Commercial and Noncommercial Biennial Ownership Reports Due
January 31, 2020
Commercial stations are required to file FCC Form 323 (Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations) and noncommercial stations must file the revised FCC Form 323-E (Ownership Report for Noncommercial Broadcast Stations) by this date. All reports must be accurate as of October 1, 2019. In cases where a broadcast station is sold between October 1, 2019 and the filing date, a biennial ownership report must be filed by the party that owned the station as of October 1, 2019. Note that because this filing deadline falls on a weekend, submission of this item to the FCC may be made on December 2.
Update: On September 17, 2019, the FCC announced changes to the filing window for submitting Biennial Ownership Reports for commercial and noncommercial stations. The opening of the filing window will be delayed from October 1, 2019 to November 1, 2019, and the window will now close on January 31, 2020. See our article on this topic for more information.