Ownership Reports

All Commercial Stations (Television, Radio, LPTV): By November 1, all commercial AM, FM, TV, LPTV and Class A stations must file a biennial ownership report on the new (not yet released) Form 323. Note: The Commission delayed the scheduled biennial ownership report filing date for all commercial radio stations located in Alaska, American Samoa, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Mariana Islands, Oregon, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington and commercial television stations located in Iowa and Missouri from October 1 to November 1.

Non-Commercial Radio Stations: By October 1, non-commercial radio stations located in Alaska, American Samoa, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Mariana Islands, Oregon, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington must file a biennial ownership report on the Form 323-E.

Non-Commercial Television Stations: By October 1, non-commercial television stations located in Iowa and Missouri must file a biennial ownership report on the Form 323-E.

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Mid-Term EEO Reports

Radio: Radio stations located in Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Mariana Islands, Oregon, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington must file an FCC Form 397-EEO Broadcast Mid-Term Report by October 1.

Television: Television stations located in Iowa and Missouri must file an FCC Form 397-EEO Broadcast Mid-Term Report by October 1.

EEO Public File Reports: All radio and television stations with more than five full-time employees located in Alaska, American Samoa, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Mariana Islands, Missouri, Oregon, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington must place their EEO Public File Report in the station's public inspection file by October 1. Please remember, if your station has a website, then the EEO Report must be posted on the website as well.

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3rd Quarter Deadlines

Children's Television Programming Reports: The deadline for television stations (including Class A stations) to file 3rd quarter Children's Television Programming Reports is October 10. This filing must be submitted electronically on the FCC Form 398 and a copy placed in the station's local public file.

Commercial Compliance Certification: All commercial television stations (including Class A stations) must place a certificate documenting compliance with the Commission's rules regarding commercial limits and the display of website addresses during programs for children ages 12 and under in the station's public file by October 10.

Quarterly Issues and Programs List: All television (including Class A) and radio stations must place a list of community issues addressed by the station in the station's local public file by October 10. This list must contain a brief description of the issues covered, the program that provided the coverage, and the date, time, duration and title of each program, for the months of July, August and September.

Form 388-DTV Quarterly Activity Station Report: A television station that has not completed its digital transition remains subject to the FCC's DTV consumer education requirements until the station's final DTV facility is complete (i.e., stations operating pursuant to a phased-transition STA). Any station that does not complete its transition until the 3rd quarter will need to file a Form 388 by October 10 to report DTV education efforts made during the 3rd quarter. This filing must be submitted electronically. A copy must be placed in the public file and, if the station has a website, posted on the station's website and maintained on the website for one year.