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: 2014-12-31 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2015-01-09 16:50:35.296

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WWME-CD  (analog)
39 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
Chicago IL Cook 60661
Licensee Name
Channel 23 Limited Partnership
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
Chicago
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
71425 WWME-CA 2021-12-01 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. (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?  
(b) Identify publishers who were sent information in 3(a).
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).
Tribune Media Services, FYI Television, Rovi (this services relay information to the newspapers and program guides).
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
Mystery Hunters (23.1) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 7am-7:30am and 7:30am-8am 26 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try and uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends.

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
Saved By The Bell (23.1) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 9am, 9:30am, 10am, and 10:30am 52 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Saved By The Bell is a television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens.

Title of Digital Core Program #3 Origin
Travel Thru History (23.2) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 9am-9:30am and 9:30am-10am 26 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West.

Title of Digital Core Program #4 Origin
Mystery Hunters (23.2) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10am-10:30am and 10:30am-11am 26 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try and uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends.

Title of Digital Core Program #5 Origin
Safari (23.2) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 11am-11:30am and 11:30am-12n 26 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Safari provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-winning host and wildlife expert John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring the viewers face to face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. Safari offers a dynamic television experience for teens - with the exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife and at the same time discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so that they can live on in the wild. Various age-appropriate global wildlife and ecology issues are introduced to the viewing audience with in-depth and thoughtful explanations.

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.
[There are no digital non-core program reports.]
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
Mystery Hunters (23.1) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 7am-7:30am and 7:30am-8am 26
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try and uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
Saved By The Bell (23.1) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9am, 9:30am, 10am, and 10:30am 52
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Saved By The Bell is a television series targeted to teens 13-16 years of age, which explores social themes and coping strategies through the daily school life of six teen-aged friends at Bayside High who help each other make the most of growing up in a complicated world. The multi-ethnic cast members serve as role models for young teen viewers as they deal with such issues as dealing with the death of a loved one, the right to say "no," the meaning of heroism, teenage alcohol use and other issues of particular concern to young teens.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
Travel Thru History (23.2) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 9am-9:30am and 9:30am-10am 26
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Travel Thru History is designed to spark interest and enthusiasm in teens and their families to learn about our country's rich and fascinating history. The series visits diverse locales across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Key West.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
Mystery Hunters (23.2) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 10am-10:30am and 10:30am-11am 26
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Mystery Hunters explores some of the world's greatest myths and mysteries. Combining on-site reporting and exciting adventures, the Mystery Hunters uses science and reasoning to try and uncover the truth. The program teaches children how to gather facts, meet with experts, debunk common myths, and offer explanations for legends.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
Safari (23.2) NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 11am-11:30am and 11:30am-12n 26
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
13 years 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Safari provides core programming in the areas of global ecology, wildlife biology and species conservation and preservation. Emmy award-winning host and wildlife expert John Ross travels to the farthest reaches of the world to bring the viewers face to face with some of the planet's most interesting animals. Safari offers a dynamic television experience for teens - with the exciting experience of exploring the fascinating world of wildlife and at the same time discovering what needs to be done to protect the animals and their habitat so that they can live on in the wild. Various age-appropriate global wildlife and ecology issues are introduced to the viewing audience with in-depth and thoughtful explanations.

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
Sean Long 312-705-2600
Address E-mail Address
26 N. Halsted slong@wciu.com
City State ZIP Code
Chicago IL 60661

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.

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
Channel 23 Limited Partnership
Date
01/09/2015
FCC Form 398
March 2006