Member Login

Forgot Password?
Need Login?

You are here: Home > News & Events > News > TAB’s Texas Television…
Welcome, guest: Login to your account

TAB’s Texas Television FCC License Renewal Webinar Available for Viewing

Texas television stations must file their FCC license renewal application by April 1.

Prior to the application’s filing, television broadcasters should file the FCC’s Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Program Report, known as Form 396. There are questions related to Form 396 on the license renewal application.

That’s one of many helpful pieces of information detailed in last week’s TAB television license renewal webinar.

The online session was recorded and is available for viewing here. The PowerPoint slide deck used in the presentation also is available for download.

The webinars are offered free of charge to TAB member station staff thanks to Texas stations' generous contributions to the PEP Program.

The 90-minute session features attorneys Scott Flick and Lauren Lynch Flick of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, TAB’s FCC legal counsel.

The Flicks covered what is required by Texas TV stations to renew the station’s license including a review of the online forms involved such as the FCC’s license renewal Form 303-S.

The couple also reviewed the changes to the license renewal process since the last Texas TV station license renewals in 2014.

For example, stations used to be required to broadcast public notice of a license renewal application both before and after the filing of that application.
In recent years, the FCC eliminated the pre-filing broadcast public notices (which in Texas used to occur in February and March prior to the license filing) and modified the procedures for post-filing notices.

These changes modify the timing and number of on-air announcements required and revise the text of the announcements themselves.

Questions? Contact TAB’s Michael Schneider or call (512) 322-9944.

« Back to News Archive
« Back to Latest News