Closed Captioning Contact Information
All Video Programming Distributors (VPDs), which includes television stations, were required to send closed captioning contact information to the FCC by March 22, 2010, for inclusion in an FCC-generated database. VPDs can submit this information to the FCC using a webform that is found here.
All Commercial Stations (Television, Radio, LPTV): The requirement for all commercial AM, FM, TV, LPTV and Class A stations to file a biennial ownership report is currently suspended, pending completion of technical modifications to the new Form 323. We will notify you when a new deadline is established.
Noncommercial Radio Stations: By April 1, noncommercial radio stations located in Delaware and Pennsylvania must file a biennial ownership report on the Form 323-E.
Noncommercial Television Stations: By April 1, noncommercial television stations located in Texas must file a biennial ownership report on the Form 323-E.
Mid-Term EEO Reports
Radio: Radio stations located in Delaware and Pennsylvania must file an FCC Form 397—EEO Broadcast Mid-Term Report by April 1.
Television: Television stations located in Texas must file an FCC Form 397—EEO Broadcast Mid-Term Report by April 1.
EEO Public File Reports: All radio and television stations with more than five full-time employees located in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Delaware and Pennsylvania must place its EEO Public File Report in the station's public inspection files by April 1. Please remember, if your station has a website, then the EEO Report must be posted on the website, as well.
2nd Quarter Deadlines
Children's Television Programming Reports: The deadline for television stations (including Class A stations) to file 1st Quarter Children's Television Programming Reports is April 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 April 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 April 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 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 that has not completed its transition or completed its transition during the 1st Quarter will need to file a Form 388 by April 10, 2010, to report DTV education efforts made during the 1st 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