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September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0003828738
File Number:
0000085879
Submit Date:
10/10/2019
Call Sign:
WAKA
Facility ID:
701
City:
SELMA
State:
AL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/10/2019
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2019

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

ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS

Doing Business As: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS

Beverly Poston

ONE TELEVISION PLACE

CHARLOTTE, NC 28205

United States

+1 (704) 372-4434

BPoston@bahakel.com

Company

Contact Representatives (3)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Louis R duTreil , Jr .

Technical Consultant

duTreil Lundin & Rackley Inc

3135 Southgate Circle

Sarasota, FL 34239

United States

+1 (941) 329-6004

bobjr@DLR.com

Technical Representative

Elizabeth Spainhour

Brooks Pierce, et al.

150 Fayetteville Street

Suite 1700

Raleigh, NC 27601

United States

+1 (919) 839-0300

espainhour@brookspierce.com

Legal Representative

M. Anne Swanson

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

1800 M Street NW

Suite 800N

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 383-3342

ASWANSON@WBKLAW.COM

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network CBS/MeTV/Ion/QVC
Nielsen DMA Montgomery-Selma
Web Home Page Address www.waka.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 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: 10.0
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(15)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 15) Response
Program Title TAILS OF VALOR 8.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:00-10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
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. TAILS OF VALOR hosted by Kel Mitchell is a live action half hour program that features true stories of service animals working to change peoples lives. The program also examines the life science behind these relationships including the animals unique and powerful senses that enable them to protect their human charges. TAILS OF VALOR will focus on the training and day to day jobs of these incredible animals and the quality of life they provide the people they serve leaving viewers with a greater understanding and compassion for animals. Viewers will learn to see the world from different perspectives and how those with disabilities experience everyday life and the challenges they face. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children has educating and informing children as a significant purpose and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commissions rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 15) Response
Program Title SAFARI TRACKS 8.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays, 7:00am - 7:30am and 7:30am - 8:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 22
Total times aired 22
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. Safari Tracks is a thirty minute program designed for a young audience range of 13 to 16 year olds that highlights the informational and educational aspects of the animal kingdom in the given environment of Africa. The series lends itself respect to the natural world and initiates discussion of issues relating to that world and encourages drawing of conclusions based upon information presented. The programs concluding segment contains a sardonically toned mock quiz that serves as reinforcement and review of the material covered in the program.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 15) Response
Program Title Zoo Clues 8.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 9:00am - 9:30am, 9:30am - 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 22
Total times aired 22
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. Zoo Clues is a 30 minute program specifically created for young people between the ages of 13 and 16. The program's presentation mix of narration, visuals, and very well chosen topics delivers education and information while it entertains. Zoo Clues will leave viewers with a meaningful perspective about animals and meaningful comparison to their own human characteristics. The show's clever narration links disparate information together in a way that always makes clear that what viewers see is real, natural, and relates to their own life in the real world.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 15) Response
Program Title DOG TAILS 8.4
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays, 10:00am - 10:19am, 10:20am - 10:39am, 10:40am - 10:59am.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 33
Total times aired 33
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 20 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. Dog Tales is a weekly series all about mans best friend.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 15) Response
Program Title LUCKY DOG 8.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 8:00-8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal trainer Brandon McMillan operates a training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, where his mission is to rescue hard-to-love and untrained dogs and find them homes. The show focuses on exercising responsibility and on developing a sense of appreciation for life and animals. Life lessons are an integral part of the overarching theme of rescuing these animals from death and providing a second chance for life. Following McMillan's investigations into how to retrain these animals to make them welcome members in the homes of families is both educational and inspirational - encouraging this demographic to become sensitive to our own and others' behavior and teaching how we as individuals can make a difference. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 15) Response
Program Title THE INSPECTORS 8.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30-11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THE INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series inspired by compelling real-life cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright, a determined teenage boy who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern at the U.S. Postal Inspector's lab assisting his U.S. Postal Inspector mom, Amanda, in solving crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. The program strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 15) Response
Program Title Saved By The Bell 8.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 9:00-9:30am, 9:30-10:00am, 10:00-10:30am and 10:30-11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 44
Total times aired 44
