Children’s Television Programming Reports (Form 398) Due at FCC and in Public File.
Commercial full power and Class A TV stations must complete and file electronically with the FCC a Children’s Television Programming Report (FCC Form 398) by the tenth day following the end of each quarter (and if the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday, then by the first business day after the 10th). Children’s Television Programming Reports reflect efforts made by the station during the preceding quarter and efforts planned for the next quarter to serve the educational and informational needs of children. These reports must be filed through the FCC’s LMS filing system, which is available at https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/login.html.
Once the report is filed, the FCC will automatically populate the station’s online public file in the OPIF system (https://publicfiles.fcc.gov) with the filed report. Full power and Class A television stations should confirm that the report is accessible in the station’s online public file within 24 hours after filing the report.