Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0010 (June 2002)
FCC 323
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
OWNERSHIP REPORT FOR COMMERCIAL BROADCAST STATIONS

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FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BOA - 20080729AEI
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant 
SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC
Mailing Address
73 KERCHEVAL AVENUE
City
GROSSE POINTE FARMS
State or Country (if foreign address)
MI
ZIP Code
48236 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3138867070
E-Mail Address (if available) 
ABECK@ILLINIRADIO.COM
FCC Registration Number:
0009269655
Call Sign 
Facility ID Number 
0
2. Contact Representative (if other than Licensee/Permittee)
GARY S. SMITHWICK, ESQ.
Firm or Company Name
SMITHWICK & BELENDIUK, PC
Telephone Number (include area code)
2023634560
E-Mail Address (if available)
GSMITHWICK@FCCWORLD.COM
3. Name of entity, if other than licensee or permittee, for which report is filed
SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Mailing Address
73 KERCHEVAL AVENUE

City
GROSSE POINTE FARMS
State or Country (if foreign address)
MI
ZIP Code
48236 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
3138867070
E-Mail Address (if available)
ABECK@ILLINIRADIO.COM
4. If this application has been submitted without a fee, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1114):
Governmental Entity Fee-exempt Report Other REPORT FOR HOLDING COMPANY
N/A (Fee Required)



Section II - Ownership Information

5.

a. Biennial b. Transfer of Control or Assignment of License/Permit c. Other
d. Amendment to pending application


for the following stations:

[Enter Station Information]


Station List


This Report is filed for the following stations:

Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WABZ 9964 LINCOLN IL FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WYMG 58537 JACKSONVILLE IL FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WLRW 58542 CHAMPAIGN IL FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WIXY 58539 CHAMPAIGN IL FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WXTT 28195 DANVILLE IL FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WDBR 9960 SPRINGFIELD IL FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WCFF 41592 URBANA IL FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WQQL 58549 SPRINGFIELD IL FM


Call Letters
Facility ID Number
Location (City/State)
Class of service
WTAX 9961 SPRINGFIELD IL AM



All of the information furnished in this Report is accurate as of 07/28/2008 (Date must comply with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3615(a), i.e., information must be current within 60 days of filing of this report, when 5(a) below is checked.)

This Report is filed for (check one)
6.
Respondent is:
Sole proprietorship Not-for-profit corporation Limited partnership
For-profit corporation General partnership Other
If "Other", describe nature of the respondent in an Exhibit.
[Exhibit 1]
7.
List all contracts and other instruments required to be filed by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613.   (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

[Enter Contract/Instrument Information]


Contracts/Instruments Information


List all contracts and other instruments required to be filed by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3613. (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject shall respond.)

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION AND BY-LAWS 12/10/1992

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
AGREEMENT/PLAN OF REORGANIZATION 12/10/1992

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
STOCK OPTION PLAN (AS AMENDED) 12/10/1992

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR S.O.P. 10/01/1997

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
CREDIT AGREEMENT UNION BANK OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., FLEET NATIONAL BANK, AND THE BANK OF NEW YORK 07/29/2003

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
SECURITY AGREEMENT THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT 07/29/2003

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
2005 INCENTIVE COMPENSATION PLAN 03/11/2005

Description of contract or instrument Name of person or organization with whom contract is made Date of Execution Date of Expiration
AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT 05/16/2006


8. Capitalization (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise exercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

[Enter Capitalization Information]


Capitalization


Capitalization (Only licensees, permittees, or a reporting entity with a majority interest in or that otherwise excercises de facto control over the subject licensee or permittee shall respond.)

Class of stock (preferred, common or other)
Voting or Non-voting
Number of Shares
Authorized
Issued and Outstanding
Treasury
Unissued
COMMON CLASS A (1 VOTE PER SHARE - PUBLICLY TRADED)
V
35000000
17485315
1606390
15908295

Class of stock (preferred, common or other)
Voting or Non-voting
Number of Shares
Authorized
Issued and Outstanding
Treasury
Unissued
COMMON CLASS B (10 VOTES PER SHARE)
V
3500000
2402338
1097662

Class of stock (preferred, common or other)
Voting or Non-voting
Number of Shares
Authorized
Issued and Outstanding
Treasury
Unissued
PREFERRED
N
1500000
1500000


9.
(a.) List the respondent, and, if other than a natural person, its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. If a corporation or partnership holds an attributable interest in the respondent, list separately its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. Create a separate row for each individual or entity. Attach supplemental pages, if necessary.
[Enter Owner Information]

