Dates To Remember

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by

April 1, 2018 AM & FM Stations in Delaware & Pennsylvania: if five (5) full-time station employment unit employee threshold is met, complete EEO public file report and post in public file and on station website. If station employment unit has 11 or more full-time employees, also prepare and electronically file mid-term EEO Form 397 […]

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EEO Broadcast Station Audit Responses Due April 12th

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by

In the last week of February, the FCC announced its first EEO audit of broadcast stations for 2018, including 300 radio and television stations. For the first time, many stations received notice of the audit via email (though letters were also sent). Also as a first, instead of sending in EEO audit responses by snail […]

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TV Repack Reimbursement Developments

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by

A few recent, critical developments bear noting in the arena of getting funds to reimburse stations impacted by the repack of the television band spectrum into channels 2-36. First, the FCC announced on March 8, 2018 that announced an additional reimbursement allocation for stations entitled to reimbursement. Initially, stations were only allocated 52% of their […]

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Online Public File Tips

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by

With the March 1st deadline for all stations to transition to the online public inspection file now having passed, it might be easy to put the file out of mind. But resist that temptation. As noted in our dates to remember, all stations must prepare and post a 1st Quarter 2018 issues/programs list to their […]

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FM Translator Auctions 83 and 99 Deadlines

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by

The FCC is moving quickly on conducting auctions for mutually exclusive FM translator window-filed applications, setting two auctions in coming months. Although the applications in Auction 83 (pending since 2003) are much older than those in Auction 99 (pending since 2017), the FCC is going to conduct Auction 99 first. Auction 99 will decide the […]

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LPTV Displacement Window Nears

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by

On April 10, 2018, the FCC will open a Special Displacement Window for LPTV and TV translator stations. Applications for stations meeting the displacement criteria can be filed through May 15, 2018.   If stations have not done so already, now is the time to call your consulting engineer for assistance in making a displacement determination […]

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Cross-Service FM Translator Auction 100 Long Form Filing Window

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by

The FCC has announced the list of Auction 100 FM translator applications that are “singletons” (not mutually exclusive with other applicants), and therefore can be granted without having to go through the auction process. That singleton list can be accessed in the excel spreadsheet available at this link. As the FCC’s recent notice announced, all […]

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Dates To Remember

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by

March 1, 2018 Deadline for all radio stations to transition to the FCC’s online public file. March 2, 2018 Deadline for all broadcast stations (except LPFM and FM translator only licensees) to file their 2017 biennial ownership report, using the new forms in LMS, with an effective date of October 1, 2017. March 19, 2018 […]

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March 1 Online Public File Deadline For Radio Stations

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by

If you were hoping for a reprieve on the deadline for radio stations to transition to the online public file, that does not appear to be on the horizon, barring some major crash of the system in the final days before the March 1, 2018 deadline. In fact, the FCC issued a reminder on February […]

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2017 Biennial Ownership Report Due March 2nd

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by

If you’re reading this and have not yet filed your 2017 biennial ownership report, time is quickly running out. March 2, 2018 is the deadline for all broadcast stations (except low power FM stations or FM translator-only licensees) to file their 2017 biennial ownership reports. The old CDBS ownership report is not being used any […]

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