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

FRN:
0022491450
File Number:
CPR-125754
Submit Date:
01/04/2012
Call Sign:
WACH
Facility ID:
19199
City:
COLUMBIA
State:
SC
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/04/2012
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 FOX
Nielsen DMA Columbia SC
Web Home Page Address WWW.MIDLANDSCONNECT.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 0.0
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: 0.0
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(6)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 6) Response
Program Title TEEN KID NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9-930AM
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 mission of TEEN KIDS NEWS is to provide a weekly news program that provides information and news to kids in a manner that is educational as well as highly entertaining. The target audience for the program is 13 to 16 year old. It is designed to appeal to the audience on its own level. The focus of the program is young people, always letting them tell their stories in their own words. The lage, diverse news anchor team is unique in television and has great appeal on kids who identify and emulate them. This program serves the audience in a way that makes a real difference in their lives. It inserts the clear voice of the kid into the adult-dominated media and provides a unique perspective to the news that is not currently available on network television.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 6) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 730-8AM
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. AWESOME ADVENTURES is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. AWESOME ADVENTURES is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be preachy or overly pedantic, but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 6) Response
Program Title REAL LIFE 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 830-9AM
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. REAL LIFE 101 presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected in order to present vivid impressions that can be used by the series' young audience. A study conducted by The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania concerning the implementation of the FCC processing guideline known as the Three-Hour Rule found that Real Life 101 was highly educational. The series is currently being provided to schools and libraries across the USA by one of the nation's quality educational distributors.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 6) Response
Program Title GREAT BIG WORLD
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8-830AM
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. Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World provides dynamic core programming in the areas of particular concern to young teens; including global, social, educational, and wellness issues. Award-winning teen hostess Elizabeth Stanton and select celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering in areas of specific need - ranging from feeding the hungry in the slums of Kenya to bringing hearing aids to Vietnamese neighborhoods whose citizens have experienced high rates of profound deafness and hearing loss.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 6) Response
Program Title THE REAL WINNING EDGE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 930-10AM
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 Real Winning Edge series is developed to be an educational/ informational (E/I) program for the 13-16 year age group. It is designed to help youth make "winning choices" in their lives in order to grow to be productive citizens. This series is based on role models who are making pro-social life choices. Emphasis on being honest, loyal, hard working toward productive goals, and treating others as they would like to be treated, are values emphasized by the positive role models in The Real Winning Edge. Education research indicates that, from preadolescence through the teenage years, youth are most influenced by their peers. Their role model preferences switch from parents to the sports and entertainment icons during these years for most. If the peers and the icons promote antisocial standards and nonconformity to guiding principles honored in our society, youth soon adopt behaviors that not only hurt others but hurt themselves. The Real Winning Edge will go a long way in helping youth to develop character, being the best they can be by seeing their peers and the celebrities whom they admire, who themselves have the character to make winning choices.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 6) Response
Program Title WILD ABOUT ANIMALS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 7-730AM
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. WILD ABOUT ANIMALS is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16). As the producers of WILD ABOUT ANIMALS, it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four (4) different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
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 BRENDA HOLLOWAY
Address 1400 PICKENS STREET
City COLUMBIA
State SC
Zip 29201
Telephone Number 803-252-5757
Email Address BHOLLOWAY@WACH.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 (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title WILD ABOUT ANIMALS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 7-730AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. WILD ABOUT ANIMALS is a half-hour animal E/I magazine series that airs 52 weeks each year. The show is hosted by the Emmy-award winning actress Mariette Hartley. Mariette has committed herself to fighting for the rights of animals for over 20 years. This series is produced for children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16). As the producers of WILD ABOUT ANIMALS, it is the objective of Steve Rotfeld Productions, Inc., to educate and inform children, specifically in the target age group, by bringing them entertaining and interesting stories about the world's most fascinating animals. Each episode will consist of four (4) different stories designed to teach children about both exotic and unique animals, as well as to educate them further about animals they see everyday.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title TEEN KID NEWS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 9-930AM
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 mission of TEEN KIDS NEWS is to provide a weekly news program that provides information and news to kids in a manner that is educational as well as highly entertaining. The target audience for the program is 13 to 16 year old. It is designed to appeal to the audience on its own level. The focus of the program is young people, always letting them tell their stories in their own words. The lage, diverse news anchor team is unique in television and has great appeal on kids who identify and emulate them. This program serves the audience in a way that makes a real difference in their lives. It inserts the clear voice of the kid into the adult-dominated media and provides a unique perspective to the news that is not currently available on network television.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title THE REAL WINNING EDGE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 930-10AM
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 Real Winning Edge series is developed to be an educational/ informational (E/I) program for the 13-16 year age group. It is designed to help youth make "winning choices" in their lives in order to grow to be productive citizens. This series is based on role models who are making pro-social life choices. Emphasis on being honest, loyal, hard working toward productive goals, and treating others as they would like to be treated, are values emphasized by the positive role models in The Real Winning Edge. Education research indicates that, from preadolescence through the teenage years, youth are most influenced by their peers. Their role model preferences switch from parents to the sports and entertainment icons during these years for most. If the peers and the icons promote antisocial standards and nonconformity to guiding principles honored in our society, youth soon adopt behaviors that not only hurt others but hurt themselves. The Real Winning Edge will go along way in helping youth to develop character, being the best they can be by seeing their peers and the celebrities whom they admire, who themselves have the character to make winning choices.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title AWESOME ADVENTURES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 730-8AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. AWESOME ADVENTURES is a half-hour adventure series that airs 52 weeks a year. Our host, as well as two different teens, will travel each week to destinations around the world that can be both exotic and remote. AWESOME ADVENTURES is designed to educate, inform and entertain children 16 and under (specific target audience is 13-16) about the world around them. Each journey is a lesson in the beauty of nature, its creatures, and the people who inhabit the land. The shows are not designed to be preachy or overly pedantic, but rather, the goal is to make the learning fun.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title GREAT BIG WORLD
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 8-830AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World provides dynamic core programming in the areas of particular concern to young teens; including global, social, educational, and wellness issues. Award-winning teen hostess Elizabeth Stanton and select celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering in areas of specific need - ranging from feeding the hungry in the slums of Kenya to bringing hearing aids to Vietnamese neighborhoods whose citizens have experienced high rates of profound deafness and hearing loss.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title REAL LIFE 101
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SAT 830-9AM
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 presents real people pursuing real jobs and careers in an educational and informational format designed to help its viewers make important decisions about preparing for the future. The careers and people featured are carefully selected in order to present vivid impressions that can be used by the series' young audience. A study conducted by The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania concerning the implementation of the FCC processing guideline known as the Three-Hour Rule found that Real Life 101 was highly educational. The series is currently being provided to schools and libraries across the USA by one of the nation's quality educational distributors.

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.

BARRINGTON COLUMBIA LICENSEE LLC


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