Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Pre-filing and post-filing licence renewal announcement reminder for TV stations in certain states

By Lauren Lynch Flick and Scott R Flick

TV, Class A TV and locally originating LPTV stations licensed to communities in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands and Saipan must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 August 2014. Licence renewal applications for all TV stations in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands and Saipan are due by 1 October 2014.

Stations in the video services that are licensed to communities in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands and Saipan must file their license renewal applications by 1 October 2014.

Beginning two months prior to that filing, full-power TV, Class A TV, and LPTV stations capable of local origination must air four pre-filing renewal announcements alerting the public to the upcoming licence renewal application filing. These stations must air the first pre-filing announcement on 1 August 2014. The remaining announcements must air on 16 August, 1 September and 16 September 2014, for a total of four announcements. A sign board or slide showing the licensee’s address and the Federal Communications Commission’s Washington DC address must be displayed while the pre-filing announcements are broadcast…

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