The Media Bureau reminds stations that reporting ownership information has long been a fundamental obligation of broadcast licensees. The accurate and timely filing of such information is critical to ensuring that the Commission and the public know who owns, operates, and controls broadcast stations. Additionally, such ownership information is crucial to an understanding of the broadcast industry as a whole, including an understanding of the diversity and multiplicity of owners. Given the importance of the biennial ownership reporting requirement, we encourage licensees to prepare accordingly and to file their reports during the designated window.
To assist filers with this biennial obligation, Media Bureau staff presented an overview of biennial Forms 323 and 323-E and responded to questions raised by online attendees. This session was designed to assist both novice and experienced filers.
The information session was convened in an online format and was available to the public via live feed from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live and on the FCC’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/fcc.