Dates To Remember

Posted on September 27th, 2018 by

October 1, 2018

AM, FM, TV and Class A Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Mariana Islands, Oregon and Washington: if five full-time employee threshold is met, complete EEO public file report and post same in public file as well as post on station website.

 TV & Class A Stations in Iowa and Missouri: if five full-time employee threshold is met, complete EEO public file report and post same in public file as well as on station website and prepare and electronically file mid-term EEO Form 397 and place copy of filed report in your public inspection file. Reminder – the Form 397 requires that the station’s last two EEO public file reports be submitted to the FCC.

October 3, 2018

Rescheduled National EAS Test for all broadcasters. Time of test is 2:20 EDT. Stations must file EAS Form Two by 11:59 p.m. EDT.

October 10, 2018

TV, Class A, AM & FM Stations (commercial & noncommercial): complete 3rd Quarter 2018 issues/program reports and place in public file.

TV & Class A stations (commercial only) and any LPTV station with must-carry rights: complete and electronically file via LMS the FCC Form 398 Children’s TV Programming Report for 3rd Quarter 2018, and also compile and post to the public file records relating to the station’s compliance with children’s programming commercial limits for 3rd Quarter 2018.

 TV & Class A stations changing channels as part of the repack or based on voluntary receipt of auction funds should, unless the station has already transitioned, file a transition progress report in LMS.

 Class A TV Stations Only: complete and post to your online public file a certification of ongoing Class A eligibility.

October 17, 2018

Extended window-filing deadline for C-Band Earth Station Receive Only Registrations

October 23, 2018

Deadline for reply comments in Kid-Vid NPRM

October 26, 2018

Deadline for reply comments in LPTV Displacement Reimbursement NPRM

November 19, 2018

Deadline for all broadcast stations to file EAS Form 3 in ETRS as part of EAS National Test

November 30, 2018

Transition Deadline for Post-Auction Phase One TV and Class A stations to cease operations on pre-auction channels and commence operations on post-auction channels

December 1, 2018

Deadline for all digital television licensees that are providing ancillary/supplementary services to file the ancillary/supplementary services Form 317 in LMS. No filing is due for those not providing such services.