Q2 & Q3 Issues/Programs Lists Both Due 7/10

FCC released a Public Notice announcing that they are giving stations more time in which to upload their Quarterly Issues Programs lists to their online public file and to file their first Annual Children’s Television Report.  The Quarterly Issues Programs list are required to be uploaded to the online public inspection file of all full-power stations every quarter – and would normally be required to be in the public file by April 10.  While urging stations to upload those lists as soon as possible, the Commission has given stations until July 10 (when the next quarter’s lists will be due) to upload this quarter’s report.  So the two reports could be uploaded at the same time.

The first-ever Annual Children’s Television Report was to be filed with the FCC by March 30, reporting on educational and informational programming directed to children since the effective date of the new children’s television rules (see our blog article here about the revised rules).  The report would normally be due in January, but was delayed until March 30 to give broadcasters time to become familiar with the new forms (see our article here).  Now, those reports must be filed by July 10, 2020.