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

FRN:
0004970679
File Number:
0000050983
Submit Date:
04/09/2018
Call Sign:
WBFF
Facility ID:
10758
City:
BALTIMORE
State:
MD
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
04/09/2018
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : First Quarter of 2018

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

CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC

Doing Business As: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC

MILES S. MASON, ESQ.

1200 Seventeenth Street NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

miles.mason@Pillsburylaw.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Miles Mason , Esq .

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Miles Mason

1200 Seventheenth Street NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 416-6756

miles.mason@pillsburylaw.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 Baltimore
Web Home Page Address www.foxbaltimore.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 3.5
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 336.0
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: 3.5
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(12)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 11AM (1/6/18-3/31/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
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. Each week, host Emily Calandrelli takes journeys through space that will both entertain and educate viewers. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Emily shows viewers what it is like to try to perform everyday tasks while floating in zero gravity and living in a Mars-like habitat. Episodes feature space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, the search for other life in space, and many other topics, including NASA-related programs as applicable to the episodes. The program airs on the stations main digital channel.
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 Xploration Outer Space
List date and time rescheduled 02/17/2018 07:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-17
Episode # 124
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30AM (1/6/18-3/31/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 1
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. In this program, children learn about biomimicry and see how engineers imitate nature in the design of innovative products. They learn how the Manta Ray has inspired inventions related to ocean navigation as well as military applications; and how snakes have been copied to design robots that can rescue those trapped in small spaces. This program features the incredible world of animals and plants, and the inventions inspired by them. The programs airs on the stations main digital channel.
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 Xploration Nature Knows Best
List date and time rescheduled 03/04/2018 11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-17
Episode # 124
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (3 of 12) Response
Program Title Calling Dr. Pol
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday and Thursday 9AM (1/3/18-3/29/18)
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 11 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Dr. Jan Pol is a veterinarian who specializes in large farm animals. Having more than 19,000 clients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. This series is designed to educate and inform viewers as Dr. Pol, his family, and veterinary staff share their experiences caring for animals of all shapes and sizes across rural Michigan. Viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behaviors of various domesticated animals and livestock. The program airs on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 12) Response
Program Title Rescue Me with Dr. Lisa
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8:30AM (1/7/18-3/25/18)
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 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 features how teens can successfully pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Each week, a team of business leaders teaches basic but critical skills needed to execute a detailed business plan that includes product pricing, packaging, marketing and investment strategies. Hatched helps teens develop confidence and business savvy and brings young entrepreneurs to the table encouraging them to step up and seize their dreams. The program airs on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10AM (1/6/18-3/31/18)
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 strives to answer questions about where advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may lead us in the future. Scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers add their input about what the world may look like in 2050. Viewers are taken on an educational adventure as the program tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. This program airs on the stations main digital channel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 12) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday and Tuesday 9AM (1/1/18-3/27/18)
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 11 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Supported by a team of Georgia Aquarium biologists, veterinarians, and other experts, Jeff Corwin travels the world to explore the Earths least understood resource, our oceans and waterways and the animals which call them home. He swims with manta rays, pointing out that their body form was the inspiration for the design of the Stealth jet. While in the water with whale sharks, he takes samples of their blood to better understand their biology. As Jeff continues his journey through each episode, the viewer is able to connect with these animals and learn how important they are to all life on the planet, as well as how sea life connects to life on the rest of the globe. The program airs on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 12) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7AM (1/6/18-3/31/18)
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 11 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Each episode of Dog Tales profiles a breed of dog; its history, popularity and characteristics. Viewers will learn the differences in dogs and how those differences affect their lives. Viewers are shown families who own particular breeds, how they interact with their dogs, and how they are a valuable part of the family. Several dog experts explain the various dogs needs, health, nutrition requirements, safety, and care. The program airs on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Weird but True
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12PM (1/6/18-3/31/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 8
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 8
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 8
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 explores topics like ancient Greece, tornadoes and ostriches by uncovering fun, strange and surprising facts. An episode example includes making paper ships together and learning the history of pirates. Children are encouraged to be curious and learn about science, history and culture through creativity and the scientific method. The program airs on the stations main digital channel.
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 Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 02/11/2018 05:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-10
Episode # 123
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 03/04/2018 02:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-17
Episode # 124
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 03/10/2018 02:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-24
Episode # 125
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 04/01/2018 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-31
Episode # 130
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 01/07/2018 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-01-06
Episode # 118
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 01/14/2018 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-01-13
Episode # 119
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 03/04/2018 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-03
Episode # 126
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #8

