Posted on November 22nd, 2013 by

In light of the FCC’s decision to completely shut down its CDBS filing system for 17 days during the October government shutdown, the FCC has decided – only after a request was made — that commercial stations whose ownership reports were originally to be filed between October 1 – December 2, 2013 should still have a full 60-day period to prepare and file those reports.  Those stations now have until December 20, 2013 to file their biennial ownership reports.  The FCC’s order stresses that stations should not wait until the last minute to file, and that if there are any technical difficulties, stations should contact Commission staff well in advance of the deadline.