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

FRN:
0018223693
File Number:
0000022654
Submit Date:
04/03/2017
Call Sign:
WVFX
Facility ID:
10976
City:
CLARKSBURG
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 CLARKSBURG, LLC

Doing Business As: WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CLARKSBURG, LLC

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

DAVID COMPTON

CHIEF ENGINEER

WITHERS BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CLARKSBURG, LLC

5 TELEVISION DRIVE

BRIDGEPORT, WV 26330

United States

+1 (304) 848-5000

DCOMPTON@WDTV.COM

Technical Representative

JODY 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 FOX
Nielsen DMA Clarksburg-Weston
Web Home Page Address WWW.MYFOXCLARKSBURG.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 3.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 3.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(7)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 7) Response
Program Title DIV SCI
Origination Syndicated
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. THE SHOW IS HOSTED BY STEVE SPANGLER WHO IS ABLE TO RELATE TO ALL AGE GROUPS HE PREFORMS SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, MAKING THEM FUN AND SIMULTANEOUSLY EXPLAINING THE SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES BEHIND THEM.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 7) Response
Program Title AWESOME PLANET
Origination Syndicated
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
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. Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, explores the most spectacular places - on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth - in this riveting earth science series.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 7) Response
Program Title WEIRD BUT TRUE
Origination Syndicated
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. THIS SERIES IS A PLAYFUL AND CURIOUS SERIES SHOWS VIEWERS HOW FUN AND SURPRISING SCIENCE CAN BE .
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 7) Response
Program Title OUTER SPACE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 7:30AM
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. Host Emily Calandrelli, Harvard scholar and former Nasa employee, takes viewers on incredible journeys through space. She visits various NASA facilities as we search for answers about our universe.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 7) Response
Program Title NATURE KNOWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAYS AT 11:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 5
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 5
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 TEACHES HOW NEW INVENTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY ARE DEVELOPED BY OBSERVING AND UNDERSTANDING NATURE.
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 NATURE KNOWS
List date and time rescheduled 01/07/2017 04:30 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 2017-01-07
Episode # 118
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program NATURE KNOWS
List date and time rescheduled 01/21/2017 05:30 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 2017-01-21
Episode # 120
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program NATURE KNOWS
List date and time rescheduled 02/12/2017 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 2017-02-11
Episode # 123
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program NATURE KNOWS
List date and time rescheduled 01/14/2017 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 2017-01-14
Episode # 119
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program NATURE KNOWS
List date and time rescheduled 03/05/2017 06:30 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 2017-03-04
Episode # 126
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (6 of 7) Response
Program Title DOGTALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAY AT 7AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired 1
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. 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 Core Program (7 of 7) Response
Program Title EARTH 2050
Origination Syndicated
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. What will the world look like in 2050? Where will advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math lead us? Host Chuck Pell, artist, entrepreneur, and futurist , takes viewers on a mind bending journey in search of these answers.
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 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 EARTH 2050
Origination Syndicated
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. THIS FASCINATION AND IMAGINATIVE PROGRAM ALLOWS THE VIEWER TO THINK ABOUT ALL THE POSSIBILITIES FOR OUR FUTURE WORLD IT LOOKS INTO THE POTENTIAL OF BRINGING SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH TO ANOTHER LEVEL.
Other Matters (2 of 7) Response
Program Title OUTER SPACE
Origination Syndicated
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. Host Emily Calandrelli, Harvard scholar and former Nasa employee, takes viewers on incredible journeys through space. She visits various NASA facilities as we search for answers about our universe.
Other Matters (3 of 7) Response
Program Title DOGTALES
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. DOGTALES SHOWCASES DOGS AND DOG LOVERS OF ALL TYPES PROVIDING VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT CANINE HEALTH TRAINING GROOMING AND OVERALL CARE.
Other Matters (4 of 7) Response
Program Title WEIRD BUT TRUE
Origination Syndicated
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. THIS SERIES IS A PLAYFUL AND CURIOUS SERIES SHOWS VIEWERS HOW FUN AND SURPRISING SCIENCE CAN BE
Other Matters (5 of 7) Response
Program Title NATURE KNOWS
Origination Syndicated
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. THIS PROGRAM TEACHES HOW NEW INVENTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY ARE DEVELOPED BY OBSERVING AND UNDERSTAND NATURE.
Other Matters (6 of 7) Response
Program Title DIV SCI
Origination Syndicated
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 SHOW HOSTED BY STEVE SPANGLER WHO IS ABLE TO RELATE WELL TO ALL AGE GROUPS HE PERFORMS SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS MAKING THEM FUN AND SIMULTANEOUSLY EXPLAINING THE SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES BEHIND THEM.
Other Matters (7 of 7) Response
Program Title AWESOME PLANET
Origination Syndicated
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. Philippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, explores the most spectacular places - on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth - in this riveting earth science series.

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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