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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
0000012937
Submit Date:
07/11/2016
Call Sign:
WVIR-TV
Facility ID:
70309
City:
CHARLOTTESVILLE
State:
VA
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/11/2016
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

VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Doing Business As: VIRGINIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION

P.O. BOX 769

503 EAST MARKET STREET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902

United States

+1 (434) 220-2900

HWRIGHT@NBC29.COM

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

PETER TANNENWALD

ATTORNEY

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

1300 N. 17TH ST.

11th Floor

Arlington, VA 22209

United States

+1 (703) 812-0404

TANNENWALD@FHHLAW.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Charlottesville
Web Home Page Address www.nbc29.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 3.0
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: 7.0
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(15)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 15) Response
Program Title DogTown USA
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 8a (digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. DogTown, USA is a story of the men and women who devote their lives to the healing and happiness of dogs - from every corner of the nation. Built on 33,000 acres of pristine land in Utah, DogTown, USA is the nation's preeminent facility dedicated to finding safe homes for abandoned dogs. Each week, DogTown, USA's highly skilled staff and internationally renowned experts first create a safe sanctuary for dogs from around the world. Then, "DogTown, USA's" medical professionals provide unique personal care to each dog, beginning the detailed process of rehabilitation in preparation for uniting each dog with a loving new family and home. DogTown, USA educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. DogTown, USA's trained experts teach teen viewers how to be a responsible pet owner and maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle for both family and pet. Viewers will get to know - and care - about these dogs and the heroes who do whatever it takes to give them a second chance.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 15) Response
Program Title Dream Quest
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat./11a (Digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Dream Quest is a weekly half-hour series that literally brings the world to young people and their families by fulfilling the desire to learn through experience. Our ship is a floating classroom designed to give families the real-life education of a lifetime. Lead by a seasoned captain, cruise director and highly skilled crew, Dream Quest brings families on an interactive voyage where they learn about the world's amazing oceans, the animals that swim beneath the water and the ecological advancements underway to preserve and protect our most precious resources. Each week, the Dream Quest crew utilizes the the ship's indoor and outdoor specially designed facilities to engage a lucky family in a dynamic "classroom on the sea." Families will learn how scientific education can lead to careers that are rewarding and illuminating, while spending time together on amazing adventures. Teens will learn what it takes to pursue their dreams, and may be inspired to try something new along the way.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 15) Response
Program Title Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/11:00a (digital 1)
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave (RRTD) is an animated show which puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave
List date and time rescheduled 04/24/2016 10:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-04-23
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave
List date and time rescheduled 06/04/2016 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-06-04
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 15) Response
Program Title Hatched
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat./11:30a (digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Hatched is an educational and informational series dedicated to aged 13-16 about how to successfully pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Each week, a seasoned team of business leaders instructs basic but critical business skills needed to bring a product from concept to the marketplace. A unique program that combines entertainment with business school will focus on the skills needed to launch a product. It will help young people develop the confidence and business savvy to execute a detailed business plan that includes product pricing, packaging, Hatched brings young entrepreneurs to the table encouraging them to step up and seize their dreams.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 15) Response
Program Title Astroblast
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 11:30a (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast is a space station and home of six animal characters in Bob Kolar's book series of the same name. An overconfident and exuberant commander Comet the dog manages the space station.. The Crew includes Sputnik the pig a very knowledgeable reader Halley the rabbit an athlete and Comets true peer Radar the monkey who is somewhat self involved Jet a silent alligator whose gestures and expressions are his mode of communication and Sal a congenial three eyed octopus who runs the counter in the space station cafe the Smoothie Shack. While the space station supports the missions of a bizarre and diverse array of aliens the Smoothie Shack is the hub of social interaction for the galaxy. There is always something happening at Astroblast and everyone on the crew has plenty to learn to keep the community happy and on an even keel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Astroblast
List date and time rescheduled 06/12/2016 11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-06-11
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 15) Response
Program Title Calling Dr. Pol
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat./7a & 7:30a (digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Caring for more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community. In this new series, we'll travel with him across rural Michigan to care for every family pet and head of livestock in need of his expertise.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 15) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat./8:30a, 9a, 9:30a, 10a (dig. 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
Total times aired 52
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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 DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN: FAMILY EDITION, renowned dog behaviorist Cesar Millan travels far and wide to help pups and their families. Millan rehabilitates dogs and trains families to achieve a balance and natural relationship between people and their pets, and goes directly into the homes of dog owners to document the remarkable transformations that occur.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 15) Response
Program Title The Chica Show
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday 10:30 (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 4
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 3
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Chica Show features a 5 year old baby chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shops one employee Kelly doubles as Chicas nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji a large rabbit and Stitches a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and interpersonal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure fantasy in animation where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socioemotional development as Chica learns how to express herself properly think before she acts and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
