All Commercial Stations (Television, Radio, LPTV): By January 11, all commercial AM, FM, TV, LPTV and Class A stations must file a biennial ownership report on the new Form 323.
Noncommercial Radio Stations: By February 1, noncommercial radio stations located in New Jersey and New York must file a biennial ownership report on the Form 323-E.
Noncommercial Television Stations: By February 1, noncommercial television stations located in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma must file a biennial ownership report on the Form 323-E.
Mid-Term EEO Reports
Radio: Radio stations located in New Jersey and New York must file an FCC Form 397-EEO Broadcast Mid-Term Report by February 1.
Television: Television stations located in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma must file an FCC Form 397- EEO Broadcast Mid-Term Report by February 1.
EEO Public File Reports: All radio and television stations with more than five full-time employees located in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, New Jersey and New York must place their EEO Public File Report in the station's public inspection files by February 1. Please remember, if your station has a website, the EEO Report must be posted on the website, as well.
1st Quarter Deadlines
Children's Television Programming Reports: The deadline for television stations (including Class A stations) to file First Quarter Children's Television Programming Reports is January 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 local public file by January 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 January 10. For the months of October, November and December, 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.
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 has not completed its transition or completed its transition during the 4th quarter will need to file a Form 388 by January 10 to report DTV education efforts made during the Fourth 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.