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

FRN:
0001756659
File Number:
0000014803
Submit Date:
10/06/2016
Call Sign:
WIYC
Facility ID:
62207
City:
TROY
State:
AL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/06/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third 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

WIYC, INC.

Doing Business As: WIYC, INC.

Neal Ardman, President

111 N. GROVE BLVD.

KINGSLAND, GA 31548

United States

+1 (912) 729-6000

NEAL@CLOSINGREMARKS.TV

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Neal Ardman

President

WIYC, Inc.

Neal Ardman, President

111 N. Grove Blvd.

Kingsland, GA 31548

United States

+1 (912) 729-6000

neal@closingremarks.tv

Technical Representative

John Charles Trent , Esq .

Counsel

PUTBRESE HUNSAKER & TRENT, P.C.

200 SOUTH CHURCH STREET

WOODSTOCK, VA 22664

United States

+1 (540) 459-7646

FCCMAN3@SHENTEL.NET

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network COZI
Nielsen DMA Montgomery-Selma
Web Home Page Address

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 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(5)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 5) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures II
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00am
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. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 5) Response
Program Title Veggie Tales
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:30am
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 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. VEGGIE TALES is a show that draws upon characters from stories, which use both long and short-form materials to provide social-emotional messages to children. Narrated by animated veggies, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, the show teaches life lessons through wit and humor. Each episode contains one or two short animated stories that illustrate core values to children in an entertaining way. Stories are interrupted with silly songs, usually sung by Larry the Cucumber, that contain whacky lyrics in a catchy tune. Each episode ends with Bob and Larry reinforcing the lesson learned through the stories.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 5) Response
Program Title The New Howdy Doody
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 12:00pm & 12:30pm
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The New Howdy Doody is a 1975 series which is known to its viewers for Buffalo Bob in his cowboy attire and a cast of human characters such as Clarabell the Clown and Chief Thunderthud as well as puppets Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally and Flub-a-Dub. Children sat on stage in the Peanut Gallery, thus making this show a forerunner of interactive programming we enjoy today. The primary value of the series is to educate and entertain elementary school-aged children. In addition, both older children and monitoring adults will find this series amusing and quite charming as Howdy Doody is a timeless character who has an interactive quality. Educationally, the series offers opportunities for parents and teachers to teach lessons related to language, character development, science and listening skills. In accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act intended to increase educational and informational programming for children on television, Howdy Doody clearly meets the goals of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirement of the FCC as follows: 1. Issues such as bullying, establishing trust and courtesy are faced and resolved in the episodes 2. Responsibility is presented in a positive and encouraging manner 3. Making choices in life, mastery of attachment and separation are emphasized in each episode 4. Issues of competition and loyalty are conveyed throughout the series
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 5) Response
Program Title Pets in Paradise
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays10:00am
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. Pets in Paradise is a weekly television show that explores the relationship between humans and animals. From surfing pigs, to ducks living inside the house, rescued dogs, and dogs that rescue humans, we look at the remarkable connections people have with their pets in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Hawaii. Each week learn about these relationships and how they flourish in paradise. The 30 minute show consists of compelling stories about people and their pets, information about pet health care, tips on pet training and much more. The show's goal is to help nurture relationships between pet owners and their companions.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 5) Response
Program Title Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30am
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. Ariel, Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2) provides CORE programming in the areas of music, art and history. For example AZE2 introduces the viewer to people who have accomplished great things and have a positive message for kids. The music on the show is produced by Emmy Winner David Barrett who makes certain all music is tailored perfectly for kids and has a positive message about life. AZE2's central theme is to empower children to accomplish their goals and dreams. There is always a focus on important life lessons like treating others with respect and kindness. They cite examples of working with the homeless, with animal shelters, and with the armed services. The AZE2 series is a children's informational show hosted by three siblings: twin girls, Ariel and Zoey and their younger brother, Eli. As hosts they entertain and inform their audience through song, dance, music and dialogue. Character education is an integral part of academic education as well as family life. The show supports and encourages respect for others, having integrity, following directions, putting forth your best effort, and taking responsibility. Although it is a show that young people will be drawn to on their own, parents can watch with their children and use it as a discussion platform for many important subjects.
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 Neal Ardman
Address P.O. Box 2525
City Kingsland
State GA
Zip 31548
Telephone Number (912) 729-6000
Email Address neal@closingremarks.tv
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3.

