Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0027 (July 2011)
FCC 301
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FOR COMMERCIAL BROADCAST STATION

Read INSTRUCTIONS Before Filling Out Form

FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.

BMP - 20190522AAJ
Section I - General Information
1. Legal Name of the Applicant
LEVINE/SCHWAB PARTNERSHIP DBA SCHWAB MULTIMEDIA LLC
Mailing Address
P.O. BOX 662

City
HOLLYWOOD
State or Country (if foreign address)
CA
ZIP Code
90078 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
8182095531
E-Mail Address (if available) 
DONELLIOT@GMAIL.COM
FCC Registration Number:
0010297224
Call Sign 
KWIF
Facility ID Number
161348
2. Contact Representative (if other than Applicant)
JOHN C. TRENT
Firm or Company Name
PUTBRESE HUSNAKER & TRENT, P.C.
Mailing Address
200 S. CHURCH STREET

City
WOODSTOCK
State or Country (if foreign address)
VA
ZIP Code
22664 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
5404597646
E-Mail Address (if available)
FCCMAN3@SHENTEL.NET
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 Other
N/A (Fee Required)
4.
Application Purpose
New station New Station with Petition for Rulemaking or Counterproposal to Amend FM Table of Allotments
Major Modification of construction permit Major Change in licensed facility
Minor Modification of construction permit Minor Change in licensed facility
Major Amendment to pending application Minor Amendment to pending application
(a) 
File number of original construction permit:

BNP-20140715ABO NA
(b) 
Service Type:

AM FM
(c) Community of License:
City: CULVER CITY

State: CA

 (d) Facility Type

Main Auxiliary
If an amendment, submit as an Exhibit a listing by Section and Question Number the portions of the pending application that are being revised. [Exhibit 1]



NOTE: In addition to the information called for in this section, an explanatory exhibit providing full particulars must be submitted for each question for which a "No" response is provided.

Section II - Legal

1. Certification.  Applicant certifies that it has answered each question in this application based on its review of the application instructions and worksheets. Applicant 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. Parties to the Application.
a. List the applicant, and, if other than a natural person, its officers, directors, stockholders with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. If a corporation or partnership holds an attributable interest in the applicant, list separately its officers, directors, stockholders with attributable interests, non-insulated partners and/or members. Create a separate row for each individual or entity. Attach additional pages if necessary.

(1)   Name and address of the applicant and each party to the application 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 applicant first, officers next, then directors and, thereafter, remaining stockholders and other entities with attributable interests, and partners. (2)   Citizenship.
(3)   Positional Interest: Officer, director, general partner, limited partner, LLC member, investor/creditor attributable under the Commission's equity/debt plus standard, etc.
(4)   Percentage of votes.
(5)   Percentage of total assets (equity plus debt).

[Enter Parties/Owners Information]




b. Applicant certifies that equity and financial interests not set forth above are non-attributable.
Yes No
N/A
See Explanation in
[Exhibit 2]
3. Other Authorizations. List call signs, locations, and facility identifiers of all other broadcast stations in which applicant or any party to the application has an attributable interest. N/A

[Exhibit 3]

4. Multiple Ownership.
a. Is the applicant or any party to the application the holder of an attributable radio joint sales agreement or an attributable radio or television time brokerage agreement in the same market as the station subject to this application?

If "YES," radio applicants must submit as an Exhibit a copy of each such agreement for radio stations.

Yes No

[Exhibit 4]

b. Applicant certifies that the proposed facility complies with the Commission's multiple ownership rules and cross-ownership rules.

Radio applicants only: If "Yes," submit an Exhibit providing information regarding the market, broadcast station(s), and other information necessary to demonstrate compliance with 47 C.F.R. § 73.3555(a).

All Applicants: If "No," submit as an Exhibit a detailed explanation in support of an exemption from, or waiver of, 47 C.F.R. § 73.3555.

Yes No


[Exhibit 5]

c. Applicant certifies that the proposed facility:
(1) does not present an issue under the Commission's policies relating to media interests of immediate family members;
(2)  complies with the Commission's policies relating to future ownership interests; and
(3)  complies with the Commission's restrictions relating to the insulation and non-participation of non-party investors and creditors.

