Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0754
FCC 398
Children's Television Programming Report

Report reflects information for the filing period ending: 2012-09-30 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2012-10-08 12:12:03.35

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
KCTV (analog)
24 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
Kansas City MO Jackson 66128
Licensee Name
Meredith Corporation
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
CBS Kansas City www.kctv5.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
41230 2006-02-01 00:00:00.0
Analog Core Programming
2. State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671(c). 3.00 hours
3. (a) 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. §73.673? Y
(b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 3(a).
The CBS Television Network provides information identifying the core programs it supplies to stations affiliated with the Network, including an indication of the target child audience, to the following publishers of program guides: TV Guide, TV Data Technologies, Tribune Media Services, and Kidsnet Media Guide and News.
4. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program.
[There are no analog core program reports.]
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming
5. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under, but does not meet one or more elements of the definition of Core Programming. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Complete chart below for each additional such educational and informational program.
[There are no analog non-core program reports.]
Sponsored Core Programming
6. List Core Programs, if any, aired by other analog stations that are sponsored by the Licensee and that meet the criteria set forth in 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Also indicate whether the amount of total Core Programming broadcast by another station increased.
[There are no analog sponsored core program broadcast reports.]
[There are no analog sponsored core program detail reports.]
Digital Core Programming
7. (a) State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream. 3.00 hours
  (b) Did the Licensee broadcast on its main digital program stream the same Children's Core Programming provided on its analog channel? Y
  (c) If Yes to 7(b), the Licensee certifies that the representations and children's program information provided with respect to its analog channel apply equally with respect to its main digital program stream. Y
    If No to 7(c), submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation. (None Required)
8. (a) 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. 168.00 hours
  (b) 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. §73.671. 3.00 hours
9. (a) 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. §73.673? Y
  (b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 9(a).
The CBS Television Network provides information identifying the core programs it supplies to stations affiliated with the Network, including an indication of the target child audience, to the following publishers of program guides: TV Guide, TV Data Technologies, Tribune Media Services, and Kidsnet Media Guide and News.
10. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program.
   
Title of Digital Core Program #1 Origin
DOODLEBOPS - I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SAT 7/7/12-9/29/12 1030a-11a 12 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
3 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
13 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/1/12 9/1/12 7am-730am Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SUN 7/1/12-9/30/12 7a-730a 14 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

Title of Digital Core Program #3 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SUN 7/1/12-9/30/12 730-8a 14 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

Title of Digital Core Program #4 Origin
DANGER RANGERS NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SAT 7/7/12-9/15/12 11:30a 9 2
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
4 years 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Danger Rangers is an animated series focusing on rules for safety in various situations and providing children with clear cut safety information. The program features animal superheroes that work as a safety squad to protect children. They reinforce concepts of teamwork and preparedness, and model for children the acquisition of important health and safety information. The episodes are structured to present potential safety concerns, such as the need to take proper safety precautions when swimming, and use a song to introduce the relevant steps that should be taken. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
11 2 2
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/1/12 9/1/12 7:30-8am Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/8/12 9/8/12 9:00-9:30am Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Title of Digital Core Program #5 Origin
HORSELAND NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SAT 7/7/12-9/15/12 11:30a 8 3
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Horseland is an animated series about five girls and two boys who live in spectacular countryside that houses a farm called Horseland. Each of these main characters has a special horse whose personality is similar to its owner's. Horseland and its unique approach of integrating the personality of the main characters and animals serve to reinforce prosocial themes. Horseland is also a "coming of age" series in which viewers experience and learn from the social interactions, hopes, dreams, and even fears of this group of culturally diverse adolescents. From this background, the experiences of sharing, caring, compromise, friendship, respect, and competition emerge to provide the young viewers with social and emotional guidelines for better understanding many of the life-lessons they need to learn as they grow and develop. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
11 3 3
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
8/25/12 8/25/12 9:30am-10a Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #2
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/1/12 9/1/12 5:00p-5:30p Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS
Preemption #3
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/8/12 9/8/12 9:30a-10a Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Title of Digital Core Program #6 Origin
LIBERTY'S KIDS I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
9/22/12 - 9/29/12 11:00a-11:30a 2 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The purpose of this series is to introduce viewers aged 9-11 to the period leading up to, during and immediately following the American Revolution. Each episode focuses on placing historical events and pivotal figures within an age appropriate context that provides young people with an exciting opportunity to experience this period of history through the eyes of a similar demographic. The programs also include interstitial segments that provide facts in both a newscast and game format, reinforcing the topic of the episode. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

Title of Digital Core Program #7 Origin
LIBERTY'S KIDS II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
9/22/12 - 9/29/12 11:30a-12noon 2 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The purpose of this series is to introduce viewers aged 9-11 to the period leading up to, during and immediately following the American Revolution. Each episode focuses on placing historical events and pivotal figures within an age appropriate context that provides young people with an exciting opportunity to experience this period of history through the eyes of a similar demographic. The programs also include interstitial segments that provide facts in both a newscast and game format, reinforcing the topic of the episode. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.