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True
List date and time rescheduled 02/04/2018 02:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-03
Episode # 122
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (9 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY Science
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:30PM (1/6/18-3/31/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 8
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 8
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 8
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 Steve Spangler shows viewers that the world is their laboratory. He uses everyday items to turn the world around him into a fund and unexpected laboratory. In each episode, Spangler will demonstrate science experiments and explain how they connect to real-world innovations. The program airs on the stations main digital channel.
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 Xploration DIY Science
List date and time rescheduled 02/04/2018 03:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-03
Episode # 122
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration DIY Science
List date and time rescheduled 02/11/2018 06:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-10
Episode # 123
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration DIY Science
List date and time rescheduled 01/14/2018 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-01-13
Episode # 119
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration DIY Science
List date and time rescheduled 01/07/2018 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-01-06
Episode # 118
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration DIY Science
List date and time rescheduled 03/10/2018 03:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-17
Episode # 124
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration DIY Science
List date and time rescheduled 03/04/2018 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-03
Episode # 126
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration DIY Science
List date and time rescheduled 04/01/2018 01:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-31
Episode # 130
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #8

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration DIY Science
List date and time rescheduled 03/11/2018 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-24
Episode # 125
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (10 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 1PM (1/6/18-3/31/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 9
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 9
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 9
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 key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent, their interaction with other animals, and their environment. Throughout the series, emphasis is placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. The goal of this program is for the viewer to achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species, with the aid of up-close and detailed photography throughout the program. Through this understanding, it is hoped that viewers will better relate to the natural environment in North America and learn to protect North Americas animal species. The program airs on the stations main digital channel
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 Wild America
List date and time rescheduled 02/11/2018 11:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Wild America
List date and time rescheduled 02/25/2018 11:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-24
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Wild America
List date and time rescheduled 01/14/2018 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-01-13
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Wild America
List date and time rescheduled 03/04/2018 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Wild America
List date and time rescheduled 01/07/2018 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-01-06
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Wild America
List date and time rescheduled 03/11/2018 12:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-17
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Wild America
List date and time rescheduled 02/04/2018 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-03
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #8

Questions Response
Title of Program Wild America
List date and time rescheduled 04/01/2018 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-31
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #9

