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We are requesting Special Temporary Authority (STA) to operate channel 31 in Bowling Green, Kentucky for two very important reasons. News Publishing LLC, owns and operates W11DJ-D Glasgow, Kentucky, out of the Daily News / WDNS-FM / WKCT-AM facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Their goal is to bring a new kind of news programming to the local area similar to a video newspaper. This format allows for a faster approach to bring breaking stories to folks at home and may be replicated at other newspapers across the US. Reasons for the STA are listed below.
REASON 1. There has been several technical issues in getting the feed from the studio to the transmitter site using 5.8 GHz unlicensed IP link. When it rains, the signal tends to jitter and break up. The fix for this is to use a lower frequency licensed UHF band STL, and application has been made (File number 0008792416). But these applications tend to take time and a quick fix is needed.
REASON 2. There are also some reception issues that were not foreseen using computer software as to reception in the Downtown Bowling Green area. There is a large population here and this affects their ability to properly launch this new and exciting programming idea.
THEREFORE we are requesting Special Temporary Authority to operate channel 31 from the Daily News / WDNS-FM / WKCT-AM facility. The channel 31 can be used to relay the signal out to the transmitter while waiting for the permanent Studio To Transmitter link to be granted. It will also allow the signal to be received in the Bowling Green downtown area till the reception problem is resolved. A study has been done and this STA will not cause issues with other station in the area and meets FCC interference criteria.
Public Interest will be furthered due to the elimination of loss of signal to the W11DJ-D transmitter and viewers in the downtown area will be able to get the signal better, promoting off-air viewing to the area.
Expected Duration should not be long as once the Studio To Transmitter link is granted, the equipment for that will be ordered, eliminating the need for the STA.