Pre-Filing License Renewal Announcements
Stations in the video services that are licensed to communities in North Carolina and South Carolina must file their license renewal applications by August 1, 2012.
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 license renewal announcements alerting the public to the upcoming license renewal application filing. These stations first pre-filing announcement was to be made on June 1st and June 16th and another on July 1st. The last remaining announcement must air on July 16, for a total of four announcements. The licensee’s address and the FCC’s Washington DC address must be visually displayed while the pre-filing announcements are broadcast.
For commercial stations, at least two of these four announcements must air between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Locally-originating LPTV stations must broadcast these announcements as close to the above schedule as their operating schedule permits. Noncommercial stations must air the announcements at the same times as commercial stations; however, noncommercial stations need not air any announcements in a month in which the station does not operate. A noncommercial station that will not air some announcements because it is off the air must air the remaining announcements in the order listed above, i.e. the first two must air between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
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