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

FRN:
0022238810
File Number:
CPR-126363
Submit Date:
01/08/2012
Call Sign:
WSTR-TV
Facility ID:
11204
City:
CINCINNATI
State:
OH
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/08/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2011

General Information

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Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application?

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network MNT
Nielsen DMA Cincinnati
Web Home Page Address www.star64.tv

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 4.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 168.0
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: 3.0
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(12)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 12) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 7:30-8AM (10/6 - 12/29)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World" addresses issues of particular concern to young teens; including global, social, educational, and wellness issues. Elizabeth and select celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering in ares of specific need. "Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World" combines exciting, fun, and diverse experiences of world exploration with life-changing volunteer opportunities. Various age-appropriate global issues are introduced to the viewing audience through in-depth and thoughtful interviews. In addition, Elizabeth and friends' personal hands-on experiences in the field both inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors, and educate them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 12) Response
Program Title Beta Records TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-7:30AM (10/1 - 12/31)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Beta Records TV is an educational and instructional music centric series. It follows a magazine format with segments ranging from major and industry artist interviews, tutorials and how-tos, producer and music executive tips, internet heroes, The Vault (legendary artists), and music as it pertains to fashion and pop culture. Program will air on digital channel 2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-7:30AM (10/1 - 12/31)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The ambitious goal of this program is to produce a television experience with which teens could identify and from which teens would learn valuable life lessons. This program presents basic biological facts to this most curious segment of our society. Where does food come from? Where do babies come from? How do animals relate to one another? How does ecology work? What is the relationship between life and death/humans and nature? Program will air on digital channel 1.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 12) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays - 7:30-8AM (10/4 - 12/27)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Eco Company focuses on the environment and preservation of the earth's resources. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team finds out about global warming by asking questions to discover the truths and myths of the global warming issue. They learn about alternative energies by visiting wind farms and solar installations and discovering new energy technologies currently under development. They learn more about recycling, conservation and organics. The ETeam profiles teens and school organizations who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, young entrepreneurs who are taking their passion for green to develop ideas, and new products for a sustainable future. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally each week the show will provide practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. Each episode employs Eco Company "members" or hosts who conduct interviews of peers and adults, and experience first hand the demonstration and explanation of the topic. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 12) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-7:30AM (10/1 - 12/31)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This show guides young people to potential career paths. The show features inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs and business people from world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists that share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?" Program will air on digital channel 1.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 12) Response
Program Title Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Fri 4:30-5pm (eff. 12/26)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Program will air on digital channel 2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 12) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 7:30-8AM (10/5 - 12/28)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 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" features kids exploring science. The series demonstrates practical applications of math and science with enjoyable, hands-on projects, promoting critical thinking and problem solving skills. Young viewers see kids like themselves investigating, dreaming and doing. Examples include investigating the science of propulsion, the aspects of sound and eco-systems; learning about reptiles, training crocodiles and alligators; or traveling to the Monterey Aquarium to study sea otter behavior. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 12) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 9:00AM & 9:30AM (10/1 - 12/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 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 features segments such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word," (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The program has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The Program develops learning and cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of viewer academic and educational experience. Program will air on digital channel 2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 12) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7:30-8AM (10/1 - 12/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. "Real Life 101" presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected in order to present vivid impressions that can be used by the series' young audience. Program will air on digital channel 2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays - 7:30-8AM (10/3 - 12/26)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild About Animals spans the globe to bring viewers fascinating stories. This series is produced with the objective to educate and inform children by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the worlds most fascinating animals, such as the march of the penguins in the Arctic, a safari to Africa, or the Australian Outback. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 12) Response
Program Title Wild Ltd.
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 7:30-8AM (10/7 - 12/30)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Ltd is a series which follows Game Ranger Michelle Garforth-Venter, on her adventures both on land and under the water. Michelle meets researchers and veterinarians and learns about their work - suggesting job opportunities in the conservation world. Michelle always teaches about the anatomy of the species at the location, the conservation listing and why / how we can better preserve their population numbers. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the value of wild spaces and the creatures that live within. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 12) Response
Program Title Ultimate Choice
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 8:00AM & 8:30AM (10/1 - 12/25)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features two segments which provides an opportunity for its young viewers to learn more about themselves and their lives, as well as to develop their own convictions about each of the moral issues explored and discussed on this television series. Each of the episodes within the series bring the participants face-to-face with challenges that have lifelong implications, and share thoughts that are designed to shape the values that will guide young men and women throughout their lives. Issues discussed include: Drugs; Compromise; Resolving Conflict; Teamwork; Fear; and Self Control. Program will air on digital channel 2.
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 Rick White
Address 5177 Fishwick Drive
City Cincinnati
State OH
Zip 45216
Telephone Number 614-481-6675
Email Address rwhite@sbgnet.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. WSTR strives to assist the community by airing a variety of programs in standard program lengths (a minimum of three hours weekly), which provides both the educational and informational needs of children. We believe these programs have unlimited value. During the past quarter, WSTR telecast numerous public service announcements aimed at children 16 years of age and under. We also air on a regular basis PSAs provided to use by Drug Free America, which are geared toward children. Our PSAs are designed for a general audience, but also serve children 16 years of age and under. WSTR/Star64 also airs a local community affairs program, "Cincinnati Issues" every Sunday at 6:30am. This program features local communinity leaders discussing a variety or topics that affect our viewers, including children 16 years of age and under.

