Bureau announces July 8, 2010 deadline for filing November 1, 2009 information

It’s official!! The Media Bureau has announced that, as of April 9, 2010, the revised Form 323 to be used by commercial broadcasters for their biennial Ownership Reports is available for use.   Disappointingly (but, given its track record in this matter, not surprisingly), the Bureau’s public notice does not bother to address any of the serious problems that have plagued its efforts to revise the form. Instead, the notice imposes a deadline of July 8, 2010, for the completion and submission of biennial Ownership Reports for all commercial broadcast licensees. Oh, and it also reminds us that the information to be submitted on that report must reflect the reporting licensee’s ownership as of November 1, 2009.

The Bureau encourages everybody to file “as early as possible”.