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

FRN:
0009961889
File Number:
0000007737
Submit Date:
01/11/2016
Call Sign:
WDTN
Facility ID:
65690
City:
DAYTON
State:
OH
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/09/2016
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2015

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

WDTN BROADCASTING, LLC

Doing Business As: WDTN BROADCASTING, LLC

Henry Gola

333 EAST FRANKLIN STREET

RICHMOND, VA 23219

United States

+1 (804) 887-5000

regulatoryaffairs@mediageneral.com

Company

Contact Representatives (1)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Henry Gola

Associate General Counsel

Media General, Inc.

Lisa Manning

ONE WEST EXCHANGE STREET, SUITE 5A

Providence, RI 02903

United States

+1 (804) 887-5049

regulatoryaffairs@mediageneral.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Dayton
Web Home Page Address www.wdtn.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 0.0
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: 0.0
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(6)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10am
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave is Sprout's newest original series that follows best friends Ruff-Ruff (an excitable puppy), Tweet (a lovable and thoughtful chick), and Dave (a unique, blue panda) on a day of adventure, discovery and play. Each episode will reveal a new adventure about making choices and encourages viewers to watch the show while accessing a companion interactive mobile app.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 6) Response
Program Title The Clangers
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11am
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Clangers is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postgate. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that become the center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and the Clangers have to figure out who and why they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space; meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte', from playing music to knitting or gardening or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem solving that takes place.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 9:30am
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Tree Fu Tom follows the adventures of Tom a boy who straps on a power belt and through the power of movement magic called 'Tree Fu', can transform into a tiny, mighty magical superhero and travel to a wondrous enchanted kingdom called Treetopolis that exists inside a tree in his back garden. Tree Fu Tom encourages viewers to be active by jumping, making physical moves and saying specific words to "send the magic" to Tom. Tree Fu Tom combines its innovative elements of heroic action, fantasy and magic, coupled with unique interactive physical activity. All of the Tree Fu movements are developed from therapeutic techniques used to help children with movement disorders, and they are also designed to enhance the development of all children at a crucial time in their growth.
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 Tree Fu Tom
List date and time rescheduled 11/14/2015 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 2015-11-14
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Lazytown
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News 2
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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 citizens of Lazytown learn the importance of things like eating right and exercising from the ultra-athletic superhero, Sportucus, who must stop the evil plots of Robbie Rotten, who hates physical activity, among other things.
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 Lazytown
List date and time rescheduled 10/31/2015 09:00 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-10-31
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Lazytown
List date and time rescheduled 10/10/2015 09:30 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2015-10-10
Episode #
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30am
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Earth to Luna follows the adventures of a little girl who's completely, undeniably and passionately into just one thing: science. For Luna, a six-year-old girl, the earth is a giant laboratory and she dives into every new experience with boundless energy and enthusiasm along with her little brother Jupiter and pet ferret Clive. What most of us ignore, Luna notices and cannot rest until she is able to answer the question, Why is this happening? There is nothing Luna won't do to find the answers to her scientific questions.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Astroblast
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30am
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 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast! is an interplanetary comedic television series for kids ages 2-5 that's inspired by the books of the same name by author Bob Kolar. Astroblast! follows the zany adventures of a crew of space animals who run the Astroblast Space Station...the coolest hangout in the galaxy. The team of animals who run it...Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet...are the best of friends, all under the watchful eye of Sal the Octopus. They have very different personalities, which leads to messy situations. Through it all, the Astroblast! Crew learn to accept their differences, help one another and make new friends.
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 Lance Carwile
Address 1950 N. Meridian St.
City Indianapolis
State IN
Zip 46202
Telephone Number (317) 956-8806
Email Address lcarwile@mediageneral.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. After due review of internal station records and documentation provided to us by program suppliers, the licensee hereby certifies that the station fully complied with the FCC's commercial limits in children's programs, as specified at 47 C.F.R. Section 73.670, with respect to all programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under.

