2020 FCC Compliance Deadlines

January  • January 1 – Post-filing renewal announcements should continue for radio stations in Georgia. Additional post-filing announcements should be made on January 16, February 1, and February 16.  • January 10 – All full power and Class A television stations that are being repacked must electronically file an FCC Form 2100-Schedule 387 Transition Progress…

Upcoming FCC Deadlines

Pre-filing License Renewal Announcements for Radio October 1: Radio stations in Georgia must begin airing pre-filing license renewal announcements on their stations. Announcements also should air on October 16, November 1, and November 16. Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists October 10: All full power AM, FM, Class A TV and full power TV stations must place their quarterly…

2019 National EAS Test

The FCC has extended the deadline for ETRS Form One. FEMA has announced that the 2019 National Periodic Test (NPT) will issued Wednesday, August 7 at 2:20 PM EDT (18:20 GMT). The alternate date is Wednesday, August 21, 2019.   The Bureau also announced that the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) is open and accepting 2019…

2019 FCC Calendar

January * This calendar is intended to be a useful guide to FCC deadlines, but is not intended to be an exhaustive list of required filings. Filing requirements may change over the year, and new filing requirements may be adopted or eliminated. Please contact David O’Connor, Washington Counsel for GAB, with any questions about this…

GAB Interview with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

ATLANTA, GA– On March 19, 2019 the Georgia Chamber hosted a breakfast with Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai and NBA legend, Dominique Wilkins to discuss 5G technology. Before the breakfast, Chairman Pai sat down with GAB President, Bob Houghton and Director of Digital Media and Communications, McKenzie Lewis for an interview. Watch the full…

FCC Reopens and Announces New Filing Date

*UPDATE* 1/30/19 The Federal Communications Commission released another Public Notice announcing another extension for filing dates late Tuesday, January 29th. The deadline for all public inspection quarterly submissions that were due on January 10th as well as any other filings that were required to be placed in a station’s Online Public Inspection File between January…

Broadcasters Prepare for Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA, GA– UPDATE 10/10/2018 12:00 p.m.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff yesterday announced the activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in response to Hurricane Michael. The FCC requests that communication providers that provide service in any of the areas listed below expeditiously submit and update information through DIRS regarding the status of their…