Last month, the FCC proposed a fine of $32,000 against stations in Georgia for not uploading an Annual EEO Public File Report to the stations’ Public Inspection Files and failing to timely upload the Report to the stations’ websites. Because of these failures, the FCC also found that the stations did not properly analyze their EEO program.
FCC rules requires stations with 5 or more employees to prepare and then upload an Annual EEO Public File Report in its Public Inspection File and also on its website. In this situation the stations did not upload the 2018 Annual EEO Public file reports into the stations online public files. The stations uploaded the file nine months after the date on which it should have been filed.
We are in the middle of radio station license renewals in New York. TV station renewals must be filed next year. Stations are strongly encouraged to make sure the EEO Annual Report and other documents, such as their Quarterly Issue Responsive Programming Report are filed in their on-line public file. The FCC is watching.
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