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 The Chica Show
List date and time rescheduled 06/04/2016 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-06-05
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program The Chica Show
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 09:00 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 2016-05-15
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program The Chica Show
List date and time rescheduled 05/28/2016 09:00 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 2016-05-29
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 15) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/11:30a (digital 2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. DRAGONFLY TV is an Emmy Award winning science education program. Originally produced for public television, Dragonfly TV engages children, parents and teachers in accessible, hands-on science activities. The programs highlight children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. By modeling and celebrating children's science capabilities, Dragonfly TV shows that if kids can dream it, they can do it!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 15) Response
Program Title Floogals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10a (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Floogals provides a unique visual experience where computer generated animated space aliens are juxtaposed against a real-world background that perplexes them and sets them off on exploratory adventures. Their goal is to learn everything they can about this hooman world. They take daring adventures to gather facts while hoping to avoid detection by the hoomans. Led by Captain Fleeker, the research team consists of an astronaut Floogal, Flo and a junior Floogal, Boomer. Together they discover that the mundane (ice-cubes and umbrellas for example) is the basis for transformative experiences that help us all better understand the world they (and we) inhabit.
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 Floogals
List date and time rescheduled 06/04/2016 08:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-06-04
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 15) Response
Program Title Nina's World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 10:30a (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ninas World is a childhood adventure series, which re-imagines a childhood for the character Nina, host of the Sprout Good Night Show. Nina is a six-year-old Latina, living in San Antonio Texas. She is exposed to adults and children from many cultures that live in her immediate neighborhood and in the mixed-use housing complex, where her parents own a bakery downstairs from their apartment. Nina manages to create regular adventures with her friends, her parents, and the grown-ups too because she is curious and determined to over-reach her abilities in pursuit of her goals. Nina models resilience as there is not a day where she doesnt reflect on her encounters with good-natured common sense and an ability to rebound after her mistakes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program Nina's World
List date and time rescheduled 06/04/2016 08:30 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 2016-06-04
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (12 of 15) Response
Program Title Save Our Shelter
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/10:30a (digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. Save Our Shelter informs young people about the urgent need for pet adoption throughout the United States and how providing a clean and well-equipped home is essential to a pet's healthy lifestyle. The series will focus on the "rescue" of animal shelters and pets in need across America. Each week, hosts Rocky Kanaka and Rob North, with the help of local community members, transform rundown shelters into highly functioning pet showplaces in the hopes that a new facade will ultimately result in more adoptions and more lives saved. Children will also learn important information about caring for pets, as well as traits that are unique to specific breeds.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 15) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/12noon (digital 2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
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. MISSING is a nationally syndicated weekly television series featuring actual cases of missing persons, both children and adults, from across North America. Working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, and missing persons organizations such as The National Center for Missing and Exploited children, the goal is to provide viewers with vital facts about missing individuals and to increase public awareness.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 15) Response
Program Title It's Academic
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. & Sun. @ 12n Dig. 1
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized Its Academic as the worlds longest running TV quiz show. Started in 1961 on NBC4 in Washington DC the program continues as Americas foremost high school quiz. The school year 2015/2016 is the 55th season of telecasts. Winner of many broadcast prizes including eight Emmy Awards Its Academic is endorsed by the National Association of School Boards. By showcasing the achievements of teenagers from local schools the show has secured a remarkable place in the history of television. Its Academic is designed to bring the kind of attention often reserved for student athletes to the arena of academic achievement and it works. Every year hundreds of secondary schools public private parochial charter urban suburban and rural compete on the program.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 15) Response
Program Title Noodle & Doodle
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/11a (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired 12
Number of Preemptions 9
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 8
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 8
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle is an instructional series that features creative expression through art and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host Sean drives around in a bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the home. Seans sidekick is a faithful beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe set in a kitchen full of animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves a completely different goal.
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 Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled 05/15/2016 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-05-15
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled 04/09/2016 09:30 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 2016-04-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled 06/04/2016 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2016-06-05
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled 04/02/2016 09:30 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 2016-04-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled 05/28/2016 09:30 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 2016-05-29
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled 04/16/2016 09:30 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 2016-04-17
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled 05/07/2016 09:30 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 2016-05-08
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #8

