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September 2014
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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0023458441
File Number:
CPR-175965
Submit Date:
12/30/2015
Call Sign:
KMBH
Facility ID:
56079
City:
HARLINGEN
State:
TX
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
12/30/2015
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2015

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 PBS
Nielsen DMA Harlingen-Weslaco-Brnsv-McA
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 65.0
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(16)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 16) Response
Program Title BOB THE BUILDER
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SATURDAY 5:30-6AM
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. Bob the Builder, the beloved handyman, and his trusted team have a brand new look, but they're still the warm and caring friends any pre-schooler would want as playmates. Packed with humor and fun, the series includes new characters, new locations, and charming stories that foster social/emotional growth and introduce age-appropriate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 16) Response
Program Title CURIOUS GEORGE
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 7-8AM & 1-2PM / SATURDAY-SUNDAY 7-8AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 290
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. THIS SERIES TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE OF THIS NATURAL CURIOSITY, USING GEORGE TO MOTIVATE CHILDREN TO EXPAND THEIR OWN INVESTIGATIONS OF THE WORLD. GEORGE'S MEMORABLE ADVENTURES FROM DISMANTLING CLOCKS TO ROUNDING UP ERRANT BUNNIES OFFER THE PERFECT VEHICLES FOR INTRODUCING PRESCHOOLERS TO KEY CONCEPTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MATH. EXPLORING THE WORLD AROUND HIM WITH WONDER AND INTRIGUE, GEORGE EMBODIES THE PRESCHOOL CHILD'S POTENTIAL IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE. GEORGE'S DESIRE TO USE HIS FOUR LITTLE HANDS TO SKILLFULLY TAKE THINGS APART AND FIGURE OUT HOW THEY WORK EXPOSES CHILDREN TO THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF ENGINEERING. AND HIS INTERACTIONS WITH PATTERNS, MEASUREMENTS, AND GEOMETRIC SHAPES INTRODUCES EARLY MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 16) Response
Program Title SID THE SCIENCE KID
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SUNDAY 5-5:30AM
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. "Sid the Science Kid" uses comedy to celebrate children's natural curiosity about science and explores their "Why?" questions in everyday life. It features the energetic and inquisitive five-year-old Sid, who tackles the ideas that preschoolers find fascinating (Why do bananas go "bad"? How does my juice box straw work? How does a bird fly without a plane?). In each episode, viewers meet Sid's friends and family who help him find the answers to these questions.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 16) Response
Program Title SESAME STREET
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 9-9:30AM / SUNDAY 6-6:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 79
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 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THE SESAME STREET TELEVISION PROGRAM IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO FOSTER A LOVE OF LEARNING, BUILT ON CHILDREN'S SENSE OF WONDER AND IGNITE IMAGINATION IN AGE-APPROPRIATE AND ENTERTAINING WAYS. WHILE THE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO PREPARE CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 16) Response
Program Title PEG + CAT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:30AM-10PM & 12-12:30PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 132
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 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THIS ANIMATED MATH BASES SERIES FOLLOWS THE ADORABLE, SPIRITED PEG AND HER SIDEKICK CAT AS THEY EMBARK ON ADVENTURES, SOLVE PROBLEMS TOGETHER, AND LEARN FOUNDATIONAL MATH CONCEPT SKILLS.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 16) Response
Program Title MARTHA SPEAKS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 5-5:30PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 66
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 4 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The goal of Martha Speaks is to increase oral vocabulary, the words we use when we talk. The shows are not trying to teach kids how to read. They are designed to help kids understand what words mean when they hear them; words like retrieve, sprout, and crave. Vocabulary is one thing that predicts if children will be good readers. Once they are in school and they see these words, children will need to know what they mean. If children have heard the words before, that familiarity will help them as they learn to read. Martha Speaks is designed to teach up to 20 words in each show. And how better to get kids excited about learning and trying out new words than with a talking dog, who just can't stop talking?!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 16) Response
Program Title WORDGIRL
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 5:30-6PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 66