Other Matters (5)

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Other Matters (1 of 5) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures II
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:00am
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. Aqua Kids provides a unique vehicle for young people to learn about the diversity of marine animals around the world, emphasizing the importance of preserving fragile aquatic habitats and encouraging children to take an active role in protecting the future of their community and the world. The program provides a window into the management and preservation of unique habitats and species through the eyes of kids and their hands-on collaboration with science researchers and educators. The messages delivered by Aqua Kids are given by a creative and resourceful host, Molly McKinney, whose scientific background is evident in the show. The other young hosts, whose ages range from pre-teen to late teens, are equally entertaining and informative. The young viewers identify with these young hosts and imagine themselves in the role of the scientist and as someone who could have a positive impact on the environment. The format of young student scientists presenting information on location in a variety of aquatic settings is both entertaining and informative.
Other Matters (2 of 5) Response
Program Title Pets in Paradise
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:00am
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. Pets in Paradise is a weekly television show that explores the relationship between humans and animals. From surfing pigs, to ducks living inside the house, rescued dogs, and dogs that rescue humans, we look at the remarkable connections people have with their pets in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Hawaii. Each week learn about these relationships and how they flourish in paradise. The 30 minute show consists of compelling stories about people and their pets, information about pet health care, tips on pet training and much more. The show's goal is to help nurture relationships between pet owners and their companions.
Other Matters (3 of 5) Response
Program Title The New Howdy Doody
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 12:00pm & 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The New Howdy Doody is a 1975 series which is known to its viewers for Buffalo Bob in his cowboy attire and a cast of human characters such as Clarabell the Clown and Chief Thunderthud as well as puppets Howdy Doody, Dilly Dally and Flub-a-Dub. Children sat on stage in the Peanut Gallery, thus making this show a forerunner of interactive programming we enjoy today. The primary value of the series is to educate and entertain elementary school-aged children. In addition, both older children and monitoring adults will find this series amusing and quite charming as Howdy Doody is a timeless character who has an interactive quality. Educationally, the series offers opportunities for parents and teachers to teach lessons related to language, character development, science and listening skills. In accordance with the 1990 Children's Television Act intended to increase educational and informational programming for children on television, Howdy Doody clearly meets the goals of providing children with a television show that meets CORE requirement of the FCC as follows: 1. Issues such as bullying, establishing trust and courtesy are faced and resolved in the episodes 2. Responsibility is presented in a positive and encouraging manner 3. Making choices in life, mastery of attachment and separation are emphasized in each episode 4. Issues of competition and loyalty are conveyed throughout the series
Other Matters (4 of 5) Response
Program Title VeggieTales
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. VEGGIE TALES is a show that draws upon characters from stories, which use both long and short-form materials to provide social-emotional messages to children. Narrated by animated veggies, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber, the show teaches life lessons through wit and humor. Each episode contains one or two short animated stories that illustrate core values to children in an entertaining way. Stories are interrupted with silly songs, usually sung by Larry the Cucumber, that contain whacky lyrics in a catchy tune. Each episode ends with Bob and Larry reinforcing the lesson learned through the stories.
Other Matters (5 of 5) Response
Program Title Ariel, Zoey & Eli, Too
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 10:30am
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. Ariel, Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2) provides CORE programming in the areas of music, art and history. For example AZE2 introduces the viewer to people who have accomplished great things and have a positive message for kids. The music on the show is produced by Emmy Winner David Barrett who makes certain all music is tailored perfectly for kids and has a positive message about life. AZE2's central theme is to empower children to accomplish their goals and dreams. There is always a focus on important life lessons like treating others with respect and kindness. They cite examples of working with the homeless, with animal shelters, and with the armed services. The AZE2 series is a children's informational show hosted by three siblings: twin girls, Ariel and Zoey and their younger brother, Eli. As hosts they entertain and inform their audience through song, dance, music and dialogue. Character education is an integral part of academic education as well as family life. The show supports and encourages respect for others, having integrity, following directions, putting forth your best effort, and taking responsibility. Although it is a show that young people will be drawn to on their own, parents can watch with their children and use it as a discussion platform for many important subjects.

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.

Neal Ardman

President


10/06/2016

Attachments

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