Questions Response
Title of Program Wild America
List date and time rescheduled 01/21/2018 01:30 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-01-20
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (11 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30AM (1/6/18-3/31/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 6
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 7
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 7
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 7
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 Philippe Cousteau (grandson of famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau) brings energy to every location he visits while seeking to inspire and educate viewers in earth sciences. This program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth, from magnificent mountains to erupting volcanoes. Viewers will not only behold the beauty of gigantic glaciers, but also discover why they formed and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as he strives to understand places on, inside, and above the Earth. The program airs on the stations main digital channel.
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 Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 01/14/2018 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-01-13
Episode # 119
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 02/25/2018 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-24
Episode # 125
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 02/11/2018 05:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-10
Episode # 123
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 01/07/2018 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-01-06
Episode # 118
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 03/04/2018 12:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-03-03
Episode # 126
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 03/04/2018 02:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-17
Episode # 124
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet
List date and time rescheduled 02/04/2018 02:00 PM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2018-02-03
Episode # 122
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (12 of 12) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 9AM (1/5/18-3/30/18)
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 11 years to 3 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This educational and informational program is hosted by animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, Tim Faulkner. Viewers can watch and learn as Tim showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will gain a better understanding of wildlife as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. The program airs on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2
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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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 Sharon Wylie
Address 2000 West 41 Street
City Baltimore
State MD
Zip 21211
Telephone Number (410) 467-4545
Email Address swylie@sbgtv.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. WBFF continued to the serve the educational and informational needs of children through broadcast and outreach activities during the 1st Quarter 2018. WBFF broadcast public service announcements addressing childrens educational, health, and safety needs including messages for Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Baltimore Grade Level Reading, Boy Scouts, Health and Human Services addressing bullying prevention, USDA Discover the Forest campaign, Reading is Fundamental, Partnership for a Drug Free America, Dept of Education, The Maryland Bio Foundation, Joel Gamble Foundation, Baltimore City Dept of Transportation, Young Life and Foundation for a Better Life. The focus was on promoting healthy choices, fitness, and STEM education as well as mentoring experiences. A unique opportunity is presented to area school children with the Morning News Wednesday Weather Kid in which teachers nominate students to participate in presenting the weather forecast. Students receive a weather lesson with morning meteorologist and then assist in the daily forecast. During the 1st Quarter 2018, WBFF launched its 31st Annual Champions of Courage Black History Month Essay Competition, Designed for students grade 6 through 12, more than 3000 entries were received from public, private and parochial middle and high schools throughout the Baltimore metro area. Students were challenged to write a brief essay saluting the person who has demonstrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jrs legacy and lessons. 20 essays were selected and the students shared their essays on WBFF during the first quarter. In addition to appearing on air the students received a hundred dollar award at a gala awards breakfast. Three top winners were announced and students received additional prize money and in their honor their schools received cash awards. In March, WBFF presented its 9th annual BMore Healthy Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. Particular focus was on healthy children and the event offered free dental screenings, healthy food choices and cooking lessons replacing sugar, fat and salt with herb and spices, scoliosis screenings, sports, fitness, age-appropriate play activities, and more. Baltimore Area Council Boys Scouts, Heart's Place Services, Johns Hopkins School of Education Center in Technology, Shriners Hospital, Kangaroo Kids Precision Jump Rope Team, and local dance organizations participated. Station management serves on the board of directors for Hearts Place Services which manages a Weekend Survival Kit program providing homeless children a backpack of foods to feed a family of 3 when the children do not receive their free breakfast and lunch when schools are closed. WBFF hosted station tours for various schools and participated in Career Day activities at local schools as well as supported local school fundraisers with donations of tours and Weather Kids Experiences.The station continues to reach out and work with non-profits and governmental agencies serving the needs of children by providing resources, promotion, and opportunity to share their mission and programs during news programming .

Other Matters (12)

