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WFWA
FORT WAYNE IN US
PBS
FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.
2501 EAST COLISEUM BOULEVARD
FORT WAYNE IN 46805
DIGITAL TV STATION
Channel 40 (Virtual 39)
Facility ID: 22108
Fully Licensed
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Fac Correspondence
1. MOD 0000025074 GRANTED 08/08/2017
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Record Type: Full Service Television
Application Purpose: Modification (Minor)
Channel: 18
Construction Permit Expires: 10/18/2019
SITE # 1
TV Zone: 1
NAD83 Coordinates: 41 6' 13.0" N / 85 11' 28.0" W
NAD27 Coordinates: ' " / 0 0' "
Elevation: 248.0 m AMSL
Antenna Type: Dielectric TFU-22GTH 04 A
Antenna Polarization: Horizontal
Effective Radiated Power: 95.1 kW
Antenna Maximum Power Gain: 13.71 dB
Radiation center-above mean sea level: 467.0m
Radiation Center above average terrain: 218.6m
Overall antenna height above ground: 227.7m
Non-Directional Antenna
Antenna System ID: 1001302
Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP
01.0000.0 95.100 901.0000.0 95.100 1801.0000.0 95.100 2701.0000.0 95.100
101.0000.0 95.100 1001.0000.0 95.100 1901.0000.0 95.100 2801.0000.0 95.100
201.0000.0 95.100 1101.0000.0 95.100 2001.0000.0 95.100 2901.0000.0 95.100
301.0000.0 95.100 1201.0000.0 95.100 2101.0000.0 95.100 3001.0000.0 95.100
401.0000.0 95.100 1301.0000.0 95.100 2201.0000.0 95.100 3101.0000.0 95.100
501.0000.0 95.100 1401.0000.0 95.100 2301.0000.0 95.100 3201.0000.0 95.100
601.0000.0 95.100 1501.0000.0 95.100 2401.0000.0 95.100 3301.0000.0 95.100
701.0000.0 95.100 1601.0000.0 95.100 2501.0000.0 95.100 3401.0000.0 95.100
801.0000.0 95.100 1701.0000.0 95.100 2601.0000.0 95.100 3501.0000.0 95.100
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2. MOD 0000025074 Application Superceded 08/08/2017
3. BLEDT-20130905ABC GRANTED 11/08/2013
4. BLEDT-20130905ABC Application Superceded 10/30/2013
5. BPEDT-20080617ADU GRANTED 10/14/2010
6. BLET-20060606ABF GRANTED 07/11/2006
7. BPET-20050405ABO GRANTED 05/17/2006
8. BLEDT-20041112ACP GRANTED 02/04/2005
9. BPEDT-20000414AAY GRANTED 05/14/2001
10. BPEDT-20000414AAY Application Superceded 12/06/2000
11. BLET-19920131KF GRANTED 03/26/1992
DIGITAL TV CHANNEL ELECTION
In the First Channel Election - Licensee/Permittee makes the following channel election from its currently assigned NTSC/DTV channels:  40 
CALL SIGN HISTORY
841017KJ -
WFWA - 03/12/1985
PERIODS OF SILENCE
02/17/2009 ~
Waivers 
Does this filing request a waiver of the Commission's rule(s)?N
Are the frequencies or parameters requested in this filing covered by grandfathered privileges, previously approved by waiver, or functionally integrated with an existing station?N
Basic Qualifying Questions 
Has the Applicant or any party to this application had any FCC station Authorization revoked or had any application for an initial, modification or renewal of FCC station Authorization denied by the Commission?N
Has the Applicant or any party to this application, or any party directly or indirectly controlling the Applicant, ever been convicted of a felony by any state or federal court?N
Channel and Facility Information 
Facility typeEDT
Station typeM
Zone1
License Certifications 
Would a Commission grant of Authorization for this location be an action which may have a significant environmental effect?N
Other indicators 
Broadcast Facility IndicatorY
Source CodeI
Applicant certifies that this application does not propose a modification to an authorization that was awarded on the basis of a preference for fair distribution of service pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 307(b).Y
Applicant certifies that this application does not propose a modification to an authorized station that received a credit for superior technical parameters under the point system selection method in 73.7003.Y
Contact Representative
TypeName/PhoneAddress
Technical RepresentativeRyan Wilhour
Consulting Engineer
Kessler and Gehman Associates Inc.
