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

FRN:
0004995882
File Number:
CPR-133529
Submit Date:
10/01/2012
Call Sign:
KMTW
Facility ID:
77063
City:
HUTCHINSON
State:
KS
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/01/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2012

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 mytv
Nielsen DMA Wichita-Hutchinson Plus
Web Home Page Address www.mytvkansas.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(10)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 10) Response
Program Title Pet TV 36.1
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tue 7am, 7/3 - 9/25/12
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 letter shall serve as official notice that Entertainment Studios, Inc intends to produce PETS.TV, a weekly Y2 hour program, for an audience of 13-16 year old children. The purpose of this program is to provide a safe leaming environment for our viewers to become more informed about animals and pets in a positive and pro-social atmosphere.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 10) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration (36.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thur 7am, 7/5 - 9/27/12
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. In this live action show, Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals. Traveling to zoos and aquariums the program homes to inspire children and adults to preserve the instinct to explore. Episodes are designed to provide positive role models and pro social values in a responsible environment. TV-
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 10) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club (36.2) The Country Network-Sub Channel
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 7-8:30am, 7/7 - 9/29/12
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 39
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's Kids Club is a family-friendly educational television program and DVD video series for preschoolers ages 2-6. Specifically themed shows address the learning needs and potential of young children, as they entertain, amuse and delight viewers of all ages through a combination of live action and dynamic 3-D animation. The show is hosted by a positive adult female role model, who connects with her young viewers in a gentle caring way in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. The major premise of Gina D's Kids Club is establishing and reinforcing positive values and behaviors through original songs and character performances that children will choose to adopt and imitate. Scripts are designed to promote actions that support interpersonal skills such as helping others, negotiation, cooperation, sharing and tolerance with an ending (Gina D's letter to grandma) that reinforces those educational objectives. Content is lively and fun, produced with state of the art computer animation and original, positive songs and characters such as Simon Wannabe, Mister Pockets, Miss Muffin, Pierre D Artist, TV Ted and Doggy Brown.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 10) Response
Program Title Children Talk (36.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30am 7/7 - 9/29/12
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 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 of "Children Talk" provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 10) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna Into the Wild (36.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7am, 7/6 - 9/28/12
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. In each episode, the camera follows Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continent. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 10) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes - 36.2
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30am 7/7 - 9/29/12
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 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mustard Pancakes is a television series for children, featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell, and her family of fun-loving friends. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Courtney lives with her cat, Mr. D., and her three dogs, Oogleberry Ink Dog, Tiny Tina Ten Toes and Mo. Definitely an offbeat family! Courtney's home is warm, friendly and inviting. A cozy place where all children feel comfortable hanging out, singing songs and hearing stories.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 10) Response
Program Title Live Life & Win
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 7:30am, 7/1-9/30/12
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. Live, Life and Win recognizes the physical, emotional, mental, and social challenges faced by adolescents as they negotiate their newfound independence and the concomitant decisions they make. As part of its commitment to support young people as they navigate these challenges, Connection III Entertainment Corp. created, developed and is producing the FCC Friendly, Educational/Informational TV series, Live Life & Win! The series features: Inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition. The goals of the series are to encourage the 13 to 16 year old audience to: (1) explore, discover, and learn strategies to achieve personal dreams; (2) learn about the personal attributes important for achieving dreams; (3) explore volunteerism as an opportunity to build character and to uncover personal passions; and (4) gain knowledge about life skills necessary to Live Life and Win!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 10) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas 36.1
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed 7am, 7/4 - 9/5/12
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 10
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 informs viewers about animals from all over the world. How they interact, live as a community and survive. Viewers are also educated about wildlife conservation and endangered species.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 10) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters 36.1
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed-7am, 9/12, 19, 26
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. Using real-life teenage investigators, the show sets out to explore some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. With the continued themes of 'things aren't always what they seem', the program teaches teens critical thinking skills such as how to gather facts, meet with experts, and develop explanations for unusual phenomena. The series has garnered awards and accolades from around the world, including eight Gemini Award nominations, a 2006 Parents' Choice Award, and a 2007 Japan Prize (sponsored by the Japanese television network NHK) for the "Stonehenge" episode, awarded the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Prize in the Early Education category.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 10) Response
Program Title Career Day 36.1
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 7am, 7/1 - 9/30/12
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 television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. To encourage students to make informed decisions, young adults must be introduced to career awareness, such as the concept that success in most careers requires education and training (Fouad, 1995). As the National Alliance of Business recommended in its 1999 publication Preparing Young People for Tomorrow's Workplace, "Middle school is an ideal age at which to expose students to the challenging world of work" (p.5). The program's motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to investigate career opportunities, which has been proven to enhance academic performance, facilitate high school completion and encourage postsecondary education (Broadening Career Horizons for Students in At-Risk Environments, O'Brien et al (1999). Each segment of Career Day delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, dedication, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
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 Thomas Gdisis
Address 316 N. West St.
City Wichita
State KS
Zip 67203
Telephone Number 316-942-2424, ext. 289
Email Address tomgdisis@foxkansas.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. Airing PSA's for Kids reading, bullying, Serious Fun Camp, a place for children with life-threatening diseases, Adopt Kansas Children, Amber Alerts and continued campaign for askachild.net website which promotes helpful links for parents/guardians on child-rearing.

