FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 3, Pages 1878 to 2785, February 21 - March 16, 2012 Page: 1,917
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Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
Reclassification of License of )
Class A Television Station KWDT-LP ) Facility ID No. 2553
Corpus Christi, Texas )
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 KWDT-LP, Corpus Christi, Texas, licensed to Clark Ortiz
("Ortiz''). 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 28, 2011 and August 18, 2011, the Video Division of the Media
Bureau requested information from Ortiz regarding his apparent failure to make the required filing of
quarterly FCC Form 398 (Children's Television Programming Report) for the station. As the March 28,
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.'" In implementing the CBPA and establishing the Class A television service,3 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. KWDT-LP was granted Class A status in 2001,5 and Commission records show that
Ortiz failed to file Children's Television Programming Reports for the last quarter of 2006 and all
four quarters in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Accordingly, the Video Division asked for
information, supported by the declaration of a person with personal knowledge, identifying quarters
' Community Broadcasters Protection Act of 1999. Pub. L. No. 106-113. 113 Stat. Appendix I at pp. 1501A-594 -
1501A-598 (1999), codifiedat 47 IJ.S.C. 336.
2 47 U.S.C. 336(f)(2)(A)(ii).
SIn the Matter of Establishment of a Class .4 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-
4 R & O, 15 FCC Red at 6366.
FCC File No. BLTVA-20010712AHIA. granted October 18, 2001.
Federal Communications Commission
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