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FCC Issues First EEO Audit Notice for 2024: 13 Michigan Stations Targeted

March 29, 2024

FCC logoMAB FCC Washington Counsel David Oxenford reports that the FCC last week released its first EEO audit notice for 2024.  The FCC’s Public Notice, audit letter, and the list of stations selected for audit is available here.

The stations selected appear at the end of the release and your MAB notes 13 Michigan call letters associated with this audit.

Those stations, and the station employment units (commonly owned or controlled stations serving the same area sharing at least one employee) with which they are associated, must provide to the FCC (by uploading the information to their online public inspection file) their last two years 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.  The response to this audit is due to be uploaded to the public file of affected stations by May 6, 2024. The audit notice says that stations audited in 2022 or 2023, or whose license renewals were filed after February 1, 2022, can ask the FCC for further instructions, possibly exempting them from the audit because of the recent FCC review of their performance.

Read more on the EEO Audit notice on the Broadcast Law Blog here.

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