Other Matters (10)

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Other Matters (1 of 10) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna Into the Wild (36.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Friday 7am, 10/5 - 12/28/12
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. In each episode, the camera follows Jack as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continent. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Other Matters (2 of 10) Response
Program Title Career Day (36.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 7am, 10/7 - 12/30/12
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. Career Day is a television program that introduces young adults to career exploration and awareness. Students often do not know what they want to do and are unsure of potential interests they may have that could be a career. Career Day provides an avenue to view experts in their respective fields as they discuss their work, the education/training to prepare for the job, and experiences that led them to choose their career. To encourage students to make informed decisions, young adults must be introduced to career awareness, such as the concept that success in most careers requires education and training (Fouad, 1995). As the National Alliance of Business recommended in its 1999 publication Preparing Young People for Tomorrow's Workplace, "Middle school is an ideal age at which to expose students to the challenging world of work" (p.5). The program's motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to investigate career opportunities, which has been proven to enhance academic performance, facilitate high school completion and encourage postsecondary education (Broadening Career Horizons for Students in At-Risk Environments, O'Brien et al (1999). Each segment of Career Day delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of children ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, dedication, and perseverance children can apply to their lives.
Other Matters (3 of 10) Response
Program Title Dog Tales (36.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Monday-7am 10/1 - 12/31
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. Dog Tales serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including dog safety and care tips, as well as lessons on the responsibility of owning a dog. The show also provides informative segments on various dog breeds and showcases various veterinary experts explaining different issues affecting canines. The weekly series also includes recommended reading lists about dogs, and promotes children's writing and creative skills with essay and art contests. This program aired air on both the analog and main digital program streams. This program meets the definition of Core Programming. The educational/informational objective and target child audience for this program are specified on-air and to program guide publishers.
Other Matters (4 of 10) Response
Program Title Live Life and Win (36.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 7:30am, 10/7 -12/30/12
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. Live, Life and Win recognizes the physical, emotional, mental, and social challenges faced by adolescents as they negotiate their newfound independence and the concomitant decisions they make. As part of its commitment to support young people as they navigate these challenges, Connection III Entertainment Corp. created, developed and is producing the FCC Friendly, Educational/Informational TV series, Live Life & Win! The series features: Inspirational segments and teen success stories of character and personal determination in the arts, school, sports, and community; considers topics such as social responsibility and justice, perseverance, leadership, academic achievement, volunteerism, and life skills such as the importance of exercise and nutrition. The goals of the series are to encourage the 13 to 16 year old audience to: (1) explore, discover, and learn strategies to achieve personal dreams; (2) learn about the personal attributes important for achieving dreams; (3) explore volunteerism as an opportunity to build character and to uncover personal passions; and (4) gain knowledge about life skills necessary to Live Life and Win!
Other Matters (5 of 10) Response
Program Title PET TV (36.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tue 7am, 10/2 - 12/25/12
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 letter shall serve as official notice that Entertainment Studios, Inc intends to produce PETS.TV, a weekly Y2 hour program, for an audience of 13-16 year old children. The purpose of this program is to provide a safe leaming environment for our viewers to become more informed about animals and pets in a positive and pro-social atmosphere.
Other Matters (6 of 10) Response
Program Title Animal Exploration (36.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thur 7am, 10/4 - 12/27/12
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. In this live action show, Jarod looks at exotic and domestic animals. Traveling to zoos and aquariums the program homes to inspire children and adults to preserve the instinct to explore. Episodes are designed to provide positive role models and pro social values in a responsible environment. TV-
Other Matters (7 of 10) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes (36.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 8:30am & 9, 10/6 - 12/29/12
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mustard Pancakes is a television series for children, featuring the loveable and talented Courtney Campbell, and her family of fun-loving friends. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Courtney lives with her cat, Mr. D., and her three dogs, Oogleberry Ink Dog, Tiny Tina Ten Toes and Mo. Definitely an offbeat family! Courtney's home is warm, friendly and inviting. A cozy place where all children feel comfortable hanging out, singing songs and hearing stories.
Other Matters (8 of 10) Response
Program Title Mystery Hunters (36.1)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wed-7am, 10/3 - 12/26/12
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. Using real-life teenage investigators, the show sets out to explore some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. With the continued themes of 'things aren't always what they seem', the program teaches teens critical thinking skills such as how to gather facts, meet with experts, and develop explanations for unusual phenomena. The series has garnered awards and accolades from around the world, including eight Gemini Award nominations, a 2006 Parents' Choice Award, and a 2007 Japan Prize (sponsored by the Japanese television network NHK) for the "Stonehenge" episode, awarded the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Prize in the Early Education category.
Other Matters (9 of 10) Response
Program Title Children Talk (36.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturday 9:30am 10/6 - 12/29/12
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
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 of "Children Talk" provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical or scientific significance. Visits are combined with practical demonstrations and useful information for building important life skills. Series includes an interview segment where children participate in a question and answer session on what they have learned.
Other Matters (10 of 10) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club (36.2)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 7-8:30am, 10/6 - 12/29/12
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 39
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's Kids Club is a family-friendly educational television program and DVD video series for preschoolers ages 2-6. Specifically themed shows address the learning needs and potential of young children, as they entertain, amuse and delight viewers of all ages through a combination of live action and dynamic 3-D animation. The show is hosted by a positive adult female role model, who connects with her young viewers in a gentle caring way in the same familiarity that children associate with their mothers. The major premise of Gina D's Kids Club is establishing and reinforcing positive values and behaviors through original songs and character performances that children will choose to adopt and imitate. Scripts are designed to promote actions that support interpersonal skills such as helping others, negotiation, cooperation, sharing and tolerance with an ending (Gina D's letter to grandma) that reinforces those educational objectives. Content is lively and fun, produced with state of the art computer animation and original, positive songs and characters such as Simon Wannabe, Mister Pockets, Miss Muffin, Pierre D Artist, TV Ted and Doggy Brown.

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.

Mercury Broadcasting Company, inc


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