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: 2015-03-31 00:00:00.0 Filed on: 2015-04-10 11:30:23.8

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
WMEU-CD  (analog)
32 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
Chicago IL Cook 60661
Licensee Name
Weigel Broadcasting Co.
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
168662 WCUU 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. 4.50 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. 336.00 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. 6.00 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).
FYI Television; Tribune Media Services (Tribune relays information to many newspapers and other program guides.); TV Guide; Rovi Guide
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
GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES (48.3) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Mon-Fri 7a-7:30am 65 0
Length of Program Age of Target Audience E/I Symbol Used As Required
30 minutes From To Y
7 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
Animal Rescue (48.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturday 7a-7:30am 13 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
ANIMAL RESCUE showcases rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues.

Title of Digital Core Program #3 Origin
Wild America (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10a-10:30am 13 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
Marty Stouffer's WILD AMERICA is the first and only Wildlife & Nature Series to focus exclusively on the wild animals and wild lands of North America. Hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer and premier naturalist Marty Stouffer, the series features footage of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects throughout the entire continent.

Title of Digital Core Program #4 Origin
Jack Hanna's Animals Adventures (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Mon-Fri 7:30am-8am 65 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
In each episode the cameras follow Jack Hanna as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.

Title of Digital Core Program #5 Origin
Dragonfly TV (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 9am-9:30am 13 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
DRAGONFLY highlights children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific displines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers.

Title of Digital Core Program #6 Origin
CPS Sports Edition (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 9:30am-10am 13 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
CPS SPORTS targets high school students and is being produced in conjunction with the Chicago Board of Education. The Chicago Public School Sports Program focuses on the development of athletes at all skill levels, training and certification of coaches, championship competition and sportsmanship.

Title of Digital Core Program #7 Origin
Missing (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Sundays 10a-10:30am 13 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
Missing is a weekly half-hour reality series featuring actual cases of missing individuals, both adult and juvenile, from across the United States. The program includes tips and infor mation to keep children safe.

Title of Digital Core Program #8 Origin
Mystery Hunters (48.2) SYNDICATED
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
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 to 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 #9 Origin
Travel Thru History (48.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10am-10:30am 13 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 #10 Origin
Safari (48.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 10:30am-11am 13 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.

Title of Digital Core Program #11 Origin
Edgemont (48.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
Saturdays 11am-11:30am and 11:30am-12pm 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
Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.

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
Green Screen Adventures (48.3) LOCAL
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Mon-Fri 7am-7:30am 65
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
7 years 12 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Green Screen Adventures sparks enthusiasm for writing through age-appropriate sketch comedy, original songs, puppetry, and story theatre. The stories are based on the writing of elementary school students, ages 7-13. Children get the message that their words have power, that their voices are being heard. Our diverse Green Screen company of performers and writers reinforce critical writing skills and share positive social messages. Our educational mission emphasizes the four "C"s as well as the three "R"s - Curiosity, Confidence, Citizenship, Compassion.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
Animal Rescue (48.3) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 7am-7:30am 13
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
ANIMAL RESCUE showcases rescues of all types of animals and focuses on the work of dedicated individuals who treat the various creatures of the animal kingdom. All stories are authentic and contain actual video of rescues.Teenagers will see firsthand the diverse and exciting dynamics college life offers, while learning the different paths college students can take to complete their degree.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
Wild America (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturday 10am-10:30am 13
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
Marty Stouffer's WILD AMERICA is the first and only Wildlife & Nature Series to focus exclusively on the wild animals and wild lands of North America. Hosted by award-winning wildlife photographer and premier naturalist Marty Stouffer, the series features footage of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects throughout the entire continent.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Mon-Fri 7:30am-8am 13
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
In each episode the cameras follow Jack Hanna as he spends time with nature's creatures across the continents. Jack talks with people that are knowledgeable about each animal and habitat, teaching as he goes. Each episode is designed to reveal to children the world around them in a way that presents positive role models and pro-social values within an environmentally responsible universe.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
Dragonfly TV (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sunday 9am-9:30am 13
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
DRAGONFLY highlights children "doing" projects with real hands-on experience and demonstrates practical applications of mathematics and science. It introduces young viewers to a variety of scientific displines and challenges them in critical thinking and problem solving skills, while providing valuable information to reach answers.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
CPS Sports (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 9:30am-10am 13
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
CPS SPORTS targets high school students and is being produced in conjunction with the Chicago Board of Education. The Chicago Public School Sports Program focuses on the development of athletes at all skill levels, training and certification of coaches, championship competition and sportsmanship.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
Missing (48.1) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Sundays 7a-7:30am 13
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
Missing is a weekly half-hour reality series featuring actual cases of missing individuals, both adult and juvenile, from across the United States. The program includes tips and infor mation to keep children safe.
Title of Planned Core Program #8 Origin
Mystery Hunters (48.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 9a-9:30 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 to 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 #9 Origin
Travel Thru History (48.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 10am-10:30am 13
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 #10 Origin
Safari (48.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 10:30am-11pm 13
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.
Title of Planned Core Program #11 Origin
Edgemount (48.2) SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
Saturdays 11am-11:30am and 11:30am-12pm 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
Edgemont is designed to entertain its core teen audience and also to inform and educate its viewers about issues that arise in school and at home. The storylines focus on social and emotional challenges faced by all secondary school students, from forming and maintaining family, friendship and romantic relationships, to ethical and moral choices. The objective of the series is to demonstrate models of behavior for teen viewers, allowing them to consider choices that they themselves may face, to witness the potential outcomes of these choices and gain positive tools that they can use to resolve issues and conflicts in a constructive way.

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
Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Date
04/09/2015
FCC Form 398
March 2006