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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0028123198
File Number:
0000011661
Submit Date:
07/01/2016
Call Sign:
WDFX-TV
Facility ID:
32851
City:
OZARK
State:
AL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/01/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2016

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WDFX LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC

Doing Business As: WDFX LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC

C/O RAYCOM MEDIA,RSA TOWER, 20TH FLOOR

201 MONROE STREET

MONTGOMERY, AL 36104

United States

+1 (334) 206-1400

rbryan@raycommedia.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Michael Beder , Esq .

Legal Counsel

COVINGTON & BURLING LLP

One CityCenter

850 Tenth Street, NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20001

United States

+1 (202) 662-5138

mbeder@cov.com

Legal Representative

ROBERT E. Thurber , Jr .

Vice President, Engineering

Raycom Media, Inc.

201 MONROE STREET

RSA TOWER, 20TH FLOOR

MONTGOMERY, AL 36104

United States

+1 (334) 206-1409

bthurber@raycommedia.com

Technical Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network FOX
Nielsen DMA Dothan
Web Home Page Address http://www.wdfxfox34.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 3.04
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 336.0
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: 6.0
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(19)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 19) Response
Program Title Coolest Places on Earth (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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 Coolest Places on Earth is an exploration of cities(both modern and ancient), natural wonders, and cultural history, heavy with engaging content, fast-paced editing, and the accessible, conversational narration we have come to expect from Bellum Entertainment. The series' tone, information, and rich factual content reaches and serves the target 13-16-year-olds with a style that informs, supports, and encourages the kind of engaged thinking that have emerged from the Common Core State Standards. These standards, now adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia recognize the importance of engaging, relevant information about the world young people live in. This series' episode also touches key points in the National Geography Standards.
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 Coolest Places on Earth (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-14
Episode # 317
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Coolest Places on Earth (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
List date and time rescheduled 05/08/2016 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-07
Episode # 316
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Animal Atlas is an entirely appropriate title for this engaging and informative series. Just as browsing through a good atlas makes information about terrain and natural boundaries accessible and appealing, this program brings information about the natural world of animals to viewers in a non-didactic, entertaining way. Its approach in no way diminishes the learning that takes place when observations lead to conclusions and young minds will draw many conclusions about the natural world shown in this series. These conclusions are consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. They include concepts such as the functions of animals in an ecosystem (predator/prey relationships, etc.), the elements of animal classification, and the general emphasis on life science.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Animal Rescue is a weekly educational and instructional television series targeting children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content. The program is specifically designed to educate and inform children about various types of animals and their care, as well as showcasing professional and nonprofessional people exhibiting selfless dedication assisting animals in need. Animal Rescue not only educates youngsters about a wide and diverse range of animals, their habitats and how they live, but also offers instruction on medical and rehabilitation techniques and addresses the social aspects and emotional concerns of being a responsible citizen.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 19) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. Zoo Clues is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that poses fascinating animal-related questions to viewers, gives them clues to the right answer, and then explains the right answer, allowing young viewers to interact and learn. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with information to understand and appreciate animals and the environment.
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 Zoo Clues (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 11:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-14
Episode # 319
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Zoo Clues (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
List date and time rescheduled 05/08/2016 11:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-07
Episode # 318
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 19) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Early and middle adolescence is an exciting yet a challenging period in one's life. Adolescents across the demographic spectrum and from all walks of life grapple with a number of pivotal but normal developmental milestones, such as preparing for more independence and responsibility, and experiencing change in relationships with family and peers. With increased self-reliance, young people make more of their own choices. And all the while, one cannot overlook that they grow in a dynamic, diverse, and complex world that offers both opportunities and social challenges. The goals of the series are to encourage the 13- to 16- yearold audience to: (1) explore, discover, and learn strategies to achieve personal dreams; (2) learn about the personal attributes important for achieving dreams; (3) explore ways one can "give back" to the community and act as an agent of change; and (4) gain knowledge about life skills necessary to "Live Life and Win."
