Mid-Term EEO Report Due


December 1 is the mid-point in the license renewal term of radio stations licensed to communities in Alabama and Georgia. By this date, radio Station Employment Units with 11 or more full-time employees in those States/Territories must electronically file the FCC Form 397 Broadcast Mid-Term Report along with copies of the Station Employment Unit’s two most recent Annual EEO Public
File Reports.

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 file and post on their station website a report regarding station compliance with the FCC's EEO Rule during the period December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2014. 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.

FCC Form 323-E Biennial Ownership Report Due—Noncommercial television stations licensed to communities in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, or South Dakota, and noncommercial radio stations licensed to communities in Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont (other than sole proprietorships or partnerships composed entirely of natural persons) must electronically file by this date their biennial ownership reports on FCC Form 323-E, unless they have consolidated this filing date with that of other commonly owned stations licensed to communities in other states. FCC Form 323-E does not require a filing fee. The form as filed must be placed in stations' public inspection files.

FCC Form 317 DTV Ancillary/Supplementary Services Report Due—Commercial television, digital Class A television, and digital LPTV stations must by this date electronically file FCC Form 317, 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 317.