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

FRN:
0027691682
File Number:
0000084815
Submit Date:
10/08/2019
Call Sign:
WMDE
Facility ID:
189357
City:
DOVER
State:
DE
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/08/2019
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? No

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

RNN D.C. License Co., LLC

Doing Business As: RNN

Christian French

800 Westchester Avenue

S-640

Rye Brook, NY 10573

United States

+1 (914) 417-2718

cfrench@rnntv.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Ari Meltzer , Esq .

Wiley Rein LLP

1776 K Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20006

United States

+1 (202) 719-7467

ameltzer@wileyrein.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Independent
Affiliated network
Nielsen DMA Washington DC (Hagrstwn)
Web Home Page Address rnntv.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 840.0
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: 15.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(11)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 11) Response
Program Title WILD STORIES on Dabl
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30a - 10a on 9/14/2019
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Stories is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing all types of wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who care for these unique critters. The program also informs teen viewers about the living environments and key facts about each wild animal. Episodes also include stories on zoo enrichment programs that help animals initiate natural behavior. Whether it be following the life cycles of rhinoceros or understanding the eating habits of grizzly bears, Wild Stories is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 11) Response
Program Title WILD DISCOVERIES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10am on 9/14/2019
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Discoveries is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who look after these spectacular critters. The program also gives teen viewers a unique up-close examination of each wild animal. In one episode, viewers explore the life patterns of elephants and the key to their longevity. Another episode focuses on Galapagos turtles and how they manage to survive. Wild Discoveries is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 11) Response
Program Title Biz Kids (Streams 36.1,36.3, 36.4,36.5, 36.7)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays / 7:00 a.m.(7/1/19-9/15/19)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 55
Total times aired 55
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. Biz Kids is a weekly half-hour series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens, targeting 13 - 16 year olds. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy, and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, Biz Kids provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts, and social studies, as well as teaching teens about money and business.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 11) Response
Program Title Think Big (Streams 36.1,36.3, 36.4,36.5, 36.7)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays / 7:00 a.m (7/1/19-9/15/19)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 55
Total times aired 55
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. Think Big program content includes the importance of having working knowledge of math, science, and physics. The series shows children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skill and creativity. Think Big also demonstrates real-world applications for math, science, and engineering, proving that the physical sciences can be useful, challenging, and fun. Each episode presents an invent-off challenge, where teenage teams must invent a machine designed to perform a specific task in a limited amount of time, promoting creative thinking and practical skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 11) Response
Program Title Missing (Streams 36.1,36.2, 36.3, 36.4,36.5, 36.7)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays / 7:00 a.m on 36.1,36.3, 36.4,36.5, 36.7and Saturdays 10am-11am on 36.2 (7/1/19-9/15/19)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 77
Total times aired 77
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. "Missing" is a weekly half-hour educational/informational series focusing on actual cases of missing persons. The series provides information and descriptions of missing children, including endangered runaways as well as victims of abductions. The show also presents peer-to-peer advice on safety in public places and in cyber space, including real-world examples of how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The program emphasizes taking active responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness, presented in a calm and non-threatening manner suited for teenagers.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 11) Response
Program Title WILD TREKS on Dabl
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 1030 on 9/14/2019
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Treks is a weekly halfhour reality series featuring wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series provides key information about each creature and teen viewers learn about their living habitats and unique behaviors. For example, in one episode viewers learn how experts studying adult orangutans learn the ways they raise their young. Another episode highlights the Panda bear and explains the animals living patterns. Wild Treks is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 11) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue (Streams 36.1, 36.2, 36.3, 36.4,36.5, 36.7)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays / 7:00 a.m 36.1, 36.3, 36.4, 36.5 and on 36.2 Saturdays 12pm-1pm (7/1/19-9/15/19) and on Dabl on Saturday 11am on 9/14/2019
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 78
Total times aired 78
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 Rescue educates children on safety tips and information about various animals and their habitats. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people taking care of, treating, and helping various animals, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promotion of strong personal and community values.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 11) Response
Program Title Getting Green 36.2
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 10:30 AM & 11AM (7/1-9/15/2019)
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. Getting Green explores our global environment and promotes responsible behavior that helps to both protect the environment and save energy costs.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 11) Response
Program Title WILD TIMES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9am on 9/14/2019
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 0
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Times is a weekly halfhour reality series allowing teen viewers to become familiar with various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on various critters and examines their differences. The program also provides important information about each animals living habits and includes interviews with people who care for them. In one episode, viewers learn about the unique relationship between a cheetah and dog. Another episode spotlights the various eating habits of different animals. Wild Times is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 11) Response
Program Title Dog Tales (Streams 36.1,36.3, 36.4,36.5, 36.7)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays / 7:00 a.m 36.1, 36.3, 36.4,36.5, 36.7 and on Saturday 1130am on 9/14/2019 on Dabl
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 56
Total times aired 56
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. Dog Tales is a weekly half-hour educational/ informational series showcasing all aspects of the canine world. The series offers useful information on all kinds of dogs and the people who love them. The program also instructs young viewers on the proper care of pets and provides safety, health, and training tips that are useful for all kinds of dogs. In addition to showcasing skilled and compassionate individuals helping dogs and dogs assisting people, the program emphasizes responsible pet ownership, compassion for all living creatures and promotes strong personal and community values.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 11) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV (Streams 36.1,36.3, 36.4,36.5, 36.7)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays / 7:00 a.m. (7/1/19-9/15/19)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 55
Total times aired 55
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. Dragonfly TV demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science with children doing hands-on projects. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode aims to be engaging, entertaining and educational, allowing children to investigate science on their own.
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 Clelia Zattoni
Address 800 Westchester Avenue
City Rye Brook
State NY
Zip 10580
Telephone Number (914) 417-2787
Email Address czattoni@rnntv.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. Multicast channels lineup has been re-arranged on 9/9 after the launch of a new multicast channel currently on 36.3 (replacing QVC) . Dabl launched on 9/9 and aired 3 hours of kids programming on 9/14/2019- counting towards 1 week of KidVid for Q3 2019

