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WKAR-TV
EAST LANSING MI US
PBS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
WKAR-AM/FM/TV 404 WILSON RD, ROOM 212
EAST LANSING MI 48824
5178844700
DIGITAL TV STATION
Channel 33 (Virtual 23)
Facility ID: 6104
Fully Licensed
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1. MOD 0000027882 GRANTED 08/07/2017
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Record Type: Full Service Television
Application Purpose: Modification (Minor)
Channel: 33
Construction Permit Expires: 01/17/2020
SITE # 1
TV Zone: 1
NAD83 Coordinates: 42 42' 6.9" N / 84 24' 47.8" W
NAD27 Coordinates: ' " / 0 0' "
Elevation: 259.1 m AMSL
Antenna Type: Alive AT-BCE322C1-V1-33
Antenna Polarization: Elliptical
Effective Radiated Power: 376 kW
Antenna Maximum Power Gain: 15.1 dB
Radiation center-above mean sea level: 563.8m
Radiation Center above average terrain: 297m
Overall antenna height above ground: 313.3m
Directional Antenna
Antenna System ID: 1001721
Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP Rad Field dB ERP
00.940-0.5 332.234 900.245-12.2 22.569 1800.940-0.5 332.234 2700.899-0.9 303.884
100.854-1.4 274.223 1000.232-12.7 20.238 1900.987-0.1 366.288 2800.900-0.9 304.560
200.733-2.7 202.021 1100.207-13.7 16.111 2001.0000.0 376.000 2900.905-0.9 307.953
300.588-4.6 130.000 1200.218-13.2 17.869 2100.988-0.1 367.030 3000.917-0.8 316.174
400.437-7.2 71.804 1300.302-10.4 34.293 2200.963-0.3 348.691 3100.936-0.6 329.412
500.302-10.4 34.293 1400.437-7.2 71.804 2300.936-0.6 329.412 3200.963-0.3 348.691
600.218-13.2 17.869 1500.588-4.6 130.000 2400.917-0.8 316.174 3300.988-0.1 367.030
700.207-13.7 16.111 1600.733-2.7 202.021 2500.905-0.9 307.953 3401.0000.0 376.000
800.232-12.7 20.238 1700.854-1.4 274.223 2600.900-0.9 304.560 3500.987-0.1 366.288
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2. BXLEDT-20131120ADM AUX GRANTED 04/09/2014
3. BLEDT-20110817ACE GRANTED 01/31/2012
Record Type: Digital TV (DTV) Station
Domestic Status: License
Channel: 40
Analog Channel: 23
NAD27 Coordinates: 42 42' 7.02" 84 24' 47.99"
NAD83 Coordinates: 42 42' 7.15" 84 24' 47.91"
Elevation: 259.7 m AMSL
Effective ERP: 425 kW
Directional Antenna
Antenna Type: DIE TFU-23ETT/VP-R C170
Antenna Polarization: Elliptical
Visual Power Output: 17.8 kW
Maximum HAAT: 306 m
Radiation center-above mean sea level: 564.9m
Radiation Center above average terrain: 295.5m
Overall antenna height above ground: 312.7m
Directional Antenna
Antenna System ID: 107974
Antenna Rotation: 0
Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP Rad Field ERP
00.94015.728 900.2451.068 1800.94015.728 2700.89914.386
100.85412.982 1000.2320.958 1900.98717.340 2800.90014.418
200.7339.564 1100.2070.763 2001.00017.800 2900.90514.579
300.5886.154 1200.2180.846 2100.98817.375 3000.91714.968
400.4373.399 1300.3021.623 2200.96316.507 3100.93615.595
500.3021.623 1400.4373.399 2300.93615.595 3200.96316.507
600.2180.846 1500.5886.154 2400.91714.968 3300.98817.375
700.2070.763 1600.7339.564 2500.90514.579 3401.00017.800
800.2320.958 1700.85412.982 2600.90014.418 3500.98717.340
Border Zone: Located near Canada
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4. BXPEDT-20110701AAH AUX GRANTED 05/29/2013
5. BLEDT-20090612ABQ GRANTED 05/17/2010
6. BMPEDT-20080620AIJ GRANTED 08/11/2009
7. BPEDT-20080314ACE GRANTED 03/31/2008
8. BLEDT-20040128AKJ GRANTED 08/18/2004
9. BMLET-20040128AKK GRANTED 08/18/2004
10. BLEDT-20040128AKJ Application Superceded 06/09/2004
11. BPEDT-20000411ABC GRANTED 09/25/2001
12. BPEDT-20000411ABC Application Superceded 09/13/2001
13. BLET-19790912KF GRANTED 02/13/1981
DIGITAL TV CHANNEL ELECTION
In the First Channel Election - Licensee/Permittee makes the following channel election from its currently assigned NTSC/DTV channels:  23 
Conflict in the First Election - Licensee/permitee decides not to maintain this round's channel election and makes no selection. Will participate in the next round.
