A reminder to all radio and television broadcast stations, both commercial and noncommercial, that Quarterly Issues Programs Lists reporting on the important issues facing the stations’ communities, and the programs aired in the months of October, November, and December dealing with those issues must be prepared and placed in the stations’ public inspection file by January 10, 2008. The failure to have a complete set of Quarterly Issues Programs lists, which were timely prepared and placed in a station’s public file, can lead to significant fines at license renewal time so all stations are urged to prepare their Quarterly Issues Programs lists in a timely fashion. See our full advisory for further details.
In addition, commercial full power and Class A low power television stations are reminded that Children’s Television Programming Reports on FCC Form 398 must be prepared and filed electronically with the FCC by January 10, 2008. The Reports must also be placed in the stations’ public inspection files by that date. Our recent advisory is available here with all the details, including the requirements for DTV stations airing multiple program streams and details about the new Form 398. Quarterly certifications regarding compliance with the commercial limitations in Children’s Programming should also be prepared and placed in the public inspection file by January 10th.