Broadcast Station Reminder: License Renewal Pre- and Post-filing Announcements, EEO Public File Reports, and Noncommercial Ownership Reports due August 1 for Select States


Just a reminder to broadcast stations in certain states of several upcoming August 1st obligations. Specifically, on Aug. 1, radio stations in certain states must commence pre-filing or post-filing announcements (depending on the state in which they are located) in connection with the license renewal cycle. In addition, Annual EEO Public File Reports must be prepared and placed in the public files by August 1st for stations in certain states. And finally, noncommercial stations in certain states must file a biennial ownership report by August 1st. Further details about these various deadlines -- which again are specific to particular states and services -- are below.

First up, August 1st is the deadline for Radio Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina to file their FCC Form 303-S license renewal applications seeking a renewal of their broadcast licenses. (See our earlier license renewal advisory here.) Accordingly, radio stations in those two states will also need to commence their License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements on August 1st to inform their communities of the renewal filing. Specific language for the announcements can be found on the Commission's website here, and the post-filing announcements continue on August 16, Sept. 1, Sept. 16, Oct. 1, and Oct. 16.

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