Appendix 12 Your Public File:

What to Keep, What to Toss, and Where to Keep It (Television Stations)

This checklist can be used as a tool to regularly check your station’s compliance with the FCC’s public file requirements. It incorporates changes imposed under the FCC’s April 2012 “Online Public File” order, which went into effect on August 2, 2012.

Stations should pay close attention to the columns below that indicate who is responsible for uploading particular records into the station’s online public file, which is kept on an FCC-hosted server. The station itself must upload some documents, but the FCC has responsibility for electronically importing material already filed at the agency (such as official FCC forms). In a few instances, records ...

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