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Post Newsweek Stations, Michigan, Inc. Dismissal

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Released: September 27, 2012
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 12-1543

September 27, 2012
Mr. Marcus Williams
Post Newsweek Stations
550 W. Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
Call Sign: E120122
File No.: SES-LIC-20120710-00641
Dear Mr. Williams:
On July 10, 2012, Post Newsweek Stations, Michigan, Inc. (Post Newsweek) filed the above-
captioned application to modify its current license for a transmit/receive earth station that
operates in the Ku-band frequencies. 1 Pursuant to Section 25.112(a) of the Commission’s rules,2
we dismiss the application as defective without prejudice to refiling. 3
Section 25.112(a) of the Commission’s rules requires the Commission to return, as unacceptable
for filing, any earth station application that is not substantially complete, contains internal
inconsistencies, or does not substantially comply with the Commission’s rules.4 Post
Newsweek’s application, which does not comply with the Commission’s rules, is therefore
subject to dismissal. The deficiencies in Post Newsweek’s application are as follows:
Section 25.130 (a)(1) of the Commission’s rules requires an earth station applicant to provide a
detailed description of the service to be provided; and either identify the specific satellites(s) with
which it plans to operate, or the eastern and western (E/W) boundaries of the arc it plans to
coordinate.5 Because Post Newsweek’s application requested an ALSAT designation rather than
identifying specific satellite(s), it must provide information about its E/W arc boundaries, as
required by 23.130(a)(1), in item E54/55 of FCC Form 312 Schedule B (Schedule B).6 Post
Newsweek’s application did not provide this information.


1
The conventional Ku-band frequencies are 11.7-12.2 GHz and 14.0-14.5 GHz.
2
47 C.F.R. § 25.112(a)(1-2).
3
If Post Newsweek refiles an application identical to the one dismissed, with the exception of supplying
the corrected information, it need not pay an application fee. See 47 C.F.R. § 1.1111(d).
4
47 C.F.R. § 25.112(a)(1-2).
5
47 C.F.R. 25.130(a)(1).
6
Id.

Federal Communications Commission DA 12-1543

Finally, we take this opportunity to inform Post Newsweek that, given its stated intent to operate
only within a 100 mile radius of Detroit, Michigan, it may conduct its operations in a 55W/136W
satellite arc - which is roughly the extent of the Geostationary Satellite (GSO) that it can see from
Detroit, Michigan. If Post Newsweek chooses to refile, it should specify these boundaries in its
application.
Accordingly, pursuant to Section 25.112 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 25.112 and
Section 0.261 of the Commission’s rules on delegations of authority, we dismiss the application
of Post Newsweek, Inc. as defective.
Sincerely,
Paul E. Blais
Chief, Systems Analysis Branch
Satellite Division
International Bureau
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