FCC Adds Provisions To Renewal Form 303S

The FCC released a Public Notice announcing new provisions in its license renewal Form 303S — the form that radio and television stations will be using to file license renewal applications, starting with license renewals for radio stations in DC, Virginia and West Virginia in June. The changes include the addition of certifications concerning whether a station was off the air at any point during the license term for more than 30 days; whether principals of the licensee have interests in daily newspapers in the same area; and whether the station is in compliance with the RF radiation rules.