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

FRN:
0026207225
File Number:
0000039507
Submit Date:
01/10/2018
Call Sign:
WMKG-CD
Facility ID:
33869
City:
MUSKEGON
State:
MI
Service:
Digital Class A
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/10/2018
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth 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

WMKG-TV, LLC

Adam Kragt

4237 AIRLINE ROAD

NORTON SHORES, MI 49441

United States

+1 (231) 375-0520

adam@wmkg.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Richard C Goetz

Broadcast Consultant

R & L Media systems

135 N Country Club Dr

Hendersonville, TN 37075

United States

+1 (615) 826-0792

rickg@rlmediasystems.com

Technical Representative

JAMES A. Koerner , Esq. .

Attorney

KOERNER & OLENDER, P.C.

7020 Richard Drive

Bethesda, MD 20817

United States

+1 (301) 468-3336

JKOERNER.LAW@COMCAST.NET

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network AMGTV
Nielsen DMA Grand Rapids-Kalmzoo-B.Crk
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 3.5
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 504.0
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: 18.0
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 AV Club
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Fri 4:30pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am Nov 16 thru Dec 31
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 7
Total times aired 7
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 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Educational videos from the 50s and 60s covering a wide range of topics from mechanical wonders to personal finance.
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 ECO COMPANY
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATUDAY 12:30 PM WED 4:30PM THRU NOV 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
Total times aired 24
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 6 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. A SERIES ABOUT ENVIRONMENTS GEARED TOWARD CHILDREN. A GROUP OF TEENS TALK ABOUT ECOLOGY, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND GOING GREEN TO HELP ENVIRONMENT. THEY SHOW HOW TO PRESERVE FOR THE FUTURE OF THEIR WORLD, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY. VERY INFORMATIVE
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 Animal Rescue
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30 AM Mon 4PM Thru Nov 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
Total times aired 24
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 6 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Real emergencies involving animals and the people who help them. Saluting animal rescue heroes. Covers various pet care topics.
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 Zoo Diaries
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11:30AM Mon 4:30PM Thru Nov 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
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 6 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Dedicated people that care for the preservation of wildlife and endangered species at the Toronto Zoo. Conservation issues.
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 DRAGON FLY
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 11:00 AM THRU NOV 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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. A SERIES FOCUSED ON A "HANDS ON" PROJECT ABOUT SCIENCE USING HOT MUSIC TO ENTICE THE PARTICIPANTS AND VIEWERS. CHILDREN CAN WATCH AND DO. VERY EDUCATIONAL IN A VERY FUN WAY.
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 ELIZABETH STATONS GREAT BIG WORLD
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 1:30 PM THRU NOV 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 6 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ELIZABETH TOURS THE WORLD EXPLORING OTHER CULTURES LEARNING BOTH THE HISTORY OF THE LAND AND HOW THE PEOPLE LIVE. SHE TRIES TO FIND OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE IN NEED. THE SHOW GIVES THE REALITY OF ALL CULTURAL DIVERSITY, POSITIVE MORALS AND POSITIVE MESSAGES TO CHILDREN. VERY INFORMATIVE.
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 THINK BIG
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 1:00 PM Thurs 4:30PM Thru Nov 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
Total times aired 24
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. THIS SHOW FEATURES CHILDREN WITH BIG IDEAS. THE SERIES SHOWS JUST HOW FAR YOU CAN GET WITH DETERMINATION AND HARD WORK IF YOU WANT TO SUCCEED WITH A NEW IDEA OR WANT TO INVENT IT. VERY INFORMATIVE FOR THE YOUNG INVENTOR TRYING TO MAKE LIFE EASIER WITH HIS IDEAS. VERY EDUCATIONAL ABOUT OTHER INVENTORS AND THEIR HARD WORK TOWARDS THEIR GOAL.
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 Pets in Paridise
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:00AM Fri 4:30PM Thru Nov 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
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 6 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Heartwarming stories explore the unique relationships between humans and animals. Pet care emphasized.
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 DOG TALES
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 12:00 PM THRU NOV 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 11 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. A SERIES ABOUT MANS BEST FRIEND, THE DOG AND THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE THEM. IT FOCUSES ON PEOPLE WHO OWN DOGS. THEY SHARE THE UPS AND DOWNS AS WELL AS THE GOOD AND BAD OF HAVING A PET. IT PROVIDES VIDEO AND PHOTOS ON INTERESTING PETS AND THEIR OWNERS. ALOT OF AMUSING AND INTERESTING STORIES. VERY EDUCATIONAL FOR THE PERSON THINKING OF GETTING A DOG.
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 AQUA KIDS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 10:00 AM THRU NOV 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 12
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 6 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THE HOST OF THE SHOW, MOLLY, AND HER CREW TRAVEL THE GLOBE SEEKING ADVENTURES IN AN AWARD WINNING PROGRAM DEDICATED TO EDUCATE CHILDREN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING OUR MARINE LIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT THEY LIVE IN.VERY INFORMATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL TO CHILDREN ABOUT PRESERVING NATURE AND THE ANIMALS IN IT.
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 BIZ KIDS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 10:30 AM TUES 4:30PM THRU NOV 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 24
Total times aired 24
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. BIZ KIDS FEATURES TEENS AND PRE-TEENS LEARNING ABOUT MONEY AND BUSINESS. IT FOCUSES ON SETTING GOALS AND ACHEIVING GOALS IN THE FINANCIAL WORLD. IT USES PEOPLE THEIR OWN AGE TO DEMONSTRATE AND TO SEND OUT THE MESSAGES. VERY INFORMATIVE FOR TEENS STARTING OUT PERHAPS IN FIRST JOBS.
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 Adam Kragt
Address 4237 AIRLINE ROAD
City MUSKEGON
State MI
Zip 49444
Telephone Number (231) 375-0520
Email Address tv@wmkg.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 (2)

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Other Matters (1 of 2) Response
Program Title Laura McKenzie's Traveler
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 2:30 PM Thru Nov 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The award winning travel journalist takes picturesque tours around the world. Educational exposure to other countries and cultures.
Other Matters (2 of 2) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tues-Fri 4PM Thru Nov 15
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 48
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. HEROIC EFFORTS ARE SEEN AS PEOPLE TRYING TO SAVE ANIMALS FROM DANGER. MANY ANIMALS ARE RESCUED AND MANY TIPS ON HOW TO PREVENT MANY ACCIDENTS.

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.

Adam Kragt

Chief Operator


01/10/2018

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