Comment Deadlines Set For Radio Online Public File NPRM

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 by

The FCC has announced March 16, 2015 as the comment deadline in its ongoing rulemaking proceeding to adopt online public file rules for radio stations. Reply comments will be due by April 4, 2015.

The FCC has proposed requiring radio stations to migrate their public files to an FCC-hosted website. The requirement would begin first for commercial radio stations in the top 1-50 Nielsen Audio radio markets with five or more full time employees. All other radio stations would have a two-year delay in moving public files online. The FCC has asked whether noncommercial stations, and commercial stations with fewer than five fulltime employees, should be permanently exempt from the online public file requirement.

Comments must be filed electronically via the FCC electronic comment filing system.