In the Second Channel Election - Licensee/permitee makes the following channel election:  40 
Contingent Channel Election - Licensee/Permitee makes the following contingent channel election:  25 
CALL SIGN HISTORY
WKAR -
WKAR-TV - 10/31/1978
Where this call sign has been:
09/01/1922 - .1070 kHz in EAST LANSING MI RSB
05/02/1925 - .680 kHz in EAST LANSING MI RSB
04/30/1927 - .1050 kHz in EAST LANSING MI RSB
05/31/1927 - .1300 kHz in EAST LANSING MI RSB
06/30/1927 - .1050 kHz in EAST LANSING MI RSB
11/30/1927 - .1080 kHz in EAST LANSING MI RSB
11/30/1928 - .1210 kHz in EAST LANSING MI RSB
02/28/1929 - .1040 kHz in EAST LANSING MI RSB
on 870 in EAST LANSING MI - now WKAR
06/01/1979 on 90.5 in EAST LANSING MI - now WKAR-FM
on 90.5 in EAST LANSING MI - now WKAR-FM
PERIODS OF SILENCE
01/14/2009 ~
APPLICATION HISTORY
Public Notice Details BPCT-19781012KG Minor Modification Granted 02/22/1979
  BRCT-19790601LE Renewal Granted 09/21/1979
  BRCET-19801015KG Chg Remote Control Point Granted 12/03/1980
  BLET-19790912KF Licence to Cover Granted 02/13/1981
  BRCET-19810519KG Chg Remote Control Point Granted 07/09/1981
  BRET-19820601K9 Renewal Granted 09/15/1982
  BRET-19870601KG Renewal Granted 09/11/1987
  BRET-19920601KQ Renewal Granted 10/01/1992
  BRET-19970602KY Renewal Granted 09/25/1997
  BPEDT-20000411ABC Minor Modification Granted 09/25/2001
  BEPEDT-20030221AAE CP Extension Granted 05/09/2003
  BEPEDT-20030910AAE CP Extension Granted 02/04/2004
  BMLET-20040128AKK Modify Licence Granted 08/18/2004
  BLEDT-20040128AKJ Licence to Cover Granted 08/18/2004
  BCERET-20041026AFJ Pre-Election Certif. Tendered for Filing 10/27/2004
  BAFEDT-20041123AGG Ancillary Fee Received 11/24/2004
  BON-20050525AAO Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 05/26/2005
  BRET-20050527AAC Renewal Granted 10/06/2005
  BFREET-20050112ACA First Round Election Disapproved 06/23/2005
  BFRCET-20050808ACQ First Round Conflict Approved 10/04/2005
  BSREET-20051020ABL Second Round Election Tendered for Filing 10/21/2005
  BAFEDT-20051114AIP Ancillary Fee Received 11/15/2005
  BAFEDT-20061113ACO Ancillary Fee Received 11/14/2006
  BAFEDT-20071130AMF Ancillary Fee Received 12/03/2007
  BDTRET-20080213AAL DTV Transition Report Accepted for Filing 02/14/2008
  BPEDT-20080314ACE Minor Modification Granted 03/31/2008
  BMPEDT-20080620AIJ Minor Modify CP Granted 08/11/2009
  BDERET-20080710AAH DTV Education Report Received 07/10/2008
  BDTUET-20080716AAF DTV Transition Update Accepted for Filing 07/17/2008
  BDERET-20081010AYG DTV Education Report Received 10/14/2008
  BDTUET-20081016AAU DTV Transition Update Accepted for Filing 10/17/2008
  BAFEDT-20081125ADC Ancillary Fee Received 11/26/2008
  Silent Notification Dismissed 03/08/2010
  BDERET-20090108ACL DTV Education Report Received 01/09/2009
  BDERET-20090410AFV DTV Education Report Received 04/13/2009
  BOA-20090501AAC Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 05/04/2009
  BLEDT-20090612ABQ Licence to Cover Granted 05/17/2010
  BDTUEDT-20090617AAP DTV Transition Update Accepted for Filing 06/18/2009
  BAFEDT-20091103AAP Ancillary Fee Received 11/04/2009
  BAFEDT-20101130ABD Ancillary Fee Received 12/01/2010
  BON-20110125AAA Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 01/26/2011
  BOA-20110517ABV Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 05/18/2011
  BXPEDT-20110701AAH Auxillary Permit Granted 05/29/2013
  BLEDT-20110817ACE Licence to Cover Granted 01/31/2012
  BAFEDT-20111031ABS Ancillary Fee Received 11/01/2011
  BON-20120531AET Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 06/01/2012
  BAFEDT-20121113AIK Ancillary Fee Received 11/14/2012
  BON-20130129ADJ Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 01/30/2013
  BON-20130521ADC Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 05/22/2013
  BREDT-20130531AZW Renewal Granted 11/06/2013
  BAFEDT-20131120ABN Ancillary Fee Received 11/21/2013
  BXLEDT-20131120ADM Licence to Cover Aux Granted 04/09/2014
Transaction Log data BAFEDT-20141113AAB Ancillary Fee Received 11/14/2014
  BON-20150127AAD Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 01/28/2015
  0000002841 Incentive Auction Cert Received 07/02/2015
  0000006488 Schedule 317 Received 11/24/2015
  BOA-20160601AAB Ownership Report Accepted for Filing 06/02/2016
  0000017467 Schedule 317 Received 11/17/2016
  0000027896 399 SUB 07/11/2017
  0000027882 Minor Modification Granted 08/07/2017
  0000027896 399 SUB 07/28/2017
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