Owner Information

List the respondent, and, if other than a natural person, its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. If a corporation or partnership holds an attributable interest in the respondent, list separately its officers, directors, stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. Create a separate row for each individual or entity. Attach supplemental pages, if necessary.
(Read carefully - The numbered items below refer to line numbers in the following table.)
1. Name and address of respondent and each party to the respondent holding an attributable interest (if other than individual also show name, address and citizenship of natural person authorized to vote the stock or holding the attributable interest). List the respondent first, officers next, then directors and, thereafter, remaining stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, and partners.
2. Gender (male or female).
3. Ethnicity (check one).
4. Race (select one or more).
5. Citizenship.
6. Positional interest: Officer, director, general partner, limited partner, LLC member, investor/creditor attributable under the Commission's equity/debt plus standard, etc.
7. Percentage of votes.
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus).

1. Name and Address SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC., 73 KERCHEVAL AVENUE, GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MI 48236
2. Gender (male or female) N/A
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest HOLDING COMPANY
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address EDWARD K. CHRISTIAN, 21 NEWBERRY PLACE, GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MI 48236
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest PRESIDENT/CEO/DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes 56.00
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus) 12.00

1. Name and Address STEVEN J. GOLDSTEIN, 37 COLONY ROAD, WESTPORT, CT 06880
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address SAMUEL D. BUSH, 175 VENDOME, GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MI 48236
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/CFO/TREASURER
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address MARCIA K. LOBAITO, 42331 ARCADIA DRIVE, STERLING HEIGHTS, MI 48313
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest VICE PRESIDENT/SECRETARY
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address WARREN LADA, 4878 OLD POST COURT, BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48301
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address CATHERINE BOBINSKI, 843 LAKELAND, GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MI 48236
2. Gender (male or female) Female
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address JONATHAN FIRESTONE, 1101 BALBOA AVENUE, LAGUNA BEACH, CA 92651
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address GARY STEVENS, 1107 OLYMPIC WAY WEST, SEATTLE, WA 98119
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address DONALD ALT, 5059 SUMMER BEACH BLVD., AMELIA ISLAND, FL 32034
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address CLARKE R. BROWN, JR., 4520 JETT RIDGE DRIVE, NW, ATLANTA, GA 30327
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address ROBERT J. MACCINI, 171 WESTMINSTER, PROVIDENCE, RI 02903
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)

1. Name and Address BRIAN BRADY, 2161 WHITE OWL WAY, OKEMOS, MI 48864
2. Gender (male or female) Male
3. Ethnicity (check one) Hispanic or Latino
Not Hispanic or Latino
4. Race (select one or more) American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White
5. Citizenship US
6. Positional Interest DIRECTOR
7. Percentage of votes
8. Percentage of total assets (equity debt plus)


(b) Respondent certifies that equity and financial interests not set forth in response to Question 9(a) are non-attributable. Yes No

N/A

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 2]

(c) Is the respondent or any party holding an attributable interest in the respondent also the holder of an attributable interest in any other broadcast station or in any cable or newspaper entities in the same market or with overlapping signals in the same broadcast service, as described in 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.3555 and 76.501? Yes No
If "Yes", submit an Exhibit identifying the holder of that other attributable interest, listing the call signs, locations and facilities identifiers of such other broadcast stations, and describing the nature and size of the ownership interest and the positions held in the other broadcast, cable or newspaper entities. [Exhibit 3]
(d) Are any of the individuals listed in response to Question 9(a) related as parent-child, husband-wife, brothers and sisters?

Yes No

 

If "Yes", submit an Exhibit setting forth full information as to the family relationship

[Exhibit 4]

(e) Is respondent seeking an attribution exemption for any officer or director with duties unrelated to the licensee or permittee?

If "Yes", submit an Exhibit identifying that individual by name and title, fully describing that individual's duties and responsibilities, and explaining why that individual should not be attributed an interest.

Yes No

[Exhibit 5]



SECTION III - CERTIFICATION


I certify that I am VICE PRESIDENT

(Official Title)


of SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC

(Exact legal title or name of respondent)


and that I have examined this Report and that to the best of my knowledge and belief, all statements in this Report are true, correct and complete.

(Date of certification must be within 60 days of the date shown in Question 5, Section II and in no event prior to that date.)

Signature
ALAN BECK
Date
07/28/2008
Telephone Number of Respondent (Include area code) 2177535400

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).



Exhibits