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 19) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:00 AM (4/3 - 6/26)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Early and middle adolescence is an exciting yet a challenging period in one's life. Adolescents across the demographic spectrum and from all walks of life grapple with a number of pivotal but normal developmental milestones, such as preparing for more independence and responsibility, and experiencing change in relationships with family and peers. With increased self-reliance, young people make more of their own choices. And all the while, one cannot overlook that they grow in a dynamic, diverse, and complex world that offers both opportunities and social challenges. The goals of the series are to encourage the 13- to 16- yearold audience to: (1) explore, discover, and learn strategies to achieve personal dreams; (2) learn about the personal attributes important for achieving dreams; (3) explore ways one can "give back" to the community and act as an agent of change; and (4) gain knowledge about life skills necessary to "Live Life and Win."
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 19) Response
Program Title Uncaged (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Uncaged serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including exploring the world of various wild animals and the importance of understanding these wild critters in the animal kingdom. The series travels around the world to learn about different species and their habitats. The series explores all types of wild animals in their own environment and how they survive-- from whales to orangutans, to turtles, penguins and many more animals. Teenage viewers learn about the living habits of these various critters and why some may be on their way to extinction. Each episode provides detailed explanations of the different animal species and helps viewers understand their daily lives.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 19) Response
Program Title Living Greener (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Living Greener serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding our environment and showcasing the latest innovations to help make the planet more eco-friendly. The series travels around the world to show how people and nations are addressing current environmental problems and how they are seeking solutions. Stories range from how solar power is helping African villagers to using hydrogen cars to monitoring greenhouse gases. The series expands a teenager viewers knowledge of the environment and how other people around the world are dealing with such issues as pollution and other environmental problems. At the same time, the series examines current and future eco-friendly ideas and practices.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 19) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:00 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges, and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know and care about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 19) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. In each episode of Awesome Adventures, a different pair of teenagers joins up with an adult host for a trip to exotic places such as Hawaii, Iceland or a tropical rain forest in Central America. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures and the people who inhabit the land. The program is not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun. The kids tour each area learning about its people, geography, climate and ecology and the things that make it unique. While there, they also do cool kid stuff like wind surfing, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding, and we join them as they engage in activities and recreation which are indigenous to each locale.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 19) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:30 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Future Phenoms is an educational and informational program that encourages our youth in several aspects of life. The program is an inspiration for both our youth and their parents. As families watch this show, the featured students and their stories of overcoming adversity resonate within students and parents alike. Students are challenged to overcome their personal adversities in life and find an outlet to pursue their dreams, while parents find that their position in their child's life is to encourage their dreams. By watching Future Phenoms, students have a stronger desire to participate in extracurricular activities. Essential to the educational process, parents see how extracurricular activities can give their children the confidence to pursue knowledge, pursue a healthy, active lifestyle, and pursue their dreams, despite the difficulties that life brings. Future Phenoms has been extremely influential in helping our youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and on the playing field. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as their contributions in extracurricular activities helps students to understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 19) Response
Program Title On the Spot (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. On The Spot is a series that draws engaging content from the broadly define subject areas of science, history, art, technology, geography, math, history, language, music, and sports. Culture, both American and global, is also tapped for rich visual content. The pace is fast, the content interesting and unusual, and the visuals are what expects from television: animations, HD photography, and a mix of world-sized and microscopic points of view. Very important for entertainment and information-and often overlooked-is the practice in On The Spot of citing sources for information. This not only gives the 21st century viewer a handle to check facts on a phone, it also makes the statement that citing sources is important. Because the series pulls in startling and odd facts and information, this is crucial. The episodes grab the viewer with challenges both informal and formal (timed challenges). Writer Peter McDonnell pulls from an astonishingly wide of content and consumes a huge number of informative bites in each episode.
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 On the Spot (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-14
Episode # 510
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program On the Spot (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
List date and time rescheduled 05/08/2016 11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-07
Episode # 509
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (13 of 19) Response
Program Title Biz Kids (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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 half-hour series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens, targeting 13 to 16-year-olds. 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 Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Biz Kids (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
