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

FRN:
0004970802
File Number:
CPR-124483
Submit Date:
10/07/2011
Call Sign:
WICS
Facility ID:
25686
City:
SPRINGFIELD
State:
IL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/07/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third 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 ABC
Nielsen DMA Champaign-Spgfld-Decatur
Web Home Page Address www.wics.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 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(14)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 14) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8-8:30am CT 9/3 thru 9/24
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
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 children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 14) Response
Program Title The Emporer's New School
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8-8:30am CT 7/2 thru 8/27
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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 8 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Kuzco, heir to the throne of a mythical Andean country, must graduate from Kuzco Academy before he can become the official Emperor of his land. During this process, he faces the intellectual, physical and social challenges that all teens face. In many episodes Kuzco must thwart attempts by his enemies to stop him from doing well in school. Kuzco struggles to complete his assignments and stay on track to graduate. Kuzco must remain steadfast, study hard, learn from his mistakes, relate to his citizens at all levels of society in order to ascend the throne. His loyal friend, Malina, helps Kuzco stay out of trouble and achieve his goals. Series episodes explore relevant messages, such as, coping with peer pressure, respecting authority, taking responsibility, adhering to foster family and school rules, honesty, acceptance of differences, building self-esteem and trust. This program aired on the station's main digital stream 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 14) Response
Program Title M@d About
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9am-9:30am CT 9/3 thru 9/24
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
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. M@d About conveys important messages about Life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation and decision-making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews and viewer-created questions about life's issues. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 14) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8:30am-9am CT 9/3 thru 9/24
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
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. Ever wanted your own personal tour guide to the world of animals? Dream of dancing with wolves, running with the bulls or flying with the eagles? From cheetahs to chimpanzees, from snakes to snails, from baboons to bears, Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller brings viewers up close and personal with the most facinating members of the animal kingdom. Exciting, surprising, and fun, Animal Exploration entertains, informs and inspires viewers as Jarod interacts with creatures in unexpected ways. Jarod's unique perspective on creatures large and small is seen in episodes such as "Need for Speed", in which viewers learn about the fast-paced lives of the animals one might expect, like cheetahs, but also about the world's fastest butterfly, the fastest-striking snake, and a bird that bears a striking and deadly resemblance to the velociraptor. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 14) Response
Program Title The Replacements
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8:30am-9a CT 7/2 thru 8/27
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Riley and Todd, siblings who were raised in an orphanage after the death of their parents, long to be adopted. They find a comic book advertisement for "Replacement" parents for a $1.98 fee and decide to send the money. They acquire an unorthodox pair of Replacement parents, Dick Daring, a former daredevil stuntman, and Agent K., a British super-spy. Neither seems to know much about parenting, although their intentions are good. Their attempts to forge a family and adjust to a new school are both touching and comedic. Stories revolve around issues such as cooperating with household/family rules, taking responsibility, fairness, building self-esteem, and trust. This program aired on the station's main digital stream 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7-7:30am, 7:30am-8am, 8-830am, 8:30am-9a, 9a-9:30am, 9:30am-10am (at 9:30am 7/2 thru 9/3)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 78
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 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D is a fun loving, positive role model who has the demeanor and appearance of a young teacher and is playful in her approach to her target audience. In addition to puppets and animated characters, Gina D is surrounded by a group of whimsical characters which include Simon, Miss Muffin the Cook, Mr. Pockets and Pierre. As the program takes on an interactive quality through questions and reactions from Gina to a multi-culturally diverse group of youngsters who are sometimes on and off camera, the attains and maintains the attention of young children to help further develop their self-image, social skills, math readiness, and reading readiness. Various themes throughout the program may include bike safety, not talking to strangers, and stopping at traffic lights. Through different scenarios and easily learned original songs, these lessons are imparted to the target audience. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, Country Music Network, channel 20.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Children Talk
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30a-10a 9/10, 9/17, 9/24
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
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 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode provides young viewers with an educational experience with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question & answer session on what they have learned. This program aired on the secondary digital stream, Country Music Network, channel 20.2.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30-11am CT 7/2 thru 8/27
