Ownership Report? Don’t Panic.

Posted on October 31st, 2017 by

We covered this last month, but thought it might be a good idea to remind you again in case you wake up in the middle of the night thinking that it’s time to file your ownership report. Go back to sleep. It’s not. The FCC announced a three-month extension of the normal December 1st deadline for all broadcast stations to file their 2017 Biennial Ownership Reports. As a result, reports that would have been due by December 1, 2017 are now due no later than March 2, 2018. The now one-year old suspension of ownership reporting for noncommercial stations was also extended through March 2, 2018.

We’re still expecting the new ownership report form to be available around December 1. Hopefully, the new form is easier than the old one. The FCC has announced a webinar for November 28, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. EST to explain the new form.