List date and time rescheduled 05/08/2016 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-07
Episode # 110
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Biz Kids (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-14
Episode # 111
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (14 of 19) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:00 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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 Aqua Kids have an ambitious agenda: saving the oceans of the world. On that quest, Aqua Kids' explorers discover the wonders of the sea, its amazing creatures and the forces that threaten their survival. The "Kids" visit a variety of water environments from water management facilities to fresh water and brackish streams to the oceans of the world with the intent to motivate other kids to become active citizens on the issue of pollution of water environments. Goals of Aqua Kids are to bring lots of kids together, to teach tolerance of each other, to learn to work together and to improve our water environments so the animals and plants living in them will not disappear. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length and is identified as an educational and informational show, targeted to 13 to 16 year olds, at the beginning of each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Coolest Places on Earth (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays @ 7:30 AM (4/1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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 Coolest Places on Earth is an exploration of cities(both modern and ancient), natural wonders, and cultural history, heavy with engaging content, fast-paced editing, and the accessible, conversational narration we have come to expect from Bellum Entertainment. The series' tone, information, and rich factual content reaches and serves the target 13-16-year-olds with a style that informs, supports, and encourages the kind of engaged thinking that have emerged from the Common Core State Standards. These standards, now adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia recognize the importance of engaging, relevant information about the world young people live in. This series' episode also touches key points in the National Geography Standards.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 19) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventrues (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. In each episode of Awesome Adventures, a different pair of teenagers joins up with an adult host for a trip to exotic places such as Hawaii, Iceland or a tropical rain forest in Central America. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures and the people who inhabit the land. The program is not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun. The kids tour each area learning about its people, geography, climate and ecology and the things that make it unique. While there, they also do cool kid stuff like wind surfing, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding, and we join them as they engage in activities and recreation which are indigenous to each locale.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (17 of 19) Response
Program Title Real Winning Edge (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:30 AM (4/3 - 6/26)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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 Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (18 of 19) Response
Program Title On the Spot (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. On The Spot is a series that draws engaging content from the broadly define subject areas of science, history, art, technology, geography, math, history, language, music, and sports. Culture, both American and global, is also tapped for rich visual content. The pace is fast, the content interesting and unusual, and the visuals are what expects from television: animations, HD photography, and a mix of world-sized and microscopic points of view. Very important for entertainment and information-and often overlooked-is the practice in On The Spot of citing sources for information. This not only gives the 21st century viewer a handle to check facts on a phone, it also makes the statement that citing sources is important. Because the series pulls in startling and odd facts and information, this is crucial. The episodes grab the viewer with challenges both informal and formal (timed challenges). Writer Peter McDonnell pulls from an astonishingly wide of content and consumes a huge number of informative bites in each episode.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (19 of 19) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 AM (4/2 - 6/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Future Phenoms is an educational and informational program that encourages our youth in several aspects of life. The program is an inspiration for both our youth and their parents. As families watch this show, the featured students and their stories of overcoming adversity resonate within students and parents alike. Students are challenged to overcome their personal adversities in life and find an outlet to pursue their dreams, while parents find that their position in their child's life is to encourage their dreams. By watching Future Phenoms, students have a stronger desire to participate in extracurricular activities. Essential to the educational process, parents see how extracurricular activities can give their children the confidence to pursue knowledge, pursue a healthy, active lifestyle, and pursue their dreams, despite the difficulties that life brings. Future Phenoms has been extremely influential in helping our youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and on the playing field. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as their contributions in extracurricular activities helps students to understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement.
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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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 Denise L. Holley
Address 2221 Ross Clark Cirlce
City Dothan
State AL
Zip 36301
Telephone Number (334) 836-1544
Email Address dholley@myfox34.tv
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. WDFX transitioned educational programming from Monday through Saturday in 1st Quarter 2016 to a Saturday morning block from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM in 2nd Quarter 2016. As a result, The Coolest Places on Earth received an additional airing on Friday, April 1st for the quarter bringing WDFX's weekly average for 2nd Quarter 2016 to 3.04 hrs per week.

