No
Is antenna in operating condition? No
Is antenna located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
Existing Antenna Manufacturer and Type
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Circular
Type Cross Dipole
ERP: 10.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model No Model
Year 2000

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? Yes
Is antenna directional? No
Will antenna be located on or in close proximity to an antenna farm? No
New Antenna Manufacturer and Types
Mounting Side Mount
Antenna position in stack Not in Stack
Polarization Circular
Type Cross Dipole
ERP: 100.0 kW
Manufacturer
Model SHPX-8AC-SP
Year 2019
Justification for New Antenna New community auxiliary antenna to permit uninterrupted service from FM stations impacted by TV repack. Shared by 3 stations

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? Yes
Type New
Number of channels supported 3
Frequencies of channels supported Upper and lower frequency
Frequency 94.1 MHz - 102.7 MHz
Elbow Complex Do you require the separate purchase of the Elbow Complex? Yes
Broadband or Single Channel? Broadband
Feed Line Size 3 1/8 inches inches
Side Mount Brackets Do you require the separate purchase of side mount brackets for a high power antenna? Yes
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
FM Band Pass Filters Do you require an FM band pass filter? Yes
Notch Filter Do you require a Notch filter? No
De-Icers Do you require De-Icers? No
Radomes Do you require Radomes? No

Primary Antenna

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Other Antenna Cost Not Listed

Information not provided.

Transmission Line

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Section Question Response
Transmission Line Related Expenses Do you have transmission line related expenses? Yes

Primary Transmission Line

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Existing Transmission Line

Section Question Response
Existing Transmission Line Description Type of change Purchase New
Use Primary (Main)
Ownership Owned
Is the existing transmission line shared with another station or stations? No
Is Transmission Line in operating condition? No
Existing Transmission Line Manufacturer and Type Manufacturer
Type Rigid
Diameter 3 1/8 inches
Segment Length Broadband
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 200 feet per run

Primary Transmission Line

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New Transmission Line

Section Question Response
New Transmission Line Costs Use Primary (Main)
Change Type Purchase New
Is this a request for upgraded equipment? No
Type Rigid
Diameter 3 1/8 inches
Segment Length Broadband
Number of parallel runs 1
Length 500 feet per run
Justification for New Transmission Line New transmission line run from the combiner to the antenna. This is a shared 3 station system.
Interior RF Systems Does the Installation of the Transmission Line require an additional or replacement Inside RF system including switching, patch panels, and dehydrators? Yes
Does the Installation of the Transmission Line require additional or replacement Inside RF system elbows, fitting, hangers, etc.? Yes

Primary Transmission Line

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Other Transmission Line Expenses Not Listed

Information not provided.

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)
Ownership Owned
Is this tower consider Complex? No
Is this tower currently shared with any other stations? No
Is tower documented for structural analysis? Unknown
Is tower compliant with Rev G? Unknown
Existing Tower Structure Registration Do you have a tower registration number? Yes
ASR Number 1031007
Coordinates (NAD83) Latitude (NAD83) 30° 36' 20.0" N-
Longitude (NAD83) 087° 21' 31.0" W-
Overall Structure Height 498.68 feet
Support Structure Height 498.68 feet
Ground Elevation Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL) 149.93 feet
Structure Type TOWER - Free Standing or Guyed Structure
Tower Owner Cumulus Broadcasting LLC
Date Constructed 01/01/1985


Primary Tower

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Tower Modification Costs

Section Question Response
Engineering Study Please what type of engineering study is required, if any: No study needed
Tower Reinforcements Please select whether tower reinforcements are needed: No reinforcements needed

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

Name Description

Tower Work

Remove old line and antenna and install new line and antenna, and STL antenna and line

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 175
Explanation Project Management of Transition
Outside RF consulting Engineering Services Prepare engineering section of Form FCC Construction Permit Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility No
Prepare engineering section of Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility No
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 Yes
For Main Facility No
Prepare and file Form FCC License to Cover Application Yes
For Auxiliary Facility Yes
For Main Facility No
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 Yes
RF Field Engineering Services Comprehensive coverage verification via field study No
RF exposure measurements No
Additional Field Engineering Service Yes
Number of Days 30
Justification Help to install and configure new auxiliary transmission system

Outside Professional Services Costs

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Other Professional Services Expenses Not Listed

