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

FRN:
0004995882
File Number:
0000012252
Submit Date:
07/07/2016
Call Sign:
KMTW
Facility ID:
77063
City:
HUTCHINSON
State:
KS
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/07/2016
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? Yes

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.

Doing Business As: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.

Van H. Archer, III

115 EAST TRAVIS

SUITE 533

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78205

United States

+1 (210) 222-0973

CHIP@STIC.NET

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Jerome Biggars

CHIEF ENGINEER

KMTW(TV)

316 NORTH WEST STREET

WICHITA, KS 67203

United States

+1 (316) 942-2424

jbiggars@sbgtv.com

Technical Representative

HARRY C. Martin, , Esquire .

FLETCHER, HEALD & HILDRETH, P.L.C.

1300 N. 17TH ST.

11TH FLOOR

ARLINGTON, VA 22209

United States

+1 (703) 812-0415

MARTIN@FHHLAW.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network mytv
Nielsen DMA Wichita-Hutchinson Plus
Web Home Page Address www.mytvwichita.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 168.0
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: 3.0
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(11)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 11) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:30-8AM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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 goal of this series is to inspire and enlighten young viewers with inspirational teen success stories, as well as segments focusing on the arts, school and sports, exercise, nutrition, health and wellness. The series will promote such critical themes as social responsibility, perserverance, leadership, academic achievement and volunteerism. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 11) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8-8:30AM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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. This program takes viewers around the world with Jack Hanna and his family to provide insight into the protection and conservation of some of our planet's most precious and endangered species. Through this program the viewer will be given a better appreciation for all creatures, great and small. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 11) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-7:30AM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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 key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent, their interaction with other animals and their environment. Throughout the series emphasis will be placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. The goal of this program is for the viewer to achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species with the aid of up close and detailed photography throughout the program. Through this understanding it is hoped that viewers will better relate to the natural environment as it exists in North America and learn to protect North America's animal species.This program aired on our main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 11) Response
Program Title Curiousity Quest
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 9:00AM-9:30AM & 9:30AM-10:00AM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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. This program explores what viewers are curious about. In each episode, host Joel Greene goes on a quest to answer view's letters of curious. Each episode takes the audience on location for a hands-on exploration to find the answer to the particular viewer's inquiry. Joel will go to the local population to get the answer, which is sometimes conical, to the question pertaining to the particular quest. This program airs on our station's digital channel, 36.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 11) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7-7:30AM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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. This program guides young people to potential career paths by featuring inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs, business people, such as, world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists who share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?" This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 11) Response
Program Title Pets TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:30-9aM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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. This program relates pets to viewers' lives and interests and exposes young viewers to diverse pets all over the world, teaching them how different cultures enjoy, care for and respect animals. Pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolved to become pets and their geographic origins. The program and its expert guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment and perseverance children can apply to their own lives. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 11) Response
Program Title Awesome Addventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 10:30AM-11:00AM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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. Various hosts and teens travel to destinations around the world, that can be both exotic and remote. The program is designed to educate, inform and entertain viewers about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, earth's creatures, and the people who inhibit the land. The program is designed to make learning about our neighbors, both human and non-human, and the environment, fun. This program airs on our station's digital channel, 36.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 11) Response
Program Title Animal Explorations
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7:30-8AM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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. Jarod Miller brings viewers up close with the most fascinating members of the animal kingdom. The mission of Animal Exploration is to inspire viewers to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. Each episode is designed to reveal to the viewers the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. Also, each episode features a "Did you know?" segment, that shares information that viewers can use in their own backyards. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 11) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 11:00AM-11:30AM & 11:30AM-12:00PM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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. This program explores the marine ecosystem from tributaries, rivers, and oceans. Viewers will develop and understanding that we are 'key' in preserving the ocean environment. Aqua Kids teaches about the diversity and beauty of the marine environment and its potential destruction by pollution and carelessness of the human population, such as marine mammals dying from the ingestion of plastic, and toxic waste in our waterways, which can destroy the habitat and marine life. By showing the audience the problems they encounter, the Aqua Kids educate their peers on what can be done to solve environmental dilemmas. This program airs on our station's digits channel, 36.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 11) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9-9:30AM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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. Each episode of Dogtales profiles a breed of dog; its history, popularity and characteristics. Viewers will learn the differences in dogs and how those differences affect their lives. Viewers are shown families who own particular breeds, how they interact with their dogs and how they are a valuable part of the family. Several dog experts explain the various dogs needs, health, nutrition requirements, safety and care. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 11) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 10:00AM-10:30AM (4/1/16-6/30/16)
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. This program presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected, and the viewer is taken 'on the job' to understand why the professionals love what they do'; viewers may even learn about job opportunities they may not have known existed. This program airs on our station's digital channel, 36.2.
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 Michelle Cleaton
Address 316 N. West St.
City Wichita
State KS
Zip 67203
Telephone Number (316) 942-2424
Email Address mcleaton@sbgtv.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. KMTW aired Public Service Announcements for seatbelts, sunburn safety, pool safety, bully prevention and pneumonia vaccinations. In addition, the station produces a monthly Adopt Kansas spot, which features 2 or more children available for adoption each month.

