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

FRN:
0020815379
File Number:
0000022480
Submit Date:
03/31/2017
Call Sign:
KBNS-CD
Facility ID:
168219
City:
BRANSON
State:
MO
Service:
Digital Class A
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
03/31/2017
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2017

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

THE VACATION CHANNEL, LLC

Doing Business As: THE VACATION CHANNEL, LLC

Scott Earls

225 VIOLYN DRIVE

BRANSON, MO 65616

United States

+1 (417) 334-1200

SCOTTEARLS@TVCBRANSON.COM

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

GREGORY BEST

CONSULTING ENGINEER

Greg Best Consulting, Inc.

9223 N Manning Ave

Kansas City, MO 64157

United States

+1 (816) 792-2913

gbconsulting54@gmail.com

Technical Representative

Davina S. Sashkin

FLETCHER HEALD & HILDRETH

1300 17th St N

Suite 1100

Arlington, VA 22209

United States

+1 (703) 812-0458

SASHKIN@FHHLAW.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA Springfield MO
Web Home Page Address www.tvcbranson.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 5.5
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 28.0
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(11)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 11) Response
Program Title The Adventures of Donkey Ollie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday at 3:30 PM
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 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This Christian based adventure of a Donkey, set backed in Jesus' time, will inspire kids to try hard and do what is right. Donkey Ollie is faced with various challenges in his life and shows the proper road to take.
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 Kids Connection
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday and Monday at 3 PM
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 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. An award winning program on what is happening and what is important in the lives of area youth. Host Christopher James talks to kids in school, work, and play to bring us positive stories about their experience.
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 Zoo Clues
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday at 3:30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
Total times aired 10
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. How much do you really know about animals? On Zoo Clues we tackle the animal kingdom's most mind-blowing questions: Can birds fly backwards? Could a whale really swallow a person? How do animals with no external ears hear? Do dogs sweat? What animal is used for bone grafts? Why do zebras have strips and leopard spots? Are bats birds? Are whales fish? Are insects animals? Each episode tackles a dozen or more amazing animal questions. Our investigation of the answers takes viewers on a fast-paced and entertaining tour of the entire animal kingdom. Zoo Clues. It's a keeper.
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 Missouri Outdoors #3
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday at 3:30 PM
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 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This outdoors themed shows provides children with the different adventures that can be found in the great state of Missouri. Adventures such as canoeing, deer hunting, and caving inspire children to visit these wonderful natural sites.
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 Missouri Outdoors Revisited
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday at 3 PM
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 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Enjoy a collection of some of the best segments from one of the most popular tv shows. For over a decade Missouri Outdoors has showcased some of the wildest creatures, intriguing people, and scenic areas found in the Show-Me-State. This collection features stories about caving, otters, logging in the Ozarks, the making of Missouri Outdoors, plus segments on how to build a bat box and more.
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 Missouri Outdoors #2
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday at 3 PM
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 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This show brings the great outdoors, indoors. Join host Kipp Wood and discover some of the most scenic natural areas, wild creatures, and interesting people in the Show-Me-State. Plus, wildlife caller Ralph Duren will test your "nature knowledge", Martha Daniels serves up an outdoor recipe and much more.
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 Donkey Ollie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday at 2 PM
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 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This computer-animated show chronicles the life of a young Ollie, a donkey, that learns courage and bravery through trials as he travels the ancient world. Whether rescuing children from slavery, saving helpless animals from cruel treatment or suffering under the hands of cruel tormentors, Donkey Ollie is an example of faith and love under pressure.
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 Missouri Outdoors 4
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday at 3:30 PM
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 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Missouri Outdoors brings the spirit and exuberance of our outdoor heritage to life. Kipp Woods is your host for this thirty minutes of discovery into the little known and well-known outdoor treasures of Missouri. From lush Ozark mountains, to crystal clear streams, to lonely flowering prairies, and mysterious cypress swamps. Few other states offer the outdoor diversity of Missouri. Experience adventures in hunting and hiking, fishing and wildlife, and the people who enjoy it. Missouri is a uniquely rich state, and Missouri Outdoors brings it to you. It is an adventure in nature for the whole family. Missouri Outdoors is television the way nature intended.
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 College of the Ozarks Basketball
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 PM
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 60 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. NAIA athletes from the College of the Ozarks play a spirited basketball game with various rival colleges. Fellow college students provide color commentary of these action packed men's and women's games.
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 Kids Connection #2
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday at 3 PM
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 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Area talent Christopher James discusses issues with local children that they face in their daily lives at school, at play, and at home. This informational program provides kids with information on what to do when faced with challenges.
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 Best of Missouri Outdoors
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday at 3:30 PM
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 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This show brings the great outdoors, indoors. Join host Kipp Wood and discover some of the most scenic natural areas, wild creatures, and interesting people in the Show-Me-State. Plus, wildlife caller Ralph Duren will test your "nature knowledge", Martha Daniels serves up an outdoor recipe and much more.
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 C. Scott Earls
Address 225 Violyn Drive
City Branson
State MO
Zip 65616
Telephone Number (417) 334-1200
Email Address ScottEarls@tvcbranson.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.