Name Description

Internal Employee Time Costs

Internal Employee Time Costs

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? Yes
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 Yes
Type 950 MHz Licensed Part 74 Systems
1 pair IP-only Codecs for fiber, internet or IP microwave systems Yes

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 $186,875.00 $186,875.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $460,399.22 $460,399.22 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmitter FAX10 FM/HD $186,875.00 $186,875.00 $0.00
10 Ton system $37,900.00 $37,900.00 N/A N/A N/A
Other Transmitter-Related Expenses Remote Control $2,400.00 $2,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
Air Cooled Solid State FM Transmitter 7 - 10 kW Analog $58,175.00 $58,175.00 N/A N/A N/A
Service entrance 3 phase/800 amp/208 volt $14,400.00 $14,400.00 N/A N/A N/A
Audio Processing - Analog basic $3,500.00 $3,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Transmitter Installation $70,500.00 $70,500.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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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 $61,060.00 $61,060.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $460,399.22 $460,399.22 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Antenna SHPX-8AC-SP $61,060.00 $61,060.00 $0.00
FM Band pass filter (depends on power input and number of sections) $15,757.50 $15,757.50 N/A N/A N/A
High Power 51 - 100 kW Circularly-polarized $9,600.00 $9,600.00 N/A N/A N/A
Sweep test of existing antenna $5,730.00 $5,730.00 N/A N/A N/A
New FM combiner, cost per channel (depends on power input and min. frequency separation) $21,782.50 $21,782.50 N/A N/A N/A
Elbow complex, 3 1/8 $2,240.00 $2,240.00 N/A N/A N/A
Side Mount antenna brackets $5,950.00 $5,950.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

Cost Information

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Transmission Line

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 $59,000.00 $59,000.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $460,399.22 $460,399.22 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Transmission Line $59,000.00 $59,000.00 $0.00
Interior RF Systems: Inside RF system including switching, patch panels and dehydrators $4,000.00 $4,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Interior RF Systems: Elbows, fitting, hangers, etc. $1,500.00 $1,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Rigid Transmission Line - copper, 3 1/8" broadband $53,500.00 $53,500.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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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 $98,650.00 $98,650.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $460,399.22 $460,399.22 N/A $0.00 N/A
Primary Tower TOWER $98,650.00 $98,650.00 $0.00
Tower Rigging Short Tower (less than 500') $73,650.00 $73,650.00 N/A N/A N/A
Tower Work $25,000.00 $25,000.00 N/A N/A N/A

Components

Information not provided.

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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 $27,929.22 $27,929.22 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $460,399.22 $460,399.22 N/A $0.00 N/A
Outside Professional Services $27,929.22 $27,929.22 $0.00
Additional Field Engineering Service, 30 Days $1,756.72 $1,756.72 N/A N/A N/A
Form 399 assistance or other Program Management costs $2,500.00 $2,500.00 N/A N/A N/A
Prepare/ Review 399 reimbursement form $1,710.00 $1,710.00 N/A N/A N/A
Project management of the transition $18,462.50 $18,462.50 N/A N/A N/A
Internal Employee Time Costs $3,500.00 $3,500.00 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 $26,885.00 $26,885.00 N/A $0.00 N/A
Total for all systems $460,399.22 $460,399.22 N/A $0.00 N/A
Other Expenses $26,885.00 $26,885.00 $0.00
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 minor change CP application $200.00 $200.00 N/A N/A N/A
FCC Filing Fees - Form 2100 license to cover application $335.00 $335.00 N/A N/A N/A
Disposal Costs (for equipment and other waste, net of any salvage value) $1,000.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Equipment Delivery and Handling Charges $1,000.00 $1,000.00 N/A N/A N/A
Point to Point Microwave (STL/ICR): 1 pair IP-only Codecs for fiber, internet or IP microwave systems $5,850.00 $5,850.00 N/A N/A N/A
New Point to Point Microwave System: 950 MHz Licensed Part 74 Systems(price includes 6-foot antennas. Single link and redundant systems are included in this price range) $18,500.00 $18,500.00 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 $460,399.22 $460,399.22 $0.00

Reimbursement Status

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Question Response
The facility has ceased operating on its pre-auction channel.
Construction of final facilities or all necessary modifications are complete. No
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.

Richard S Denning

Executive Vice President and General Counsel


10/11/2019

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