Ownership Reports

Radio: Commercial radio stations located in CALIFORNIA typically would be required to file a biennial ownership report on FCC Form 323 by August 1. However, by public notice on May 29, 2009, the FCC suspended the filing requirement until November 1, 2009 when all commercial full power AM, FM, TV, LPTV and Class A stations will need to file an updated ownership report on the new Form 323. Non-commercial stations are still required to file by the deadline.

Television: Commercial television stations located in ILLINOIS and WISCONSIN typically would be required to file a biennial ownership report on FCC Form 323 by August 1. However, by public notice on May 29, 2009, the FCC suspended the filing requirement until November 1, 2009 when all commercial full power AM, FM, TV, LPTV and Class A stations will be required to file an updated ownership report on the new Form 323. Non-commercial stations are still required to file by the deadline.

Mid-Term EEO Reports

Radio: Radio stations located in CALIFORNIA must file a FCC Form 397--EEO Broadcast Mid-Term Report by August 1.

Television: Television stations located in ILLINOIS and WISCONSIN must file a FCC Form 397--EEO Broadcast Mid-Term Report by August 1.

EEO Public File Reports: All radio and television stations with more than five full-time employees located in CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA and WISCONSIN must place its EEO Public File Report in the station's public inspection files by August 1. Please remember, if your station has a website, then the EEO Report must be posted on the website as well.

3rd Quarter Deadlines

Children's Television Programming Reports: The deadline for commercial television stations (including Class A stations) to file 3rd quarter Children's Television Programming Reports is September 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 September 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 September 10. This list must contain a brief description of the issues covered, the program that provided the coverage, the date, time, duration and title of each program, for the months of January, February and March.

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 which does not complete its transition until 3rd quarter will need to file a Form 388 by September 10, 2009 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.