Tag Archives: Diversity

A SORN In The FCC’s Side?

On November 19 the FCC published a "System of Records Notice" (SORN) regarding the revised Form 323. The timing of that publication may, under the Privacy Act, force the Commission to delay the filing deadline, at least briefly, or make some changes to its CDBS filing system.… Continue Reading

MMTC To FCC: Rethink Form 323

The murky situation surrounding the FCC's effort to deploy its revised Ownership Report (FCC Form 323) just got murkier with the filing of a letter from the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council.… Continue Reading

Revised 323 Approved By OMB

Surprising many oddsmakers, the OMB has approved the FCC's revised Ownership Report (FCC Form 323) for commercial broadcast licensees. The new form still isn't ready for prime-time: the FCC first has to issue a public notice, but that could come any day now, with the deadline for filing at least 30 days after that notice.… Continue Reading

Revised Form 323 Revealed

Remember last May, when the Commission issued its Report and Order about biennial Ownership Reports? Sure you do. And do you remember how that new form would require anyone with any attributable interest in a broadcast licensee to provide his/her/its own separate and distinct FCC Registration Number? Ummm, neither do we . , , but that's what the revised form would require.… Continue Reading

New Ownership Report Update: Comment Dates Are Set

The order overhauling the ownership reporting requirements for commercial broadcasters (and proposing a corresponding overhaul on the noncommercial side) has been published in the Federal Register. The new rules are NOT yet effective, but the FedReg publication does set deadlines for comments on the NCE proposals AND for comments on the Paperwork Reduction Act aspects of both the adopted and proposed rules.… Continue Reading

Ownership Report Update

We have been advised by a Media Bureau representative that biennial Ownership Reports currently due to be filed by June 1 and August 1 will still have to be filed on or before those dates. We are also told that the Commission is still considering whether to suspend the requirement for reports due to be filed by October 1.… Continue Reading
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