Questions Response
Title of Program Noodle & Doodle
List date and time rescheduled 04/30/2016 09:30 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 2016-05-01
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (5)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 5) Response
Program Title The Young Icons
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturday/6:30a (digital 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 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 Young Icons is a television program that provides educational and informational segments exposing the target audience of young viewers to accomplished 'teens' that have set goals and are giving back to their communities as mentors, scholars, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Each guest shares their personal stories of what motivated them to take on their passion and/or focus in their chosen field of endeavor. One guest's message inspires young audiences to "never let age hold us back, no matter how old you may be". Parents play an important role in supporting their 'young icons'. As one parent stated, "You can take a simple idea and turn it into something that can help an awful lot of people." The program provides a motivational and inspirational message that empowers audiences of all ages that hard work; dedication and looking beyond ourselves will pay off for everyone. Each segment of The Young Icons delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 5) Response
Program Title Biz Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sunday/10:30a (digital 2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 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. Biz Kids is a weekly half-hour series featuring teens learning about money and business, as well as setting and achieving their financial goals.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 5) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sun/7:30a (dig 3);Sun/10a (dig 2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 26
Number of Preemptions 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. Emmy-nominated ANIMAL RESCUE is a weekly half-hour television series showcasing the heroic efforts of people helping animals . Host Alex Paen and his cameras travel around the world capturing these dramatic rescues and teaching the importance of mindful stewardship on behalf of the animal kingdom.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (4 of 5) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sun/11:30a (dig 3);Sun/12:30p (dig.2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 26
Number of Preemptions 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. Think Big is a kid-hosted entertaining series for young people following the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites and new modes of transportation. Some even start their own companies!
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (5 of 5) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sun/7a (dig. 3);Sun/11a (dig. 2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 26
Number of Preemptions 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. Dog Tales showcases dogs and dog lovers of all types, providing valuable information about canine health, grooming, and overall dog care.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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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 Terri Thelin
Address 503 East Market Street
City Charlottesville
State VA
Zip 22902
Telephone Number (434) 220-2900
Email Address tthelin@nbc29.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. 1) WVIR-TV provides 31.5 hours of news on our primary digital channel stream (Digital 1). We also provide 3.5 hours of locally originated news each week on our secondary digital stream (Digital 3), all of which helps to serve the informational needs of families. WVIR-TV also provides around-the-clock live weather updates on a secondary digital stream (Digital 2). We encourage parents to use all of these opportunities to help children keep up with current events and understand how these events shape the world in which they live. 2) WVIR-TV promotes positive reinforcement to the young viewing audience through the embrace of the NBC network campaign, The More You Know. The More You Know PSA effort features messages of developing and maintaining self-esteem, the importance of education, diversity, anti-prejudice, mentoring, being socially and environmentally responsible, the dangers of smoking, and engaging in internet safety. 3) We offer station tours to school classes, scout troops, and the like, in which we discuss how the news and weather forecasts are created and disseminated. (We average 3 tours/month.) 4) Further, about once a month, one member of our weather team visits one of the schools in our viewing area. He discusses science and meteorology with students. 5) A frequent feature of our Sunrise and Noon newscasts is called Rita's Lunch Bag. Rita Smith, a registered dietitian, demonstrates healthy food choices for families. During 2Q, we air 5 episodes of It's Academic, the world's longest-running TV quiz show, in which teams of regional high school students compete answering questions on topics like history, literature, science, math, Bible, mythology, sports, general information and current events.

