FCC sending out EEO audits


A lucky 169 radio stations have won the FCC lottery and will soon be receiving EEO audit letters from the Commission. The FCC audits about 5% of all radio and TV stations each year.

Only radio stations are being audited in this round. FCC spokesman David Fiske told RBR/TVBR that the letters are sent out periodically to achieve the target of auditing 5% of all radio stations and 5% of all TV stations annually. Both radio and TV stations were among those who received EEO audit letters in March.

The FCC also used the announcement of the audit letter mailings to issue a reminder to all broadcasters:

“This is to remind broadcast licensees that stations that have a website and are part of an employment unit with five or more full-time employees must post their most recent EEO public file report on their website by the deadline by which the report must be created, in accordance with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the rules. Compliance with this requirement will be examined as part of the audit. Failure to post the required report on a station website is a violation of the Section 73.2080 and subject to the possible imposition of sanctions, including a monetary forfeiture.

Is your station one of the “lucky” ones to be audited? Click here to check the pdf list.

If and when your station is audited, here’s the pdf of the letter explaining what data must be provided.

RBR/TVBR observation: All in all, we’d rather win the $213 million Powerball jackpot.