Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-1115 (February 2009)
 
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FCC 388
DTV Quarterly Activity Station Report
FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO. -
Licensee
COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.
Call Sign
WABG-TV
Facility Id
43203
Previous Call Sign (if applicable)
Community of License
City State County Zip Code
GREENWOOD MS   -
Nielsen DMA World Wide Web Home Page Address Licensee Renewal Expiration Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
06/01/2013
Channel Numbers: (Check the Channel Number(s) to which this form applies.)
checkbox checked Analog 6  
checkbox checked Digital 32
Report reflects information for quarter ending: 03/31/2009
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 selected Option Two (B and D) radio button not selected Option Three (C and D)

 

Over the past quarter, have you fully complied with the requirements of this option? Yes No
Simulcasting:
Are you simulcasting on your Analog channel and your primary Digital stream? Yes No
Application Purpose:
radio button selected DTV Education Report  
radio button not selected Amendment File Number -
If an amendment, include a comment explaining the reason and the portions of the pending application that are being revised.

Section B (For broadcasters electing Option Two)

On its analog channel, and its primary digital stream, a station must run an average of 16 transition-related PSAs and 16 transition-related crawls, snipes, and/or tickers per week in each quarter, all between the hours of 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. It must also run one 30 minute DTV-related informational program once, and one 100-Day Countdown piece per day for the 100 days prior to the conclusion of the transition. Comment boxes MUST be used to describe these compliant activities (See rules for additional details).

Total Number of Eligible DTV Transition-Related PSAs and Crawls, Snipes, and/or Tickers (CSTs) Run -- Last Quarter

How many DTV PSAs and CSTs did your station run between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. last quarter?

  Total 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. PSAs     
  Total 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. CSTs     
For informational purposes only, how many DTV PSAs and CSTs did your station run in the last quarter from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.?
  Total 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PSAs  
  Total 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. CSTs  
For stations located in the Eastern or Pacific Time Zone, how many DTV PSAs and CSTs did your station run in the last quarter from 6:00 p.m. to 11:35 p.m. (must average at least 4 per week)?
  Total 6:00 p.m. to 11:35 p.m. PSAs    
  Total 6:00 p.m. to 11:35 p.m. CSTs    
For stations located in the Central or Mountain Time Zone, how many DTV PSAs and CSTs did your station run in the last quarter from 5:00 p.m. to 10:35 p.m.(must average at least 4 per week)?
  Total 5:00 p.m. to 10:35 p.m. PSAs   
  Total 5:00 p.m. to 10:35 p.m. CSTs   
Comments:
RAN AN ADDITIONAL 275 PSA'S ON SECONDARY DIGITAL FOX STATION. DISCONTINUED CRAWLS ON PRIMARY DIGITAL AFTER THE SWITCH ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009. AT THAT TIME WE STARTED THE "ENHANCED NIGHTLIGHT" REQUIRED DTV EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ANALOG SIDE.
 
 

30 Minute Educational Programs - Last Quarter

How many 30 minute, DTV-related informational programs did your station run during the quarter? At least one such program must be run between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:35 p.m., prior to June 12, 2009.
Total number of 30 Minute Informational Programs    
Comments:
WE AIRED THE 30 MINUTE INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM 7 ADDITIONAL TIMES AT 6AM.

100-Day Countdown - Last Quarter

All stations participating in Option Two must air a minimum of one "Countdown To DTV" per day during certain periods.  Due to the delay in the DTV deadline, the revision of the countdown rules, and differing analog termination dates, not every station was required to air the "Countdown To DTV" the same number of times during the first quarter of 2009.  Below, list the actual number of days on which your station aired any eligible "Countdown to DTV," and, in the Comments field, briefly explain how this number of days was calculated.
   Graphic Displays
   Animated Graphics
   Graphic and Audio Displays
   Longer Form Reminders
Comments:
THE COUNTDOWN STARTED ON NOVEMBER 10, 2008, AND CONTINUED UNTIL THE SWITCH ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009. GRAPHIC DISPLAYS WERE AIRED DURING MOST 5, 6, AND 10PM NEWS.

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, etc.) during the quarter? The comment box may be used to describe these initiatives. Yes No
Comments:
A MINIMUM OF 28 INFORMATIONAL NEWS REPORTS WERE DONE DURING THE QUARTER. WABG ALSO PARTICIPATED IN 4 STATEWIDE SOFT TESTS ON 1/12, 1/29, 2/6, AND 2/11/2009.
Station Website Additional Activity Related to the DTV Transition - Last Quarter  
Does your station have a Website? Yes No
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. Yes No
Comments:
WABG PROVIDED THE NAB DTV ANSWERS LOGO AND LINK ON THE HOME PAGE ALONG WITH A PROMINATELY DISPLAYED LINK FOR THE CONVERTER BOX COUPON APPLICATION. A CRAWL WAS DISPLAYED AT THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE ANALOG TERMINATION DATE OF FEBRUARY 17TH. THE ENTIRE VIEWER NOTIFICATION SCRIPT WAS ALSO DISPLAYED ON THE STATION WEBSITE.
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.  
Speaking Engagements

Comments:
 

Community Events

Comments:
 

Other (describe)

Comments:
WABG PROVIDED A "WALK-IN HELP CENTER" FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT THE SWITCH. THE STATION ALSO PROVIDED PHONE AND ON SITE TECHNICAL SUPPORT PRE AND POST DIGITAL TRANSITION.
 

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

Comments:
IN ADDITION TO TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, WABG ALSO PROVIDED SOME ELDERLY VIEWERS WITH FREE CONVERTER BOXES AND/OR ANTENNAS.

 

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.
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