Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0110
(March 2011)
FCC 303-S
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF BROADCAST STATION LICENSE

Read INSTRUCTIONS Before Filling Out Form

FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BRFT - 20110516AAJ
Section I - General Information- TO BE COMPLETED BY ALL APPLICANTS
1. Legal Name of the Licensee
APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATION CORPORATION
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 2061

City
BRISTOL
State or Country (if foreign address)
TN
ZIP Code
37621 - 2061
Telephone Number (include area code)
4238786279
E-Mail Address (if available) 
APPEDU@YAHOO.COM
FCC Registration Number:
0008598864
Facility ID Number
143217
Call Sign 
W277BT
2. Contact Representative
APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATION CORPORATION
Firm or Company Name

Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 2061

City
BRISTOL
State or Country (if foreign address)
TN
Zip Code
37621 - 2061
Telephone Number (include area code)
4238786279
E-Mail Address (if available)
APPEDU@YAHOO.COM
3. If this application has been submitted without a fee, indicate reason for fee exemption (see 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1114):
Governmental Entity Noncommercial Educational Licensee Other
N/A (Fee Required)
4.
Purpose of Application

Renewal of license
Amendment to pending renewal application

If an amendment, submit as an exhibit a listing by Section and Item Number the portions of the pending application that are being revised. [Exhibit 1]
5. Facility Information: Commercial Noncommercial Educational
6. Service and Community of License
a. AM    FM    FM Translator    LPFM
TV Translator    Low Power TV   Class A TV
Digital TV    Digital Translator or Digital LPTV   Digital Class A TV
Community of License /Area to be Served
City: ABINGDON State : VA
b.
Does this application include one or more FM translator station(s), or TV translator station(s), LPTV station(s), in addition to the station listed in Section I question 1? (The callsign(s) of any associated FM translators, TV translators or LPTV stations will be requested in Section V).

Yes No

7.

Other Authorizations. List call signs, facility identifiers and location(s) of any FM booster or TV booster station(s) for which renewal of license is also requested.

[Exhibit 2] N/A



NOTE: In addition to the information called for in Sections II, III, IV and V, an explanatory exhibit providing full particulars must be submitted for each item for which a "No" response is provided.

Section II - Legal - TO BE COMPLETED BY ALL APPLICANTS

1. Certification.  Licensee certifies that it has answered each question in this application based on its review of the application instructions and worksheets. Licensee further certifies that where it has made an affirmative certification below, this certification constitutes its representation that the application satisfies each of the pertinent standards and criteria set forth in the application, instructions and worksheets. Yes No
2. Character Issues. Licensee certifies that the neither the licensee nor any party to the application has or has had any interest in, or connection with:
a. any broadcast application in any proceeding where character issues were left unresolved or were resolved adversely against the applicant or party to the application; or
Yes No
See Explanation in
[Exhibit 3]
b. any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised. Yes No
See Explanation in
[Exhibit 4]
3. Adverse Findings. Licensee certifies that, with respect to the licensee and each party to the application, 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 provisons of any laws related to the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another governmental unit; or discrimination. Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 5]

4. FCC Violations during the Preceding License Term. Licensee certifies that, with respect to the station(s) for which renewal is requested, there have been no violations by the licensee of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, or the rules or regulations of the Commission during the preceding license term. If No, the licensee must submit an explanatory exhibit providing complete descriptions of all violations. Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 6]

5. Alien Ownership and Control. Licensee certifies that it complies with the provisions of Section 310 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, relating to interests of aliens and foreign governments. Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 7]

6. Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. Licensee certifies that neither licensee nor any party to the application is subject to denial of federal benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862. Yes No
7. Non-Discriminatory Advertising Sales Agreements. Commercial licensee certifies that its advertising sales agreements do not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity and that all such agreements held by the licensee contain nondiscrimination clauses. Noncommercial licensees should select “not applicable.”

Yes No
N/A

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 8]

I certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith. I acknowledge that all certifications and attached Exhibits are considered material representations. I hereby waive any claim to the use of any particular frequency as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the previous use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and request an authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.)

Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
KENNETH C. HILL
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
PRESIDENT
Signature
Date
05/14/2011
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).



Section V - TO BE COMPLETED BY FM AND TV TRANSLATOR AND LOW POWER TV LICENSEES ONLY
1. and 2. [Station Info and Status]


Low Power Applicants: Answer Question 2a only.

1. Station Information:
Call Sign
Facility Identifier
Area Licensed to Serve
W277BT 143217 City:ABINGDON State:VA
2. Operational Status:
a. Silent Station: Licensee certifies that the station is currently on the air.
Yes No
b. Rebroadcast Status: Licensee certifies that the station is currently rebroadcasting the signal of an FM, AM, TV or LPTV station.

If Yes, identify the station being broadcast:

Yes No
N/A
Call Sign Facility Identifier
Area Licensed to Serve
 WABN  36981  City:ABINGDON State:VA
c. Rebroadcast Consent: Licensee certifies that it has obtained written authority from the licensee of the primary station identified above for retransmitting primary station's programming. Yes No
N/A




Additional Translator Info   [Exhibit 33]
3. For FM Translator Applicants Only:
a. Licensee certifies that it is in compliance with 47 C.F.R. Section 74.1232(d), which: (1) prohibits the common ownership of a commercial primary FM station and a FM translator station whose coverage contour extends beyond the protected contour of the commercial FM primary station being broadcast, and (2) requires that the FM translator's entire 60 dBu contour is contained within the lesser of: (a) the 2 mV/m daytime contour of the AM primary station being rebroadcast, or (b) a 25-mile radius centered at the AM primary station's transmitter site. (With regard to (1), this restriction also applies to any person or entity having any interest in, or any connection with, the primary FM station.)
Yes No
N/A

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 34]

b. Licensee certifies that it is in compliance with 47 C.F.R. Section 74.1232(e) which prohibits an FM translator station whose coverage contour extends beyond the protected contour of the commercial primary station being rebroadcast from receiving any support (except for specified technical assistance), before, during or after construction, directly or indirectly, from the primary station or any person or entity having any interest in, or any connection with, the primary station.
Yes No
N/A

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 35]

4. For Low Power TV Applicants Only:
Licensee certifies that it has filed with the Commission, the station's Broadcast EEO Program Report (FCC Form 396) and has posted the most recent Public File report on the station's website, if required by 47 C.F.R.Section 73.2080(f)(1).
Yes No
N/A

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 36]

5. Environmental Effects. Licensee certifies that the specified facility complies with the maximum permissible radio frequency electromagnetic exposure limits for controlled and uncontrolled environments.

By checking "Yes" above, the licensee also certifies that it, in coordination with other users of the site, will reduce power or cease operation as necessary to protect persons having access to the site, tower or antenna from radio frequency electromagnetic exposure in excess of FCC guidelines.

Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 37]



Exhibits