Yes No
See Explanation in
[Exhibit 6]

d.
Does the Applicant claim status as an "eligible entity," that is, an entity that qualifies as a small business under the Small Business Administration's size standards for its industry grouping (as set forth in 13 C.F.R. § 121-201), and holds:
(1)  30 percent or more of the stock or partnership interests and more than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation or partnership that will own the media outlet; or
(2)  15 percent or more of the stock or partnership interests and more than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation or partnership that will own the media outlet, provided that no other person or entity owns or controls more than 25 percent of the outstanding stock or partnership interests; or
(3) more than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation that will own the media outlet (if such corporation is a publicly traded company)?
All applicants: If "Yes," submit as an Exhibit a detailed showing demonstrating proof of status as an eligible entity.

Yes No
See Explanation in
[Exhibit 7]

5. Character Issues. Applicant certifies that neither applicant 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
b. any pending broadcast application in which character issues have been raised.
Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 8]
6. Adverse Findings. Applicant certifies that, with respect to the applicant and any 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 provisions of any law related to any of the following: any felony; mass media-related antitrust or unfair competition; fraudulent statements to another government unit; or discrimination. Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 9]

7. Alien Ownership and Control. Applicant 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 10]

8. Program Service Certification. Applicant certifies that it is cognizant of and will comply with its obligations as a commission licensee to present a program service responsive to the issues of public concern facing the station's community of license and service area. Yes No
9. Local Public Notice. Applicant certifies that it has or will comply with the public notice requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3580. Yes No
10. Auction Authorization. If the application is being submitted to obtain a construction permit for which the applicant was the winning bidder in an auction, then the applicant certifies, pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 73.5005(a), that it has attached an exhibit containing the information required by 47 C.F.R. Sections 1.2107(d), 1.2110(i), 1.2112(a) and 1.2112(b), if applicable.

An exhibit is required unless this question is inapplicable.

Yes No
N/A

[Exhibit 11]

11. Anti-Drug Abuse Act Certification. Applicant certifies that neither applicant 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
12. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). If the applicant proposes to employ five or more full-time employees, applicant certifies that it is filing simultaneously with this application a Model EEO Program Report on FCC Form 396-A. Yes No
N/A
13. Petition for Rulemaking/Counterproposal to Add New FM Channel to FM Table of Allotments. If the application is being submitted concurrently with a Petition for Rulemaking or Counterproposal to Amend the FM Table of Allotments (47 C.F.R. section 73.202) to add a new FM channel allotment, petitioner/counter-proponent certifies that, if the FM channel allotment requested is allotted, petitioner/counter-proponent will apply to participate in the auction of the channel allotment requested and specified in this application. Yes No
N/A
14. Tribal Priority - Threshold Qualifications. Is the Applicant applying for an FM allotment set forth in a Public Notice announcing a Tribal Threshold Qualifications window? An Applicant answering "Yes" must provide an Exhibit demonstrating that it would have been qualified to add the allotment for which it is applying using the Tribal Priority. Yes No
N/A

[Exhibit 12]

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
WILLIAM J. SCHWAB
Typed or Printed Title of Person Signing
OWNER
Signature
Date
05/22/2019

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 III-A - AM Engineering

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Ensure that the specifications below are accurate. Contradicting data found elsewhere in this application will be disregarded. All items must be completed. The response "on file" is not acceptable.
TECH BOX
1. Frequency: 1500  kHz
2. Class (select one):
A B C D
3. Hours of Operation:
Unlimited Limited Daytime Share Time Specified Hours:
4. Daytime: Yes No
[Daytime Operation]

4. Daytime Operation

a. Power: 0.4 kW

b. Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)

Latitude:
Degrees 34 Minutes 5 Seconds 5 North South

Longitude:
Degrees 118 Minutes 12 Seconds 10 West East

c. and d.

Complete the appropriate following items. If additional space is needed, please provide the information requested below in an Exhibit.

