2016 First Quarter Issues/Programs List Due on April 10

The First Quarter 2016 Issues/Programs list must be placed in stations' public inspection files by April 10. According to the FCC, the list should reflect the "station's most significant programming treatment of community issues during the preceding three month period." These Quarterly Lists are the best evidence of how well a station is complying with its public service obligations and should be given serious and thorough attention. The Commission has consistently enforced compliance with its rules regarding the Quarterly Lists. Missing or incomplete Quarterly Lists and those that are not placed in the public file in a timely manner may subject a station to a fine of $10,000. Log in to the Member Blog here for exclusive guidance on the Issues/Programs list from MBA FCC Counsel Gregg Skall.