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 6 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. THIS ANIMATED SERIES FOLLOWS THE EVERY DAY LIFE AND SUPERHERO ADVENTURES OF WORD GIRL! AS SHE FIGHTS CRIM AND ENRICHES VOCABULARY USAGE, ALL IN A DAY'S WORK. DISGUIES AS MILD-MANNERED 5TH GRADER, BECKY BOTSFORD, WORDGIRL ARRIVED ON PLANET EARTH WHEN SHE AND HER MONKEY SIDEKICK, CAPTAIN HUGGY FACE, CRASHED THEIR SPACESHIP. IN CLASSIC SUPERHERO FORM, WORDGIRL POSSESSES SUPERHERO STRENGTH WITH THE ADDED BENEFIT OF A COLOSSAL VOCABULARY. WORDGIRL HAS A FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO HAVE NO IDEA OF HER SECRET IDENTITY. AS WORDGIRL, SHE BATTLES AND PREVAILS OVER EVIL VILLAINS. EACH EPISODE INTRODUCES FOUR NEW VOCABULARY WORDS AND WILL REINFORCE THEIR MEANING IN A VARIETY OF CONTEXTS THROUGHOUT THE EPISODE. THE VOCABULARY ITSELF IS NOT NECESSARILY A PLOT POINT. THE SHOW TEACHES NEW VOCABULARY WORDS TO CHILDREN IN A VARIETY OF FUN AND INTERESTING CONTEXTS. WORDGIRL IS A SUPERHERO SPOOF, SO STORYLINES ARE FUNNY TAKES OF FAMILIAR STORIES FROM THAT GENRE. WORDGIRL ENRICHES YOUNG AUDIENCES VOCABULARY, CLOSES THE GAP FRO THOSE WHO DON'T GROW UP IN LANGUAGE-RICH ENVIRONMENTS, INSTILLS A LOVE OF LANGUAGE, AND FOSTERS BETTER READING COMPREHENSION.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 16) Response
Program Title ARTHUR
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 5-5:30AM & 2-3PM / SATURDAY 9:30-10AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 211
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 5 years to 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ARTHUR DEALS WITH DIFFERENT WAYS TO HELP SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH THE DAILY SOCIAL ISSUES SUCH AS CREATIVE THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING, CULTURAL/SOCIAL DIVERSITY, APPRECIATION, AND UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE SKILLS, MUSIC, SCIENCE HEALTH, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 16) Response
Program Title DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 8-9AM / SATURDAY 6-7AM / SUNDAY 6:30-7AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 158
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 4 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This new series, for a new generation of children, tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers' landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and life.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (10 of 16) Response
Program Title THOMAS & FRIENDS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 11:30AM-12PM / SATURDAY 5-5:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 79
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. SET ON THE IMAGINARY ISLAND OF SODOR, A PLACE WHERE ALL VEHICLES HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONALITIES, THOMAS' WORLD IS AN IDYLLIC PLACE WITH A WILLINGNESS TO EMBRACE GOOD MANNERS, HARD WORK AND A DESIRE TO BE REALLY USEFUL-THE ULTIMATE STEAM ENGINE PRAISE.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 16) Response
Program Title NATURE CAT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 2:30-3PM
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 2 years to 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. NATURE CAT follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, "backyard explorer extraordinaire." Nature Cat can't wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions and bravery, but there's one problem: He's still a house cat with no instincts for nature. Like many of today's kids, Nature Cat is eager and enthusiastic about outside activities, but is at times intimidated by them. With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures that include exciting missions full of nature investigation, "aha" discovery moments and humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and "play the show."
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 16) Response
Program Title WILD KRATTS
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 6-7AM & 4-5PM / SATURDAY-SUNDAY 8-9AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 290
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 6 years to 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. This series now takes the natural appeal of animals and harnesses it towards the goal of teaching science concepts to children ages 6- 8. Educationally, Wild Kratts is timely, focusing on science just as educational indicators show an alarming trend of low performance and interest in science in today's children in international comparisons (NSF Indicators 2004). The smart, fun, confident, enthusiastic characters of Wild Kratts provide role models that are culturally diverse to ensure that a wide range of viewers can identify with, and thus learn with, the characters in the show.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 16) Response
Program Title DINOSAUR TRAIN
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 10-11AM / SUNDAY 5:30-6AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 145
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 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Harnessing children's enthusiasm for and curiosity about dinosaurs, Dinosaur Train sparks 3-6 year old children's interest in life science and natural history. The show encourages children to compare the characteristics of ancient animals with those that are alive today. As they explore a variety of interesting animals past and present, children develop the inquiry skills and core knowledge needed to help them think, talk and act like scientists.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (14 of 16) Response
Program Title SUPER WHY!
