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4.2 Issues Reporting to FCC

The public file for broadcast stations contains a variety of information about each station’s operations and service to its community of license, including information about political time sold or given away by each station, quarterly lists of the most significant programs each station aired concerning issues of importance to its community, data on ownership of each station and active applications each station has filed with the Commission. The Commission adopted the public inspection file requirement to “make information to which the public already has a right more readily available, so that the public will be encouraged to play a more active part in dialogue with broadcast licensees.”

If your show includes a talk portion beyond making normal announcements, PSAs and talking about the music you are playing—specifically if you show includes any of the following: 

  • Political topics
  • Educational content
  • Childrens content
  • Discussion of community issues
  • Controversial issue of public importance

You will need to fill out and submit a new issues reporting procedure quarterly

A template file for filing this information will be provided to you by the Station Manager

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