Dates to Remember

Posted on February 27th, 2020 by

March 13, 2020

Deadline for TV stations assigned to Phase 8 of the post-auction repack to complete construction of their post-auction channel facilities

March 14, 2020

TV stations assigned to Phase 9 of the post-auction repack may begin testing on their assigned post-auction channels.  Linked stations must coordinate any testing.

March 23, 2020

Deadline for radio and TV stations included in January 2020 EEO Audit to complete audit response and place it in the station online public inspection file.

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.

April 1, 2020

Radio Stations located in Indiana, Kentucky & Tennessee – deadline to file license renewal application and EEO program report, and air first post-filing license renewal announcement; additional post-filing announcements are due April 16, May 1 & 16, and June 1 & 16.

Radio and TV Stations located in Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas: if five (5) full time employee threshold is met, prepare EEO public file report covering the period from April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020 and post it to the station online public inspection file and on the station website.

Radio Stations located in Michigan and Ohio, and TV Stations located in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: broadcast first pre-filing license renewal announcement; additional pre-filing announcements should air April 16, May 1, and May 16.

April 10, 2020

TV, Class A, AM & FM Stations (commercial & noncommercial): complete 1st Quarter 2020 issues/program lists and upload to online public file.

TV & Class A stations (commercial only): note that there is no requirement to compile and post to the public file records showing compliance with children’s programming commercial limits for the 1st quarter of 2020.  This requirement has transitioned to an annual certification, with the certification for all of 2020 due on January 31, 2021. However, we recommend that you continuously confirm that commercial limits restrictions are being met.

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