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

FRN:
0005077524
File Number:
0000077368
Submit Date:
07/10/2019
Call Sign:
WTCT
Facility ID:
67786
City:
MARION
State:
IL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/10/2019
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2019

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

TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.

Michael Daly

PO Box 1010

MARION, IL 62959

United States

+1 (618) 997-4700

mjd@tct.tv

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Kevin T. Fisher

Broadcast Consultant

Smith & Fisher, LLC

Kevin Fisher

4791 Wintergreen Court

Woodbridge, VA 22192

United States

+1 (703) 505-1751

kevin@smithandfisher.com

Technical Representative

COLBY M. MAY , Esq. .

Attorney

COLBY M. MAY, ESQ., P.C.

Colby May

PO Box 15473

WASHINGTON, DC 20003

United States

+1 (202) 544-5171

CMMAY@MAYLAWOFFICES.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA Paducah-Cape Girard-Harsbg
Web Home Page Address http://www.tct.tv

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 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: 7.5
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(9)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 9) Response
Program Title The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun-Sat, 7:30 AM CT (SD2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 91
Total times aired 91
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Busy World of Richard Scarry is a television adaption of Richard Scarrys hundreds of original stories and his wonderfully colorful characters. Each half hour episode are made up of 3 stories; 2 of which are set in BUSYTOWN, the living, working, and playing place of Richard Scarry characters, while the third story is from Richard Scarrys BUSY BUSY WORLD featuring international characters as they appeared in the original stories. Each episode features an original song. The 3 stories are separated by two 1 minute educational interstitials, hosted by Lowly, the series Spokesworm, who demonstrates How Things Work in one interstitial, and important tips on How to be Safe in the other.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Creations Creatures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 8:30 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Creations Creatures takes a look at wildlife through the prism of Christianity. Hosts Sherri Bohlander and Shauna Robbins provide a daily bible verse for children to memorize, and help them learn about wildlife and its origin.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 9) Response
Program Title Quigleys Village
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 7:30 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Quigleys Village is a delightful place where children learn Christian values. This award-winning series provides the very best in entertainment with important lessons to help children learn & grow.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Tween You & Me
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 9:00 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Kids learn about Gods plan for their lives through this exciting variety show complete with games, music, videos, and comedy sketches.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Adventures in Odyssey
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sa, 10:00A CT(SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Adventures in Odyssey series centers around the grandfatherly inventor, John Avery Whittaker, owner of an ice cream shop for children. It is an animated half-hour program that teaches principal family lessons through the promotion of sound, Christian morals.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Sarahs Stories
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 10:30 AM CT (SD & HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Join Sarah as she tells childrens stories with great life lessons. Sarah is also joined by the popular Hermie and Friends animations.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Cowboy Dans Frontier
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sa, 9:30A CT(SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired 26
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 2 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Cowboy Dan Harrell helps children, ten and under, understand the importance of always learning something new, every day, through fun stories and music.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Swamp Critters
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 8:00 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 1 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal puppets sing and teach value-centered lessons in decision-making and self esteem.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Burnnie
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 7:00 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 5 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children learn sound Christian principles through the antics of the feisty bunny rabbit Burnnie.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 2) Response
Program Title The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sun-Sat, 6:30 AM CT (SD2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 91
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures is an animated half hour childrens TV series that employs the fun and fascinating world-wide jaunts of a pair of adorable mice to present a body of important new learning. As Emily, the practical Country Mouse, and her sophisticated City Mouse cousin, Alexander, visit friends and family around the globe, they encounter non-stop delight along with non-stop problems, complications and mysteries. By stepping in, helping out and dealing with the situations with which they are confronted, they teach valuable learning to learn skills, centering on discovery, investigation and analysis, associated personal-character and pro-social attitudes, and intriguing core-knowledge learning focused on world history, geography and language.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 2) Response
Program Title Wimzies House
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sun-Sat, 6:00 AM CT (SD2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 91
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WIMZIES HOUSE is a puppet-based, half hour TV series featuring Wimzie, a little girl monster, who lives with her parents, grandma and baby brother and her friends who come over the day. Each story is a complete dramatic episode & the stories feature the puppet characters in situations with themes that are important to the development of young children. Each show has songs which reinforce these themes. In addition to the main story, each show opens with one of the puppet characters introducing himself/herself in a brief video bio. Each show ends with two short segments. One is called Wimzies Reflections. These one minute pieces feature Wimzie, in her pajamas and ready for bed with one of the grownup puppet characters. In the reflection, Wimzie reviews something that happened during the day and is guided by the grown-up to an understanding of that shows theme. The second short segment, which comes after the credits, is called Tips. In these 30 second segments the puppet children offer tips on the following issues, nap time, talking without permission, hitting, no means no, inside and outside voices, excluding others, answering the phone, answering the door, eating too fast, crossing the street, dealing with strange animals, saying you're sorry, sneezing, brushing your teeth and washing your hands.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response

