Radio Online Public File Update

Posted on March 31st, 2015 by

A number of commenters, including individual broadcasters and national associations, have weighed in on the FCC’s ongoing rulemaking considering whether and how to require radio stations to migrate their public files to an FCC online-hosted website.

Many voiced support for a small station exemption, and several organizations weighed in on allowing an exemption for NCE stations, or at least making participation optional. Reply comments are due no later than April 4, 2015. If you would like to peruse the comments already filed, use this link. Given the newfound speed of the FCC on public file transparency, and political file 24/7 availability, we believe the FCC will act pretty quickly, perhaps adopting an order by late summer 2015.