Webinar: Online Public Files- Radio, You’re up Next! UPDATE

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, in conjunction with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, will present a webinar discussing the upcoming transition for radio station public files.

Please join us for:

Online Public Files- Radio, You’re up Next!

Thursday, June 2 at 1pm Eastern

Presented by David Oxenford, of Wilkinson Barker Knauer

The FCC has just announced the effective date of the new rules requiring that radio stations maintain their public files in the FCC’s online public file system.  The June 24 deadline is only for stations with five or more employees in the top 50 markets, although eventually all stations will be required to have their public file available online. Attorney David Oxenford of Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP in Washington, will join us to explain the new requirements.

Attorney David Oxenford

Attorney David Oxenford

While the new rules will initially apply only to stations in the Top 50 markets that operate in clusters with 5 or more full-time employees, all stations may want to listen in as some may be interested in making their conversion early.  All stations will need to have to fully comply by March 1, 2018, except for those who seek and obtain a waiver of the rules.  The webinar will discuss what documents need to be placed in the files, the timing for compliance, and the potential for waivers.

This Webex meeting is free for MBA members and you can register here: http://bit.ly/RadioPF.  If you are not a current member of the Association, we urge you to join today for this important webinar as well as the other great benefits of MBA membership.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who attended the Webex meeting.  If you were unable to attend, the meeting is archived.  Please email Jordan@massbroadcasters.org.

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