Section 399B of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (47 U.S.C. § 399b) and Sections 73.503 and 73.621 of the Commission's rules, (47 C.F.R. §§ 73.503 and 73.621) govern enhanced underwriting issues related to non-commercial broadcast stations. For information regarding these provisions, click here.
The Enforcement Bureau's Investigations & Hearings Division is responsible for investigating complaints regarding violations of the non-commercial broadcast station enhanced underwriting rules.
Complaints alleging violation of the enhanced underwriting rules should be in writing and sent to the Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, Investigations & Hearings Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. Complaints should include the call sign and community of license of the station, and the date and time that the announcements that allegedly violate the enhanced underwriting rules were aired. In addition, if possible, it would be helpful for complainants to submit tapes or transcripts of the offending announcements.