STATION ADVISORY

FCC Issues First EEO Audit Of 2020

The FCC yesterday released another of its regular EEO audit notices, asking that approximately 240 radio stations and about 80 TV stations, and the station employment units (commonly owned stations serving the same area) with which they are associated, provide to the FCC their last two year’s of EEO Annual Public File reports, as well as backing data to show that the station in fact did everything that was required under the FCC rules.

STATION ADVISORY

FCC Extends EEO Rules Comments Dates

STATION ADVISORY

FCC To Review Its EEO Rules

When the FCC initiated its most recent EEO audits, we mentioned that the commission was planning a rulemaking to review the effectiveness of its EEO rules for broadcasting and multichannel video operators. The FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to review these rules has now been released. This review was prompted by complaints raised in connection with the abolition of the FCC Form 397 Mid-Term EEO Report that the rules were not doing enough to foster minority hiring.