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January

January 1, 2020All Stations: Register now for the NAB Show in April!

January 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

January 1, 2020All Stations in South Carolina: Political window (45 days before Republican primary election) opens.

January 3, 2020All Television Stations assigned to new channels as part of the post-Incentive Auction repacking process, Phase 8: 10-Week Report filing deadline for Post-Auction Transition Progress Report is today (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-228A1.pdf).

January 10, 2020All Stations: Place in your online public file the Issues/Programs list for the October 1 - December 31, 2019 calendar quarter.

January 10, 2020All Commercial and Class A Television Stations: Place in your online public file records demonstrating compliance with the limits on commercial matter in programming targeting children ages 12 and younger for the period of October 1 – December 31, 2019.

January 14, 2020All Stations: Commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those broadcast stations simulcasting their programming over the Internet must file by this date its Monthly Report of Use and Monthly Usage Statement of Account forms with SoundExchange for the month ending November 30, 2019.

January 15, 2020All Stations in South Carolina: Political window (45 days before Democratic primary election) opens today.

January 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

January 18, 2020All Stations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia: Political window (45 days before primary election) opens today.

January 25, 2020All Stations in Ohio, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Washington, and North Dakota: Political Window (45 days before primary election) opens today.

January 31, 2020All Stations: Commercial stations are required to file FCC Form 323 (Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations) and noncommercial stations must file FCC Form 323-E (Ownership Report for Noncommercial Broadcast Stations) by this date. All reports must be accurate as of October 1, 2019. In cases where a broadcast station is sold between October 1, 2019 and the filing date, a biennial ownership report must be filed by the party that owned the station as of October 1, 2019. (https://www.fcc.gov/media/ownership-report-commercial-broadcast-station-form-323)

January 31, 2020All Stations: Complete IRS Form 1099-MISC and send to recipients, and issue W-2 tax forms. This is the due date for filing Forms W-2 and W-3 with the Social Security Administration - whether you file using paper forms or electronically. Also, Form 1099-MISC is due to the IRS by January 31 when you're reporting non-employee compensation payments in box 7 of the form. Otherwise, file by February 28 if filing by paper, March 31 if filing electronically. (https://www.irs.gov/government-entities/federal-state-local-governments/increase-in-information-return-penalties-2). Form 1096 must accompany all paper submissions. (https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i1099gi)

February

February 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

February 1, 2020All Stations in Illinois, Arizona, Florida, and Ohio: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

February 3, 2020All Stations in Iowa: Democratic and Republican caucuses take place today.

February 3, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Due date for filing broadcast license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

February 3, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

February 8, 2020All Stations in Georgia: Political window (45 days before primary election) opens today.

February 11, 2020All Stations in New Hampshire: Presidential Primary election takes place today.

February 15, 2020All Stations in South Carolina: Republican Primary election takes place.

February 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

February 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

February 19, 2020All Stations in Alaska, Hawaii, and Louisiana: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

February 21, 2020All Television Stations assigned to new channels as part of the post-Incentive Auction repacking process, Phase 9: 10-Week Report filing deadline for Post-Auction Transition Progress Report is today (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-228A1.pdf).

February 22, 2020All Stations in Nevada: Democratic caucus takes places today.

February 22, 2020All Stations in Wisconsin: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

February 25, 2020All Stations in Nevada: Republican caucus takes places today.

February 29, 2020All Stations in South Carolina: Democratic primary election takes place.

February 29, 2020All Stations in Alabama: Political window (45 days before primary election) opens today.

March

March 1, 2020All Stations: Are you ready for an FCC inspection? Conduct a mock inspection before you get caught off guard! The FCC has prepared checklists to help you comply with federal regulations. Visit https://www.fcc.gov/general/broadcast-self-inspection-checklists for a review of the rules that apply to your station.

March 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

March 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

March 2, 2020All Stations with 250 or more employees: OSHA Form 300A (summary of occupational injuries and illnesses) is due. (https://www.osha.gov/node/55200)

March 3, 2020All Stations in Alabama, Texas, North Carolina, and California: State Primary Elections take place today.

March 3, 2020All Stations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia: Presidential Primary Election takes place today.

March 3, 2020All Stations: Super Tuesday (day during US Primary Election season when the greatest number of U.S. states hold primary elections and caucuses) takes place today.

March 7, 2020All Stations in Kansas: Republican caucus takes place today.

March 8, 2020All Stations: Daylight Saving Time begins.

March 10, 2020All Stations in Ohio: State Primary Election takes place today.

March 10, 2020All Stations in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Washington: Presidential Primary Election takes place today.

March 10, 2020All Stations in Hawaii: Republican caucus takes place today.

