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: 06/30/2011 Filed on: 07/06/2011

Call Sign Channel Numbers Community of License
KOBG-TV  (analog)
12 (digital)
City State County ZIP Code
Silver City NM Grants 88062
Licensee Name
KOB-TV, LLC
Network Affiliation Nielsen DMA Licensee World Wide Web Home Page Address (if applicable)
NBC Albuquerque-Santa Fe www.kob.com
Facility ID Previous Call Sign (if applicable) License Renewal Expiration Date
85114 2014-10-01
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. 3.50 hours
  (b) Did the Licensee broadcast on its main digital program stream the same Children's Core Programming provided on its analog channel? N
  (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. N
    If No to 7(c), submit as an Exhibit a Statement of Explanation. View Statement of Explanation
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. 0.00 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. 0.00 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).
TV Guide, TV Listings, TV Data, Albuquerque Journal, Tribune Media
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
Turbo Dogs NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA, 9:00-9:30 a.m. 3 1
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
Turbo Dogs is an animated show based on the books, "Racer Dogs", by Bob Kolar. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing such as directionality and concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational message learned by the dogs. KOBG ceased being a satellite station on April 26, 2011 and was converted to a translator of KOB.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
4 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
SA, 04/16/2011 SA, 04/16/2011, 8:00-8:30 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Title of Digital Core Program #2 Origin
Shelldon NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA, 9:30-10:00 a.m. 3 1
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
Shelldon is an animated series that takes place in Shell Land, a mythical undersea world populated by characters from a wide array of water-dwelling species. The main character, Shelldon, is an orphaned yoka shell mollusk adopted by the Clam family and living with them in the family-owned Charming Clan Inn. Dr. Shell, an elder and venerated inventor, and Connie, a cowry shell classmate of Shelldon's also lives at the inn. Shelldon and his buddies Herman (a hermit crab) and Connie always work together and solve problems that they face in school or in the community. A recurring problem is to staunch the plans of the local millionaire, cecil Cracken, whose greed puts making money over protecting the environment. Dr. Shell is typically the children's key provider of knowledge and other resources. In each episode, the children learn a significant social-emotional lesson and also share information relating to their ocean habitat and evironmental protection. KOBG ceased being a satellite station on April 26, 2011 and was converted to a translator of KOB.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
4 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
SA, 04/16/2011 SA, 04/16/2011, 8:30-9:00 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Title of Digital Core Program #3 Origin
Babar NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 3 1
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
Babar, is a series about a young elephant who returns to the jungle where he builds the city of Celesteville and is crowned King of the Elephants. A dedicated ruler and family-elephant, Babar experiences many challenges as he journeys through life, and learns to rise above them through strength and optimism. Each episode begins with a look into Babar's present life, primarily in his role as a father who teaches his children the value of people, and relationships through his own experience from the jungle to the city. Each episode in the show carries with it a social-emotional message that is established at the end of Babar's story. KOBG ceased being a satellite station on April 26, 2011 and was converted to a translator of KOB.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
4 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
SA, 04/16/2011 SA, 04/16/2011, 9:30-10:00 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Title of Digital Core Program #4 Origin
Willa's Wild Life NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA, 11:00-11:30 a.m. 3 1
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
Willa's Wild Life is an enchanting series about a little girl's unique home lief that is sure to keep you in stitches and warms your heart. Willa's Wild Life follows the adventures of Willa, an unforgettable little girl who, like a young Lucy in I Love Lucy, finds herself in comic predicaments that only seem to escalate as she fumbles through solutions. But thanks to her loving and patient father, and her entire extended family of personality rich zoo animals, Willa manages to overcome her obstacles, learn a little something, and have a great time along the way. KOBG ceased being a satellite station on April 26, 2011 and was converted to a translator of KOB.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
4 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
SA, 04/16/2011 SA, 04/16/2011, 10:00-10:30 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Title of Digital Core Program #5 Origin
Pets.TV SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA, 5:00-5:30 p.m. 4 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
Pets.TV is a television program about pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolve to become pets and their geographic orgins. In segments, we show the excitment and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of Pets.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of childrens ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perserverance children can apply to their lives. KOBG ceased being a satellite station on April 26, 2011 and was converted to a translator of KOB.

