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

FRN:
0003180684
File Number:
CPR-126713
Submit Date:
01/09/2012
Call Sign:
WABM
Facility ID:
16820
City:
BIRMINGHAM
State:
AL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/09/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2011

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 My Network
Nielsen DMA Birmingham
Web Home Page Address www.wabm68.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 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(11)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 11) Response
Program Title Beta Records TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 7am (10/1/11-12/31/11)
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 indie 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. Airs on "digital 2".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 11) Response
Program Title Ultimate Choice
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 8am & 8:30am (10/1/11-12/31/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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. "Ultimate Choice Florida" and "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" 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. In "Ultimate Choice Florida" each episode presents the teens a heart stopping extreme adventure along with an opportunity to discuss that experience and its application to major real life issues. While "Ultimate Choice Real Girls" finds five diverse young women who are invited to join a revolution to live a dramatically different life than dictated by the pop culture. These "real" girls are brought to an incredible house on the water and introduced to their new weekly routine time with their new mentors (the show's hosts Courtenay and Shennette). Each of the episodes within these series brought them face-to-face with challenges that have lifelong implications, they shared 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. Airs on "digital 2".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 11) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarrod Miller
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays at 7am (10/4/11-12/27/11)
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. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers,to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. Every week Jarod Miller travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether its the need for speed or animal heroes-there is always something amazing happening. Each episode is design to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 11) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays at 7am (10/5/11-12/28/11)
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 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. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 11) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays at 7am (12/7/11-12/30/11)
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 jobs and careers are explored in an energetic style as an education and information presentation for teenage viewers. The careers and people chosen to reflect those categories offer a vital inside look at what it would really be like to choose that particular profession. A co-host approach allows for interchange of questions and responses adding viewer stimulation and insight. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 11) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12:30pm 10/1/11-12/31/11)
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 series displays the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a true sports star. It chronicles the trials and tribulations of the young athletes as they strive to become a top level performer in the sports arena. The program helps youngsters realize that their full potential in both life and the playing field are attainable with lots of hard work and determination. It reinforces the importance of key values like dedication, discipline, commitment, and community involvement. The show also provides in-depth, human-interest stories that reveal the important challenges and lessons that mold our young athletes. Not everyone is cut out to be a superstar. There is recognition on each show to those athletes that have learned life lessons along the way while battling varying obstacles. These stories inspire and teach our youth that while many desire greatness on the grand stage of competition, much can be learned through the journey that can make a significant difference throughout one's life. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 11) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 7:30am (10/1/11-12/31/11)
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 14 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Real life jobs and careers are explored in an energetic style as an educational and informational presentation for teenage viewers. The careers and people chosen to reflect those categories offer a vital inside look at what it would really be like to choose that particular profession. A co-host approach allows for interchange of questions and responses adding viewer stimulation and insight. Airs on "digital 2".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 11) Response
Program Title Dog Tales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays at 7am (10/3/11-12/26/11)
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. Each episode profiles a dog breed; its history, its popularity and its characteristics. Viewers will learn the differences in dogs, and how they affect their lives. The series focuses on families who own particular breeds, and how they interact with their animals and how they are a valuable part of the family. Also, several dog experts make appearances explaining the various dog needs such as health, nutrition, safety, care, etc. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 11) Response
Program Title Made In Hollywood, Teen Edition
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12pm (10/1/11-12/31/11)
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 program gives young viewers an inside look at how their favorite shows and movies are made. Program topics include subjects such as animation, producing and directing, costume design, casting and 3D technology. By introducing the viewers to behind-the-scenes filmmaking, it gives them an idea of career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical and artistic skills needed in the motion picture and television industries. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 11) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9am & 9:30am (10/1/11-12/31/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 28
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 produces 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 for healthy eating, driving tips for new drivers, and avoiding internet predators. The show has been designed to meet the needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropiate manner. The program stimulates curiosity, develops learning and cognition, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement of a teen's academic and educational experience. Airs on "digital 2".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 11) Response
Program Title M@dAbout
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays at 7am (10/6/11-12/29/11)
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. The show uses the technique of sketch comedy, music videos, animation and kid on the street interviews to teach, entertain and inspire teens to make quality life decisions. The show explores the areas of Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Health, Life Skills and Fitness. The show's team find out about healthy snacks and provide proper exercise through sketch comedy segments. Music videos teach financial literacy and the importance of family budgeting. Animation reinforces concepts of cyber bully prevention. Airs on "digital 1".
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 Lucrecia Rubio
Address 651 Beacon Pkwy West Suite 105
City Birmingham
State AL
Zip 35209
Telephone Number (205)943-2168
Email Address lrubio@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. During the 4th quarter of 2011, WABM aired in excess of 2,000 public service announcements. These announcements aired daily. Some of the various topics were for Highschool Dropout Prevention, Boystown Teen Hotline, Drug Free America, Big Brother Big Sister, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, etc.

