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

FRN:
0004999660
File Number:
CPR-126783
Submit Date:
01/09/2012
Call Sign:
WDBB
Facility ID:
71325
City:
BESSEMER
State:
AL
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/09/2012
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2011

General Information

Section Question Response
Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application?

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network The CW
Nielsen DMA Birmingham
Web Home Page Address www.wtto21.com

Digital Core Programming

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Question Response
State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 4.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 168.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 3.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(10)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 10) Response
Program Title Gina's Kids Club
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays from 7am to 9:30am 10/1/11-12/31/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 70
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. Each family-friendly show is hosted by Gina D, a positive female role model for young children. The major premise of the show is to establish and reinforce positive values and behaviors, through original songs and character performances, that viewing children will choose to adopt and imitate. The show is designed for today's children, incorporating 3D, CGI animation, live characters, puppets and children. Each show ends with Gina D writing a letter to her grandmother to review the educational highlights of the day's events. Airs on "digital 2".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 10) Response
Program Title Children's Talk
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9:30am (10/1/11-12/31/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 14
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features children talking about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical of 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. Airs on "digital 2".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 10) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays at 8am (10/3/11-12/26/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 10) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays at 8am (10/4/11-12/27/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The series provides dynamic core programming in areas of particular concern to young teens; including global, social, educational, and wellness issues. Elizabeth and select celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering in areas of specific need. The show also combines exciting, fun, and diverse experiences of world exploration with life-changing volunteer opportunities. Various age-appropriate global issues are introduced to the viewing audience through in-depth and thoughtful interviews. In addition, Elizabeth and friends' personal hands-on experiences in the field both inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors, and educate them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 10) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 7am (12/3/11-12/31/11)
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 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. By focusing on the thrilling adventures of Tony, Edyn and Strag along with the other forces for good in their battle with evil, the series provides young viewers with a non-threatening arena from which to observe and learn from the actions of others. Learning is attractive, natural and becomes part of the overall excitement of the series. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 10) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays at 8am (10/6/11-12/29/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The ambitious goal of this program is to produce a television experience with which teens could identify and from which teens would learn valuable life lessons. This program presents basic biological facts to this most curious segment of our society. Where does food come from, Where do babies come from, How do animals relate to one another, How does ecology work, What is the relationship between life and death humans and nature. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 10) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays at 8am (10/7/11-12/30/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This show guides young people to potential career paths. The show features inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs and business people from world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists that share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question-what do I want to be when I grow up? Airs on "digital 1".
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 Wild LTD
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays at 8am (10/5/11-12/28/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Ltd is a half hour conservation series, and in each episode the cameras follow Game Ranger Michelle Garforth-Venter, on her adventures both on land and under the water. Michelle meets researchers and veterinarians and learns about their work - suggesting job opportunities in the conservation world. Michelle always teaches about the anatomy of the species at hand, the conservation listing and why / how we can better preserve their population numbers. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the value of wild spaces and the creatures that live within. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 10) Response
Program Title On The Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 11am (10/2/11-12/25/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. A host will stop people on the street and ask them questions based on local and national curriculum. Questions can be about English, history, math, art, and more. The show will go to lengths to explain each answer and why it is correct, bringing in the educational element. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 10) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 11:30am (10/2/11-12/25/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features weekly educational features such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The program stimulates the viewer's curiosity, develops their learning, cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement to their academic and educational experience. Airs on "digital 1".
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 1) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Saturdays at 5:30am & 6am (10/1/11-11/26/11) and at 6:30am (12/3/11-12/31/11)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 23
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. By focusing on the thrilling adventures of Tony, Edyn and Strag along with the other forces for good in their battle with evil, the series provides young viewers with a non-threatening arena from which to observe and learn from the actions of others. Learning is attractive, natural and becomes part of the overall excitement of the series. Airs on "digital 1".
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:

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Lucrecia Rubio
Address 651 Beacon Pkwy W Suite 105
City Birmingham
State AL
Zip 35209
Telephone Number (205)943-2168
Email Address lrubio@sbgnet.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. During the 4th quarter of 2011, WDBB aired in excess of 2,000 public service announcements. These PSA's aired daily. Some of the various announcements were for Boystown Teen Hotline, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Drug Free America(Teen), Trees are terrific/Arbor day, Nature Explore, etc. ADOPT-A-SCHOOL WDBB is involved in the Adopt-a-School partners in education program. WDBB acts as a business partner to Princeton Alternative School. In this program, WDBB does volunteer work at Princeton such as reading to individual classes, teaching through incentives, awarding outstanding students and teachers with awards certificates and gifts, and sponsoring reading and attendance contests for each grading period. Christmas Goody Bags-Special Delivery Continuing on with the Adopt-a-School, Partners in Education Program, WDBB stuffed and delivered more than 265 holiday gift bags to students, teachers, and staff at Princeton Alternative School.

