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September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0024377780
File Number:
0000011510
Submit Date:
06/30/2016
Call Sign:
WSES
Facility ID:
21258
City:
TUSCALOOSA
State:
AL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
06/30/2016
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

HSH BIRMINGHAM (WCFT) LICENSEE, LLC

Doing Business As: HSH BIRMINGHAM (WCFT) LICENSEE, LLC

Brandon Ponder

201 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, NE

SUITE C-1

WASHINGTON, DC 20002

United States

+1 (202) 546-5400

ponderpbrandon@gmail.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Colby M. May , Esq. .

Attorney

Colby M. May, Esq., P.C.

P. O. Box 15473

Washington, DC 20003

United States

+1 (202) 544-5171

cmmay@maylawoffices.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network Heroes and Icons
Nielsen DMA NA
Web Home Page Address www.heroesandiconstv.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(3)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 3) Response
Program Title Tomorrow Today
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00AM-11:30AM, 11:30AM-12:00PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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. TOMORROW TODAY features teens learning about the latest advances in science and technology.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 3) Response
Program Title Safari
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 12:00PM-12:30PM, 12:30PM-1:00PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
Total times aired 24
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 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program provides information on global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Host John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring viewers face-to-face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. It is a dynamic and exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife, as well as discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so they can continue to live in the wild.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 3) Response
Program Title So You Want To Be
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:00AM-10:30AM, 10:30AM-11:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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. SO YOU WANT TO BE features teens learning about a wide variety of jobs and career paths as well as what it takes to get ahead in the working world.
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 Amanda Hawkins
Address 2021 Goldencrest Dr
City Birmingham
State AL
Zip 35209
Telephone Number (205) 290-4037
Email Address ponderpbrandon@gmail.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. As the Commission is aware, the current licensee, HSH Birmingham (WCFT) Licensee, LLC("HSH"), acquired the station, WSES (TV) from TV Alabama Inc. on February 27, 2015. See BALCDT-2014100CIL. The Licensee is continuing to review its KidVid programming and practices. The Licensee anticipates a network affiliation change on October 1, 2015 from Heartland to Heroes & Icons, which will deliver a fresh batch of educational and informational programming to the station's young viewers. It should be noted that the station's original call sign, WCFT (TV), was changed to WSES (TV) on March 11, 2015. It should also be noted that the Licensee changed its name from HSH Birmingham (WCFT) Liceensee, LLC to HSH Birmingham (WSES&WGWW) Licensee, LLC.

Other Matters (3)

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Other Matters (1 of 3) Response
Program Title Tomorrow Today
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00AM-11:30AM, 11:30AM-12:00PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. TOMORROW TODAY features teens learning about the latest advances in science and technology.
Other Matters (2 of 3) Response
Program Title So You Want To Be
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:00AM-10:30AM, 10:30AM-11:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. SO YOU WANT TO BE features teens learning about a wide variety of jobs and career paths as well as what it takes to get ahead in the working world.
Other Matters (3 of 3) Response
Program Title Safari
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 12:00PM-12:30PM, 12:30PM-1:00PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program provides information on global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Host John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring viewers face-to-face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. It is a dynamic and exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife, as well as discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so they can continue to live in the wild.

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. Yes
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Amanda Hawkins

Station Coordinator


06/30/2016

Attachments

No Attachments.