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

FRN:
0002718062
File Number:
CPR-160843
Submit Date:
10/09/2014
Call Sign:
WVCY-TV
Facility ID:
72342
City:
MILWAUKEE
State:
WI
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
10/09/2014
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Third Quarter of 2014

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 Independent
Affiliated network Independent
Nielsen DMA Milwaukee
Web Home Page Address www.vcyamerica.org

Digital Core Programming

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State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 7.0
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? No

Digital Core Programs(6)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Black Buffalo
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA at 8:30am
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 4 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL OBJECTIVE: A native American from the Yakima Washington Tribe teaches children by means of music, stories and guest to provide practical application in producing character in the lives of young people. The program often utilizes children. Interpretation for the deaf and hearing impaired is provided by means of sign language. CORE PROGRAMMING STATEMENT: The above listed program meets the definition of core programming in that this program has met the following criteria: (1) The program has serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose; (2) The program is aired between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm; (3) The program is a regularly scheduled weekly program; (4) The program is at least 30 minutes in length; (5) The program is identified as specially designed to educate and inform children by the display on the television screen throughout the program of the E/I symbol; (6) The educational and informational objective of the program and the target child audience are specified in writing in the licensee's Children's Television Programming Report, as described in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii); and (7) Instructions for listing the program as educational/information, including an indication of the age group for which the program is intended are provided to publishers of program guides.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Davey & Goliath
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA at 9:30am
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 3 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Using claymation, the program presents positive values for young people and helps them through the "growing up process". The program addresses such topics as being kind to others, respecting and knowing how to respond to children with disabilities, not being afraid of the dark, assisting police, knowing how to work through racial prejudices are just a sampling of issues this program addresses. CORE PROGRAMMING STATEMENT: The above listed program meets the definition of core programming in that this program has met the following criteria: (1) The program has serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose; (2) The program is aired between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm; (3) The program is a regularly scheduled weekly program; (4) The program is at least 30 minutes in length; (5) The program is identified as specially designed to educate and inform children by the display on the television screen throughout the program of the E/I symbol; (6) The educational and informational objective of the program and the target child audience are specified in writing in the licensee's Children's Television Programming Report, as described in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii); and (7) Instructions for listing the program as educational/information, including an indication of the age group for which the program is intended are provided to publishers of program guides.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Sunshine Factory
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M-F at 4:00pm & SA at 8:00am
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 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL OBJECTIVE: The program teaches grade school children how to morally resolve problems and deal with emotional issues. Character building qualities are addressed. The program uses costume characters and real life situations to convey simple truths. Topics on this program this quarter included, but are not limited to the following: fire safety, visiting the dentist, self-worth, success and failure, playing sports, being responsible, gossip, helping friends, good intentions, misunderstanding motives, rejection, gratitude, creativity, using your imagination, being bossy, neatness, learning patience, etc. CORE PROGRAMMING STATEMENT: The above listed program meets the definition of core programming in that this program has met the following criteria: (1) The program has serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose; (2) The program is aired between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm; (3) The program is a regularly scheduled weekly program; (4) The program is at least 30 minutes in length; (5) The program is identified as specially designed to educate and inform children by the display on the television screen throughout the program of the E/I symbol; (6) The educational and informational objective of the program and the target child audience are specified in writing in the licensee's Children's Television Programming Report, as described in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii); and (7) Instructions for listing the program as educational/information, including an indication of the age group for which the program is intended are provided to publishers of program guides.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Becky's Barn