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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 11 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program takes place in a luxury hotel in Boston, where twelve-year-old identical twins Zack and Cody live with their divorced mom. One of the twins is polite and shy and excels in academics, while the other, an athlete, extrovert, barely scrapes by in school, due to disinterest and lack of effort, and instead often instigates wacky plans for outwitting hotel authorities, caregivers, and their mother. Series episodes explore sibling rivalry, conflicts with parents, divorce, household and hotel rules, family income limitations, responsibility, self-esteem, and peer pressure. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title That's So Raven
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9-930am CT, 930am-10am 7/2 thru 8/27
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 18
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 10 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Raven is a teen who is clairvoyant. Because of her special gift, Raven, a normally happy and resourceful girl, sometimes wonders if she is a freak. She has loving & supportive parents who both work outside of the home, which often makes her responsible for her younger brother after school causing the issue of typical sibling rivalry to arise. Raven also has two very close friends, Chelsea and Eddie. Everyone close to Raven knows about her clairvoyant abilities which sometimes gets her in trouble. The episodes focus on how Raven deals with growing up, being clairvoyant and deals with issues such as sibling rivalry, loyalty, self-acceptance, dealing with authority both from parents and at school, honesty, jealousy, the consequences of lying and/or cheating. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Hannah Montana
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10-10:30am CT 7/2 thru 8/27
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
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 10 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Thirteen-year-old Mylie Stewart, recently moved from Tennessee to Malibu, CA, leads a double life. By day she attends public high school, along with her older brother Jackson, but by night she is emerging pop star "Hannah Montana". Except for her family, only her two best friends, Oliver and Lilly, and her bodyguard know about Mylie's career as a singer, and she strives to maintain privacy, fearing that her new classmates would treat her very differently if they knew of her stage identity. Miley has ordinary teenage insecurities, but remains true to herself, despite the allure of concert life, the limos, parties, and glamorous clothes. Stories examine social issues such as peer pressure, integrity, family rules, jealousy, friendship, loyalty, and issues related to bereavement. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10am-10:30am CT 9/24 only
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 1
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. A half-hour series with a goal to inspire and enlighten young viewers with inspirational teen success stories, as well as segments focusing on the arts, school & sports, exercise and nutrition and health & wellness. The series will promote such critical themes as social responsibility, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement and volunteerism. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Teen Kid News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10:30am-11am CT 9/3 thru 9/24
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
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 weekly educational features 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 show 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 stimulates the viewer's curiosity, develops their learning, congnitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement to their academic and educational experience. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30am-10am CT 9/3 thru 9/24
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
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 is a teen-hosted program that profiles individuals and organizations committed to environmental issues, reports on the latest recycling and nature conservation efforts and advances in renewable energies and carbon footprint-reducing technology, and offers advice on how to be more eco-wise while performing daily activities. The show also includes "eco bytes" (bits of trivia related to environmental issues) and video footage uploaded by teen viewers to the show's website. This kid-friendly series uses peer reporting to address various environmental issues from a youthful point of view. By doing so, it enthusiastically encourages young adults to become more proactive about environmentalism rather than just talking about the importance of living green, it also stresses the positive impact that young people's efforts, no matter how small they might seem, can have on the larger world around them. This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10am-10:30am 9/3, 9/10 & 9/17
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 3
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? This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42 for 3 Saturdays, because the season for our regular program "Live Life & Win" did not begin until 9/24/11.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 2) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sundays/5:00-5:30am CT
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions -1
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? This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 2) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturdays/11am-11:30am CT 9/3 and 9/10
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions -1
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. This program best illustrates our commitment to family in this example of take your kids to work for a day. 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?" This program aired on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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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 Mary A. Carter
Address 2680 E. Cook St.
City Springfield
State IL
Zip 62703
Telephone Number 217-753-5620
Email Address mcarter@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. In addition to core children's programming, WICS airs public service announcements and news programming that have educational & informational value for children. Our news team has a segment called "Thursday's Child" where they encourage the audience to become mentors to support our local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter here in Springfield, IL. We also have a couple of employees who mentors for this chapter. In addition, we have a reporter who is assigned the "Education Beat". Our news department produces educational stories to air at least once a week and more when school is in session. Our sports department also produces & sponsors an "Athlete of the Week" segment.

