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

FRN:
0002710192
File Number:
CPR-155316
Submit Date:
07/02/2014
Call Sign:
WFTS-TV
Facility ID:
64588
City:
TAMPA
State:
FL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/02/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second Quarter of 2014

General Information

Section Question Response
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 ABC
Nielsen DMA Tampa-St.Pete-Sarasota
Web Home Page Address www.abcactionnews.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 3.0
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 Expedition Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-12:30-1:00 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. Produced for ages 13-16, this educational and informational program is hosted by wildlife expert Casey Anderson and showcases his charismatic animal companions on an innovative and action-packed journey odyssey through North America's wild places; revealing a rare glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the natural world.
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 Expedition Wild
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 06/29/14-12:00 Noon-12:30 p.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 06/28/14
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Expedition Wild
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 06/15/14-11:00-11:30 a.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 06/14/14
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (2 of 12) Response
Program Title Taste Buds
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-9:00-9:30 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Taste Buds is a weekly half-hour series for children ages 13-16 that encourages them to think about what they eat, be creative in the kitchen and explore foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the hosts cook up age-appropriate recipes and go on fun food adventures.
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 Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-10:30-11:00 AM ET
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. This half-hour weekly series, 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. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond, showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do.
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 The Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-12:00 Noon-12:30 PM ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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 weekly half-hour series is produced for ages 13-16, and follows the surprising, exotic and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals.
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 The Wildlife Docs
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 06/29/14-11:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 06/28/14
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program The Wildlife Docs
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 06/15/14-10:30-11:00 a.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 06/14/14
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (5 of 12) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-10:00-10:30 AM ET
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers ages 13-16, as well as the whole family. Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different top ten each week in a variety of categories.
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 Nature Advenutures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-11:30 AM-12:00 Noon ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Nature Adventures is a nature series that educates children ages 13-16 by taking children to a unique destination in each episode; to explore the scenery, history, activities and wildlife of that area. Wildlife experts Todd Magnuson and Terri Lawrenz share their love for the outdoors by teach children in a fun and entertaining way.
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 Born to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-11:00-11:30 AM ET
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. Developed and produced for 13-16 year olds, the world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on the globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and man made treasures.
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 Aqua Kids Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-9:30-10:00 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Aqua Kids Adventures is designed to educate children ages 13-16 about the importance of protecting aquatic environments and the animals that live in marine habitats. This weekly half-hour series strives to show teens that with a little dedication and the right attitude, they have the ability to make a difference within their own communities.
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 Major Decision
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-10:30-11:00 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Major Decision is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for children ages 13-16. Hosted by lively and entertaining teens, Major Decision helps guide viewers on the journey to choose the ideal career path. Each episode focuses on one career with an in-depth interview, a multi-faceted review and career ranking.
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 Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-11:00-11:30 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Animal Atlas is a weekly half-hour series that travels around the globe to educate viewers ages 13-16 about the animal kingdom. Every week viewers are given an im-depth look at many different kinds of animals, their biology and habitats; their eating and socializing habits and much, much more.
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 Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-10:00-10:30 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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 is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for children ages 13-16. Each episode finds hosts Christie and Shawn exploring new professions in the exciting world of work. Real Life 101 presents real people pursing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future.
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 Sea Rescue with Sam Champion
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-11:30 AM-12:00 Noon ET
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 11
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 2
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
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. Hosted by Sam Champion, this weekly half-hour series, Sea Rescue features the rescue rehabilitation and in many instances, release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Produced for ages 13-16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit, rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology.
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 Sea Rescue with Sam Champion
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 06/15/14-10:00-10:30 a.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 06/14/14
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program Sea Rescue with Sam Champion
List date and time rescheduled Sunday, 06/29/14-11:00-11:30 a.m.
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted
Episode # Saturday, 06/28/14
Reason for Preemption Sports

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 Zannie C. Mount
Address 4045 North Himes Avenue
City Tampa
State FL
Zip 33607
Telephone Number (813) 354-2839
Email Address zmount@wfts.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.