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M at 4:30pm & SA at 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Simple educational instruction is given to children such as learning the letters of the alphabet, identifying colors, spelling words, etc. Beautification, recycling, making new friends, getting along with others, etc. are samples of the types of topics featured on the program. The program emphasizes positive values to children. CORE PROGRAMMING STATEMENT: The above listed program meets the definition of core programming in that this program has met the following criteria: (1) The program has serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose; (2) The program is aired between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm; (3) The program is a regularly scheduled weekly program; (4) The program is at least 30 minutes in length; (5) The program is identified as specially designed to educate and inform children by the display on the television screen throughout the program of the E/I symbol; (6) The educational and informational objective of the program and the target child audience are specified in writing in the licensee's Children's Television Programming Report, as described in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii); and (7) Instructions for listing the program as educational/information, including an indication of the age group for which the program is intended are provided to publishers of program guides.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Adventure Pals
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled F at 4:30pm & SA at 9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
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 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Host, Miss Jean, uses children to convey important truths, principles and positive values. This program teaches children the importance of showing respect for their parents, authority and God. It also illustrates and conveys principles to follow and promotes positive moral values and making good moral choices. The program also take children on tours to various factories, farms and businesses to educate them about business, industry and manufacturing. Children can enroll in a correspondence course. CORE PROGRAMMING STATEMENT: The above listed program meets the definition of core programming in that this program has met the following criteria: (1) The program has serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose; (2) The program is aired between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm; (3) The program is a regularly scheduled weekly program; (4) The program is at least 30 minutes in length; (5) The program is identified as specially designed to educate and inform children by the display on the television screen throughout the program of the E/I symbol; (6) The educational and informational objective of the program and the target child audience are specified in writing in the licensee's Children's Television Programming Report, as described in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii); and (7) Instructions for listing the program as educational/information, including an indication of the age group for which the program is intended are provided to publishers of program guides.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Secret Place
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA at 10:00am
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 3 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Puppets are used to illustrate everyday life-like situations that children will encounter. Situations such as being tempted to do wrong, poking fun at other children, respecting authority, being kind to those who mistreat you, purity, etc. are just some of the examples of principles being taught. CORE PROGRAMMING STATEMENT: The above listed program meets the definition of core programming in that this program has met the following criteria: (1) The program has serving the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose; (2) The program is aired between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm; (3) The program is a regularly scheduled weekly program; (4) The program is at least 30 minutes in length; (5) The program is identified as specially designed to educate and inform children by the display on the television screen throughout the program of the E/I symbol; (6) The educational and informational objective of the program and the target child audience are specified in writing in the licensee's Children's Television Programming Report, as described in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii); and (7) Instructions for listing the program as educational/information, including an indication of the age group for which the program is intended are provided to publishers of program guides.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (4)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 4) Response
Program Title Black Buffalo
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: T at 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 4 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Black Buffalo, a native American from the Yakima Washington Tribe wears a native headdress. The program consists of music, stories, Bible quizzes for the visiting young people's group.
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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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 4) Response
Program Title Secret Place
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: W at 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Puppets are used to illustrate everyday life-like situations that children will encounter. Situations such as being tempted to do wrong, poking fun at other children, respecting authority, being kind to those who mistreat you, purity, etc. are just some of the examples of principles being taught.
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

