Dates to Remember 

Posted on June 29th, 2023 by

July 10, 2023

TV, Class A, AM & FM Stations (commercial & noncommercial): deadline to complete and upload to online public file the 2nd Quarter 2023 issues/program lists and any foreign sponsorship identification reports.

Class A TV Stations Only: deadline to complete and post to your online public file the 2nd Quarter 2023 certification of ongoing Class A eligibility.

Noncommercial Broadcast Stations:  deadline to complete and post to your online public file the 2nd Quarter 2023 report for any 3rd Party Fundraising conducted during the quarter.

August 1, 2023

Radio and TV stations located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Wisconsin, and California:  if five (5) full time employee threshold is met, prepare EEO public file report covering the period from August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023, upload it to the station online public inspection file and post it on the station website.

Mid-Term EEO Review for Radio stations located in North Carolina and South Carolina:  if station employment unit has eleven (11) or more full-time employees, an independent mid-term EEO review of your last two EEO public file reports by the FCC will occur in connection with the 2022-23 EEO public file report due August 1, and when uploading the report, indicate that the SEU has 11 or more full-timers using the “Mid-Term Review” tab is the OPIF settings section.  If the SEU has between five and ten full-time employees, when uploading the 2022-23 report, indicate that the SEU has fewer than 11 full-timer employees using the “Mid-Term Review” tab in the OPIF settings section (by doing so, no mid-term review of the SEU will take place).

October 1, 2023

All Commercial and Noncommercial Broadcast Stations, except for LPFM, TV Translator, or Radio Translator Stations:  First date to file biennial ownership report in LMS.  Information must be current as of October 1, 2021.  The deadline for submitting the report is December 1, 2021.  For commercial station licensee entities, the new filing fee of $85 per station will apply.

Deadline for all Full Power Commercial and Noncommercial Television stations to place/confirm their 2024-26 carriage election statement in the public file (and if applicable, email the election to any MVPD providers for which carriage is initially being sought) and deadline for all Class-A and Low Power Television stations eligible for mandatory carriage to send notice of their 2024-26 carriage election via email to MPVD providers.