Other Matters (12)

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Other Matters (1 of 12) Response
Program Title Major Decision
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-10:30-11:00 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Major Decision is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for children ages 13-16. Hosted by lively and entertaining teens, Major Decision helps guide viewers on the journey to choose the ideal career path. Each episode focuses on one career with an in-depth interview, a multi-faceted review and career ranking.
Other Matters (2 of 12) Response
Program Title Born to Explore
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-11:00-11:30 AM ET
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. Developed and produced for 13-16 year olds, the world's cultures and its geographical wonders come alive as the youngest president in Explorers Club history, Richard Wiese, takes viewers on the globetrotting adventure. While developed for 13-16 year olds, Born to Explore is engaging for the whole family. In this weekly half-hour series, Richard uncovers amazing facts of nature and man made treasures
Other Matters (3 of 12) Response
Program Title Expedition Wild
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-12:30-1:00 PM ET
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. Produced for ages 13-16, this educational and informational program is hosted by wildlife expert Casey Anderson and showcases his charismatic animal companions on an innovative and action-packed journey odyssey through North America's wild places; revealing a rare glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the natural world.
Other Matters (4 of 12) Response
Program Title The Wildlife Docs
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-12:00 Noon-12:30 PM ET
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. This weekly half-hour series is produced for ages 13-16, and follows the surprising, exotic and challenging lives of a veterinary staff that cares for over 2,000 animals.
Other Matters (5 of 12) Response
Program Title Taste Buds
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-9:00-9:30 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Taste Buds is a weekly half-hour series for children ages 13-16 that encourages them to think about what they eat, be creative in the kitchen and explore foods from the world around them. Viewers learn and laugh as the hosts cook up age-appropriate recipes and go on fun food adventures.
Other Matters (6 of 12) Response
Program Title Nature Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-11:30 AM-12:00 Noon ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Nature Adventures is a nature series that educates children ages 13-16 by taking children to a unique destination in each episode; to explore the scenery, history, activities and wildlife of that area. Wildlife experts Todd Magnuson and Terri Lawrenz share their love for the outdoors by teach children in a fun and entertaining way.
Other Matters (7 of 12) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-10:00-10:30 AM ET
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. Wildlife expert and animal ambassador Jack Hanna, brings the viewer face-to-face with the best of the beasts. In this weekly half-hour series that will engage viewers ages 13-16, as well as the whole family. Jack highlights his favorite animals and adventures from around the world. Presented in countdown style, Jack offers up a different top ten each week in a variety of categories.
Other Matters (8 of 12) Response
Program Title Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-10:30-11:00 AM ET
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. This half-hour weekly series, 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. Hosted by Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries is produced for ages 13-16 and beyond, showing how animals share the same behaviors, challenges and triumphs that humans do.
Other Matters (9 of 12) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-10:00-10:30 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Real Life 101 is a weekly half-hour program designed and produced for children ages 13-16. Each episode finds hosts Christie and Shawn exploring new professions in the exciting world of work. Real Life 101 presents real people pursing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future.
Other Matters (10 of 12) Response
Program Title Sea Rescue with Sam Champion
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays-11:30 AM-12:00 Noon ET
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. Hosted by Sam Champion, this weekly half-hour series, Sea Rescue features the rescue rehabilitation and in many instances, release back into the wild of ocean wildlife. Produced for ages 13-16, Sea Rescue offers educational and entertaining television by demonstrating welfare and medical benefits that rescue and rehabilitation programs provide animals. Viewers will also learn that there's a reciprocal benefit, rescued animals provide valuable insight into their biology and ecology.
Other Matters (11 of 12) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-11:00-11:30 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Animal Atlas is a weekly half-hour series that travels around the globe to educate viewers ages 13-16 about the animal kingdom. Every week viewers are given an im-depth look at many different kinds of animals, their biology and habitats; their eating and socializing habits and much, much more.
Other Matters (12 of 12) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids Adventures
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays-9:30-10:00 AM ET (airs on station's D2 channel)
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. Aqua Kids Adventures is designed to educate children ages 13-16 about the importance of protecting aquatic environments and the animals that live in marine habitats. This weekly half-hour series strives to show teens that with a little dedication and the right attitude, they have the ability to make a difference within their own communities.

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.

Scripps Media, Inc.


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