Other Matters (8)

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Other Matters (1 of 8) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/10am-1030am
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. A half-hour series with a goal to inspire and enlighten young viewers with inspirational teen success stories, as well as segments focusing on the arts, school & sports, exercise and nutrition and health & wellness. The series will promote such critical themes as social responsibility, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement and volunteerism. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Other Matters (2 of 8) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/7-7:30am, 7:30am-8am, 8-830am, 830am-9a, 9a-930am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 70
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Gina D is a fun loving, positive role model who has the demeanor and appearance of a young teacher and is playful in her approach to her target audience. In addition to puppets and animated characters, Gina D is surrounded by a group of whimsical characters which include Simon, Miss Muffin the Cook, Mr. Pockets and Pierre. As the program takes on an interactive quality through questions and reactions from Gina to a multi-culturally diverse group of youngsters who are sometimes on and off camera, the attains and maintains the attention of young children to help further develop their self-image, social skills, math readiness, and reading readiness. Various themes throughout the program may include bike safety, not talking to strangers, and stopping at traffic lights. Through different scenarios and easily learned original songs, these lessons are imparted to the target audience. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, Country Music Network, channel 20.2.
Other Matters (3 of 8) Response
Program Title Dragonfly
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/8a-830am
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 program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Other Matters (4 of 8) Response
Program Title M@d About
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9am-930am
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. M@d About conveys important messages about Life skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation and decision-making in a fun and entertaining way. Each TV episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews and viewer-created questions about life's issues. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Other Matters (5 of 8) Response
Program Title Children Talk
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/9:30a-10am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Children Talk is a weekly half hour series where children talk about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode provides young viewers with an educational experience with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question & answer session on what they have learned. This program will air on the secondary digital stream, Country Music Network, channel 20.2.
Other Matters (6 of 8) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/930am-10am
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 is a teen-hosted program that profiles individuals and organizations committed to environmental issues, reports on the latest recycling and nature conservation efforts and advances in renewable energies and carbon footprint-reducing technology, and offers advice on how to be more eco-wise while performing daily activities. The show also includes "eco bytes" (bits of trivia related to environmental issues) and video footage uploaded by teen viewers to the show's website. This kid-friendly series uses peer reporting to address various environmental issues from a youthful point of view. By doing so, it enthusiastically encourages young adults to become more proactive about environmentalism rather than just talking about the importance of living green, it also stresses the positive impact that young people's efforts, no matter how small they might seem, can have on the larger world around them. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Other Matters (7 of 8) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/830am-9am
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. Ever wanted your own personal tour guide to the world of animals? Dream of dancing with wolves, running with the bulls or flying with the eagles? From cheetahs to chimpanzees, from snakes to snails, from baboons to bears, Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller brings viewers up close and personal with the most facinating members of the animal kingdom. Exciting, surprising, and fun, Animal Exploration entertains, informs and inspires viewers as Jarod interacts with creatures in unexpected ways. Jarod's unique perspective on creatures large and small is seen in episodes such as "Need for Speed", in which viewers learn about the fast-paced lives of the animals one might expect, like cheetahs, but also about the world's fastest butterfly, the fastest-striking snake, and a bird that bears a striking and deadly resemblance to the velociraptor. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.
Other Matters (8 of 8) Response
Program Title Teen Kid News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays/1030am-11am
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 program features weekly educational features 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 show 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 stimulates the viewer's curiosity, develops their learning, congnitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement to their academic and educational experience. This program will air on the station's main digital stream channel 42.

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.

WICS Licensee, LLC


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