FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 3, Pages 1878 to 2785, February 21 - March 16, 2012 Page: 1,919
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Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
Reclassification of License of )
Class A Television Station KFLZ-CA ) Facility ID No. 40782
San Antonio, 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 KFLZ-CA, San Antonio, Texas, licensed to B
Communications Joint Venture ("B Communications"). 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 B Communications regarding its 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 a 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,' 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. KFLZ-CA was granted Class A status in 2002,5 and Commission records show that B
Communications failed to file Children's Television Programming Reports for 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 for which reports were
prepared and placed in the station's public file and the location of the public file. Both letters
' Community Broadcasters Protection Act of 1999. Pub. L. No. 106-113. 113 Stat. Appendix I at pp. 1501 A-594 -
1501A-598 (1999), codified at 47 UI.S.C. 336.
2 47 U.S.C. 336(f)(2)(A)(ii).
SIn the Matter of Establishment of a Class A4 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 & ,0 15 FCC Red at 6366.
5 FCC File No. BLTTA-2001 0605ACO, granted August 2. 2002.
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