Dates to Remember

Posted on January 31st, 2020 by

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.

All Commercial and Noncommercial stations that stream music programming must pay the minimum fee to SoundExchange.

February 1, 2020  

Radio and TV Stations located in Kansas, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma: 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 located in Arkansas, Louisiana & Mississippi – air first post-filing license renewal announcement; additional post-filing announcements are due Feb 16, March 1 & 16, and April 1 & 16, 2020.

Radio Stations located in Indiana, Kentucky & Tennessee – air first pre-filing license renewal announcement; additional pre-filing announcements are due Feb 16, March 1, and March 16, 2020.

February 3, 2020

Radio Stations located in Arkansas, Louisiana & Mississippi – deadline to file license renewal application and EEO program report.

February 11, 2020

6 p.m. Eastern Time on this day is the deadline to file Short Form 175 for entities that wish to participate in Auction 106 for various FM frequencies.

March 30, 2020

TV & Class A stations (commercial only): complete and electronically file via LMS the revised FCC Form 398 Children’s TV Programming Report; this deadline was extended from January 30; this is the first annual report and will cover the period from September 16 – December 31, 2019.