[Exhibit 24]

Nondirectional Directional

Theoretical RMS: 170.76  mV/m per kW at 1 km (Nondirectional)
 mV/m at 1 km (Directional)
   

Standard RMS:     179.8

 mV/m at 1 km (Directional Only)


[Nondirectional Tower Subform]


         or

[Directional Towers Subform]


4d. Directional Towers:
Tower Number 1
Overall height above ground
(include obstruction lighting)
(meters)
37  
Antenna structure registration Number:
Notification filed with FAA
Not Applicable
Is this tower: (a) Top-loaded
(b) Sectionalized
(c) Neither

Height of radiator above
base insulator, or above base,
if grounded (meters)

36.1  

Electrical height of radiator

65  
Field ratio 1
Phase (degrees) 0  
Spacing (degrees) 0  
Tower orientation (degrees CW from True North) 0  
Tower reference switch 0

Top-Loaded/Sectionalized
apparent height (degrees)

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

Tower Number 2
Overall height above ground
(include obstruction lighting)
(meters)
37  
Antenna structure registration Number:
Notification filed with FAA
Not Applicable
Is this tower: (a) Top-loaded
(b) Sectionalized
(c) Neither

Height of radiator above
base insulator, or above base,
if grounded (meters)

36.1  

Electrical height of radiator

65  
Field ratio 1.87
Phase (degrees) -159  
Spacing (degrees) 61.9  
Tower orientation (degrees CW from True North) 224.9  
Tower reference switch 0

Top-Loaded/Sectionalized
apparent height (degrees)

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

Tower Number 3
Overall height above ground
(include obstruction lighting)
(meters)
67.8  
Antenna structure registration Number: 1012525
Notification filed with FAA
Not Applicable
Is this tower: (a) Top-loaded
(b) Sectionalized
(c) Neither

Height of radiator above
base insulator, or above base,
if grounded (meters)

65.8  

Electrical height of radiator

118.4  
Field ratio 1
Phase (degrees) -317  
Spacing (degrees) 123.8  
Tower orientation (degrees CW from True North) 224.9  
Tower reference switch 0

Top-Loaded/Sectionalized
apparent height (degrees)

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 


Augmented: Yes No

If "yes," complete the following:

Augmented RMS: mV/m at 1 km

[Augmentations Subform]




5. Nighttime: Yes No
[Nighttime Operation]

5. Nighttime Operation

a. Power: 1  kW

b. Antenna Location Coordinates: (NAD 27)

Latitude:
Degrees 34 Minutes 5 Seconds 5     North South

Longitude:
Degrees 118 Minutes 12 Seconds 10     West East

c. and d.

Complete the appropriate following items. If additional space is needed, please provide the information requested below in an Exhibit.

[Exhibit 25]

Nondirectional Directional

Theoretical RMS: 285.18  mV/m per kW at 1 km (Nondirectional)
 mV/m at 1 km (Directional)
   

Standard RMS:     300.03

 mV/m at 1 km (Directional Only)


[Nondirectional Tower Subform]


         or

[Directional Towers Subform]


5d. Directional Towers:

Tower Number 1
Overall height above ground
(include obstruction lighting)
(meters)
37  
Antenna structure registration Number:
Notification filed with FAA
Not Applicable
Is this tower: (a) Top-loaded
(b) Sectionalized
(c) Neither

Height of radiator above
base insulator, or above base,
if grounded (meters)

36.1  

Electrical height of radiator (degrees)

65  
Field ratio 1
Phase (degrees) 0  
Spacing (degrees) 0  
Tower orientation (degrees CW from True North) 0  
Tower reference switch 0

Top-Loaded/Sectionalized
apparent height (meters)

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

Tower Number 2
Overall height above ground
(include obstruction lighting)
(meters)
37  
Antenna structure registration Number:
Notification filed with FAA
Not Applicable
Is this tower: (a) Top-loaded
(b) Sectionalized
(c) Neither

Height of radiator above
base insulator, or above base,
if grounded (meters)

36.1  

Electrical height of radiator (degrees)

65  
Field ratio 1.63
Phase (degrees) -154  
Spacing (degrees) 61.9  
Tower orientation (degrees CW from True North) 224.9  
Tower reference switch 0

Top-Loaded/Sectionalized
apparent height (meters)

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

Tower Number 3
Overall height above ground
(include obstruction lighting)
(meters)
67.8  
Antenna structure registration Number: 1012525
Notification filed with FAA
Not Applicable
Is this tower: (a) Top-loaded
(b) Sectionalized
(c) Neither

