Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Pre-filing and post-filing licence renewal announcement reminder for TV stations in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma

By Lauren Lynch Flick and Scott Flick

TV, Class A TV and certain LPTV stations licensed to communities in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 December 2013. Licence renewal applications for these stations and in-state TV translator stations are due by 3 February 2014.

Stations in the video services that are licensed to communities in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma must file their licence renewal applications by 3 February 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 December 2013. The remaining announcements must air on 16 December 2013, 1 January 2014 and 16 January 2014 for a total of four announcements. A sign board or slide showing the licensee’s address and the FCC’s Washington DC address must be displayed while the pre-filing announcements are broadcast…

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