Title of Digital Core Program #6 Origin
The Magic School Bus NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA, 10:00-10:30 a.m. 3 1
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
The Magic School Bus is based on series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. the show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other nad with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges her students to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children 4 to 9 and in additions to all the factual content, the children also have a socio-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the storyline. KOBG ceased being a satellite station on April 26, 2011 and was converted to a translator of KOB.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
4 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
SA, 04/16/2011 SA, 04/16/2011, 9:00-9:30 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
Reason for Preemption SPORTS

Title of Digital Core Program #7 Origin
Pearlie NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times Aired at Regularly Scheduled Time Number of Pre-emptions
SA, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 3 1
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
Pearle is an animated comedy series based on the children's book Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 4-8 year old range, Pearlie focuses on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, we see Pearlie approach new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order. KOBG ceased being a satellite station on April 26, 2011 and was converted to a translator of KOB.
Total Times Aired Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
4 1 1
Preemption #1
Date Preempted/Episode # If rescheduled, date and time reschedule Is the rescheduled date the second home?
SA, 04/16/2011 SA, 04/16/2011, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Y
If rescheduled, were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? N
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.
[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
Turbo Dogs NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA, 9:00-9:30 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
4 years 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Turbo Dogs is an animated show based on the books, "Racer Dogs", by Bob Kolar. The series follows a group of six dogs from Racerville who love to compete with one another in races. In each story, one or more of the dogs encounter and solve problems that teach them social-emotional lessons on good sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, playing fair, and friendship. The show also imparts information on the mechanics of racing such as directionality and concepts of distance and time. The social-emotional messages are embedded through the stories using action and humor. The tags at the end of each episode reiterate and establish the educational message learned by the dogs.
Title of Planned Core Program #2 Origin
Shelldon NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA, 9:30-10:00 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
4 years 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Shelldon is an animated series that takes place in Shell Land, a mythical undersea world populated by characters from a wide array of water-dwelling species. The main character, Shelldon, is an orphaned yoka shell mollusk adopted by the Clam family and living with them in the family-owned Charming Clan Inn. Dr. Shell, an elder and venerated inventor, and Connie, a cowry shell classmate of Shelldon's also lives at the inn. Shelldon and his buddies Herman (a hermit crab) and Connie always work together and solve problems that they face in school or in the community. A recurring problem is to staunch the plans of the local millionaire, cecil Cracken, whose greed puts making money over protecting the environment. Dr. Shell is typically the children's key provider of knowledge and other resources. In each episode, the children learn a significant social-emotional lesson and also share information relating to their ocean habitat and evironmental protection.
Title of Planned Core Program #3 Origin
Babar NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
4 years 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Babar, is a series about a young elephant who returns to the jungle where he builds the city of Celesteville and is crowned King of the Elephants. A dedicated ruler and family-elephant, Babar experiences many challenges as he journeys through life, and learns to rise above them through strength and optimism. Each episode begins with a look into Babar's present life, primarily in his role as a father who teaches his children the value of people, and relationships through his own experience from the jungle to the city. Each episode in the show carries with it a social-emotional message that is established at the end of Babar's story.
Title of Planned Core Program #4 Origin
Willa's Wild Life NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA, 11:00-11:30 a.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
4 years 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Willa's Wild Life is an enchanting series about a little girl's unique home lief that is sure to keep you in stitches and warms your heart. Willa's Wild Life follows the adventures of Willa, an unforgettable little girl who, like a young Lucy in I Love Lucy, finds herself in comic predicaments that only seem to escalate as she fumbles through solutions. But thanks to her loving and patient father, and her entire extended family of personality rich zoo animals, Willa manages to overcome her obstacles, learn a little something, and have a great time along the way.
