Dates to Remember 

Posted on October 31st, 2023 by

November 20, 2023

Deadline for All Non-exempt Commercial and Noncommercial Broadcast Stations to file ETRS Form Three reporting any issues/anomalies from their participation the Oct 4 National EAS Test

November 29, 2023

Deadline for television broadcasters with Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) licenses (Studio Transmitter Links/ ENG) in the 12.7-13.25 GHz (12.7 GHz) band to file a certification to protect their operations or to entitle them to reimbursement should the FCC mandate technical changes in the future.

December 1, 2023

Deadline for all Commercial and Noncommercial Broadcast Stations, except for LPFM, TV Translator, or Radio Translator Stations to file biennial ownership report in LMS.  Information must be current as of October 1, 2023.  For commercial station licensee entities, the new filing fee of $95 per station will apply.

Full Power TV, Class A, and LPTV Stations:  Deadline to file FCC Form 2100, Schedule G, and pay 5% of gross revenues from any ancillary or supplementary services provided between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.  NCE TV stations pay on 2.5% of gross revenue.   Ancillary and supplemental services do not include free over the air video content, but do include computer software distribution, data transmissions, teletext, interactive materials, aural messages, paging services, or audio signals, and subscription video.  Stations that provided no such services do not have to file a report.

December 6, 2023

LPFM filing window opens at 12:01 EST for new LPFM applications.

December 13, 2023

LPFM Window Closes at 6 p.m. EST and Filing Freeze for LPFM and FM Translator minor modification applications simultaneously ends.

December 14, 2023

Response Deadline for broadcast stations included in the Enforcement Bureau’s October 30, 2023 EEO Audit.

January 10, 2024

TV, Class A, AM & FM Stations (commercial & noncommercial): deadline to complete and upload to online public file the 4th 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 4th Quarter 2023 certification of ongoing Class A eligibility.

Noncommercial Broadcast Stations:  deadline to complete and post to your online public file the 4th   Quarter 2023 report for any 3rd Party Fundraising conducted during the quarter.

January 30, 2024

All Commercial Full Power and Class A Television Stations – deadline to complete and submit the 2023 children’s television report in LMS and separately upload children’s television commercial limits certifications for all of 2023 in the station online public file.

January 31, 2024

Web Streaming Stations: deadline to remit annual license fee and related statement of account with SoundExchange for the statutory license allowing streaming of sound recordings on the web. Payment can be made on SoundExchange’s online filing portal “Licensee Direct.”

February 1, 2024

Radio and TV Stations located in New Jersey, New York, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi:  if five (5) full time employee threshold is met, prepare EEO public file report covering the period from February 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024, 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 Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri:  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 2023-24 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 2023-24 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).