Height of radiator above
base insulator, or above base,
if grounded (meters)

65.8  

Electrical height of radiator (degrees)

118.4  
Field ratio 0.87
Phase (degrees) 61  
Spacing (degrees) 123.8  
Tower orientation (degrees CW from True North) 224.9  
Tower reference switch 0

Top-Loaded/Sectionalized
apparent height (meters)

 

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 


Augmented: Yes No

If "yes," complete the following:

Augmented RMS:  mV/m at 1 km

[Augmentations Subform]




6. Critical Hours Operation: Yes No
[Critical Hours Operation]


 
NOTE: In addition to the information called for in this section, an explanatory exhibit providing full particulars must be submitted for each question for which a "No" response is provided.
CERTIFICATION
7. Broadcast Facility.    The proposed facility complies with the engineering standards and assignment requirements of requirements of 47 C.F.R. Sections 73.24(e), 73.24(g), 73.33, 73.45, 73.150, 73.152, 73.160, 73.182(a)-(i), 73.186, 73.189, 73.1650. Exhibit Required

Yes No


See Explanation in
[Exhibit 13]

8. Community Coverage.    The proposed facility complies with community coverage requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.24(i).

Yes No


See Explanation in
[Exhibit 14]

9. Main Studio Location.    The proposed main studio location complies with requirements of 47 C.F.R. Section 73.1125.

Yes No


See Explanation in
[Exhibit 15]

10. Interference.    The proposed facility complies with all of the following applicable rule sections. Check all those that apply. An exhibit is required for each applicable section. Yes No


See Explanation in
[Exhibit 16]

Groundwave.
a.)      47 C.F.R. Section 73.37.

[Exhibit 17]
Skywave.
b.)      47 C.F.R. Section 73.182.

[Exhibit 18]
Critical Hours.
c.)      47 C.F.R. Section 73.187.

[Exhibit 19]
 
11. Environmental Protection Act.    The proposed facility is excluded from environmental processing under 47. C.F.R. Section 1.1306 (i.e., The facility will not have a significant environmental impact and complies with the maximum permissible radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure limits for controlled and uncontrolled environments). Unless the applicant can determine compliance through the use of the RF worksheets in Appendix A, an Exhibit is required.

By checking "Yes" above, the applicant 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 radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure in excess of FCC guidelines.
Yes No


See Explanation in
[Exhibit 20]

12. Community of License Change - Section 307(b). If the application is being submitted to change the facility's community of license, then the applicant certifies that it has attached an exhibit containing information demonstrating that the proposed community of license change constitutes a preferential arrangement of station assignments under Section 307(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 U.S.C. Section 307(b)).

An exhibit is required unless this question is not applicable.

Yes No
N/A

[Exhibit 21]
13.
Dispositive Section 307(b) Preference.
  a. Was the AM facility that is the subject of this application awarded on the basis of a dispositive Section 307(b) preference? Yes No
b. If yes to 13(a), applicant certifies that: (i) the community of license proposed in the subject application is the same as that on which the Section 307(b) preference was based, or (ii) as shown in the attached Exhibit, the service area proposed in the subject application is substantially equivalent to the service area on which the Section 307(b) preference was based. Yes No
N/A

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 22]

c. If yes to 13(a) and no to 13(b), applicant certifies that, although in the subject application it proposes to: (i) change the community of license, or (ii) modify service to the area on which the Section 307(b) preference was based, it has for a period of four years of on-air operations: (1) served the community of license, or (2) provided full service to the area on which the Section 307(b) preference was based. Yes No

See Explanation in
[Exhibit 23]

PREPARERS CERTIFICATION ON PAGE 3 MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED.