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Other Matters (1 of 18) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:00 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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 Aqua Kids have an ambitious agenda: saving the oceans of the world. On that quest, Aqua Kids' explorers discover the wonders of the sea, its amazing creatures and the forces that threaten their survival. The "Kids" visit a variety of water environments from water management facilities to fresh water and brackish streams to the oceans of the world with the intent to motivate other kids to become active citizens on the issue of pollution of water environments. Goals of Aqua Kids are to bring lots of kids together, to teach tolerance of each other, to learn to work together and to improve our water environments so the animals and plants living in them will not disappear. The program is regularly scheduled and airs between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm. The program is 30 minutes in length and is identified as an educational and informational show, targeted to 13 to 16 year olds, at the beginning of each broadcast and in listings provided to publishers of program guides.
Other Matters (2 of 18) Response
Program Title Coolest Places on Earth (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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 Coolest Places on Earth is an exploration of cities(both modern and ancient), natural wonders, and cultural history, heavy with engaging content, fast-paced editing, and the accessible, conversational narration we have come to expect from Bellum Entertainment. The series' tone, information, and rich factual content reaches and serves the target 13-16-year-olds with a style that informs, supports, and encourages the kind of engaged thinking that have emerged from the Common Core State Standards. These standards, now adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia recognize the importance of engaging, relevant information about the world young people live in. This series' episode also touches key points in the National Geography Standards.
Other Matters (3 of 18) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:00 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. Zoo Clues is an educational and informative half-hour, E/I program that poses fascinating animal-related questions to viewers, gives them clues to the right answer, and then explains the right answer, allowing young viewers to interact and learn. The goal of the series is to provide young viewers with information to understand and appreciate animals and the environment.
Other Matters (4 of 18) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. In each episode of Awesome Adventures, a different pair of teenagers joins up with an adult host for a trip to exotic places such as Hawaii, Iceland or a tropical rain forest in Central America. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures and the people who inhabit the land. The program is not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun. The kids tour each area learning about its people, geography, climate and ecology and the things that make it unique. While there, they also do cool kid stuff like wind surfing, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding, and we join them as they engage in activities and recreation which are indigenous to each locale.
Other Matters (5 of 18) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. Future Phenoms is an educational and informational program that encourages our youth in several aspects of life. The program is an inspiration for both our youth and their parents. As families watch this show, the featured students and their stories of overcoming adversity resonate within students and parents alike. Students are challenged to overcome their personal adversities in life and find an outlet to pursue their dreams, while parents find that their position in their child's life is to encourage their dreams. By watching Future Phenoms, students have a stronger desire to participate in extracurricular activities. Essential to the educational process, parents see how extracurricular activities can give their children the confidence to pursue knowledge, pursue a healthy, active lifestyle, and pursue their dreams, despite the difficulties that life brings. Future Phenoms has been extremely influential in helping our youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and on the playing field. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as their contributions in extracurricular activities helps students to understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement.
Other Matters (6 of 18) Response
Program Title Living Greener (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. Living Greener serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including the importance of understanding our environment and showcasing the latest innovations to help make the planet more eco-friendly. The series travels around the world to show how people and nations are addressing current environmental problems and how they are seeking solutions. Stories range from how solar power is helping African villagers to using hydrogen cars to monitoring greenhouse gases. The series expands a teenager viewers knowledge of the environment and how other people around the world are dealing with such issues as pollution and other environmental problems. At the same time, the series examines current and future eco-friendly ideas and practices.
Other Matters (7 of 18) Response
Program Title Real Winning Edge (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:30 AM (7/3 - 9/25)
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 Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message.
Other Matters (8 of 18) Response
Program Title On the Spot (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 8:30 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. On The Spot is a series that draws engaging content from the broadly define subject areas of science, history, art, technology, geography, math, history, language, music, and sports. Culture, both American and global, is also tapped for rich visual content. The pace is fast, the content interesting and unusual, and the visuals are what expects from television: animations, HD photography, and a mix of world-sized and microscopic points of view. Very important for entertainment and information-and often overlooked-is the practice in On The Spot of citing sources for information. This not only gives the 21st century viewer a handle to check facts on a phone, it also makes the statement that citing sources is important. Because the series pulls in startling and odd facts and information, this is crucial. The episodes grab the viewer with challenges both informal and formal (timed challenges). Writer Peter McDonnell pulls from an astonishingly wide of content and consumes a huge number of informative bites in each episode.
Other Matters (9 of 18) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. Early and middle adolescence is an exciting yet a challenging period in one's life. Adolescents across the demographic spectrum and from all walks of life grapple with a number of pivotal but normal developmental milestones, such as preparing for more independence and responsibility, and experiencing change in relationships with family and peers. With increased self-reliance, young people make more of their own choices. And all the while, one cannot overlook that they grow in a dynamic, diverse, and complex world that offers both opportunities and social challenges. The goals of the series are to encourage the 13- to 16-yearold audience to: (1) explore, discover, and learn strategies to achieve personal dreams; (2) learn about the personal attributes important for achieving dreams; (3) explore ways one can "give back" to the community and act as an agent of change; and (4) gain knowledge about life skills necessary to "Live Life and Win."
Other Matters (10 of 18) Response
