Another Random EEO Audit

Posted on June 30th, 2015 by

Yes, it’s true. Another 100 or so broadcast stations have just been randomly selected by the FCC for audits of the EEO program. The FCC’s public notice lists the stations chosen and a deadline of July 27, 2015 to respond. This round of audits is the second in 2015, but this time, it only includes AM and FM radio stations.

Once stations submit their responses, the FCC review process generally takes 60 days on average. If your station passes, the FCC sends an “all clear” letter. If you haven’t received such a letter in this or prior audits, an email or call to the FCC staff is recommended. Also, when the “all clear” or any other correspondence from the FCC arrives, read it carefully. In one recently issued letter, we noticed that the station referred to as having passed the audit was not the station to whom the letter was directed.