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 11-11:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 66
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 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. A BREAKTHROUGH PRESCHOOL SERIES DESIGNED TO HELP KIDS WITH THE CRITICAL SKILLS THAT THEY NEED TO LEARN TO READ (AND LOVE TO READ!) AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NATIONAL READING PANEL (ALPHABET SKILLS, WORD FAMILIES, SPELLING, COMPREHENSION, AND VOCABULARY). IN EVERY EPISODE, ONE OF THE FRIENDS ENCOUNTERS A PROBLEM WITH ANOTHER STORYBROOK VILLAGE CHARACTER (FOR INSTANCE, JILL FROM THE JACK AND JILL RHYME IS NOT BEING NICE). AS IN REAL LIFE, THE PROBLEMS REQUIRE PRESCHOOL SOCIAL SKILLS TO RESOLVE. AND THAT'S WHEN SUPER WHY GETS SUPER-POWERED! WHYATT CALLS HIS FAIRY TALE FRIENDS TO THEIR SECRET CLUBHOUSE, NAMED "THE BOOK CLUB," WHERE THEY TRANSFORM THEMSELVES FROM MERE MORTALS INTO LITERACY-POWERED SUPER HEROES: ALPHA PIG WITH "ALPHABET POWER," WONDER RED WITH "WORD POWER," PRINCESS PRESTO WITH "SPELLING POWER," SUPER WHY WITH THE "POWER TO READ," AND YOUR CHILD-SUPER YOU, WITH THE "POWER TO HELP." USING THEIR SUPER POWERS, THESE SUPER READERS LITERALLY FLY INSIDE BOOKS. THE ADVENTURE BEGINS AS THE SUPER READERS FIND OUT HOW FAMOUS FICTIONAL CHARACTERS HANDLED SIMILAR SITUATIONS (WHY IS THE BIG BAD WOLF SO BIG AND BAD?) THIS ADVENTURE INSIDE A BOOK HELPS THE SUPER READERS FIGURE OUT THE ANSWERS TO THEIR OWN PROBLEMS. BE PREPARED TO HEAR: SUPER WHY! AND SUPER READERS TO THE RESCUE!
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (15 of 16) Response
Program Title CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS ALL ABOUT THAT
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 12:30-1PM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 66
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 5 years to 9 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!? is designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science in preschool-aged children. Based on Random House's best-selling Beginner Book collection "The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library?," the TV series and online resources are designed to cultivate positive views about science and scientists among the next generation - the children who will become tomorrow's citizens and innovators - and help teachers and families build communities of science explorers. In each program, the Cat in the Hat and his friends Sally and Nick go on a science adventure, such as flying with birds to discover how and why they migrate or taking a snowcat to the Arctic to explore freezing and melting. Guided by the Cat, the children figure things out by engaging in science inquiry. Each half-hour episode consists of two 11-minute animated adventures, along with corresponding short animated clips. Each adventure revolves around a specific science concept such as bird migration or animal camouflage.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (16 of 16) Response
Program Title ODD SQUAD
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled MONDAY-FRIDAY 5:30-6AM & 3-4PM / SATURDAY 9-9:30AM
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 211
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 5 years to 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The Odd Squad is a high-tech agency run by kids equipped with the world's most advanced and unpredictable gadgetry. There are hundreds of kid agents within Odd Squad, but the show focuses on two in particular: 12-year-old veteran Agent Olive and her new rookie partner, Agent Otto. Each episode Olive and Otto receive a new assignment from the 7-year-old director of Odd Squad, Ms. O. Special Agent Oscar runs the Odd Squad lab and provides gadgets to help Olive and Otto with their missions.
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 Juan Pablo Ramirez
Address 1701 TENNESSEE AVENUE
City HARLINGEN
State TX
Zip 78550
Telephone Number 956-421-4111
Email Address jpramirez@rcommunications.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.

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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.

MBTV TEXAS VALLEY, LLC


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