3523323157
507 NW 60th St
STE D
Gainesville FL 32607 US
Legal RepresentativeMargaret L. Miller
Gray Miller Persh LLP
2027762914
1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Suite 410
Washington DC 20036 US
Technical RepresentativeMATT KYLE
ENGINEERING MANAGER
WFWA-TV PBS39
2604848839
2501 EAST COLISEUM BOULEVARD
FORT WAYNE IN 46805 US
Main Studio 
APPLICATION HISTORY
Public Notice Details BPET-19841017KJ New Station Granted 01/29/1985
Public Notice Details BMPET-19860728KO Replace Expired CP Granted 08/22/1986
  BMPET-19860930KF Minor Modify CP Granted 11/25/1986
  BLET-19861222KV Licence to Cover Granted 03/27/1987
  BPET-19880120KH Minor Modification Granted 04/29/1988
  BLET-19920131KF Licence to Cover Granted 03/26/1992
  BRET-19920326KI Renewal Granted 07/21/1992
  BTCET-19930722KE Transfer Control Granted 07/30/1993
From: "OLD" BOARD OF DIRECTORS
To: "NEW" BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  BTCET-19961010IB Transfer Control Granted 10/30/1996
  BRET-19970327KH Renewal Granted 07/21/1997
From: OLD BOARD OF DIRECTORS
To: NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  BTCET-19991214AAK Transfer Control Granted 12/22/1999
  BOA-20010402AKR Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 04/30/2001
  BPEDT-20000414AAY Minor Modification Granted 05/14/2001
  BOA-20030327AAO Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 03/28/2003
From: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC., BOARD OF DIRECTORS (OLD)
To: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC., BOARD OF DIRECTORS (NEW)
  BTCET-20030617AAW Transfer Control Granted 06/26/2003
  BOS-20030801BAQ Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 08/04/2003
  BCERET-20041104AVT Pre-Election Certif. Tendered for Filing 11/05/2004
  BLEDT-20041112ACP Licence to Cover Granted 02/04/2005
From: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC., BOARD OF DIRECTORS (OLD)
To: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC., BOARD OF DIRECTORS (NEW)
  BTCET-20050401AVY Transfer Control Granted 04/06/2005
  BOA-20050401ASK Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 04/04/2005
  BRET-20050401AUN Renewal Granted 09/20/2005
  BPET-20050405ABO Minor Modification Granted 05/17/2006
  BFREET-20050124ABM First Round Election Approved 06/23/2005
  BAFEDT-20051129ALZ Ancillary Fee Received 11/30/2005
  BLET-20060606ABF Licence to Cover Granted 07/11/2006
  BAFEDT-20061122ADT Ancillary Fee Received 11/24/2006
From: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC., BOARD OF DIRECTORS (OLD)
To: FORT WAYNE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC., BOARD OF DIRECTORS (NEW)
  BTCET-20070328ADQ Transfer Control Granted 04/04/2007
  BOA-20070328ADR Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 03/29/2007
  Consummation Notice Accepted 05/24/2007
  BOS-20070628ACL Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 06/29/2007
  BAFEDT-20071203AIH Ancillary Fee Received 12/04/2007
  BDTRET-20080219ANO DTV Transition Report Accepted for Filing 02/21/2008
  BPEDT-20080617ADU Minor Modification Granted 10/14/2010
  BDERET-20080703AAJ DTV Education Report Received 07/07/2008
  BDERET-20081009AIY DTV Education Report Received 10/10/2008
  BAFEDT-20081125AAM Ancillary Fee Received 11/26/2008
  BDERET-20090114ABA DTV Education Report Received 01/15/2009
  Silent Notification Dismissed 03/08/2010
  BDTUET-20090209AJY DTV Transition Update Accepted for Filing 02/10/2009
  NTAS Accepted for Filing 02/10/2009
  BDERET-20090324ADL DTV Education Report Received 03/25/2009
  BOA-20090324ADM Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 03/25/2009
  BAFEDT-20091113ACU Ancillary Fee Received 11/16/2009
  BAFEDT-20101130AIM Ancillary Fee Received 12/01/2010
  BAFEDT-20111114AAV Ancillary Fee Received 11/14/2011
  BOA-20111110AHR Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 11/14/2011
  BAFEDT-20121129AXD Ancillary Fee Received 11/30/2012
  BOA-20130318AEX Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 03/19/2013
  BREDT-20130326AHL Renewal Granted 07/31/2013
  BLEDT-20130905ABC Licence to Cover Granted 11/08/2013
  BAFEDT-20131122AJK Ancillary Fee Received 11/25/2013
Transaction Log data BAFEDT-20141119AAH Ancillary Fee Received 11/20/2014
  BOA-20150305AAQ Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 03/06/2015
  0000003131 Incentive Auction Cert Received 07/06/2015
  0000006905 Schedule 317 Received 11/30/2015
  0000017851 Schedule 317 Received 11/21/2016
  0000022505 EEO Program Report Received 03/31/2017
  0000027861 399 SUB 07/11/2017
  0000027861 399 SUB 07/27/2017
  0000025074 Minor Modification Granted 08/08/2017
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  A blue arrow means that some details may be available through public notice data. Click the arrow to expand. (Provided by the REC Radio History Project)
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