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Other Matters (1 of 12) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday and Tuesday 9AM (4/2/18-6/26/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 11 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Supported by a team of Georgia Aquarium biologists, veterinarians, and other experts, Jeff Corwin travels the world to explore the Earths least understood resource, our oceans and waterways and the animals which call them home. He swims with manta rays, pointing out that their body form was the inspiration for the design of the Stealth jet. While in the water with whale sharks, he takes samples of their blood to better understand their biology. As Jeff continues his journey through each episode, the viewer is able to connect with these animals and learn how important they are to all life on the planet, as well as how sea life connects to life on the rest of the globe. The program will air on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2
Other Matters (2 of 12) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7AM (4/7/18-6/30/18)
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. Each episode of Dog Tales profiles a breed of dog; its history, popularity and characteristics. Viewers will learn the differences in dogs and how those differences affect their lives. Viewers are shown families who own particular breeds, how they interact with their dogs, and how they are a valuable part of the family. Several dog experts explain the various dogs needs, health, nutrition requirements, safety, and care. The program will air on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2
Other Matters (3 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Earth 2050
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10AM (4/7/18-6/30/18)
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 strives to answer questions about where advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may lead us in the future. Scientists, inventors, doctors, science fiction writers, and creative thinkers add their input about what the world may look like in 2050. Viewers are taken on an educational adventure as the program tackles future challenges in everything from transportation to health care to the environment. . The program will air on the stations main digital channel
Other Matters (4 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1PM (4/7/18-6/30/18)
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 key objective of this program is to familiarize children with the animals of the North American continent, their interaction with other animals, and their environment. Throughout the series, emphasis is placed upon protecting endangered species and the impact that humans have while interacting in their environment. The goal of this program is for the viewer to achieve a greater understanding of nature and specific animal species, with the aid of up-close and detailed photography throughout the program. Through this understanding, it is hoped that viewers will better relate to the natural environment in North America and learn to protect North Americas animal species. This program will air on the stations main digital channel
Other Matters (5 of 12) Response
Program Title Calling Dr. Pol
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesday and Thursdays 9AM (4/4/18-6/28/18)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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. Dr. Jan Pol is a veterinarian who specializes in large farm animals. Having more than 19,000 clients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. This series is designed to educate and inform viewers as Dr. Pol, his family, and veterinary staff share their experiences caring for animals of all shapes and sizes across rural Michigan. Viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the biology and behaviors of various domesticated animals and livestock. The program will air on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2
Other Matters (6 of 12) Response
Program Title Rescue Me with Dr. Jen
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays 8:30AM (4/1/18-6/24/18)
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 features how teens can successfully pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Each week, a team of business leaders teaches basic but critical skills needed to execute a detailed business plan that includes product pricing, packaging, marketing and investment strategies. Hatched helps teens develop confidence and business savvy and brings young entrepreneurs to the table encouraging them to step up and seize their dreams. The program will air on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2
Other Matters (7 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Awesome Planet
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11:30AM (4/7/18-6/30/18)
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 Philippe Cousteau (grandson of famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau) brings energy to every location he visits while seeking to inspire and educate viewers in earth sciences. This program takes an in-depth look at the unique and distinct features on planet Earth, from magnificent mountains to erupting volcanoes. Viewers will not only behold the beauty of gigantic glaciers, but also discover why they formed and how they shaped our landscape. Geological experts share their wisdom with Philippe, as he strives to understand places on, inside, and above the Earth. The program will air on the stations main digital channel.
Other Matters (8 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Outer Space
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11AM (4/7/18-6/30/18)
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. Each week, host Emily Calandrelli takes journeys through space that will both entertain and educate viewers. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in space or on a different planet? Emily shows viewers what it is like to try to perform everyday tasks while floating in zero gravity and living in a Mars-like habitat. Episodes feature space robotics, commercial space tourism, asteroids, the search for other life in space, and many other topics, including NASA-related programs as applicable to the episodes. This program air will on the stations main digital channel.
Other Matters (9 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Nature Knows Best
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30AM (4/7/18-6/30/18)
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. In this program, children learn about biomimicry and see how engineers imitate nature in the design of innovative products. They learn how the Manta Ray has inspired inventions related to ocean navigation as well as military applications; and how snakes have been copied to design robots that can rescue those trapped in small spaces. This program features the incredible world of animals and plants, and the inventions inspired by them. The program will air on the stations main digital channel.
Other Matters (10 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration DIY Science
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12:30PM (4/7/18-6/30/18)
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 Steve Spangler shows viewers that the world is their laboratory. He uses everyday items to turn the world around him into a fund and unexpected laboratory. In each episode, Spangler will demonstrate science experiments and explain how they connect to real-world innovations. The program will air on the stations main digital channel.
Other Matters (11 of 12) Response
Program Title Xploration Weird But True
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 12PM (4/7/18-6/30/18)
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 explores topics like ancient Greece, tornadoes and ostriches by uncovering fun, strange and surprising facts. An episode example includes making paper ships together and learning the history of pirates. Children are encouraged to be curious and learn about science, history and culture through creativity and the scientific method. This program will air on the stations main digital channel.
Other Matters (12 of 12) Response
Program Title Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 9AM (4/6/18-6/29/18)
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 educational and informational program is hosted by animal expert and wildlife park operations manager, Tim Faulkner. Viewers can watch and learn as Tim showcases the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Audiences will gain a better understanding of wildlife as Tim explores the habitats and adventures of creatures of all sizes, including a giant Galapagos tortoise, a baby wombat, the flying fox, and even a newly discovered species of birds. The program will air on the stations secondary digital stream 45.2

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Sharon Wylie

Public Affairs Manager


04/09/2018

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