FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 3, Pages 1878 to 2785, February 21-March 16, 2012

Before the
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
Reclassification of License of )
Class A Television Station W 19BR ) Facility ID No. 30187
Monkton, Vennont )
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
Adopted: February 23, 2012 Released: February 28, 2012
By the Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau:
1. This is with respect to station WI19BR, Monkton, Vermont, licensed to Convergence
Entertainment and Communications, LLC ("Convergence"). This station is currently licensed as a Class
A television station, which are accorded primary spectrum use status pursuant to the Community
Broadcasters Protection Act of 1999 ("CBPA").'
2. By letters dated March 25, 2011 and August 18, 201 1, the Video Division of the Media
Bureau requested information from Convergence regarding its apparent failure to make the required filing
of quarterly FCC Fonn 398 (Children's Television Programming Report) for the station. As the March
25, 2011 letter set forth, beginning on the date of its application for Class A license and thereafter, the
CBPA requires that a station must be "in compliance with the Commission's operating rules for full-
power television stations."2 In implementing the CBPA and establishing the Class A television service,?
the Commission applied to Class A licensees all Part 73 regulations except for those that could not apply
for technical or other reasons. Among the Part 73 requirements that apply to Class A licensees are the
Commission's main studio requirements; rules governing informational and educational children's
programming and the limits on commercialization during children's programming; the requirement to
identify a children's programming liaison at the station and to provide information regarding "core"
educational and informational programming aired by the station to publishers of television program
guides; the public inspection file rule, including preparing and placing in the public inspection file on a
quarterly basis an issues/programs list and the station's quarterly-filed Children's Television
Programming Report; the political programming rules; station identification requirements; and the
Emergency Alert System (EAS) rules.4
3. W 19BR was granted Class A status in 2002,' and was acquired by Convergence on
July 10, 2009. Commission records show that Convergence failed to file Children's Television
Community Broadcasters Protection Act of 1999. Pub. L. No. 106-1 13. 113 Stat. Appendix I at pp. 1501A-594 -
1501A-598 (1 I999), codifiedat 47 U.S.C. 336.
2 47 IU.S.C. 336(f)(2)(A)(ii).
SIn the Mattler of Establishment of a Class A Television Service. MM Docket No. 00-10, Report and Order, 15 FCC
Red 6355. 6366 (2000)("R & O"'). Memorandum Opinion and Order on Reconsideration, 16 FCC Red 8244, 8254-
56 (2001).
4 R & O, 15 FCC Red at 6366.
FCC File No. BLTTA-20010712AHF, granted February 27. 2002.

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