Dates to Remember

Posted on November 27th, 2019 by

December 1, 2019

Radio Stations located in Arkansas, Louisiana & Mississippi: broadcast first pre-filing license renewal announcement; additional pre-filing announcements should air December 16, and January 1 and 16, 2020.

Radio and TV Stations located in Alabama, Georgia, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont: if five (5) full time employee threshold is met, prepare EEO public file report and post it to the station online public inspection file and on the station website.

Radio Stations in Alabama & Georgia –air first post-filing license renewal announcement; additional post-filing announcements must air Dec 16, 2019, and Jan 1, Jan 16, Feb 1 and Feb 16, 2020.

December 2, 2019

Radio Stations in Alabama & Georgia – deadline to file license renewal application and schedule 396 Broadcast EEO Program Report

January 10, 2020

TV, Class A, AM & FM Stations (commercial & noncommercial): complete 4th Quarter 2019 issues/program lists and upload to online public file.

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). Phase 8 stations are exempt from this quarterly filing because their 10-week transition report is due January 3, 2020, and another quarterly report would therefore be duplicative.

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

January 30, 2020

TV & Class A stations (commercial only): compile and post to the public file records relating to the station’s compliance with children’s programming commercial limits for the period of Sept 15, 2019 – December 31, 2019, and for the same period, complete and electronically file via LMS the FCC Form 398 Children’s TV Programming Report.

January 31, 2020

All Commercial and Noncommercial Radio, TV, Class A, LPTV Stations: Last day to file 2019 Biennial Ownership Report or certification of no change in LMS filing system.