Title of Digital Core Program #8 Origin
KC Zoo Show LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sat 7/7/12 - 9/29/12 10:00-10:30a 12 1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
6 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The KC Zoo show is a locally produced, thirty minute educational program hosted by KCTV/KSMO TV personalities. The KC Zoo show highlights the animals and activities at the Kansas City Zoo.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
13 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
9/1/12 9/1/12 5:30p-6p Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Y
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

11. (a) 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 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? Y
  (b) If No, submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation setting forth the number of repeats in excess of the repeat limit and the times and dates the episodes involved were aired. (None Required)
Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming
12. Complete the following for each program that you aired during the past three months that is specifically designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children ages 16 and under, but does not meet one or more elements of the definition of Core Programming. See 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Complete chart below for each additional such educational and information program.
Title of Digital Non-Core Program #1 Origin
Doodlebops II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SUN 7/1/12-9/30/12 630-7a 14 -1
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 6 years
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Y
If Yes, does the Licensee identify each program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Y
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. §73.673? Y
Description of Program
The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Date and Time Aired (if preempted and rescheduled)

 

Sponsored Core Programming
13. List Core Programs, if any, aired by other stations that are sponsored by the Licensee and that meet the criteria set forth in 47 C.F.R. §73.671. Also indicate whether the amount of total Core Programming broadcast by another station increased.
[There are no digital sponsored core program broadcast reports.]
[There are no digital sponsored core program detail reports.]
Other Matters
14. Complete the following for each analog and digital program that you plan to air for the next quarter that meets the definition of Core Programming. Complete chart below for each Core Program, identifying whether it is to be broadcast on the station's analog or digital channel or both channels.
Title of Planned Core Program #1 Origin
DOODLEBOPS - I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SAT 10/6/12-12/29/12 1030a-11a 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 6 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The Doodlebops is a live action show designed to teach life lessons to children under elementary school age, and is intended to promote social and academic readiness. The main characters are the three members of the Doodlebops musical band, their jazzy neighbor MAZZ and their driver Bus Driver Bob. Each episode explores social issues, such as the importance of persistence or the value of openness to new things. The program emphasizes an appreciation of music, and integrates the social lessons into original songs that are repeated through the episodes. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sunday 10/7/12-12/30/12 7-7:30am 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES - II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sunday 10/7/12-12/30/12 7:30-8am 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
3 years 7 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Inspired by the beloved works of best-selling children's author Richard Scarry, Busytown Mysteries brings the popular adventures of Busytown to preschoolers with an educational, problem-solving twist. Children can follow classic characters such as Huckle, Sally and Lowly as they scour Busytown on fun-filled adventures looking for answers to life's puzzles. Each episode focuses on fostering viewers' problem solving abilities, as the characters use their skills of observation to collect facts, draw inferences from those facts, and ultimately reach conclusions. Each episode also develops vocabulary through words and concepts that are part of the episode's overall theme. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
LIBERTY'S KIDS I NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SAT 10/6/12-12/29/12 11-11:30a 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The purpose of this series is to introduce viewers aged 9-11 to the period leading up to, during and immediately following the American Revolution. Each episode focuses on placing historical events and pivotal figures within an age appropriate context that provides young people with an exciting opportunity to experience this period of history through the eyes of a similar demographic. The programs also include interstitial segments that provide facts in both a newscast and game format, reinforcing the topic of the episode. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
LIBERTY'S KIDS II NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SAT 10/6/12-12/29/12 11:30-12a 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
9 years 11 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The purpose of this series is to introduce viewers aged 9-11 to the period leading up to, during and immediately following the American Revolution. Each episode focuses on placing historical events and pivotal figures within an age appropriate context that provides young people with an exciting opportunity to experience this period of history through the eyes of a similar demographic. The programs also include interstitial segments that provide facts in both a newscast and game format, reinforcing the topic of the episode. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission's rules.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
Kansas City Zoo Show LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SAT 10/6/12-12/29/12 10-10:30a 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
6 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The KC Zoo show is a locally produced, thirty minute educational program hosted by KCTV/KSMO TV personalities. The KC Zoo show highlights the animals and activities at the Kansas City Zoo.

15. 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. §73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Y
16. Identify the licensee's children's programming liaison.
Name Telephone Number
Rebecca Boresow 913677-7157
Address E-mail Address
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy Rebecca.boresow@kctv5.com
City State ZIP Code
Fairway KS 66205

17. 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 non-core 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. §73.671, NOTES 2 and 3.
After due review of internal station records and documentation provided to us by program suppliers, the licensee hereby certifies that the station fully complied with the FCC's commercial limits in children's programs with respect to all programs specifically designed for children ages twelve and under. The station has terminated analog operations. Accordingly, questions 7(b) and 7(b) are no longer applicable.

WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS MADE ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).

I certify that the statements in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.

Name of Licensee Signature
Meredith Corporation
Date
10/05/2012
FCC Form 398
March 2006