Dates to Remember

Posted on June 28th, 2019 by

July 3, 2019

All Broadcast Stations (except TV and FM translators): Deadline to file ETRS Form One for the upcoming August 2, 2019 EAS National Test

July 10, 2019

TV, Class A, AM & FM Stations (commercial & noncommercial): complete 2nd Quarter 2019 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 2nd Quarter 2019, and also compile and post to the public file records relating to the station’s compliance with children’s programming commercial limits for 2nd Quarter 2019.

TV & Class A stations changing channels as part of the repack or based on voluntary receipt of auction funds should file a transition progress report in LMS (unless the station has already transitioned, or is in Phase 5 and exempt from this report).

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

August 1, 2019

Radio Stations located in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: broadcast first pre-filing license renewal announcement; additional pre-filing announcements should air August 16, Sept 1, and Sept 16.

Radio Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina – file license renewal application and schedule 396 Broadcast EEO Program Report, and air first post-filing license renewal announcement; additional post-filing announcements must air August 16, Sept 1, Sept 16, Oct 1 and Oct 16.

August 7, 2019

All Broadcast Stations (except TV and FM translators) must participate in the National EAS test at 2:20pm. EDT and file EAS Form 2 by midnight.

August 23, 2019

Radio Stations in Washington D.C, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: complete and place license renewal announcement certification of compliance in online public file.

September 23, 2019

All Broadcast Stations (except TV and FM translators): Deadline to file ETRS Form Three reporting status of participation in EAS National Test conducted August 7.