Other Matters (10)

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Other Matters (1 of 10) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8-8:30AM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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 program takes viewers around the world with Jack Hanna and his family to provide insight into the protection and conservation of some of our planet's most precious and endangered species. Through this program the viewer will be given a better appreciation for all creatures, great and small. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (2 of 10) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventure
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 11:00-11:30AM & 11:30AM-12:00PM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
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. This program explores the marine ecosystem from tributaries, rivers and oceans to develop an understanding and let the viewer know that we are key in preserving the ocean environment. Aqua Kids teaches about the diversity and beauty of the marine environment and its potential destruction by pollution and carelessness of the human population; such as marine mammals dying from the ingestion of plastic and toxic waste in our waterways destroying the habitat and marine life. By showing the audience the problems they encounter, the Aqua Kids educate their peers on what can be done to solve environmental dilemmas. This program airs on our secondary digital system, 36.2.
Other Matters (3 of 10) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7:30-8AM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
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 goal of this series is to inspire and enlighten young viewers with inspirational teen success stories, as well as segments focusing on the arts, school and sports, exercise, nutrition, health and wellness. The series will promote such critical themes as social responsibility, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement and volunteerism. This program will air on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (4 of 10) Response
Program Title Awesome Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 10:30-11:00AM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
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. Various hosts and teens travel to destinations around the world, that can be both exotic and remote. This program is designed to educate, inform and entertain viewers about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, earth's creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The program is designed to make learning about our neighbors, both human and non-human, and the environment, fun.This program will air on the secondary digital stream, channel 36.2.
Other Matters (5 of 10) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 10:00-10:30AM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
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 program presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected and the viewer is taken "on the job" to understand why the professionals love what they do and they even may learn about job opportunities they may not have known existed. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, channel 36.2
Other Matters (6 of 10) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 7-7:30AM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
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 program guides young people to potential career paths by featuring inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs, business people, such as, world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists who share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?" This program aired on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (7 of 10) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9-9:30AM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Each episode of Dogtales profiles a breed of dog; its history, popularity and characteristics. Viewers will learn the differences in dogs and how those differences affect their lives. Viewers are shown families who own particular breeds, how they interact with their dogs and how they are a valuable part of the family. Several dog experts explain the various dogs needs, health, nutrition requirements, safety and care. This program aired on the main digital stream.
Other Matters (8 of 10) Response
Program Title Curiosity Quest
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 9:00-9:30AM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
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. This program explores what viewers are curious about. In each episode, host Joel Greene goes on a quest to answer viewer's letters of curiosity. Each episode takes the audience on location for a hands-on exploration to find the answer to the particular viewer's inquiry. Joel will go to the local population to get the answer, which is sometimes comical, to the question pertaining to the particular quest. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, channel 36.2
Other Matters (9 of 10) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-7:30AM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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 key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent, their interaction with other animals and their environment. Throughout the series emphasis will be placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. The goal of this program is for the viewer to achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species with the aid of up close and detailed photography throughout the program. Through this understanding it is hoped that viewers will better relate to the natural environment as it exists in North America and learn to protect North America's animal species. This program will air on our main digital stream.
Other Matters (10 of 10) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7:30-8AM (7/1/16-9/30/16)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Jarod Miller brings viewers up close with the most fascinating members of the animal kingdom. The mission of Animal Exploration is to inspire viewers to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. Each episode is designed to reveal to the viewers the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. Also, each episode features a "Did you know?" segment, that shares information that viewers can use in their own backyards. This program will air on the main digital stream.

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.

Michelle Cleaton

Program Coordinator


07/07/2016

Attachments

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KMTW form 398 exhibit 1 question 7C.pdf Applicant All Purpose Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion