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

FRN:
0003769270
File Number:
CPR-134208
Submit Date:
10/06/2012
Call Sign:
KDAO-CD
Facility ID:
46753
City:
MARSHALLTOWN
State:
IA
Service:
Digital Class A
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/06/2012
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 Retro TV
Nielsen DMA Des Moines-Ames
Web Home Page Address

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
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
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:
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?
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?

Digital Core Programs(14)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 14) Response
Program Title Ariel, Zoey, Eli Too
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M 7:00 AM & F 7:30 AM 8/3-9/28
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 17
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 "Ariel and Zoey, Eli Too" series is a children's informational show, hosted by three siblings; twin girls, Ariel and Zoey and their younger brother, Eli. As hosts, these children entertain and inform their audience through song, dance, music and dialogue. Boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 16 years old will be interested in watching each episode to learn something new and pertinent to adolescent life, including following dreams and setting goals. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 14) Response
Program Title Animal Atlas
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TH 7:00 AM 8/2-9/27
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 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 is a series that blends animal images with information on a wide range of life science issues in a manner that is entertaining and clever. The episodes combine facts, comparisons, and reflections on broad concepts with an engaging narration that targets the 13-16 year-old age range in both vocabulary and interest level. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 14) Response
Program Title Virus Attack
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TU 7:00 AM 8/7-9/25
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. Virus Attack is a series that depicts pollution as DNA infected by viruses, which are infecting a city with the sole purpose of destroying it. The three main characters, David, Alice, and George represent the anti-viruses who are trying to help. It is an interesting metaphor for pollution. The series shows elements of courage, friendship, and problem solving. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 14) Response
Program Title Beta Records TV
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled W 7:30 AM 8/1-9/26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 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 features hosted interviews with up-and-coming musical artists about their inspirations - emphasizing their education - showing Teens how they can make their own voices heard. Attributes and advice, emphasized by the hosts and their guests, instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perseverance Teens can apply to their lives. The program provides a good impetus for Teens being committing to their music education - giving them the ability to get scholarships, and a good positive medium for reaching their career goals. Awareness of past and present music history is also addressed. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 14) Response
Program Title M@dAbout
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fr 8:00 AM, 7/6-7/27
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. M@dAbout is a weekly, half-hour sketch-comedy/variety show aimed at educating and entertaining kids. A true E/I series, episodes use a creative mixture of humor, improv, animation, and viewer-generated video. Think Saturday Night Live meets The Electric Company. M@dAbout conveys important messages about Life Skills such as personal finance, health & nutrition, fitness, conservation and decision-making in a fun and entertaining way. Each episode relies on a small company of skilled comedic actors to explore significant topics within a subject area. It incorporates comic monologues, sketch and improv comedy, eye-catching animation, music videos, humorous "man on the street" interviews, and viewer-created questions about life's issues. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 14) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tu & Th 7:30 AM, 7/3-7/31
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 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 takes viewers to remote and wild locations around the world. America's most beloved animal adventurer provides insight into the protection and conservation of some of our planet's most precious and endangered species. Into the Wild is unscripted and action packed - leaving you with a renewed appreciation for all creatures, great and small. Jack often shares these adventures with friends and family as he visits unique locations off the beaten track. Jack and the crew are extremely excited to announce that Jack Hanna's Into the Wild won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Series in 2008! This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 14) Response
Program Title Angel's Friends
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled TU 7:30 AM 8/7-9/25
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 8
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. Angel's Friends provides programming in the areas of particular concern to young teens including social themes and coping strategies through school life of animated teen-aged angels learning to be Guardian Angels and their nemesis - The Devils - that are practicing to become Guardian Devils. Kids are taken on an inspirational journey that stirs their spirit and provides moral tools for the decisions they face in everyday life. The multi-ethnic angels serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, bullying and other issues of particular concern to young teens. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 14) Response
Program Title Three Wide Life
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled W 8:00 AM, 7/2-7/25
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Three Wide Life looks at current NASCAR teams, crew members, business personnel and drivers who share their experiences, advice, and stories,educating teens and providing an in-depth look at the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve their goals. For years race fans have been asking for real behind-the-scenes content they can't get anywhere else. Three Wide Life cuts to the core of true racing fans, whether stock car, open wheel, dirt or anything in between. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 14) Response
Program Title Real Winning Edge
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Th 8:00 AM, 7/5-7/26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 4
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Real Winning Edge is a weekly half-hour television series that meets the educational and informational objectives of the FCC's Children's Programming requirements for children ages 13-16. The program highlights adolescents and young adults making the right choices when faced with tough decisions and significant challenges. Recognizing that 13 to 16-year-olds are likely to be influenced by celebrities, the series features role models from the professional sports and the entertainment industries. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, presenting a powerful and positive message.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 14) Response