Other Matters (9)

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Other Matters (1 of 9) Response
Program Title Beta Records TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 7am (1/7/12-3/31/12)
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. Beta Records TV is an educational and instructional music centric series. It follows a magazine format with segments ranging from major and indie 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. Airs on "digital 2".
Other Matters (2 of 9) Response
Program Title Made in Hollywood, Teen Edition
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12pm (1/7/12-3/31/12)
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 program gives young viewers an inside look at how their favorite shows and movies are made. Program topics include subjects such as animation, producing and directing, costume design, casting and 3D technology. By introducing the viewers to behind-the-scenes filmmaking, it gives them an idea of career opportunities focusing on the creative, technical and artistic skills needed in the motion picture and television industries. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (3 of 9) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 12:30pm (1/7/12-3/31/12)
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. The series displays the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a true sports star. It chronicles the trials and tribulations of the young athletes as they strive to become a top level performer in the sports arena. The program helps youngsters realize that their full potential in both life and the playing field are attainable with lots of hard work and determination. It reinforces the importance of key values like dedication, discipline, commitment, and community involvement. The show also provides in-depth, human-interest stories that reveal the important challenges and lessons that mold our young athletes. Not everyone is cut out to be a superstar. There is recognition on each show to those athletes that have learned life lessons along the way while battling varying obstacles. These stories inspire and teach our youth that while many desire greatness on the grand stage of competition, much can be learned through the journey that can make a significant difference throughout one's life. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (4 of 9) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays at 7am (1/4/12-3/28/12)
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 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. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (5 of 9) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays at 7am (1/6/12-3/30/12)
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 jobs and careers are explored in an energetic style as an education and information presentation for teenage viewers. The careers and people chosen to reflect those categories offer a vital inside look at what it would really be like to choose that particular profession. A co-host approach allows for interchange of questions and responses adding viewer stimulation and insight. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (6 of 9) Response
Program Title M@dAbout
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays at 7am (1/5/12-3/29/12)
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. The show uses the technique of sketch comedy, music videos, animation and kid on the street interviews to teach, entertain and inspire teens to make quality life decisions. The show explores the areas of Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Health, Life Skills and Fitness. The show's team find out about healthy snacks and provide proper exercise through sketch comedy segments. Music videos teach financial literacy and the importance of family budgeting. Animation reinforces concepts of cyber bully prevention. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (7 of 9) Response
Program Title Ariel & Zoe & Eli, too
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday-Friday at 4:30pm (1/2/12-3/30/12)
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. This show is hosted by 3 siblings. As hosts, these children entertain and inform their audience through song, dance, music, and dialogue. Each episode presents something new and pertinent to adolescent life, including following dreams and setting goals. Airs on "digital 2".
Other Matters (8 of 9) Response
Program Title Dogtales
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays at 7am (1/2/12-3/26/12)
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. Each episode profiles a dog breed; its history, its popularity and its characteristics. Viewers will learn the differences in dogs, and how they affect their lives. The series focuses on families who own particular breeds, and how they interact with their animals and how they are a valuable part of the family. Also, several dog experts make appearances explaining the various dog needs such as health, nutrition, safety, care, etc. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (9 of 9) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays at 7am (1/3/12-3/27/12)
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. It is the mission of this program to inspire viewers,to preserve the innate human instinct to explore. Every week Jarod Miller travels to zoos and aquariums to explore animals that fit a particular theme, whether its the need for speed or animal heroes-there is always something amazing happening. Each episode is design to reveal to children the world around them in a way that identifies positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe. Airs on "digital 1".

Certification

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Question Response

The undersigned certifies that he or she is (a) the party filing the Children's Television Programming, or an officer, director, member, partner, trustee, authorized employee, or other individual or duly elected or appointed official who is authorized to sign on behalf of the party filing the Children's Television Programming; or (b) an attorney qualified to practice before the Commission under 47 C.F.R. Section 1.23(a), who is authorized to represent the party filing the Children's Television Programming, and who further certifies that he or she has read the document; that to the best of his or her knowledge, information,and belief there is good ground to support it; and that it is not interposed for delay.

FAILURE TO SIGN THIS APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FEES PAID

Upon grant of this application, the Authorization Holder may be subject to certain construction or coverage requirements. Failure to meet the construction or coverage requirements will result in automatic cancellation of the Authorization. Consult appropriate FCC regulations to determine the construction or coverage requirements that apply to the type of Authorization requested in this application.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM OR ANY ATTACHMENTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. Code, Title 18, §1001) AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION AUTHORIZATION (U.S. Code, Title 47, §312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. Code, Title 47, §503).

I certify that this application includes all required and relevant attachments.
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that I am an authorized representative of the above-named applicant for the Authorization(s) specified above.

Birmingham (WABM-TV) Licensee, Inc


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