Tag Archives: FCC Registration Number

Does the FCC Know How Long It Takes to Complete an Ownership Report?

PRA notice suggests low-ball estimate, but what about, um, the 10 hours of outside attorney time the FCC told OMB about six months ago? Back in January the Commission announced its most recent overhaul of the biennial Ownership Reports that commercial and noncommercial broadcasters are required to file using, respectively, Forms 323 and 323-E. As … Continue Reading

Update: Reconsideration of New Ownership Reporting Requirements Sought

The saga of the FCC’s quest to devise the Perfect Ownership Report slogs on. Readers will recall that, back in January, the Commission adopted a new approach to identifying individual attributable owners for tracking purposes across reports (so long, SUFRN; hello, RUFRN!). Also, among other changes, noncommercial educational licensees were advised that they, too, would … Continue Reading

Update: Effective Date of Ownership Report Revisions Set, Sort of

Commission’s Order makes it into the Federal Register, establishing deadlines petitions for reconsideration and/or judicial review as well as effective date of the underlying order – but what exactly will take effect on that date? Back in January we reported on the FCC’s latest attempt to craft the Perfect Broadcast Ownership Report for both the … Continue Reading

If At First You Don’t Succeed …: FCC Unveils Latest Versions of Broadcast Ownership Reports

Among the changes: RUFRNs, static NCE biennial deadlines, increased reporting burdens for NCE licensees The FCC’s seemingly Sisyphian quest to design the Perfect Broadcast Ownership Report has yielded a number of changes. Whether, as the Commission hopes, they are changes for the better remains to be seen, presumably when the next round of biennial ownership … Continue Reading

Form 323 Deadline Extended to December 1, 2011

The Commission has announced that the time has come for the next round of biennial Ownership Reports (Form 323) for commercial broadcasters -- and it's already pushed the deadline back a month, to December 1, 2011. But watch out -- the Commission's notice says nothing about the effective elimination of the all-encompassing SSN-based FRN requirement.… Continue Reading

Court Review Of Revised Form 323 Is Sought As Bureau Suspends January 11 Deadline

Two days before Christmas, and all was neither calm nor bright for Form 323 at the FCC. FHH and ten state broadcast associations took the FCC and its form to court, while the Media Bureau, faced with mounting evidence of problems with the on-line form, suspended the January 11 deadline to give the staff time to investigate those problems.… Continue Reading

FHH to FCC: Think Again

Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth has filed a Petition with the Commission, asking it to review the social security number/FRN component of its new Ownership Report (FCC Form 323) for commercial broadcast stations.… Continue Reading