One Day Left to File Biennial Ownership Reports

Posted on November 30th, 2023 by

Licensees of commercial and non-commercial full power television, Class A television, low power television, AM radio and FM radio stations have one more day, until December 1, 2023, to file biennial ownership reports.  Licensees with parent entities must also submit reports for those parent entities by the deadline.

All information in the biennial report must be accurate as of October 1, 2023.  For commercial stations, a filing fee of $95 per station must be remitted at the time of filing.  Paying the fee is a critical step, as failure to do so will result in a “dismissal” of the report fourteen days later, and the result (if not caught and remedied within the filing window) is that the station is deemed not to have filed a timely report.  Non-timely or unfiled ownership reports are a significant matter before the FCC, and often result in inquiries or fines at license renewal.