January 10, 2022
Certain Noncommercial Stations That Conducted On-Air Fundraising for a Third Party Non-Profit During the Prior Calendar Quarter Must Upload a Report of Such Activity to the Online Public Inspection File.
The FCC allows non-CPB noncommercial stations to engage in a limited amount of on-air fundraising for third party non-profit entities. For stations that engage in such activities, certain records must be uploaded into the online public inspection file by the tenth day of the calendar quarter following the quarter in which such fundraising activities were conducted (and if the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday, then by the first business day after the 10th), and the records must be retained for at least the duration of the license term. Records relating to on-air fundraising activities for the benefit of third-party non-profit entities must include: (i) date, time, and duration of the fundraiser; (ii) the type of fundraising activity; (iii) the name of the non-profit organization benefitted by the fundraiser; (iv) a brief description of the specific cause or project, if any, supported by the fundraiser; and, (v) to the extent that the station participated in tallying or receiving any funds for the nonprofit group, an approximation of the total funds raised.Back To All Events