Other Matters (10)

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Other Matters (1 of 10) Response
Program Title Kids Connection #2
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursday at 3 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Area talent Christopher James discusses issues with local children that they face in their daily lives at school, at play, and at home. This informational program provides kids with information on what to do when faced with challenges.
Other Matters (2 of 10) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday at 3:30
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. How much do you really know about animals? On Zoo Clues we tackle the animal kingdom's most mind-blowing questions: Can birds fly backwards? Could a whale really swallow a person? How do animals with no external ears hear? Do dogs sweat? What animal is used for bone grafts? Why do zebras have strips and leopard spots? Are bats birds? Are whales fish? Are insects animals? Each episode tackles a dozen or more amazing animal questions. Our investigation of the answers takes viewers on a fast-paced and entertaining tour of the entire animal kingdom. Zoo Clues. It's a keeper.
Other Matters (3 of 10) Response
Program Title Missouri Outdoors #3
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesday at 3:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This outdoors themed shows provides children with the different adventures that can be found in the great state of Missouri. Adventures such as canoeing, deer hunting, and caving inspire children to visit these wonderful natural sites.
Other Matters (4 of 10) Response
Program Title Missouri Outdoors #2
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday at 3 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This show brings the great outdoors, indoors. Join host Kipp Wood and discover some of the most scenic natural areas, wild creatures, and interesting people in the Show-Me-State. Plus, wildlife caller Ralph Duren will test your "nature knowledge", Martha Daniels serves up an outdoor recipe and much more.
Other Matters (5 of 10) Response
Program Title Kids Connection
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday and Monday at 3 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. An award winning program on what is happening and what is important in the lives of area youth. Host Christopher James talks to kids in school, work, and play to bring us positive stories about their experience.
Other Matters (6 of 10) Response
Program Title Missouri Outdoors Revisited
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday at 3 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Enjoy a collection of some of the best segments from one of the most popular tv shows. For over a decade Missouri Outdoors has showcased some of the wildest creatures, intriguing people, and scenic areas found in the Show-Me-State. This collection features stories about caving, otters, logging in the Ozarks, the making of Missouri Outdoors, plus segments on how to build a bat box and more.
Other Matters (7 of 10) Response
Program Title Donkey Ollie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday at 2 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This computer-animated show chronicles the life of a young Ollie, a donkey, that learns courage and bravery through trials as he travels the ancient world. Whether rescuing children from slavery, saving helpless animals from cruel treatment or suffering under the hands of cruel tormentors, Donkey Ollie is an example of faith and love under pressure
Other Matters (8 of 10) Response
Program Title The Adventures of Donkey Ollie
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday at 3:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This Christian based adventure of a Donkey, set backed in Jesus' time, will inspire kids to try hard and do what is right. Donkey Ollie is faced with various challenges in his life and shows the proper road to take.
Other Matters (9 of 10) Response
Program Title Missouri Outdoors 4
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sunday at 3:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Missouri Outdoors brings the spirit and exuberance of our outdoor heritage to life. Kipp Woods is your host for this thirty minutes of discovery into the little known and well-known outdoor treasures of Missouri. From lush Ozark mountains, to crystal clear streams, to lonely flowering prairies, and mysterious cypress swamps. Few other states offer the outdoor diversity of Missouri. Experience adventures in hunting and hiking, fishing and wildlife, and the people who enjoy it. Missouri is a uniquely rich state, and Missouri Outdoors brings it to you. It is an adventure in nature for the whole family. Missouri Outdoors is television the way nature intended.
Other Matters (10 of 10) Response
Program Title Best of Missouri Outdoors
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday at 3:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. An award winning show that features the outstanding adventures that can be enjoyed in Missouri. The whole family can learn about the natural wonders of the State of Missouri. This show includes the best shows over the last ten years.

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.

Charles Scott Earls

Owner


03/31/2017

Attachments

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