Other Matters (11)

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Other Matters (1 of 11) Response
Program Title Word Travels (Multicast-2.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 11am and 12pm
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. While traveling to exotic locations and writing about enlightening experiences may sound like an adventurous occupation, the life of a travel writer is not always as glamorous as it seems. Filmed in 36 countries across six continents, each half hour episode reveals the real story of professional travel journalism the truth behind the byline, and reinvents the way travel shows are currently presented.
Other Matters (2 of 11) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News (Multicast-2.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10:30am and 11:30am
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. Teen Kids News is an Emmy Award winning 1/2 hour weekly TV show that is informative, educational and fun!
Other Matters (3 of 11) Response
Program Title Astroblast (2.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Astroblast! is an interplanetary comedic television series for kids ages 2-5 that's inspired by the books of the same name by author Bob Kolar. Astroblast! follows the zany adventures of a crew of space animals who run the Astroblast Space Station...the coolest hangout in the galaxy. The team of animals who run it...Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet...are the best of friends, all under the watchful eye of Sal the Octopus. They have very different personalities, which leads to messy situations. Through it all, the Astroblast! Crew learn to accept their differences, help one another and make new friends.
Other Matters (4 of 11) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries (Multicast-2.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1:30pm
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. Ocean Mysteries offers a fresh approach to the quest for aquatic understanding by blending stories of fascinating sea creatures, comparisons to popular land animals, and analogies to human experience
Other Matters (5 of 11) Response
Program Title The Clangers (2.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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 Clangers is a beloved British series that was originally conceived by Oliver Postgate in 1969 and has been reconceived and invigorated by his son, Daniel Postgate. The show features the Clanger family, small mouse-like creatures that live on Clanger Planet far away from Earth. The members of the family are presented with many unusual challenges that become the center of a dilemma that must be resolved within each episode. Strange visitors arrive out of nowhere and the Clangers have to figure out who and why they are on Clanger Planet. Sometimes they need to help or rescue someone who has become lost on the planet. Other times, they are trying to understand outer space; meteors and comets and eclipses of the sun or moon. Each member of the family has a forte', from playing music to knitting or gardening or inventing equipment that comes in handy for some of the problem solving that takes place.
Other Matters (6 of 11) Response
Program Title Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave (2.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 10am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave is Sprout's newest original series that follows best friends Ruff-Ruff (an excitable puppy), Tweet (a lovable and thoughtful chick), and Dave (a unique, blue panda) on a day of adventure, discovery and play. Each episode will reveal a new adventure about making choices and encourages viewers to watch the show while accessing a companion interactive mobile app.
Other Matters (7 of 11) Response
Program Title Tree Fu Tom (2.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Tree Fu Tom follows the adventures of Tom a boy who straps on a power belt and through the power of movement magic called 'Tree Fu', can transform into a tiny, mighty magical superhero and travel to a wondrous enchanted kingdom called Treetopolis that exists inside a tree in his back garden. Tree Fu Tom encourages viewers to be active by jumping, making physical moves and saying specific words to "send the magic" to Tom. Tree Fu Tom combines its innovative elements of heroic action, fantasy and magic, coupled with unique interactive physical activity. All of the Tree Fu movements are developed from therapeutic techniques used to help children with movement disorders, and they are also designed to enhance the development of all children at a crucial time in their growth.
Other Matters (8 of 11) Response
Program Title Missing (Multicast-2.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 10am and 12:30pm
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 profiles the cases of missing children and adults and offers internet safety tips and an instructional message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Other Matters (9 of 11) Response
Program Title Uncaged (Multicast-2.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday, 1pm
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. We go right into the natural habitats of polar bears, exotic monkeys, penguins, bald eagles, and grizzly bears as we tour the globe to witness wildlife as its meant to be Uncaged.
Other Matters (10 of 11) Response
Program Title Earth to Luna (2.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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. Earth to Luna follows the adventures of a little girl who's completely, undeniably and passionately into just one thing: science. For Luna, a six-year-old girl, the earth is a giant laboratory and she dives into every new experience with boundless energy and enthusiasm along with her little brother Jupiter and pet ferret Clive. What most of us ignore, Luna notices and cannot rest until she is able to answer the question, Why is this happening. There is nothing Luna won't do to find the answers to her scientific questions.
Other Matters (11 of 11) Response
Program Title Lazy Town (2.1)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays, 12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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 citizens of Lazytown learn the importance of things like eating right and exercising from the ultra-athletic superhero, Sportucus, who must stop the evil plots of Robbie Rotten, who hates physical activity, among other things.

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.

Lance Carwile , Mr. .

Regional Program Director


01/11/2016

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