Yesterday, we advised that the Federal Communications Commission had extended the deadline for uploading Issues/Programs Lists to stations’ online public files to January 30, 2019.

In Public Notice (Revisions to Deadlines Following Resumption of Normal Operations) , the FCC has now further extended the deadline for uploading 4 th Quarter Issues/Programs Lists and any political file or other public file material generated during the shutdown to February 11, 2019.

The FCC in the same Public Notice addresses other fling deadlines that would have otherwise occurred during the shutdown.

The FCC’s several public notices granting additional extensions of time for filings are confusing at best. Given that the FCC was closed for a total of 23 days, this latest extension offers broadcasters and others with business before the FCC a more relaxed opportunity to fully comply with FCC deadlines.


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