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

FRN:
0009961889
File Number:
CPR-122026
Submit Date:
07/08/2011
Call Sign:
WQRF-TV
Facility ID:
52408
City:
ROCKFORD
State:
IL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
07/08/2011
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Second 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 FOX
Nielsen DMA Rockford
Web Home Page Address www.mystateline.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 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(7)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 7) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TUESDAY AT 7:00 AM
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 brings information about the natural world of animals to viewers in a non-didactic, entertaining way. Its approach in no way diminishes the learning that takes place when observations lead to conclusions-and young minds will draw many conclusions about the natural world shown in this series. These conclusions are consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. They include concepts such as the functions of animals in an ecosystem (predator/prey relationships, etc.), the elements of animal classification, and the general emphasis on life science. The narration is well informed and unobtrusive, allowing for the inevitable learning that comes from wonder and delight. This series also presents in a non-exploitive way views of animal behavior and physiology that traditional pedagogical programming might not include. The ability for young people to observe, wonder, and compare is one of the strengths of the series.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 7) Response
Program Title CAREER DAY
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY AT 7:30 AM
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. Career Day is a weekly program that features kids observing adults as they pursue their careers. In a type of job shadowing project, kids are learning what sorts of work and education requirements are needed in a variety of fields.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 7) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS CLASSICS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY AT 7:00 AM
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 Classics is a collection of the best of Animal Atlas from previous seasons. This program also brings viewers information about the natural world of animals in a non-didactic, entertaining way. Its approach in no way diminishes the learning that takes place when observations lead to conclusions-and young minds will draw many conclusions about the natural world shown in this series. These conclusions are consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. They include concepts such as the functions of animals in an ecosystem (predator/prey relationships, etc.), the elements of animal classification, and the general emphasis on life science. The narration is well informed and unobtrusive, allowing for the inevitable learning that comes from wonder and delight. This series also presents in a non-exploitive way views of animal behavior and physiology that traditional pedagogical programming might not include. The ability for young people to observe, wonder, and compare is one of the strengths of the series.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 7) Response
Program Title DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAY AT 7:00 AM & SATURDAY AT 11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 25
Total times aired 25
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 0
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. Dog Tales is a weekly half-hour magazine show featuring everything about dogs and their owners including the most current information from the dog world. Each episode includes topics on training, health, nutrition, behavior, grooming and peculiarities of man's best friend. All types of dogs from pure breeds to mutts will be showcased.
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 DOG TALES
List date and time rescheduled
Is the rescheduled date the second home?
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time?
Date Preempted
Episode # 06.10.11/#154
Reason for Preemption Other
Digital Core Program (5 of 7) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 AM
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 Rescue exerts a very positive influence on young views with stories illustrating the best of human instincts. Animal Rescue is a weekly 30 minute program showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. Its particular strengths are in its themes of respect and compassion for all living creatures. It focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom and also shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people taking care of, treating and helping various animals. Additionally it educates young viewers about the animals themselves, their habitats, development and behavior and also promotes awareness of important environmental issues as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 7) Response
Program Title WILD AMERICA
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY AT 7:00 AM
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. Every episode of Wild America entertains, amuses, informs and educates viewers about how all wild creatures including man are inter-connected. Wild America propels the viewer into the lives of wild creatures through the animals' own eye-view; focusing on reality of life in the wild including mating, birth, predation and death. The show is a learning showcase of animal behavior directed to the viewer for informational as well as entertainment purposes.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 7) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled THURSDAY AT 7:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 12
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 1
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 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. Jack Hanna's Into The Wild is an action packed unpredictable show full of remarkable animals, breathtaking scenery and good family fun while going along the educational, unscripted reality TV theme. Together, Team Hanna will go where no team has gone before in the history of television following Jack with cameras and recording every step of his journey. Each episode will track a new and informative adventure for the Hanna expedition team as they explore a new and different exotic location admiring the beauty of nature.
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 JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD
List date and time rescheduled 04.28.11/7:27 AM
Is the rescheduled date the second home? No
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? No
Date Preempted
Episode # 04.28.11/#426
Reason for Preemption Other

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 3) Response
Program Title THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SATURDAY AT 2:30 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 4
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 Week in Baseball highlights the pro-social on and off the field activities of MLB's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), This Week in Baseball seeks to provide today's youth with educational messages that can have an impact on development of positive lifestyle behaviors. The program portrays the positive outcomes that result from dedication, hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, practice and personal responsibilities. The program also relates the achievements and experiences of baseball players to potential achievements in life.
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

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Date Time 04.30.11 at 11:30 AM,
Date Time 05.28.11 at 11:30 AM
Date Time 04.09.11 at 11:30 AM,
Date Time 05.07.11 at 11:30 AM,
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 3) Response
Program Title PETS.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SATURDAY AT 11:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 4
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. Pets.TV is a 30 minute weekly program that celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them. Segments such as Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Health and Pet Lifestyles are features in the series. Young people as well as adults learn pet care, animal health issues and general animal information about domestic household pets as well as unusual exotic pets from the veterinarians and animal experts.
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

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Date Time 04.10.11 at 7:00 AM, 05.01.11 at 7:00 AM, 05.08.11 at 7:00 AM, 05.29.11 at 7:00 AM
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 3) Response
Program Title SPORTS STARS OF TOMORROW
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: SATURDAY AT 2:00 PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 4
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. Sports Stars of Tomorrow 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. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" 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. In Sports Stars of Tomorrow, we recognize 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.
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

