Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-1115 (June 2009)
FOR FCC USE ONLY
 
FCC 388
DTV Quarterly Activity Station Report
FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.
BDEREDT-20090706ABS
Licensee
MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION
Call Sign
WKNO
Facility Id
42061

Community of License
City State
TN SHELBY 38111 -

MEMPHIS

WWW.WKNO.ORG
Licensee Renewal Expiration Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
08/01/2013
Channel Numbers: (Check the Channel Number(s) to which this form applies.)
checkbox checked Analog 10  
checkbox checked Digital 29
Report reflects information for quarter ending: 06/30/2009
Have you opted to comply with Option One, Two, or Three (once elected, this choice may not change)?
radio button not selected Option One (A and D) radio button not selected Option Two (B and D) radio button selected Option Three (C and D)

Over the past quarter, if you have fully complied with the requirements of the selected option? radio button selectedYes radio button not selectedNo
Comments:
 
Were you required to air service loss notices (See 47 C.F.R. 73.§ 674(b)(5) for details)?

If YES, Complete Section E

radio button not selectedYes radio button selectedNo
Simulcasting:

Prior to termination of signal, did you simulcast on your Analog channel and your primary Digital stream stream?

If YES, complete only one of the form for both. If NO, complete a form for your Analog Channel and a second for your primary Digital stream.

radio button selectedYes radio button not selectedNo
 
Application Purpose:
 
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Section C (For Noncommercial broadcasters only)

On its analog channel, and its primary digital stream, a station must air 180 seconds per day of on-air consumer education, in variable timeslots, including at least 22.5 minutes per month between 6 pm and 12 am. It must also run one 30 minute transition education piece once (See rules for additional details).
Have you aired a sufficient amount of consumer education (180 seconds per day) during each day this quarter; including at least 2.5 minutes per month between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m.? radio button selectedYes radio button not selectedNo
30 Minute Educational Programs - Last Quarter
How many 30 minute, DTV-related informational programs did your station run during the quarter? The comment box may be used to describe this activity. At least one such program must be run between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:35 p.m., after April 1, 2009 and prior to your station termination of analog services (see 47 C.F.R. § 73.674(e)(2) for additional details)..
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WKNO-TV CEASED ANALOG BROADCASTING ON FRIDAY MAY 1, 2009 AT 11:59:50PM. IN APRIL, THE FIRST AND ONLY MONTH WE BROADCAST IN ANALOG DURING THIS QUARTER, WE AIRED THE 30 MINUTE PROGRAM DTV SURVIVAL GUIDE TWICE. ADDITIONALY, THE NIGHT OF SHUT OFF WE AIRED A 3 HOUR PROGRAM DISCUSSING THE HISTORY OF THE STATION. INSERTED WITHIN THIS PROGRAM WERE SEGMENTS COVERING SCANNING & RE-SCANNING, ANTENNAS, AND GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE DTV TRANSITION.

Mandatory Daily Notices - Last Quarter

Beginning April 1, 2009, Option Three S(noncommercial) stations must also provide information about antenna use, the need for rescanning, and local help centers. These notices must be aired for no fewer than 15 seconds each, at least once per day, between 8 a.m. and 11:35 p.m., and at least three times per week between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. in the Atlantic, Eastern and Pacific time zones, and between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Mountain, Central, and Alaskan time zones, until the station terminates analog programming. Stations may choose alternative on-air methods to comply with these notice requirements, so long as they meet the requirements for duration and time of day aired. (See 47 C.F.R. § 73.674(b)(6)-(8) for additional details).
Have you aired a sufficient number of antenna information notices this quarter (one per day and at least three per week during primetime)?
radio button selectedYes radio button not selectedNo
Have you aired a sufficient number of rescanning notices this quarter (one per day and at least three per week during primetime)?
radio button selectedYes radio button not selectedNo
Have you aired a sufficient number of help center notices this quarter (one per day and at least three per week during primetime)? radio button selectedYes radio button not selectedNo

 

 

Section D (For all broadcasters)

Additional DTV On-air Initiatives - Last Quarter  
Did your station run additional on-air initiatives (such as news reports, town hall meetings, and in particular, nightlight effort, etc.) during the quarter? The comment box may be used to describe these initiatives. radio button not selectedYes radio button selectedNo

Station Website Additional Activity Related to the DTV Transition - Last Quarter  
Does your station have a Website? radio button selectedYes radio button not selectedNo
If YES, did your station provide additional DTV related information or activities on that Website? The comment box may be used to describe what was posted on the station's Website. radio button selectedYes radio button not selectedNo

UPDATED INFORMATION RE THE TRANSITION AND OUR ANALOG TERMINATION WAS PROVIDED. FOCUS ON RESCANNING AND ANTENNA POSITION WERE ALSO INCLUDED.
Additional DTV Outreach Efforts -- Last Quarter  
Check all of the DTV related activities listed below that your station engaged in over the last quarter. The comment box may be used to describe this activity.  
checkbox checked Speaking Engagements


STAFF DID A PRESENTATION AT THE BARTLETT SENIOR CENTER.

checkbox checked Community Events


STAFF WORKED WITH FCC REPRESENTATIVE TO SET UP INFORMATIONAL TABLE AT THE MAIN BRANCH OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.

checkbox checked Other (describe)


STAFF PROVIDED TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM THE AGING COMMISSION. THESE VOLUNTEERS THEN WENT OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY TO HELP THOSE WHO REQUESTED ASSISTANCE.

This comment box may be used to include other comments or information about your station's DTV activity over the last quarter.


WKNO STAFF MANNED A PHONE BANK 14 HOURS A DAY EACH OF THE TWO DAYS FOLLOWING OUR ANALOG SHUT OFF. THE EVENT WAS BEST DESCRIBED AS UNEVENTFUL, RECEIVING LESS THAN 60 CALLS OVER THE TWO DAY PEROID. WKNO CONTINUES TO MAN ITS DTV ASSISTANCE LINE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. DURING AN AVERAGE WEEK ONLY TWO OR THREE CALLS ARE HANDLED.

 

Station Certification
I certify that the statements in this document are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and are made in good faith.
Typed or Printed Name of Person Signing
DIRECTOR OF TELEVISION & TECHNOLOGY

RUSS ABERNATHY


WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS 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).

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