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Approved by OMB 3060-0928
January 2015
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0004335907
File Number:
CPR-177216
Submit Date:
01/07/2016
Call Sign:
KONG
Facility ID:
35396
City:
EVERETT
State:
WA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/07/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2015

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application?

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA Seattle-Tacoma
Web Home Page Address www.kongtv.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 3.5
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 0.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 0.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(7)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 7) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The mission of Teen Kids News is to produce a weekly news program that provides information and news to kids in a manner that is educational as well as highly entertaining. It is designed to appeal to the audience on its own level. The focus of the program is young people, always letting them tell their stories in their own words. The large, diverse news anchor team is unique in television and has great appeal for kids who identify and emulate them. The program serves the audience in a way that makes a real difference in their lives. It inserts the clear voice of the kid into the adult-dominated media and provides a unique perspective to the news that is not currently available on network television.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 7) Response
Program Title Astroblast
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast!, based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to: keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Astroblast
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2015-12-05
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Non-breaking News
Digital Core Program (3 of 7) Response
Program Title Biz Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 1:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. BIZ KIDS is a weekly series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy, and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, Biz Kids provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts, and social studies as well as teaching teens about money and business.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 7) Response
Program Title Made In Hollywood Teen Edition
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 2:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This weekly series targets teens with segments ranging from animation, producing, and directing to costume design, casting and 3D technology. The program introduces its audience to behind-the-scene filmmaking, special effects techniques and career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical and artistic skills of the motion picture and television industries.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 7) Response
Program Title Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This animated show puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
List date and time rescheduled N/A
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2015-12-05
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Non-breaking News
Digital Core Program (6 of 7) Response
Program Title Into The Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 1:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Into The Wild" follows the tru-life adventures of Jack Hanna and his compatriots as they travel the globe in search of the ultimate animal experience. This unscripted half-hour series will follow them as they venture from their homes in the U.S. to some of the world's most diverse and remote locales. Each episode will track a new adventure for the Hanna expedition as they explore a new and different exotic location, learning and sharing about the conservation projects that are making a huge difference in the lives of the local people and animals. While documenting the fierce challenges that face his hosts, Hanna will faciliate much-needed donations of crucial supplies, including medicine, technology or even the funds required to carry on the important work of his fellows.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 7) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THINK BIG serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of having a working knowledge of math, science and physics. The series shows children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skill and creativity. The series also demonstrates real-world applications for math, science and engineering, proving that that the physical sciences can be useful, challenging and fun. Each episode presents an "invent-off" challenge, where teenage teams must invent a machine designed to perform a specific task in limited amount of time, promoting creative thinking and practical skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (0)

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Christina Fraser
Address 333 Dexter Avenue N.
City Seattle
State WA
Zip 98109
Telephone Number (206)448-3787
Email Address cfraser@king5.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. The NBC children's programs "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave" and "Astroblast" were preempted on 12/5/15 for live coverage of a local news event. KONG made very effort to reschedule these preemptions but was unable to do so due to other programming commitments. ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING ON KONG WHICH SERVES THE EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN 16 AND UNDER: Airdate: 12/25/15 Time: 10:30pm Duration: 30 minutes BEYOND THE FORECAST: CLIMATE CHANGE -- Is human activity affecting the climate? The KING 5 weather team takes a look at the latest scientific evidence about climate change and the long-term trends in the Northwest. Specific topics include the weather conditions in the Pacific Ocean that affect our weather; concerns about massive wildfires in Washington State; the impact to the agriculture industry; the health of Puget Sound for several animal species; what could happen to the mountain snowpack and local water supplies; and what experts, including scientists at the Vatican, have to say about climate change.

Other Matters (8)

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Other Matters (1 of 8) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THINK BIG serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of having a working knowledge of math, science and physics. The series shows children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skill and creativity. The series also demonstrates real-world applications for math, science and engineering, proving that that the physical sciences can be useful, challenging and fun. Each episode presents an "invent-off" challenge, where teenage teams must invent a machine designed to perform a specific task in limited amount of time, promoting creative thinking and practical skills.
Other Matters (2 of 8) Response
Program Title Biz Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 1:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. BIZ KIDS is a weekly series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy, and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, Biz Kids provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts, and social studies as well as teaching teens about money and business.
Other Matters (3 of 8) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The mission of Teen Kids News is to produce a weekly news program that provides information and news to kids in a manner that is educational as well as highly entertaining. It is designed to appeal to the audience on its own level. The focus of the program is young people, always letting them tell their stories in their own words. The large, diverse news anchor team is unique in television and has great appeal for kids who identify and emulate them. The program serves the audience in a way that makes a real difference in their lives. It inserts the clear voice of the kid into the adult-dominated media and provides a unique perspective to the news that is not currently available on network television.
Other Matters (4 of 8) Response
Program Title Made In Hollywood Teen Edition
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 2:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This weekly series targets teens with segments ranging from animation, producing, and directing to costume design, casting and 3D technology. The program introduces its audience to behind-the-scene filmmaking, special effects techniques and career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical and artistic skills of the motion picture and television industries.
Other Matters (5 of 8) Response
Program Title Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 9:30am (thru 1/30 only)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This animated show puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Other Matters (6 of 8) Response
Program Title Nina's World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 9:00am (thru 1/30); SAT, 9:30am (eff. 2/6)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Nina's World is an animated show based on a six year old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (Uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work," take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.
Other Matters (7 of 8) Response
Program Title Floogals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT, 9:00am (eff. 2/6)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Floogals is an animated show starring three space aliens--Fleeker, Flo, and Boomer-- who have been sent to earth to explore, investigate, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are no taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view of the show. With the multiple challenges of their size and ignorance of all things Hooman [that's Floogal-speak for human], the Floogals have a lot of work on their hands. They are engaged in the dual processes of discovery and problem solving as nothing on earth is familiar to them. Much like young children, they begin by encountering something new and then go through a comedic multi-step process of watching, listening, touching, and note-taking until they've figured out what and how their new discovery fits into the Hooman universe.
Other Matters (8 of 8) Response
Program Title Into The Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUN, 1:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Into The Wild" follows the tru-life adventures of Jack Hanna and his compatriots as they travel the globe in search of the ultimate animal experience. This unscripted half-hour series will follow them as they venture from their homes in the U.S. to some of the world's most diverse and remote locales. Each episode will track a new adventure for the Hanna expedition as they explore a new and different exotic location, learning and sharing about the conservation projects that are making a huge difference in the lives of the local people and animals. While documenting the fierce challenges that face his hosts, Hanna will faciliate much-needed donations of crucial supplies, including medicine, technology or even the funds required to carry on the important work of his fellows.

Certification

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Question Response

The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments.
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

KONG-TV, Inc.


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