Program Title Eco Company
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M 8:00 AM, 7/2-7/30
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
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. Eco Company will explore all aspects of being green and understanding how we impact our world. The E-Co team will report on the latest technologies in energy, recycling, conservation and organics and will share stories of young people making a positive impact on the environment. Each week the show will also provide practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 14) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M 7:00 AM & Th 7:30 AM 8/2-9/27
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 17
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 3 years to 7 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 puppets. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Mustard Pancakes serves children's social and emotional development, as well as their intellectual development. Children are exposed to the importance of responsibility, sharing, communicating, helping others and many other life skills. Through the scenarios displayed in each program children learn by example, acquiring the tools necessary to help them to be responsible members of society.This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 14) Response
Program Title Aqua Kids
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tu 8:00 AM, 7/3-7/31
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 8 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The "Aqua Kids" have their sights set on Saving the Oceans of the World. Pollution and Abuse of these incredible natural resources are taking their toll. The "Aqua Kids" will be looking for adventure and knowledge, and along the way, tackle some ecological dilemmas. This group of Knowledge-Seeking kids will start right in their own backyards, beginning with local streams that eventually lead to the Oceans of the world. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 14) Response
Program Title Passport to Explore
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled W 7:00 AM 8/1-9/26
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 9
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Passport To Explore takes an atypical approach, since the focus is specifically aimed at the 13-16 year-old set. Teens - the "Young Explorers" - travel the globe in search of exciting and adventure filled places and learn a little something in the process. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 14) Response
Program Title Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M-W-F 7:30 AM, 7/2-7/30
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. Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures is a designed to meet the educational and informational needs of today's children. Jack Hanna is one of the America's most beloved naturalists and adventurers. Each episode, Hanna takes millions of family viewers on exciting journeys to learn about animals and the places they live. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
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 Mark Osmundson
Address 1930 North Center Street
City Marshalltown
State IA
Zip 50158
Telephone Number 641-752-4122
Email Address mark@kdao.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 Eco Company
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Th 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. Eco Company will explore all aspects of being green and understanding how we impact our world. The E-Co team will report on the latest technologies in energy, recycling, conservation and organics and will share stories of young people making a positive impact on the environment. Each week the show will also provide practical tips that teens, and people of all ages can use in their daily lives. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title 9th Period
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled F 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. During the school day, they're top-notch students, working hard to make the grade. But come 9th period the textbooks are gone and the 3 kids team together and use the observation and deductive reasoning skills they've developed in class to solve the town's mysteries and crimes. Viewers will be engrossed in 9th Period as they use their own cognitive skills to solve the mysteries along with Peyton, Conner and Meg. Every episode includes a moral lesson as well integrating interesting science facts and other classroom knowledge. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Mouse in the House
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tu 7:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 9 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Mouse in the House serves the educational and informational needs of children 9 to 12 years of age with its program content, providing young viewers with an educational experience conducting scientific experiment that children can repeat for themselves. The program combines practical demonstrations of science and physics with useful information for building important life skills. children. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Real Life 101
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M-F 7:30 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 66
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 half hour program deals with real jobs and careers that are explored in an energetic style as an education and information presentation for teenage viewers. A co-host approach allows interchange of questions ans responses adding viewer stimulation and insight. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Passport To Explore
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled W 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. Passport To Explore takes an atypical approach, since the focus is specifically aimed at the 13-16 year-old set. Teens - the "Young Explorers" - travel the globe in search of exciting and adventure filled places and learn a little something in the process. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Mustard Pancakes
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M 7:00 AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 7 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 puppets. Each episode mirrors a slice of everyday life, from problems to celebrations and everything in between. Mustard Pancakes serves children's social and emotional development, as well as their intellectual development. Children are exposed to the importance of responsibility, sharing, communicating, helping others and many other life skills. Through the scenarios displayed in each program children learn by example, acquiring the tools necessary to help them to be responsible members of society. This program is specifically designed to advance the educational and informational needs of children. It's purpose is to provide education and information to children and therefore meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

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.

MTN Broadcasting, Inc.


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