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Other Matters (1 of 19) Response
Program Title Noodle & Doodle
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/11a (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Noodle and Doodle, an instructional series, features creative expression through art and cooking projects around a specific theme. Host, Sean, drives around in a doubledecker bus fully equipped with art supplies and a kitchen, ready for any assignment. The projects encourage parent engagement and often feature families working together to make something to display within the childs home. Seans sidekick, Doggity, is an ever faithful beagle who transforms into an animated character during interstitial trips to a parallel universe, set in a kitchen full of prankplaying animated characters. The art projects typically promote utilizing recycled materials in order to demonstrate that creativity can transform something intended for one purpose into something that achieves a completely different goal.
Other Matters (2 of 19) Response
Program Title Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat./8:30a, 9a, 9:30a, 10a (dig. 3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 52
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 DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN: FAMILY EDITION, renowned dog behaviorist Cesar Millan travels far and wide to help pups and their families. Millan rehabilitates dogs and trains families to achieve a balance and natural relationship between people and their pets, and goes directly into the homes of dog owners to document the remarkable transformations that occur.
Other Matters (3 of 19) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/7a (digital 3) & Sun/11a (digital 2)
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. Dog Tales showcases dogs and dog lovers of all types, providing valuable information about canine health, grooming, and overall dog care.
Other Matters (4 of 19) Response
Program Title Calling Dr. Pol
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat./7a & 7:30a (digital 3)
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. Caring for more than 19,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol, his family and veterinary staff care for animals of all shapes and sizes. Unstoppable and unflappable, this Doc is a legend in the community. In this new series, we'll travel with him across rural Michigan to care for every family pet and head of livestock in need of his expertise.
Other Matters (5 of 19) Response
Program Title DogTown USA
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat./8a (Dig. 3)
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. DogTown, USA is a story of the men and women who devote their lives to the healing and happiness of dogs - from every corner of the nation. Built on 33,000 acres of pristine land in Utah, DogTown, USA is the nation's preeminent facility dedicated to finding safe homes for abandoned dogs. Each week, DogTown, USA's highly skilled staff and internationally renowned experts first create a safe sanctuary for dogs from around the world. Then, "DogTown, USA's" medical professionals provide unique personal care to each dog, beginning the detailed process of rehabilitation in preparation for uniting each dog with a loving new family and home. DogTown, USA educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. DogTown, USA's trained experts teach teen viewers how to be a responsible pet owner and maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle for both family and pet. Viewers will get to know - and care - about these dogs and the heroes who do whatever it takes to give them a second chance.
Other Matters (6 of 19) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/8a (digital 2) & Sun. 11:30a dig 2
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. DRAGONFLY TV is an Emmy Award winning science education program. Originally produced for public television, Dragonfly TV engages children, parents and teachers in accessible, hands-on science activities. The programs highlight children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to investigate science on their own. By modeling and celebrating children's science capabilities, Dragonfly TV shows that if kids can dream it, they can do it!
Other Matters (7 of 19) Response
Program Title The Chica Show
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/10:30a (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Chica Show features a five year old baby chick that spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shops one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chicas nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit, and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and interpersonal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure, or a fantasy transformation to animation, where Bunji and Stitches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socioemotional development as Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Other Matters (8 of 19) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/10a (digital 3) & Sun/12:30p (dig 2)
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. Think Big is a kid-hosted entertaining series for young people following the world's most innovative kids as they create and invent new toys, games, learning tools, websites and new modes of transportation. Some even start their own companies!
Other Matters (9 of 19) Response
Program Title Hatched
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11a (Dig. 3)
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. Hatched is an educational and informational series dedicated to aged 13-16 about how to successfully pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Each week, a seasoned team of business leaders instructs basic but critical business skills needed to bring a product from concept to the marketplace. A unique program that combines entertainment with business school will focus on the skills needed to launch a product. It will help young people develop the confidence and business savvy to execute a detailed business plan that includes product pricing, packaging, Hatched brings young entrepreneurs to the table encouraging them to step up and seize their dreams.
Other Matters (10 of 19) Response
Program Title DogTown USA
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. 10:30a (dig 3)
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. Each week, DogTown, USA's highly skilled staff and internationally renowned experts first create a safe sanctuary for dogs from around the world. Then, "DogTown, USA's" medical professionals provide unique personal care to each dog, beginning the detailed process of rehabilitation in preparation for uniting each dog with a loving new family and home. DogTown, USA educates and informs the audience about canine training techniques and creating healthy environments for dogs. DogTown, USA's trained experts teach teen viewers how to be a responsible pet owner and maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle for both family and pet. Viewers will get to know - and care - about these dogs and the heroes who do whatever it takes to give them a second chance.
Other Matters (11 of 19) Response
Program Title Dream Quest
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat. @ 11:30a