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. SAVED BY THE BELL is a television series that explores social themes and coping strategies through the lives of six teenage friends at fictional Bayside High. The multi-ethnic cast serves as role models as they deal with issues like the death of a loved one, the right to say "no", teenage alcohol use and other issues of concern to young teens. The show has been widely recognized by educators, child advocates, the FCC and the US Congress as a valuable program addressing the problems and conflicts experienced by teens.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 15) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE 8.4
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays, 9:00am - 9:19am, 9:20am - 9:39am, 9:40am - 9:59am.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 33
Total times aired 33
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 20 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Rescue is a weekly series about compassionate individuals who come to the aid of animals in distress.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 15) Response
Program Title Henry Ford's Innovation Nation 8.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:00-9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
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 Henry Ford's INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca, features the celebration of the inventor's spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world's greatest inventions, and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. The program includes segments focusing on 'what if it never happened' and 'the innovation by accident,' and has a strong focus on 'junior geniuses' who are changing the face of technology. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 15) Response
Program Title ANIMAL SCIENCE 8.3
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays, 8:00am - 8:30am, 8:30am - 9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 22
Total times aired 22
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Animal Science is a half hour educational and informational program that provides interesting factoids about a variety of animals. It is specifically produced for the 13 to 16 year old age group, but is also a highly entertaining program for a more general audience, in particular younger children ages 8 to 12. The program's quick moving segments, and cool graphics is sure to capture the interest of the intended audience.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 15) Response
Program Title BILL NYE, THE SCIENCE GUY 8.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 8:00am-8:30am and 8:30am-9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 22
Total times aired 22
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. With 28 Emmys and a slew of other prestigious awards, Disney's resident way cool scientist knows how to get kids fired up about science. From Earth science to complex discussions on genetics, Bill Nye's enthusiasm for all things science is contagious.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 15) Response
Program Title BEAKMAN'S WORLD 8.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays, 7:00-7:30am and 7:30am-8:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 22
Total times aired 22
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 live action series based on the comic strip by Jok Church stars performance artist Paul Zaloom as the slightly nutty but never boring scientist who leads a journey of discovery while performing experiements that demonstrate how the world works. Topics are addressed with cutting edge humor and state of the art visuals that make learning fun. Joining Beakman in his quest are Josie, his bright young apprentice, and an oversize, sarcastic rat named Lester.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 15) Response
Program Title HOPE IN THE WILD 8.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 10:00AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
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. Hope for Wildlife is a live action, half hour television program that follows Hope Swinimer and her dedicated team as they rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned animals of all kinds. Hope's passion for wildlife conservation shines through everything she does to lead her team on their mission to care for and return each animal to the wild. From the pressure of saving an animal in critical condition to the joy in witnessing its victorious return home, Hope for Wildlife will educate viewers on the day-to-day jobs of this animal care team and the species they encounter. The program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 15) Response
Program Title Dr. Chris Pet Vet 8.1
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 8:30-9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 11
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers unique insight into the life of one of the world's busiest vets and the animals that he treats. For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital. The show usually consists of three segments, following the doctor as he treats various animals that are in trouble and offering the viewer opportunities to understand the challenges a veterinarian daily faces. The series focuses on how the doctor investigates the individual problem and tries to develop solutions that on the surface would seem confounding to the viewer. As such the show not only offers a view into careers in and responsibility for taking care of pets, but also into problem solving strategies and behaviors. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 15) Response
Program Title BETTER PLANET 8.4
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays, 11:00am - 11:20am, 11:21am - 11:41am, 11:42am - 12:00pm.
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 33
Total times aired 33
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Length of Program 20 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. Better Planet TV is a weekly series featuring teens learning about ways to help the environment.
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 Mark Smith
Address 3251 Harrison Road
City Montgomery
State AL
Zip 36109
Telephone Number (334) 271-8888
Email Address msmith@waka.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. Programs on the QVC .4 program stream have no commercial breaks and are therefore 20 minutes each in length. The .4 programs are reported in Digital Core Programs #13, 14, and 15.

Other Matters (1)

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Other Matters (1 of 1) Response
Program Title N/A
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled N/A
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 0
Length of Program 0 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming.

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.

Mark Smith

General Manager


10/10/2019

Attachments

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