Make Sure Your On-line Public Files are UP to Date

Radio renewals are coming up next year.  Renewal applications will be due on February 1, 2022 for a renewal date of June 1, 2022.  Television renewal applications are due the following year on February 1, 2023 for a renewal date of June 1, 2023.

Make sure your on-line political files are up to date.  Recently, the FCC proposed to fine a public station in Virginia $9,000 for failing to upload its issues responsive programs list.  The Media Bureau stated:

“We find that the Licensee is apparently liable for a forfeiture in the amount of $9,000.  The Licensee failed to upload in a timely manner to the Stations’ OPIF copies of the Stations’ TV issue/programs lists for a total of 16 quarters for both Stations (WNVC failed to timely upload lists for seven quarters, and WNVT failed to timely upload lists for nine quarters).  These late filings constitute an apparent willful and/or repeated violation of section 73.3527(e)(8) of the Rules.”

Now is the time to review you on line public file and political file to make sure it is up to date.

To see the Media bureau’s decision click HERE.

 

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