SECTION III - PREPARER'S CERTIFICATION

I certify that I have prepared Section III (Engineering Data) on behalf of the applicant, and that after such preparation, I have examined and found it to be accurate and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Name
MARK A. MUELLER
Relationship to Applicant (e.g., Consulting Engineer)
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT
Signature
Date
05/22/2019
Mailing Address
MUELLER BROADCAST DESIGN
613 S. LA GRANGE RD.
City
LA GRANGE
State or Country (if foreign address)
IL
Zip Code
60525 -5601
Telephone Number (include area code)
7083522166
E-Mail Address (if available)
MARK@MUELLERBROADCASTDESIGN.COM

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
Exhibit 5
Description:
RULE COMPLIANCE

THE PERMITTEE HOLDS NO OTHER BROADCAST INTERESTS.

Attachment 5


Exhibit 13
Description:
ANTENNA DECRIPTION AND OTHER REQUIRED SHOWINGS

THE PROPOSED MODIFICATION OF THE KWIF CONSTRUCTION PERMIT IS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH ALL RELEVANT RULES AND POLICIES AND WILL NOT CAUSE NOR RECEIVE PROHIBITED CONTOUR OVERLAPS NOR CAUSE OBJECTIONABLE NIGHTTIME INTERFERENCE AS SHOWN HEREIN.

THE PROPOSED 1000 MV/M DAYTIME BLANKETING INTERFERENCE CONTOUR ENCOMPASSES 400 PERSONS, 0.105% OF THE 25 MV/M POPULATION OF 381,366, IN COMPLIANCE WITH 47 CFR 73.37(G).

THE PROPOSED 1000 MV/M NIGHTTIME BLANKETING INTERFERENCE CONTOUR ENCOMPASSES 908 PERSONS, 0.097% OF THE 25 MV/M POPULATION OF 939,410, IN COMPLIANCE WITH 47 CFR 73.37(G).

THE PROPOSED SITE HAS BEEN USED FOR SEVERAL STATIONS IN THE PAST AND AS SUCH NO TOPOGRAPHIC QUADRANGLE IS BELIEVED NECESSARY.


Attachment 13
Description
Introduction, EMR Statement
Antenna Description, Polar Plots, Tabulations
Daytime Service Contour Map
Nighttime Service Contour Map
Site Aerial Photo and Map Showing 1000 mV/m Contours
Tower Vertical Plans
Ground System Plat
Distance-to-Contour Tables


Exhibit 14
Description:
PRINCIPAL COMMUNITY COVERAGE

THE PROPOSED FACILITY PROVIDES 100% 5 MV/M DAYTIME AND 98% 9.17 MV/M 50% RSS NIGHTTIME COVERAGE TO ITS COMMUNITY OF LICENSE AS SHOWN ON THE ATTACHED MAP.

Attachment 14
Description
Principal Community Coverage Map


Exhibit 17
Description:
DAYTIME ALLOCATION STUDY

THE PROPOSED FACILITY IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL RELEVANT ALLOCATION RULES AND POLICIES EXCEPT FOR A LONG SALT-WATER PATH RECEIVED OVERLAP FROM XEEBC (FCC FACILITY ID 101196) AND TO/FROM KSPE (FCC FACILITY ID 61712) OVER CATALINA ISLAND. THESE ARE THE SAME STATIONS INVOLVED WITH THE SAME OVERLAPS FROM BNP-20140715ABO.

THE NIGHTTIME 5 MV/M CONTOUR OVERLAPS THE KVNR 5 MV/M CONTOUR AND A WAIVER OF THAT OVERLAP IN LIGHT OF THE PROPOSED SECOND ADJACENT CHANNEL PROTECTION LEVEL IS ALSO REQUESTED.

Attachment 17
Description
Daytime Allocation Study
Ground Conductivity Tables
Co-Channel Allocation Study Map
First-Adjacent Channel Allocation Study Map
Second-Adjacent Channel Allocation Study Map
Catalina Island and XEEBC Contour Overlap Waiver Request
KVNR Second Adjacent Waiver Request


Exhibit 18
Description:
NIGHTTIME ALLOCATION SUDY

THE PROPOSED NIGHTTIME OPERATION DOES NOT CAUSE OBJECTIONABLE INTERFERENCE TO ANY OTHER STATION AS SHOWN ON THE ATTACHED EXHIBIT.

PLEASE NOTE THAT KHKA, HONOLULU, HI (FID 31600) IS PROTECTED TO THE MINIMUM 2 MV/M.

Attachment 18
Description
Nighttime Allocation Study