Other Matters (10)

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Other Matters (1 of 10) Response
Program Title Gina D's Kids Club
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays from 7am to 9:30am (1/7/12-3/31/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 65
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. Each family-friendly show is hosted by Gina D, a positive female role model for young children. The major premise of the show is to establish and reinforce positive values and behaviors, through original songs and character performances, that viewing children will choose to adopt and imitate. The show is designed for today's children, incorporating 3D, CGI animation, live characters, puppets and children. Each show ends with Gina D writing a letter to her grandmother to review the educational highlights of the day's events. Airs on "digital 2".
Other Matters (2 of 10) Response
Program Title Career Day
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Fridays at 8am (1/6/12-3/30/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This show guides young people to potential career paths. The show features inspirational interviews with successful celebrities, entrepreneurs and business people from world renowned brain surgeons to marine biologists that share their stories with young people about their careers. This motivational show is fun and exciting and tries to help kids answer the age old question-what do I want to be when I grow up? Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (3 of 10) Response
Program Title Magi-Nation
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 7am (1/7/12-3/31/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 7 years to 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. By focusing on the thrilling adventures of Tony, Edyn and Strag along with the other forces for good in their battle with evil, the series provides young viewers with a non-threatening arena from which to observe and learn from the actions of others. Learning is attractive, natural and becomes part of the overall excitement of the series. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (4 of 10) Response
Program Title Wild LTD
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Wednesdays at 8am (1/4/12-3/28/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Wild Ltd is a half hour conservation series, and in each episode the cameras follow Game Ranger Michelle Garforth-Venter, on her adventures both on land and under the water. Michelle meets researchers and veterinarians and learns about their work - suggesting job opportunities in the conservation world. Michelle always teaches about the anatomy of the species at hand, the conservation listing and why / how we can better preserve their population numbers. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the value of wild spaces and the creatures that live within. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (5 of 10) Response
Program Title Wild America
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Thursdays at 8am (1/5/12-3/29/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The ambitious goal of this program is to produce a television experience with which teens could identify and from which teens would learn valuable life lessons. This program presents basic biological facts to this most curious segment of our society. Where does food come from, Where do babies come from, How do animals relate to one another, How does ecology work, What is the relationship between life and death humans and nature. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (6 of 10) Response
Program Title Dragonfly TV
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Mondays at 8am (1/2/12-3/26/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features children engaging in various science projects and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science from multiple scientific fields. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific disciplines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers. Examples of program episodes include studying various ecosystems, sea turtles, and rocket propulsion. Each episode is engaging, entertaining and educational in structure, allowing children to gain an appreciation for science in a unique and entertaining way. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (7 of 10) Response
Program Title On The Spot
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 11am (1/1/12-3/25/12)
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. A host will stop people on the street and ask them questions based on local and national curriculum. Questions can be about English, history, math, art, and more. The show will go to lengths to explain each answer and why it is correct, bringing in the educational element. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (8 of 10) Response
Program Title Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Tuesdays at 8am (1/3/12-3/27/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The series provides dynamic core programming in areas of particular concern to young teens; including global, social, educational, and wellness issues. Elizabeth and select celebrity friends travel around the world volunteering in areas of specific need. The show also combines exciting, fun, and diverse experiences of world exploration with life-changing volunteer opportunities. Various age-appropriate global issues are introduced to the viewing audience through in-depth and thoughtful interviews. In addition, Elizabeth and friends' personal hands-on experiences in the field both inspire teens to engage in selfless, helping behaviors, and educate them on where and how to find volunteer opportunities. Airs on "digital 1".
Other Matters (9 of 10) Response
Program Title Children Talk
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Saturdays at 9:30am (1/7/12-3/31/12)
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This program features children talking about what they know and learn about what they don't. Featuring nationally known ventriloquist Taylor Mason, each weekly episode provides young viewers with an educational experience by visiting a variety of locations with historical of 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. Airs on "digital 2".
Other Matters (10 of 10) Response
Program Title Teen Kids News
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sundays at 11:30am (1/1/12-3/25/12)
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 program features weekly educational features such as, "College and You" (tips for choosing and getting into college), and "Word" (vocabulary skills training), as well as informational features for teens, such as reports about healthy eating; driving tips for new drivers, and internet predators. The show has been designed to meet needs of children and young adolescents with a unique curiosity about their world, with weekly headlines that present the news in a teen appropriate manner. The program stimulates the viewer's curiosity, develops their learning, cognitive, listening and thinking skills, and serves as an enhancement to their academic and educational experience. Airs on "digital 1".

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.

WDBB-TV, Inc


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