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Approved by OMB 3060-0754
December 2019
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0006551824
File Number:
0000133667
Submit Date:
01/28/2021
Call Sign:
WMSN-TV
Facility ID:
10221
City:
MADISON
State:
WI
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Superceded
Status Date:
01/29/2021
Filing Status:
Inactive



Report reflects information for year 2020

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

WMSN LICENSEE, LLC

Doing Business As: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC

Miles S. Mason

1200 Seventeenth Street, NW

Washington , DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

miles.mason@pillsburylaw.com

Company

Contact Representatives (2)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Miles S. Mason , Esq. .

Legal Representative

Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman LLP

Miles S. Mason

1200 Seventeenth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

Miles.Mason@Pillsburylaw.com

Legal Representative

Miles S. Mason , Esq .

Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman LLP

Miles S. Mason

1200 Seventeenth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

+1 (202) 663-8195

Miles.Mason@Pillsburylaw.com

Legal Representative

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network FOX
Nielsen DMA Madison
Web Home Page Address www.fox47.com

Digital Core Programming

Question Response
Indicate which of the Core Programming safe harbor processing guidelines the station elected to utilize during the covered reporting period to demonstrate compliance with the Children's Television Act of 1990 (See 47 CFR Section 73.671(d)) Category A, Option 1: Three-hours per week (as averaged over a six-month period) of Core Programming
State the total number of hours of regularly scheduled weekly Core Programming broadcast per quarter by the station on its main program stream

Q1: 45.5

Q2: 45.5

Q3: 45.5

Q4: 45.5

State the total number of hours of regularly scheduled weekly Core Programming broadcast per quarter by the station on a multicast stream

Q1: 39.0

Q2: 39.0

Q3: 40.0

Q4: 40.0

Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station to publishers of program guides as required by 47 CFR Section 73.673? Yes

Digital Core Programs(16)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 16) Response
Title of Program Animal Outtakes: Sunday, 1/12-1/19/20, Friday-1/17-6/26/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 52
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:13.0,
Q2:13.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 16) Response
Title of Program Xploration Awesome Planet: Thursday-1/2-12/31/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 53
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:6.5,
Q4:7.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 16) Response
Title of Program Xploration Earth: Monday-1/6-8/24/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 34
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:4.0,
Q4:0.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 16) Response
Title of Program Teen Kids News: Saturday-1/4-12/26/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 52
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:6.5,
Q4:6.5
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 16) Response
Title of Program Xploration DIY Sci: Saturday-1/4-12/26/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 52
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:6.5,
Q4:6.5
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 16) Response
Title of Program Xploration Life 2.0: Monday-8/31-12/28/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 18
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:2.5,
Q4:6.5
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 16) Response
Title of Program Dog Tales: Friday-7/3-12/25/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 52
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:13.0,
Q4:13.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 16) Response
Title of Program Xploration Weird But True: Friday-1/3-12/25/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 52
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:6.5,
Q4:6.5
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted Yes
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Number of Preemptions for Breaking News or Non-Regularly Scheduled Locally Produced Live Programming 1
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Date Preempted 09/25/2020
Preempted Program Originally Scheduled Air Time 08:30 AM
Preemption Reason Other (e.g., syndicated or network public affairs, sports, general audience specials, etc.)
Please Specify Live News announcement
Was the preempted program rescheduled on the same program stream on which it was originally scheduled to air? Y
List date preempted program was aired (must be seven days before or seven days after the preemption) 10/02/2020
Did the station provide the required on-air notification of the schedule change? Y
Digital Core Program (9 of 16) Response
Title of Program America's Heartland: Wednesday 7/1-12/30/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 54
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:14.0,
Q4:13.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 16) Response
Title of Program Get Wild at the San Diego Zoo: Sunday-1/12-1/19/20, Wednesday-1/15-6/24/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 26
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 16) Response
Title of Program The New Frontiers: Sunday-1/12-1/19/20, Thursday-1/16-6/25/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 52
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:13.0,
Q2:13.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 16) Response
Title of Program Xploration Nature Knows Best: Tuesday-1/7-12/29/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 52
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:6.5,
Q4:6.5
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted Yes
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
Number of Preemptions for Breaking News or Non-Regularly Scheduled Locally Produced Live Programming 0
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Date Preempted 03/24/2020
Preempted Program Originally Scheduled Air Time 08:30 AM
Preemption Reason Other (e.g., syndicated or network public affairs, sports, general audience specials, etc.)
Please Specify Transmitter issue at 8:44am-Off air
Was the preempted program rescheduled on the same program stream on which it was originally scheduled to air? N
List date preempted program was aired (must be seven days before or seven days after the preemption)
Did the station provide the required on-air notification of the schedule change? N
Digital Core Program (13 of 16) Response
Title of Program Wild America: Saturday-1/4-12/26/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? No
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 52
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:6.5,
Q4:6.5
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 16) Response
Title of Program Wild World at the San Diego Zoo: Sunday-1/12-1/19/20, Wednesday-1/15-6/24/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 26
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 16) Response
Title of Program Xploration Outer Space: Wednesday-1/1-12/30/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 53
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:6.5,
Q2:6.5,
Q3:6.5,
Q4:7.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted Yes
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 1
Number of Preemptions for Breaking News or Non-Regularly Scheduled Locally Produced Live Programming 1
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Date Preempted 09/23/2020
Preempted Program Originally Scheduled Air Time 08:30 AM
Preemption Reason Other (e.g., syndicated or network public affairs, sports, general audience specials, etc.)
Please Specify News: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Repose Announcement
Was the preempted program rescheduled on the same program stream on which it was originally scheduled to air? Y
List date preempted program was aired (must be seven days before or seven days after the preemption) 09/26/2020
Did the station provide the required on-air notification of the schedule change? Y
Digital Core Program (16 of 16) Response
Title of Program Animal Rescue: Thursday-7/2-12/31/20
Did each broadcast of the program, including any rescheduled preemptions, occur between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM? Yes
Does the program have serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Type of Core Programming Regularly scheduled weekly program
Total Times Aired 54
State the number of hours the program was aired on the station's main program stream and/or a multicast stream Main Program Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:0.0,
Q4:0.0
Multicast Stream
Q1:0.0,
Q2:0.0,
Q3:13.0,
Q4:14.0
Were any regular scheduled weekly programs preempted No
Length of Program 30 minutes
Age Range of Target Child Audience 13-16
For each broadcast of the program on a commercial or Class A station, did the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the E/I symbol? Yes

Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact/Other Efforts

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Question Response
Name of children's programming liaison Eric Krieghoff
Address 7847 Big Sky Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip 53719
Telephone Number (608) 662-5020
Email Address ejkrieghoff@sbgtv.com

Certification

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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.

Eric Krieghoff

General Manaager


01/28/2021

Attachments

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WMSN 2020 Community Service and PSA Report - Childrens.pdf Applicant All Purpose WMSN 2020 Community Service and PSA Report - Childrens Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
WMSN 2020 E-I Preemption Explanation 3.24.20.pdf Applicant All Purpose WMSN 2020 E-I Preemption Explanation 3.24.20 Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion
WMSN Non-Core Programming 2020.pdf Applicant All Purpose Wild America non-core 2020 Done with Virus Scan and/or Conversion