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Beta Records TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. Beta Records TV is an educational and instructional music centric series. It follows a magazine format with segments ranging from major and industry artist interviews, tutorials and how-tos, producer and music executive tips, internet heroes, The Vault (legendary artists), and music as it pertains to fashion and pop culture. Program will air on digital channel 2.
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays 7:30-8AM
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" features kids exploring science. The series demonstrates practical applications of math and science with enjoyable, hands-on projects, promoting critical thinking and problem solving skills. Young viewers see kids like themselves investigating, dreaming and doing. Examples include investigating the science of propulsion, the aspects of sound and eco-systems; learning about reptiles, training crocodiles and alligators; or traveling to the Monterey Aquarium to study sea otter behavior. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mon-Fri 4:30-5pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
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. Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too (AZE2), a musical variety show that is driven by three siblings, empowers children to accomplish their goals and their dreams. AZE2 accomplishes this through interviewing people who excel in their profession and have a positive message for kids, introducing guests who perform different genres of music, and presenting musical performances by the cast members themselves. These cast musical performances show children they can write their own music and the importance of teamwork. Program will air on digital channel 2.
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Wild About Animals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays - 7:30-8am
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 About Animals spans the globe to bring viewers fascinating stories. This series is produced with the objective to educate and inform children by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the worlds most fascinating animals, such as the march of the penguins in the Arctic, a safari to Africa, or the Australian Outback. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7-7:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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 ambitious goal of this program is to produce a television experience with which teens could identify and from which teens would learn valuable life lessons. This program presents basic biological facts to this most curious segment of our society. Where does food come from? Where do babies come from? How do animals relate to one another? How does ecology work? What is the relationship between life and death/humans and nature? Program will air on digital channel 1.
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays 7:30-8AM
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. "Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World" addresses issues of particular concern to young teens; including global, social, educational, and wellness issues. Elizabeth and select celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering in ares of specific need. "Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World" combines exciting, fun, and diverse experiences of world exploration with life-changing volunteer opportunities. Various age-appropriate global issues are introduced to the viewing audience through in-depth and thoughtful interviews. In addition, Elizabeth and friends' personal hands-on experiences in the field both inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors, and educate them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Wild Ltd.
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays 7:30-8AM
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 Ltd is a series which follows Game Ranger Michelle Garforth-Venter, on her adventures both on land and under the water. Michelle meets researchers and veterinarians and learns about their work - suggesting job opportunities in the conservation world. Michelle always teaches about the anatomy of the species at the location, the conservation listing and why / how we can better preserve their population numbers. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the value of wild spaces and the creatures that live within. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays - 7:30-8am
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. Eco Company focuses on the environment and preservation of the earth's resources. Eco Company explores all aspects of being "green" and understanding how our actions impact the world. The E-Co team finds out about global warming by asking questions to discover the truths and myths of the global warming issue. They learn about alternative energies by visiting wind farms and solar installations and discovering new energy technologies currently under development. They learn more about recycling, conservation and organics. The ETeam profiles teens and school organizations who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference, young entrepreneurs who are taking their passion for green to develop ideas, and new products for a sustainable future. Most importantly, each story and each feature is reported by teens and told from their perspective. Additionally each week the show will provide practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. Each episode employs Eco Company "members" or hosts who conduct interviews of peers and adults, and experience first hand the demonstration and explanation of the topic. Program will air on digital channel 1.
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays 7:30-8AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
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. This show guides young people to potential career paths. The show features inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs and business people from world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists that share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?" Program will air on digital channel 1.

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.
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

WSTR Licensee, Inc.


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