Other Matters (12)

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Other Matters (1 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild Treks
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays
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. Wild Treks is a weekly halfhour reality series featuring wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series provides key information about each creature and teen viewers learn about their living habitats and unique behaviors. For example, in one episode viewers learn how experts studying adult orangutans learn the ways they raise their young. Another episode highlights the Panda bear and explains the animals living patterns. Wild Treks is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (2 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild Stories
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays
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. Wild Stories is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing all types of wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who care for these unique critters. The program also informs teen viewers about the living environments and key facts about each wild animal. Episodes also include stories on zoo enrichment programs that help animals initiate natural behavior. Whether it be following the life cycles of rhinoceros or understanding the eating habits of grizzly bears, Wild Stories is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (3 of 12) Response
Program Title Animal Rescue
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays 7:00 a.m. on 36.1, Saturdays 12pm-1pm on 36.2 and Saturdays 9am on 36.3
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 39
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. Animal Rescue educates children on safety tips and information about various animals and their habitats. The program shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people taking care of, treating, and helping various animals, as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promotion of strong personal and community values.
Other Matters (4 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild Discoveries
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays
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. Wild Discoveries is a weekly halfhour reality series showcasing various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who look after these spectacular critters. The program also gives teen viewers a unique upclose examination of each wild animal. In one episode, viewers explore the life patterns of elephants and the key to their longevity. Another episode focuses on Galapagos turtles and how they manage to survive. Wild Discoveries is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (5 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild Stories
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays on 36.3
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. Wild Stories is a weekly half-hour reality series showcasing all types of wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on the dedicated people who care for these unique critters. The program also informs teen viewers about the living environments and key facts about each wild animal. Episodes also include stories on zoo enrichment programs that help animals initiate natural behavior. Whether it be following the life cycles of rhinoceros or understanding the eating habits of grizzly bears, Wild Stories is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (6 of 12) Response
Program Title Getting Green
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 11-11:30 and 11:30-12:00 PM on 36.2
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. Getting Green explores our global environment and promotes responsible behavior that helps to both protect the environment and save energy costs.
Other Matters (7 of 12) Response
Program Title Missing
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays 7:00 a.m on 36.1 and Saturdays 10:30-11:30 on 36.2.
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. "Missing" is a weekly half-hour educational/informational series focusing on actual cases of missing persons. The series provides information and descriptions of missing children, including endangered runaways as well as victims of abductions. The show also presents peer-to-peer advice on safety in public places and in cyber space, including real-world examples of how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. The program emphasizes taking active responsibility for personal safety and promotes situational awareness, presented in a calm and non-threatening manner suited for teenagers.
Other Matters (8 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild Times
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays
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. Wild Times is a weekly halfhour reality series allowing teen viewers to become familiar with various wild animals at the world famous San Diego Zoo. The series focuses on various critters and examines their differences. The program also provides important information about each animals living habits and includes interviews with people who care for them. In one episode, viewers learn about the unique relationship between a cheetah and dog. Another episode spotlights the various eating habits of different animals. Wild Times is a series intended to educate and inform viewers all about life in the animal kingdom.
Other Matters (9 of 12) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 7:00 a.m. on 36.1 and Saturdays 9:30am on 36.3
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. Dog Tales educates children about dog safety and care, as well as lessons of responsibility of dog ownership. The show provides informative segments on various dog breeds and showcases various veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines.
Other Matters (10 of 12) Response
Program Title Biz Kids
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 7:00 a.m. on 36.1
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. Biz Kids is a weekly half-hour series focusing on financial literacy and entrepreneurship for teens, targeting 13 - 16 year olds. Using a mix of strong financial education tools, dynamic sketch comedy, and inspiring true stories of young entrepreneurs, Biz Kids provides important information for future success. Each episode features math, language arts, and social studies, as well as teaching teens about money and business.
Other Matters (11 of 12) Response
Program Title Think Big
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7:00 a.m. on 36.1
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 program content includes the importance of having a working knowledge of math, science and physics. The series shows children actively solving problems using scientific principles, combining skill and creativity. The series also demonstrates real-world applications for math, science and engineering, proving that the physical sciences can be useful, challenging, and fun. Each episode presents an invent-off challenge, where teenage teams must invent a machine designed to perform a specific task in a limited amount of time, promoting creative thinking and practical skills.
Other Matters (12 of 12) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 7:00 a.m. on 36.1
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. Dragonfly TV demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science with children doing hands-on projects. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Each episode aims to be engaging, entertaining and educational, allowing children to investigate science on their own.

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.

CLELIA ZATTONI

VP Stations Operations


10/08/2019

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