The Video Division licenses commercial and noncommercial educational TV, Low Power TV, Class A TV, TV Translators and TV Booster broadcast services. The Division provides legal and technical analysis of applications and recommends appropriate disposition of applications, requests for waivers and other pleadings.
Our popular internet queries may be used to retrieve information about television and radio broadcast stations.
- AM Query
- FM Query
- TV Query
- CDBS Public Access Search
- Children’s Programming Fact Sheet
- Mailing Addresses for Broadcast Stations
- How to Apply for a Broadcast Station General information about the process.
- License Renewal Applications for TV Broadcast Stations All television broadcast station licenses will expire between 2012 and 2015. Licensees must file a license renewal application (FCC Form 303-S) and the Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Program Statement (FCC Form 396) four months before the expiration date of the stations license. This page provides information about the license renewal process for radio broadcast stations.
- Children's Television What is required under the Children's Television Act?
- Broadcast of Obscene and/or Indecent Material This page provides an overview of FCC regulations.
- Loud Commercials
- The Public and Broadcasting provides a brief, non-technical overview of the FCC's regulation of radio and television, including Public Inspection File requirements. (Revised July 2008)
- Religious Broadcasting The FCC will not prohibit religious organizations' ownership of broadcast stations. A petition (RM-2493, from Madilyn Murray O'Hare) which had requested that the FCC make changes was denied in 1975 (54 FCC 2d 941). Excerpts from that proceeding are located here.
- Special Temporary Authority, Emergency Antennas, and Silent Stations
For more information on Television broadcasting, please visit the Video Division website.