Public File Issue Prompts Fine, More

For full-power stations, a recent FCC decision regarding online public inspection files should be on your radar.

A station in Virginia has been hit with a $15,000 fine and a reduced renewal period for failure to load Programs/Issues lists in its online public file. Stations traditionally have eight years to renew; this station will have two years until it must file for renewal.

There are several extenuating circumstances, including the fact the station did not meet its regulatory obligations for its entire renewal term. Please do ensure your online public file is up to date.

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