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (3 of 4) Response
Program Title Davey & Goliath
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: TH at 4:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 3 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Using the technique of claymation, Davey, a young boy and Goliath, his dog are seen in everyday type situations. Davey along with his playmates have many adventurous times together and learn about making right decisions. (Extra airing given 3/27/14 at 4:30pm)
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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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (4 of 4) Response
Program Title Uncle Charlie Rally
Origination Local
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: 07/22 at 7pm & 07/23 at 12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 2
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 64 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 5 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Sponsored by the licensee, VCY America, children's worker and storyteller, Uncle Charlie presented a program of ventriloquism, tricks that teach, and re-enacted a story to children and their parents. The program was filled with life lessons and moral principles. A children's choir also participated in the event.
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

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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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 Jim Schneider
Address 3434 W Kilbourn Ave
City Milwaukee
State WI
Zip 53208
Telephone Number (414) 935-3000
Email Address jims@vcyamerica.org
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. The Licensee, VCY America, Inc. has been involved in the following non-broadcast efforts in this quarter which enhance the educational and information service to children. 01. VCY America is also licensee of WVCY-FM, WVCY-AM, WVCX-FM, WVCF-FM, KVCX-FM, KVCF-FM, KVFL-FM, KVCY-FM, KCVS-FM, WJIC-FM, WVCM-FM, WVFL-FM, WVRN-FM, WQRN-FM KVCS-FM, KVCH-FM, WPTH-FM, WVCS-FM, WRVX-FM and WQRM-FM. Also VCY America is the principle stockholder of radio stations WEGZ-FM and WVCN-FM. We have a birthday club where we invite children under age 12 to send in their birthdays and be a part of this club. When their birthday comes, we announce their name over the radio facilities and also send out a birthday packet which among other things includes a card and a small gift. This KIDS TALK radio program reinforces family and moral values in the lives of young people. This Birthday Club has approximately 10,000 children age 12 and younger who are enrolled. In addition, each of these radio stations air children's programming that is both educational and informational and promote positive values to young people. Children's programs are aired Monday-Friday from 3:45-4:30pm, Saturdays from 8:00am-10:45am and Sundays from 2:00-4:00pm (Central time). These programs teach moral values and help children to learn how interpersonal relationships can be conducted in a non-combative, but positive way. 02. Every Sunday morning VCY America has staff and volunteers that conduct the Protestant service at a County Detention Center. The Center is largely comprised of youths in trouble with the law usually between the ages of 10 and 17. We have one worker for the boys and one for the girls. During the Sunday School time we give the young people a chance to interact with the staff allowing them time to discuss problems or difficulties they're going through. If requested by the young people, the staff member will make visits to the Center during the week. We are hoping to show these youths that life is not worthless, that there is hope, and there is an alternative to the crime and violence of the city. For some, they will not receive any visits except from one of the VCY staff. 03. Some of the staff members are involved in youth outreach outside the realm of broadcasting. Paul McClain works as a leader and/or teacher in a youth program, at his local church. His primary working has been with children in 3rd grade helping them in their spiritual, intellectual and physical development. 04. Staff from VCY conduct a club for neighborhood children primarily focused on ages 8-12. The club meets weekly on Wednesday evenings. Each week children have recreational time as well as a time of spiritual instruction, values and character building. 05. The licensee, VCY America, Inc. operates a Camp in Hillsboro, WI. During the weeks of June 30-July 5, July 7-12, July 14-19, and July 21-26 four weeks of Kids Camps were featured for children primarily between the ages of 8-13. Approximately 266 campers attended these weeks of camps (of which the first week was provided as a full scholarship for under privileged children). The theme for the summer was, "Safari Adventure" where children learned about various animals and lessons for their lives that they could learn from them. The weeks included numerous recreational opportunities, group games and competition, talent night and spiritual instruction. In addition, during the week of August 4-9, the licensee also provided the camp facilities for a large group affiliated with RBC which used the camp facilities for youth instruction and recreation. Approximately 82 young people attended this week. Other Broadcast Related Information: Although the following programs educate and instruct a general audience and not just children, the following programs do contribute to our efforts in educating and instructing children: ORIGINS - a 30 minute weekly program airing Sundays at 8:30pm, Tuesdays at 5:0

Other Matters (6)

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Other Matters (1 of 6) Response
Program Title Adventure Pals (Digital Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled F at 4:30pm & SA at 9:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 13 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. For description of educational and informational objective of this program and how it meets the definition of core programming see question #10 above.
Other Matters (2 of 6) Response
Program Title Black Buffalo (Digital Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA at 8:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 4 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. For description of educational and informational objective of this program and how it meets the definition of core programming see question #10 above.
Other Matters (3 of 6) Response
Program Title Sunshine Factory (Digital Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M-F at 4:00pm & SA at 8:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 79
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 6 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. For description of educational and informational objective of this program and how it meets the definition of core programming see question #10 above.
Other Matters (4 of 6) Response
Program Title Davey & Goliath (Digital Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA at 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. For description of educational and informational objective of this program and how it meets the definition of core programming see question #10 above.
Other Matters (5 of 6) Response
Program Title Becky's Barn (Digital Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled M at 4:30pm & SA at 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 26
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. For description of educational and informational objective of this program and how it meets the definition of core programming see question #10 above.
Other Matters (6 of 6) Response
Program Title Secret Place (Digital Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled SA at 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 3 years to 10 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. For description of educational and informational objective of this program and how it meets the definition of core programming see question #10 above.

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.

VCY America, Inc.


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