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FCC Announces Information Session on Revised Biennial Ownership Reports

Posted in AM Radio, FM Radio, General FCC, Noncommercial Broadcasting, Television
The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice announcing that it will be holding an information session on November 28, 2017 at 1 PM Eastern Time to familiarize broadcasters with the new Biennial Ownership Report forms. This information session can be viewed live online and will also be archived for viewing after the session (archive to… Continue Reading

Odds and Ends: Extension of Biennial Ownership Report Deadline, $110,000 Penalty for Indecency, Deadline for UHF Discount Comments, and Closing of the LPFM Window

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity, FCC Fines, FM Translators and LPFM, General FCC, Indecency, Multiple Ownership Rules, Programming Regulations, Television
Last week brought a number of Washington developments that we’ll write about in more detail soon, including the FCC’s decision to relax the limitations on foreign ownership of broadcast stations.  But there were also a number of other actions that bear mention – including the decision released late Friday to extend the deadline for the… Continue Reading

FCC Extends Filing Date to December 1 for 2011 Form 323 Biennial Ownership Report – New Significance After Prometheus Court Decision

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity, General FCC, Multiple Ownership Rules
In 2009, the FCC adopted a uniform deadline for all commercial broadcast licensees to file an FCC Form 323 Biennial Ownership Report.  The due date for that report was supposed to be November 1 of that year, but was postponed until July of 2010 when problems popped up with the new forms.  The next Biennial Ownership reporting date was… Continue Reading

FCC Form 323 Biennial Ownership Report is Back and Due by July 8, 2010

Posted in General FCC
The FCC Form 323 Biennial Ownership Report — temporarily off-lined in December for revisions — has been reworked and is now back.  The FCC has announced that the revised Form 323 is now available in its CDBS electronic filing system, and that all commercial broadcast stations must file their biennial ownership reports by July 8, 2010.  As… Continue Reading

So What Happened to Those New Ownership Reports that Were Supposed to Be Filed on November 1?

Posted in General FCC
Several months ago, we wrote of the FCC’s requirements for a new biennial Ownership Report for all commercial broadcast stations – to be filed by all stations in every state on November 1 of every other year – beginning with November 1 of this year.  The FCC has even suspended the requirements for commercial stations to file reports that… Continue Reading

Deadline for Comments on Noncommercial Filing Obligations Revised to June 26

Posted in General FCC, Noncommercial Broadcasting
This afternoon, the FCC issued an erratum revising the deadline for submitting Comments in the rule making proceeding regarding potential modifications to the ownership report filing requirements for noncommercial broadcasters.  Comments in this proceeding are now due by June 26th, not June 29th as previously indicated.  Please see our earlier post, here, discussing the questions that… Continue Reading

FCC Sets Comment Date on Noncommercial Filing Obligations and Suspends Ownership Report Filings Until November

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity, General FCC, Noncommercial Broadcasting
UPDATE:  On June 2, the FCC issued an erratum revising the Comment date in this proceeding to June 26th.  We’ve updated our earlier post to reflect the change. The FCC today issued a Public Notice announcing the filing deadline for comments regarding potential modifications to the ownership report filing requirements for noncommercial broadcasters (see our post,… Continue Reading

FCC (Belatedly) Suspends June 1st Ownership Report Deadline

Posted in AM Radio, FM Radio, General FCC, Television
In a truly eleventh-hour decision, the FCC released an Order late Friday evening suspending the filing of FCC Form 323 Ownership Reports that would otherwise be due on Monday, June 1st for certain broadcast stations.  In its recent Report and Order adopted in the proceeding devoted to Promoting Diversification of Ownership in the Broadcasting Services, the… Continue Reading

Rules On New Ownership Reports Released – Including Proposals for Information from Noncommercial Broadcasters

Posted in General FCC, Noncommercial Broadcasting
The full text of the FCC’s revisions to its ownership report filing process was released last week.  The new rules will require that all commercial stations (including LPTV stations) file an updated Form 323 on November 1 every other year – starting in 2009.  The Order does not add much to the summary that we provided when the… Continue Reading

FCC to Require New Ownership Reports from all Commerical Broadcasters on November 1

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity, General FCC
At its meeting today, the FCC decided to revamp its Ownership Report filing process – requiring all stations to file Biennial Ownership Reports on FCC Form 323 on November 1 of this year – even stations that have just filed those reports in the normal course in the last few months.  All stations will have to file… Continue Reading

FCC’s Acts to Increase Diversity in Media Ownership – Part 2, The Proposals for Future Actions – Channel 6 for FM, AM Expanded Band, Definition of Designated Entity, Must Carry for Class A TV and Others

Posted in EEO Compliance/Diversity, FM Radio, Low Power Television/Class A TV, Multiple Ownership Rules, Public Interest Obligations/Localism
We recently wrote about the Federal Communications Commission’s actions in their Diversity docket, designed to promote new entrants into the ranks of broadcast station owners. In addition to the rules adopted in the proceeding, the FCC is seeking comment on a number of other ideas – some to restrict the definition of the Designated Entities that… Continue Reading