Online Public Files- Radio, You’re up Next!
Thursday, June 2 at 1pm
Presented by David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer
This Webex meeting is FREE for MAB members. Register here: http://bit.ly/RadioPF
The FCC has just announced the effective date of the new rules requiring that radio stations maintain their public files in the FCC’s online public file system. The June 24 deadline is only for top 50 market stations at this time, however we anticipate that eventually all stations will be required to have their public file available online. DC Attorney David Oxenford of Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP in Washington, will join us online to explain the new requirements.
While the new rules will initially apply only to stations in the Top 50 markets that operate in clusters with 5 or more full-time employees, all stations may want to listen in as some may be interested in making their conversion early. Even if they do not, all stations will need to have to fully comply by March 1, 2018, except for those who seek and obtain a waiver of the rules. The webinar will discuss what documents need to be placed in the files, the timing for compliance, and the potential for waivers.