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Media Bureau Announces Opening of 2013 Biennial Form 323 Filing Window

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Released: September 27, 2013


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DA 13-1999

Released: September 27, 2013



Filing Window: October 1, 2013 December 2, 2013

The Media Bureau reminds all commercial broadcast licensees of their obligation to file a
2013 biennial ownership report. The filing window for the 2013 biennial Ownership Report for
Commercial Broadcast Stations opens on October 1, 2013 and closes on December 2, 2013.1 All
commercial AM, FM, TV, LPTV, and Class A stations, as well as all entities with attributable
interests in such stations, are required to file a Form 323 on or before December 2, 2013. Filings
must include information reflecting ownership interests existing as of October 1, 2013. The form
must be filed using the FCC's CDBS database. Paper submissions will not be accepted.
To assist filers, the Commission's website contains detailed information on Form 323,
including a list of "The Most Common Form 323 Filing Errors," compiled based upon
experience during previous biennial filing periods. Please visit for
guidance on completing the 2013 Form 323 submission. The Bureau encourages filers to use
care in preparing their submissions and to submit their Form 323 filings well in advance of the
deadline whenever possible.
For assistance with logging into CDBS and accessing the Form 323, please contact the
FCC at (877) 480-3201, Monday Friday, 8:00 am 6:00 pm ET, or submit a request online at For all other commercial biennial ownership report
inquiries, please send a detailed e-mail to Press inquiries should be directed
to Janice Wise, (202) 418-8165.

1 The original filing date was November 1, 2013. The Media Bureau extended the filing deadline by 30 days to
ensure adequate time to file the form. Promoting Diversification in the Broadcasting Servs., MB Dkt. No. 07-294,
Order, DA No. 13-1710 (MB, rel. Aug. 6, 2013).

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