Program Title Future Phenoms (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:30 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. Future Phenoms is an educational and informational program that encourages our youth in several aspects of life. The program is an inspiration for both our youth and their parents. As families watch this show, the featured students and their stories of overcoming adversity resonate within students and parents alike. Students are challenged to overcome their personal adversities in life and find an outlet to pursue their dreams, while parents find that their position in their child's life is to encourage their dreams. By watching Future Phenoms, students have a stronger desire to participate in extracurricular activities. Essential to the educational process, parents see how extracurricular activities can give their children the confidence to pursue knowledge, pursue a healthy, active lifestyle, and pursue their dreams, despite the difficulties that life brings. Future Phenoms has been extremely influential in helping our youth realize the full potential they can accomplish both in the classroom and on the playing field. Recognizing athletes for classroom achievements as well as their contributions in extracurricular activities helps students to understand the importance of dedication, discipline, commitment to academics, and community involvement.
Other Matters (11 of 18) Response
Program Title Uncaged (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. Uncaged serves the educational and informational needs of children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content, including exploring the world of various wild animals and the importance of understanding these wild critters in the animal kingdom. The series travels around the world to learn about different species and their habitats. The series explores all types of wild animals in their own environment and how they survive-- from whales to orangutans, to turtles, penguins and many more animals. Teenage viewers learn about the living habits of these various critters and why some may be on their way to extinction. Each episode provides detailed explanations of the different animal species and helps viewers understand their daily lives.
Other Matters (12 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 10:00 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. Animal Atlas is an entirely appropriate title for this engaging and informative series. Just as browsing through a good atlas makes information about terrain and natural boundaries accessible and appealing, this program brings information about the natural world of animals to viewers in a non-didactic, entertaining way. Its approach in no way diminishes the learning that takes place when observations lead to conclusions and young minds will draw many conclusions about the natural world shown in this series. These conclusions are consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. They include concepts such as the functions of animals in an ecosystem (predator/prey relationships, etc.), the elements of animal classification, and the general emphasis on life science.
Other Matters (13 of 18) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 7:30 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. Animal Rescue is a weekly educational and instructional television series targeting children 13 to 16 years of age with its program content. The program is specifically designed to educate and inform children about various types of animals and their care, as well as showcasing professional and non-professional people exhibiting selfless dedication assisting animals in need. Animal Rescue not only educates youngsters about a wide and diverse range of animals, their habitats and how they live, but also offers instruction on medical and rehabilitation techniques and addresses the social aspects and emotional concerns of being a responsible citizen.
Other Matters (14 of 18) Response
Program Title Biz Kids (33.1 - WDFX Primary)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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 half-hour series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens, targeting 13 to 16-year-olds. 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 (15 of 18) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:00 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. In each episode of Awesome Adventures, a different pair of teenagers joins up with an adult host for a trip to exotic places such as Hawaii, Iceland or a tropical rain forest in Central America. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures and the people who inhabit the land. The program is not designed to be "preachy" or overly pedantic but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun. The kids tour each area learning about its people, geography, climate and ecology and the things that make it unique. While there, they also do cool kid stuff like wind surfing, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding, and we join them as they engage in activities and recreation which are indigenous to each locale.
Other Matters (16 of 18) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win (33.2 - Bounce)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays @ 9:00 AM (7/3 - 9/25)
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. Early and middle adolescence is an exciting yet a challenging period in one's life. Adolescents across the demographic spectrum and from all walks of life grapple with a number of pivotal but normal developmental milestones, such as preparing for more independence and responsibility, and experiencing change in relationships with family and peers. With increased self-reliance, young people make more of their own choices. And all the while, one cannot overlook that they grow in a dynamic, diverse, and complex world that offers both opportunities and social challenges. The goals of the series are to encourage the 13- to 16-yearold audience to: (1) explore, discover, and learn strategies to achieve personal dreams; (2) learn about the personal attributes important for achieving dreams; (3) explore ways one can "give back" to the community and act as an agent of change; and (4) gain knowledge about life skills necessary to "Live Life and Win."
Other Matters (17 of 18) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 11:00 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond by showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges, and triumphs that humans do. From exciting rescues of abandoned animals to unexpected conflicts in the 'family dynamics' of the mingling species, viewers will get to know and care about these heroes, and all of the fascinating life teeming in our oceans.
Other Matters (18 of 18) Response
Program Title On the Spot (33.3 - Grit)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays @ 9:30 AM (7/2 - 9/24)
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. On The Spot is a series that draws engaging content from the broadly define subject areas of science, history, art, technology, geography, math, history, language, music, and sports. Culture, both American and global, is also tapped for rich visual content. The pace is fast, the content interesting and unusual, and the visuals are what expects from television: animations, HD photography, and a mix of world-sized and microscopic points of view. Very important for entertainment and information-and often overlooked-is the practice in On The Spot of citing sources for information. This not only gives the 21st century viewer a handle to check facts on a phone, it also makes the statement that citing sources is important. Because the series pulls in startling and odd facts and information, this is crucial. The episodes grab the viewer with challenges both informal and formal (timed challenges). Writer Peter McDonnell pulls from an astonishingly wide of content and consumes a huge number of informative bites in each episode.

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Jerald Fairchild

WDFX General Manager


07/01/2016

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