Title of Planned Core Program #5 Origin
Pets.TV SYNDICATED
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA, 5:00-5:30 p.m. 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
Pets.TV is a television program about pets from everyday to the unique are showcased with educational information that shares how they evolve to become pets and their geographic orgins. In segments, we show the excitment and love of working with pets is expressed. The motivational and inspirational message of each guest empowers audiences of all ages to pursue more information and education about everything pets. Each segment of Pets.TV delivers an educational and informational message that supports current social, intellectual and emotional aspects of childrens ages 13 and up. Attributes and advice emphasized by guests instill a grounded balance of priorities, commitment, and perserverance children can apply to their lives.
Title of Planned Core Program #6 Origin
Magic School Bus NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA, 10:00-10:30 a.m . 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
4 years 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
The Magic School Bus is based on series of children's books about science written by Joanna Cole. the show features the ingenious Ms. Frizzle, an elementary school teacher and intrepid explorer who piles her students into her Magic School Bus and takes them on amazing field trips to impossible locations. The goal of each field trip to answer questions or learn many new things about the place the class visits. Each episode is a fact filled expedition to places as diverse as the solar system, the human body, or even inside weather systems. The bus transforms to suit the environment and the kids freely explore and share their learning with each other nad with Ms. Frizzle, who nudges her students to "make connections" and answer their own questions with research. The class pet Lizzie, a large lizard, accompanies the class on their field trips. The content of the show is appropriate for children 4 to 9 and in additions to all the factual content, the children also have a socio-emotional problem to solve that is embedded into the storyline.
Title of Planned Core Program #7 Origin
Pearle NETWORK
Regular Schedule Total Times to be Aired
SA, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 13
Length of Program Age of Target Audience
30 minutes From To
4 years 8 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming
Pearle is an animated comedy series based on the children's book Pearlie the Park Fairy by Wendy Harmer. Pearlie is an optimistic, light-hearted fairy who sees the good in everybody, but often gets into situations because her desire to help is larger than her capacity to deliver. Aimed for an audience within the 4-8 year old range, Pearlie focuses on the importance of following the rules, using good judgment and learning how to avoid getting into trouble. Since Pearlie was appointed by Fairy Head Quarters (HQ) to keep Jubilee Park in sparkling order she has constant challenges with her basic goal of keeping everyone happy and making sure the park functions smoothly. Pearlie's nemesis and cousin Saphira, often takes advantage of Pearlie's good nature which requires that Pearlie must also frequently outwit the park bully. In each episode, we see Pearlie approach new tasks and problems with a great deal of enthusiasm, but without the organization required to get the job done. through plot developments and with the assistance of her friends, Opal and Jasper, she learns what to do and what not to do in each situation so the park can be restored to order.

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
Deborah Kelly 505-326-1141
Address E-mail Address
825 West Broadway dkelly@kob.com
City State ZIP Code
Farmington NM 87401

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.
See public file for public service announcements designed specifically for children. All shows were developed specifically with the young adolescent and pre-adolescent child in mind. Each program was supported by a team composed of the creative personnel (producers and writers), an educational consultant, and several technical consultants appropriate to the requirements of each show. The technical consultants verified all the factual content or tested that competitive challenges that were presented in each program. The educational consultant worked with the creative team to convey content at a level of comprehension for the target audience and to develop age-appropriate themes for learning within each episode of every program. All of the educational content was integrated into the action and movement of each episode so that the entertainment and education would be interdependent and present throughout the program. (It was necessary to reschedule certain shows this quarter due to conflicts with live network sports. In each instance of rescheduling, prior notice was given to viewers both over-the-air and through local listings services.) KOBG ceased being a satellite station on April 26, 2011 and was converted to a translator of KOB. Programs identified on #14 will be seen on KOB 4.1.

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
KOB-TV, LLC
Date
07/06/2011
FCC Form 398
March 2006