Frequently Asked Questions by Topic
July 17, 2012
Below is a list of topics that link to Frequently Asked Questions and responses.
Helpful Tips, Form 396
August 1, 2011
Q. Who must file Form 396? A. All full-power radio and television stations, Class A TV...
Broadcast Information Specialists
July 27, 2011
The Commission has designated two Broadcast Information Specialists, one in the Media Bureau’s...
Inspection Fact Sheet
June 27, 2011
March 2005The Federal Communications Commission has the authority to inspect most radio...
A Guide to Public Safety Enforcement
June 24, 2011
What We Do:Resolve complaints, investigate and take or recommend enforcement action for violations...
Amateur Radio Complaints
June 24, 2011
Amateur radio complaints should be as specific as possible, citing dates, times, and frequencies on...
Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule
May 31, 2011
Preemption of Restrictions on Placement of Direct Broadcast Satellite, Broadband Radio Service, and...
License Renewal Applications for Radio Broadcast Stations
May 25, 2011
All radio broadcast station licenses are scheduled to expire between 2011 and 2014. Each AM...
The FCC and Freedom of Speech
May 24, 2011
Background The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) receives numerous complaints that...
Radio Call-In, Shock Jock, or Open Microphone Programs
May 19, 2011
Background Consumers often complain to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about call-in...