Dec
15
12:00 AM00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending October 31, 2017.

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Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

FCC Form 323 Biennial Ownership Report Due

All commercial radio, television, low power television, and Class A television stations must electronically file by this date their biennial ownership reports on FCC Form 323 and pay the required FCC filing fee. FCC Form 323 as filed must be placed in stations' public inspection files. Note that the FCC has adopted changes to the commercial ownership report form, which, as of the date of this publication, have not yet gone into effect. Upon publication of OMB approval of the new form in the Federal Register, FCC Form 323 will be superseded by FCC Form 2100, Schedule 323.

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Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

FCC Form 2100, Schedule 323-E Biennial Ownership Report Due

All noncommercial radio and television stations must electronically file by this date their biennial ownership reports on FCC Form 2100, Schedule 323-E. FCC Form 2100, Schedule 323-E does not require a filing fee. The form as filed must be placed in stations' public inspection files. Note that this unified national deadline for noncommercial biennial ownership reports permanently replaces the prior state-by-state deadlines.

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Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

Annual EEO Public File Report Required

Station Employment Units that have five or more full-time employees and are comprised of radio and/or television stations licensed to communities in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, or Vermont must by this date place in their public inspection files and post on their station websites a report regarding station compliance with the FCC's EEO Rule during the period December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017. A more detailed review of station EEO obligations and the steps for implementing an effective EEO program can be found in our most recent EEO Advisory.

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Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

FCC Form 397 Mid-Term EEO Report Due

Radio Station Employment Units that have eleven or more full-time employees and are comprised of radio stations licensed to communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont and Television Station Employment Units that have five or more full-time employees and are comprised of television stations licensed to communities in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, or South Dakota must by this date electronically file with the FCC and place in their public inspection files the Mid-Term EEO Report on FCC Form 397. The Station Employment Unit’s last two EEO Public File Reports must be submitted with the Form 397. A more detailed review of station EEO obligations and the steps for implementing an effective EEO program can be found in our most recent EEO Advisory.

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Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

FCC Form 2100, Schedule G, Annual DTV Anncillary/Supplementary Services Report Due (Formerly FCC Form 317)

Commercial television, digital Class A television, and digital LPTV stations must by this date electronically file FCC Form 2100, Schedule G, the Annual DTV Ancillary/Supplementary Services Report for Commercial Digital Television Stations, with the FCC whether or not they have received any income from transmitting ancillary or supplementary services. If a digital station provided ancillary or supplementary services during the 12-month time period ending on the preceding September 30, and received compensation for doing so, the station is required to pay to the FCC five percent of the gross revenue from such services concurrently with the filing of Form 2100, Schedule G.

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Nov
14
12:00 AM00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending September 30, 2017.

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Oct
16
12:00 AM00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending August 31, 2017.

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Oct
10
12:00 AM00:00

Class A Television Continuing Eligibility Certification

Class A television stations are required to maintain documentation in their public inspection files sufficient to demonstrate continuing compliance with the FCC's Class A eligibility requirements. We recommend that by this date Class A television stations generate such documentation for the period July 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017 and place it in their public inspection files.

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Oct
10
12:00 AM00:00

FCC Form 398 Children's Programming Report Due

Commercial full-power and Class A television stations must by this date electronically file FCC Form 398, demonstrating their responsiveness to "the educational and informational needs of children" for the period July 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017, and ensure a copy of the form as filed with the FCC is in the station's public inspection file.

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Oct
2
12:00 AM00:00

EEO 1 Report Due

Broadcasters that are subject to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) reporting requirements must file their EEO 1 Report (Form 100) by this date. We encourage you to consult with counsel on the filing and visit http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/.

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Sep
14
12:00 AM00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending July 31, 2017.

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Aug
14
12:00 AM00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending June 30, 2017.

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Jul
31
12:00 AM00:00

Copyright Royalty Claims Due

Television stations with locally-produced programming whose signals were carried as distant signals by at least one cable or satellite system in 2016 are eligible to file royalty claims for compensation with the Copyright Office in Washington, DC by this date. Under the federal Copyright Act, cable systems and satellite operators must pay "compulsory license" royalties to carry distant TV signals on their systems. The royalties are used to compensate the owners of copyrighted works broadcast on those signals. Stations that do not file claims by the deadline will not be able to collect royalties for carriage of their signals during 2016.

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Jul
15
to Jul 17

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending May 31, 2017.

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Jul
10
12:00 AM00:00

Class A Television Continuing Eligibility Certification

Class A television stations are required to maintain documentation in their public inspection files sufficient to demonstrate continuing compliance with the FCC's Class A eligibility requirements. We recommend that by this date Class A television stations generate such documentation for the period April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 and place it in their public inspection files.

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Jul
10
12:00 AM00:00

FCC Form 398 Children's Programming Report Due

Commercial full-power and Class A television stations must by this date electronically file FCC Form 398, demonstrating their responsiveness to "the educational and informational needs of children" for the period April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017, and ensure a copy of the form as filed with the FCC is in the station's public inspection file.

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Jun
14
12:00 AM00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit to SoundExchange the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms for the month ending April 30, 2017.

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May
15
12:00 AM00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must submit by this date the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending March 31, 2017.

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Apr
14
12:00 AM00:00

Copyright Royalty Fee

Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account Forms Due—Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must by this date submit the Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms to SoundExchange for the month ending February 28, 2017.

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Apr
10
12:00 AM00:00

Class A Television Continuing Eligibility Certification

Class A television stations are required to maintain documentation in their public inspection files sufficient to demonstrate continuing compliance with the FCC's Class A eligibility requirements. We recommend that by this date Class A television stations generate such documentation for the period January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017 and place it in their public inspection files.

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Apr
10
12:00 AM00:00

FCC Form 398 Children's Programming Report Due

Commercial full-power and Class A television stations must by this date electronically file FCC Form 398 demonstrating their responsiveness to "the educational and informational needs of children" for the period January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017, and ensure a copy of the form as filed with the FCC is in the station's public inspection file.

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