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Almost 80 Radio Stations Hit With New FCC EEO Audit Letter

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity
While the FCC in April made broadcaster’s compliance with the FCC’s EEO rules easier by allowing the wide dissemination of information about job openings through online sources (see our article here), there still remain significant obligations under those rules (see our article here). The FCC made that clear on Friday, releasing a Public Notice announcing… Continue Reading

FCC Announces New Round of EEO Compliance Audits – Almost 300 Radio and Television Stations Targeted

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity
The first EEO audit of 2013 was announced by the FCC today – hitting about 200 radio stations and about 85 TV stations this time around (the list of stations to be audited is here). The Commission has pledged to audit 5% of all broadcast stations and cable systems each year to assure their compliance… Continue Reading

FCC Continues EEO Audits, This Time Just For Cable Systems – A Reminder for All to Keep Up EEO Compliance and Paperwork

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity
The FCC has just announced another of its regular EEO audits, though this time its just for cable systems (see the FCC Public Notice and list of affected systems here).  The FCC will audit 5% of all broadcasters and cable companies each year to assess their EEO compliance, so be prepared in case you are next. … Continue Reading

Another EEO Audit Announced By the FCC – Radio Stations Only

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity
Another EEO audit was announced by the FCC today – hitting about 100 radio stations this time around. The Commission has pledged to audit 5% of all broadcast stations and cable systems each year to assure their compliance with the Commission’s EEO rules – requiring wide dissemination of information about job openings and supplemental efforts to educate their communities… Continue Reading

Another Round of Radio and TV EEO Audits Announced – Emphasis on Annual Public File Being on Your Website

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity
The FCC has announced another round of EEO audits – looking at the compliance with the FCC’s EEO rules and policies of several hundred radio and TV stations across the country.  Those stations selected for the audit (see the list here) must provide the FCC with the last two year’s public inspection file reports, plus all… Continue Reading

David Oxenford Reviews EEO Rules with the Iowa Broadcasters, While MMTC Asks the FCC to Suspend EEO Enforcement

Posted in Appearances, EEO Compliance/Diversity, FCC Fines
As I was preparing for a session updating and refreshing broadcasters about their obligations under the FCC’s EEO rules at the Iowa Broadcasters Association annual convention in Des Moines on June 30, I learned of what seemed to be a startling development – the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, one of the most effective advocates… Continue Reading

FCC Announces Next Round of EEO Audits to Review Broadcast Station Compliance with EEO Rules

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity
The FCC today released a Public Notice announcing the next group of broadcast stations subject to a random audit of their compliance with the FCC’s EEO rules. The Notice lists radio and television stations across the country that nust respond to a Commission inquiry and provide information and documentation about their EEO efforts. Annually, the FCC audits… Continue Reading

FCC Announces New Round of EEO Audits for Radio Stations; Reminds Broadcsters of Requirement to Post Annual EEO Public File Report on Station Website, and Cable Companies of Obligation to File EEO Program Annual Report

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity
The FCC yesterday issued another in its series of EEO random audit notices, asking that approximately 170 radio stations nationwide provide information about their hiring practices.  Information requested includes the last two years worth of broadcast EEO Public File reports, plus more complete documentation of the efforts outlined in the Public File reports and demonstrating… Continue Reading

FCC Continues EEO Audits – This Time Targets Cable Companies, Not Broadcasters

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity
The FCC has released another Public Notice that it is auditing the EEO performance of a number of the entities that it regulates.  However, this time, the audits are not of broadcasters, but instead of cable companies and other multichannel video programming distributors who are subject to essentially the same EEO rules as broadcasters.  The list… Continue Reading