Date and Time Aired:

Questions Response
Date Time 04.10.11 at 7:30 AM, 05.01.11 at 7:30 AM, 05.08.11 at 7:30 AM, 05.29.11 at 7:30 AM

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 Jose' Cabezas
Address 1917 N. Meridian Rd
City Rockford
State IL
Zip 61101
Telephone Number (815) 963-5413
Email Address programs@fox39.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 (10)

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Other Matters (1 of 10) Response
Program Title This Week In Baseball
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY AT 2:30 PM
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 Week in Baseball highlights the pro-social on and off the field activities of MLB's leading players and coaches. Working with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), This Week in Baseball seeks to provide today's youth with educational messages that can have an impact on development of positive lifestyle behaviors. The program portrays the positive outcomes that result from dedication, hard work, self-discipline, teamwork, practice and personal responsibilities. The program also relates the achievements and experiences of baseball players to potential achievements in life.
Other Matters (2 of 10) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TUESDAY AT 7:00 AM
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 brings information about the natural world of animals to viewers in a non-didactic, entertaining way. Its approach in no way diminishes the learning that takes place when observations lead to conclusions-and young minds will draw many conclusions about the natural world shown in this series. These conclusions are consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. They include concepts such as the functions of animals in an ecosystem (predator/prey relationships, etc.), the elements of animal classification, and the general emphasis on life science. The narration is well informed and unobtrusive, allowing for the inevitable learning that comes from wonder and delight. This series also presents in a non-exploitive way views of animal behavior and physiology that traditional pedagogical programming might not include. The ability for young people to observe, wonder, and compare is one of the strengths of the series.
Other Matters (3 of 10) Response
Program Title PETS.TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY AT 11:30 AM
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. Pets.TV is a 30 minute weekly program that celebrates the pets we love and the people who love them. Segments such as Pet News, Pet Care, Pet Health and Pet Lifestyles are features in the series. Young people as well as adults learn pet care, animal health issues and general animal information about domestic household pets as well as unusual exotic pets from the veterinarians and animal experts.
Other Matters (4 of 10) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS CLASSICS
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY AT 7:00 AM
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 Classics is a collection of the best of Animal Atlas from previous seasons. This program also brings viewers information about the natural world of animals in a non-didactic, entertaining way. Its approach in no way diminishes the learning that takes place when observations lead to conclusions-and young minds will draw many conclusions about the natural world shown in this series. These conclusions are consistent with nationally published curriculum goals in the natural sciences. They include concepts such as the functions of animals in an ecosystem (predator/prey relationships, etc.), the elements of animal classification, and the general emphasis on life science. The narration is well informed and unobtrusive, allowing for the inevitable learning that comes from wonder and delight. This series also presents in a non-exploitive way views of animal behavior and physiology that traditional pedagogical programming might not include. The ability for young people to observe, wonder, and compare is one of the strengths of the series.
Other Matters (5 of 10) Response
Program Title WILD AMERICA
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY AT 7:00 AM
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. Every episode of Wild America entertains, amuses, informs and educates viewers about how all wild creatures including man are inter-connected. Wild America propels the viewer into the lives of wild creatures through the animals' own eye-view; focusing on reality of life in the wild including mating, birth, predation and death. The show is a learning showcase of animal behavior directed to the viewer for informational as well as entertainment purposes.
Other Matters (6 of 10) Response
Program Title JACK HANNA'S INTO THE WILD
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled THURSDAY AT 7:00 AM
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. Jack Hanna's Into The Wild is an action packed unpredictable show full of remarkable animals, breathtaking scenery and good family fun while going along the educational, unscripted reality TV theme. Together, Team Hanna will go where no team has gone before in the history of television following Jack with cameras and recording every step of his journey. Each episode will track a new and informative adventure for the Hanna expedition team as they explore a new and different exotic location admiring the beauty of nature.
Other Matters (7 of 10) Response
Program Title Sports Stars of Tomorrow
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY AT 2:00 PM
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. Sports Stars of Tomorrow 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. "Sports Stars of Tomorrow" 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. In Sports Stars of Tomorrow, we recognize 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.
Other Matters (8 of 10) Response
Program Title ANIMAL RESCUE
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 AM
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 Rescue exerts a very positive influence on young views with stories illustrating the best of human instincts. Animal Rescue is a weekly 30 minute program showcasing spectacular rescues of all types of animals. Its particular strengths are in its themes of respect and compassion for all living creatures. It focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom and also shows real life in-the-field experiences of professional and ordinary people taking care of, treating and helping various animals. Additionally it educates young viewers about the animals themselves, their habitats, development and behavior and also promotes awareness of important environmental issues as well as exhibiting good social responsibility and promoting strong personal and community values.
Other Matters (9 of 10) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY AT 7:30 AM
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. Career Day is a weekly program that features kids observing adults as they pursue their careers. In a type of job shadowing project, kids are learning what sorts of work and education requirements are needed in a variety of fields.
Other Matters (10 of 10) Response
Program Title DOG TALES
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled FRIDAY AT 7:00 AM & SATURDAY AT 11:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 27
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. Dog Tales is a weekly half-hour magazine show featuring everything about dogs and their owners including the most current information from the dog world. Each episode includes topics on training, health, nutrition, behavior, grooming and peculiarities of man's best friend. All types of dogs from pure breeds to mutts will be showcased.

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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.

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.


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