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. Dream Quest is a weekly half-hour series that literally brings the world to young people and their families by fulfilling the desire to learn through experience. Our ship is a floating classroom designed to give families the real-life education of a lifetime. Lead by a seasoned captain, cruise director and highly skilled crew, Dream Quest brings families on an interactive voyage where they learn about the world's amazing oceans, the animals that swim beneath the water and the ecological advancements underway to preserve and protect our most precious resources. Each week, the Dream Quest crew utilizes the the ship's indoor and outdoor specially designed facilities to engage a lucky family in a dynamic "classroom on the sea." Families will learn how scientific education can lead to careers that are rewarding and illuminating, while spending time together on amazing adventures. Teens will learn what it takes to pursue their dreams, and may be inspired to try something new along the way.
Other Matters (12 of 19) Response
Program Title Terrific Trucks
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/10a (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Terrific Trucks is a live action series that follows the exploits of five self driving heavy duty construction trucks. They include Tork the dump truck Stotz the flatbed Dug the digger Blinker the mini digger and Sparky the front end loader. The trucks reside in a fully equipped truck yard rock quarry and work as a team on various building projects that require planning collaboration and implementation. Each truck brings specific skills to the group. They get challenging job assignments from Mr. Bill Board a digital outdoor screen that outlines and diagrams the problem to be solved. By allocating the role and duties each truck will perform during the project the group merges those unique skills to fulfill their respective assignments. Unexpected problems that could compromise their success such as the weather broken truck parts or personal conflicts between the trucks are addressed and overcome so the job can be completed.
Other Matters (13 of 19) Response
Program Title Nina's World
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 11a (Digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Nina's World is an animated show based on a six year old Latina, who lives in San Antonio, Texas with her parents, who own the local bakery, and her Abuela (grandmother). Her Tio (Uncle) Javier lives nearby and there are lots of different children and adults from several different cultures in the apartment complex and neighborhood where she lives. Nina's best friend is Star, a stuffed starfish pillow character brought to life by Nina's imagination. Each episode features Nina taking on a challenge, solving a problem, or finding a way to help others. She is very confident about her abilities, which sometimes gets her into trouble. However, with encouragement and chiding from Abuela, Nina learns about how to plan her "work," take responsibility for her actions, and correct her mistakes.
Other Matters (14 of 19) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/8:30a (digital 2) & Sun. noon dig 2
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. MISSING is a nationally syndicated weekly television series featuring actual cases of missing persons, both children and adults, from across North America. Working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, and missing persons organizations such as The National Center for Missing and Exploited children, the goal is to provide viewers with vital facts about missing individuals and to increase public awareness.
Other Matters (15 of 19) Response
Program Title Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday/11:30a (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave (RRTD) is an animated show which puts an emphasis on logical thinking and use of language through fun problem solving adventures. The trio, RRTD, is guided by Hatty, an erudite hamster who wears a hat full of questions. The three characters agree that they would like to take a particular adventure and rev up their Roly-pods, enter the Spin-Again transport vehicle and arrive at their destination. Once there, Hatty challenges them to make decisions and choose options that will lead to success or failure with their quest. Once their mission is complete, they review their effort, assemble the Roly-Pods and head home. Their adventures are varied. They might go climb a mountain, design their own fairy tale, or build a sand castle.
Other Matters (16 of 19) Response
Program Title Biz Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/10:30a (digital 2)
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 featuring teens learning about money and business, as well as setting and achieving their financial goals.
Other Matters (17 of 19) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday/7:30a (digital 3) & Sun./10a (dig 2)
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. Emmy-nominated ANIMAL RESCUE is a weekly half-hour television series showcasing the heroic efforts of people helping animals . Host Alex Paen and his cameras travel around the world capturing these dramatic rescues and teaching the importance of mindful stewardship on behalf of the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (18 of 19) Response
Program Title Save Our Shelter
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10:30a (Dig. 3)
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. Save Our Shelter informs young people about the urgent need for pet adoption throughout the United States and how providing a clean and well-equipped home is essential to a pet's healthy lifestyle. The series will focus on the "rescue" of animal shelters and pets in need across America. Each week, hosts Rocky Kanaka and Rob North, with the help of local community members, transform rundown shelters into highly functioning pet showplaces in the hopes that a new facade will ultimately result in more adoptions and more lives saved. Children will also learn important information about caring for pets, as well as traits that are unique to specific breeds.
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Program Title Floogals
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday @ 10:30a (digital 1)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Floogals is an animated show starring three space aliens--Fleeker, Flo, and Boomer-- who have been sent to earth to explore, investigate, discover and report their findings to their superiors at Floogal headquarters. The diminutive Floogals are no taller than a large safety pin and their visual perspective is literally the point of view of the show. With the multiple challenges of their size and ignorance of all things Hooman [that's Floogal-speak for human], the Floogals have a lot of work on their hands. They are engaged in the dual processes of discovery and problem solving as nothing on earth is familiar to them. Much like young children, they begin by encountering something new and then go through a comedic multi-step process of watching, listening, touching, and note-taking until they've figured out what and how their new discovery fits into the Hooman universe.

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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.

Terri Thelin

Programming Manager


07/11/2016

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