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 Michael Daly
Address P.O. Box 1010
City Marion
State IL
Zip 62959
Telephone Number (618) 997-4700
Email Address mjd@tct.tv
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. (Note 1) - During the quarter WTCT aired on average 4 hours per week of core children's television programming, or 52 hours total for the quarter, on its primary digital channel 27.1 (SD). This represents 13 hours on average, above the 39 hours of children's television programming per quarter specified in Commission Rule 73.671. (Note 2) - On its 27.2 (HD) channel the station aired 4 hours per week of core children's television programming, or 52 hours total for the quarter. This represents 13 hours, on average, above the 39 hours of children's television programming per quarter specified in Commission Rule 73.671. (Note 3) - On its 27.3 (SD2) channel the station aired 3.5 hours per week of core children's television programming, or 45.5 hours total for the quarter. This represents 6.5 hours, on average, above the 39 hours of children's television programming per quarter specified in Commission Rule 73.671.

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Cowboy Dans Frontier
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sa, 9:30A CT(SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Cowboy Dan Harrell helps children, ten and under, understand the importance of always learning something new, every day, through fun stories and music.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Creations Creatures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 8:30 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Creations Creatures takes a look at wildlife through the prism of Christianity. Hosts Sherri Bohlander and Shauna Robbins provide a daily bible verse for children to memorize, and help them learn about wildlife and its origin.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title The Busy World of Richard Scarry
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun-Sat, 7:30 AM CT (SD2)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 91
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Busy World of Richard Scarry is a television adaption of Richard Scarrys hundreds of original stories and his wonderfully colorful characters. Each half hour episode is made up of 3 stories, 2 of which are set in BUSYTOWN, the living, working, and playing place of Richard Scarry characters, while the third story is from Richard Scarrys BUSY BUSY WORLD featuring international characters as they appeared in the original stories. Each episode features an original song. The 3 stories are separated by two 1 minute educational interstitials, hosted by Lowly, the series Spokesworm, who demonstrates How Things Work in one interstitial, and important tips on How To Be Safe in the other.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Swamp Critters
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 8:00 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 1 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal puppets sing and teach value-centered lessons in decision-making and self esteem.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Tween You & Me
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 9:00 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Kids learn about Gods plan for their lives through this exciting variety show complete with games, music, videos, and comedy sketches.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Sarahs Stories
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 10:30 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Join Sarah as she tells childrens stories with great life lessons. Sarah is also joined by the popular Hermie and Friends animations.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Burnnie
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 7:00 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 5 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children learn sound Christian principles through the antics of the feisty bunny rabbit Burnnie.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Quigleys Village
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat, 7:30 AM CT (SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Quigleys Village is a delightful place where children learn Christian values. This award-winning series provides the very best in entertainment with important lessons to help children learn & grow.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Adventures in Odyssey
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sa, 10A CT(SD&HD)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Adventures in Odyssey series centers around the grandfatherly inventor, John Avery Whittaker, owner of an ice cream shop for children. It is an animated half-hour program that teaches principal family lessons through the promotion of sound, Christian morals.

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.

Michael Daly

Secretary


07/10/2019

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