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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
0000022650
Submit Date:
04/03/2017
Call Sign:
WDTV
Facility ID:
70592
City:
WESTON
State:
WV
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/03/2017
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? Yes

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY OF WEST VIRGINIA

Doing Business As: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY OF WEST VIRGINIA

DANA R. WITHERS

POST OFFICE BOX 1508

MOUNT VERNON, IL 62864

United States

+1 (618) 242-3500

drw@mvn.net

Company

Contact Representatives (3)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

ROBERT W. GUILL

TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

KHANNA & GUILL, INC.

1485 CHAIN BRIDGE ROAD, SUITE 302

MCLEAN, VA 22101

United States

+1 (703) 388-0023

BB@KGICONSULTING.COM

Technical Representative

JODY ERNEST HINKLE

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CLARKSBURG, LLC

5 TELEVISION DRIVE

BRIDGEPORT, WV 26330

United States

+1 (304) 848-5000

jhinkle@wdtv.com

Technical Representative

DAWN M. SCIARRINO , ESQ. .

SCIARRINO & SHUBERT, PLLC

DAWN M. SCIARRINO, ESQ.

4601 N. FAIRFAX DRIVE

SUITE 1200

ARLINGTON, VA 22203

United States

+1 (202) 256-9551

DAWN@SCIARRINOLAW.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network CBS
Nielsen DMA Clarksburg-Weston
Web Home Page Address WWW.WDTV.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 4.0
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 4.0
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: 4.0
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(8)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 8) Response
Program Title CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE HIDDEN HEROS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 11AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THIS PROGRAM OFFERS A VIEW FOR TEENS TO SEE EVERYDAY PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF AGE, SEX, OCCUPATION OR EDUCATION IN A CANDID CAMERA TYPE FORMAT INDIVIDUALS ARE REWARDED FOR DEMONSTRATE ACTS OF KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY STAND UP FOR DIVERSITY SHIELDING OTHERS FROM BULLIES AND EMBRACE FRIENDSHIP.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 8) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 7:30 AM
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 8) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 7AM
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. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 8) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAY AT 7AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THIS SHOW SHOWCASES MANY RESCUES OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 8) Response
Program Title THE OPEN ROAD
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 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 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. GAME CHANGERS, Kevin Frazier, highlights professional athletes who use their notoriety and success to make positive changes in the lives of people in need. The program offers a very positive opportunity to view sports figures in activities that reflect the ideas of good sportsmanship and civic mindedness. Profiled celebrities range from players who have set up charities for youngsters around the world to those who have put together foundations that support various initiatives in their own communities where they were raised as part of an effort to "give back." The show provides valuable lessons on the true meaning of sportsmanship and responsibility to society of those who have achieved great success. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 8) Response
Program Title HENRY FORD INNOVATION NATION
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 8AM
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. INNOVATION NATION IS HOSTED BY MO ROCCA AND FEATURES THE CELEBRATION OF THE INVENTOR SPIRIT FROM HISTORIC SCIENTIFIC PIONEERS THROUGHOUT PAST CENTURIES TO THE FORWARD LOOKING VISIONARIES TODAY.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 8) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 8:30AM
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. THE INSPECTORS IS A DRAMATIC SERIES BY A REAL LIFE CASE HANDLED BY UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICES A PARALYED YOUNG MAN PRESTON WAINWRIGHT ASSISTS HIS US POSTAL INSPECTOR MOM AMANDA IN SOLVING CRIMES THAT DEAL WITH EVERYTHING FROM INTERNET SCAMS IDENTITY AND MAIL THEFT. THIS PROGRAM EDUCATES YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT THE MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. AND INCLUDES A POSITIVE MESSAGE REGARDING LIVING WITH DISABILITES AND OVERCOMING CHALLENGES.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 8) Response
Program Title DOGTALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAYS AT 7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
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. DOGTALES SHOWCASES DOGS AND DOG LOVERS OF ALL TYPES PROVIDING VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT CANINE HEALTH TRAINING GROOMING AND OVERALL CARE.
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 DOGTALES
List date and time rescheduled 03/25/2017 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted 2017-03-26
Episode # D-1029
Reason for Preemption Other

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 JODY HINKLE
Address 5 TELEVISION DRIVE
City BRIDGEPORT
State WV
Zip 26330
Telephone Number (304) 848-5000
Email Address jhinkle@wdtv.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 (7)

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Other Matters (1 of 7) Response
Program Title THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 11:30AM
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. THE PROGRAM FOLLOWS DR. CHRIS BROWN AS HE EMBARKS ON A JOURNEY INTRODUCING YOUNG PEOPLE TO COUNTRIES, CULTURES, FLORA AND FAUNA AROUND THE GLOBE.
Other Matters (2 of 7) Response
Program Title HENRY FORD'S INNOVATION NATION
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 8AM
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. INNOVATION NATION IS HOSTED BY MO ROCCA AND FEATURES THE CELEBRATION OF THE INVENTOR SPIRIT FROM HISTORIC SCIENTIFIC PIONEERS THROUGHOUT PAST CENTURIES TO THE FORWARD LOOKING VISIONARIES TODAY.
Other Matters (3 of 7) Response
Program Title DR. CHRIS PET VET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 7:30AM
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. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (4 of 7) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAYS AT 7AM
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. SHOWCASES SPECTACULAR RESCUES OF ALL TYPES OF ANIMALS AND DEDICATION OF MANY INDIVIDUALS
Other Matters (5 of 7) Response
Program Title CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE HIDDEN HEROES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 11AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THIS PROGRAM OFFERS A VIEW FOR TEENS TO SEE EVERYDAY PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF AGE, SEX, OCCUPATION OR EDUCATION IN A CANDID CAMERA TYPE FORMAT INDIVIDUALS ARE REWARDED FOR DEMONSTRATE ACTS OF KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY STAND UP FOR DIVERSITY SHIELDING OTHERS FROM BULLIES AND EMBRACE FRIENDSHIP.
Other Matters (6 of 7) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 7AM
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. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (7 of 7) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 8:30AM
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. THE INSPECTORS IS A DRAMATIC SERIES BY A REAL LIFE CASE HANDLED BY UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICES A PARALYED YOUNG MAN PRESTON WAINWRIGHT ASSISTS HIS US POSTAL INSPECTOR MOM AMANDA IN SOLVING CRIMES THAT DEAL WITH EVERYTHING FROM INTERNET SCAMS IDENTITY AND MAIL THEFT. THIS PROGRAM EDUCATES YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT THE MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. AND INCLUDES A POSITIVE MESSAGE REGARDING LIVING WITH DISABILITES AND OVERCOMING CHALLENGES.

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.

JODY ERNEST HINKLE , E .

PROGRAM COORDINATOR


04/03/2017

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