March 10, 2020All Stations in North Dakota: Democratic party-run primary election takes place today.

March 14, 2020All Stations in Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

March 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

March 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

March 17, 2020All Stations in Illinois: State Primary Election takes place today.

March 17, 2020All Stations in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Ohio: Presidential Primary Election takes place today.

March 18, 2020All Stations in Kansas: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

March 21, 2020All Stations in Indiana: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

March 24, 2020All Stations in Georgia: Presidential Primary Election takes place today.

March 28, 2020All Stations in Nebraska and West Virginia: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

April

April 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Due date for filing broadcast license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

April 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

April 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Normally these stations would be required to air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations, but this requirement has been waived for licensees with renewal applications due on June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

April 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

April 1, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Normally these stations would be required to air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations, but this requirement has been waived for licensees with renewal applications due on June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

April 4, 2020All Stations in Louisiana: Presidential Primary Election takes place today.

April 4, 2020All Stations in Wyoming: Democratic caucus takes place today.

April 4, 2020All Stations in Arkansas, Oregon, Georgia, Kentucky and Idaho: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

April 4, 2020All Stations in Alaska, Hawaii: Democratic Presidential Primary takes place today.

April 7, 2020All Stations in Wisconsin: Presidential primary election takes place today.

April 11, 2020All Stations in Texas: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

April 14, 2020All Stations in Alabama: State Primary Election Run-Off takes place today.

April 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

April 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

April 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Normally these stations would be required to air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations, but this requirement has been waived for licensees with renewal applications due on June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

April 16, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Normally these stations would be required to air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations, but this requirement has been waived for licensees with renewal applications due on June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

April 18, 2020All Stations in Iowa, South Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Montana: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

April 24, 2020All Television Stations assigned to new channels as part of the post-Incentive Auction repacking process, Phase 10: 10-Week Report filing deadline for Post-Auction Transition Progress Report is today (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-228A1.pdf).

April 25, 2020All Stations in Maine, Virginia, South Carolina, North Dakota and Nevada: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

April 28, 2020All Stations in Maryland and Pennsylvania: State Primary Elections take place today.

April 28, 2020All Stations in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island: Presidential Primary Election takes place today.

May

May 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

May 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Normally these stations would be required to air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations, but this requirement has been waived for licensees with renewal applications due on June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

May 1, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Normally these stations would be required to air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations, but this requirement has been waived for licensees with renewal applications due on June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

May 2, 2020All Stations in Kansas: Party-Run Presidential Primary takes place today.

May 2, 2020All Stations in Arkansas: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

May 5, 2020All Stations in Indiana: State Primary Election takes place today.

May 5, 2020All Stations in Indiana: Presidential Primary Election takes place today.

May 9, 2020All Stations in New York, Utah, and South Carolina: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

May 12, 2020All Stations in Nebraska and West Virginia: State Primary Election takes place today.

May 12, 2020All Stations in Nebraska, West Virginia: Presidential Primary Election takes place today.

May 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

May 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

May 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Normally these stations would be required to air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations, but this requirement has been waived for licensees with renewal applications due on June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

May 16, 2020All Stations in Colorado and Oklahoma: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

May 16, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Normally these stations would be required to air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations, but this requirement has been waived for licensees with renewal applications due on June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.

May 19, 2020All Stations in Arkansas, Oregon, Georgia, Kentucky and Idaho: State Primary Election takes place today.

May 19, 2020All Stations in Kentucky, Oregon: Democratic Presidential Primary takes place today.

May 26, 2020All Stations in Texas: State Primary Election Run-Off take place today.

June

June 1, 2020All Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia (that are part of a Station Employment Unit with five or more full-time employees): Place an annual EEO Public File Report in their public file, covering the period of June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. This report is placed in the public file annually on the anniversary of the deadline for filing their station's license renewal application.

June 1, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 1, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 1, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Due date for filing broadcast television license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/television/broadcast-television-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

June 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Due date for filing broadcast license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

June 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 2, 2020All Stations in Iowa, South Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Montana: State Primary Election takes place today.

June 2, 2020All Stations in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico South Dakota: Presidential Primary Election takes place today.

June 3, 2020All Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia (that are part of a Station Employment Unit with five or more full-time employees): Place an annual EEO Public File Report in their public file, covering the period of June 3, 2019 to June 2, 2020. This report is placed in the public file annually on the anniversary of the deadline for filing their station's license renewal application. (https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

June 6, 2020All Stations in Georgia: Political window (45 days before primary election) opens today.

June 9, 2020All Stations in Maine, Virginia, South Carolina, North Dakota and Nevada: State Primary Election takes place today.

June 16, 2020All Stations in Arkansas: State Primary Election Run-Off takes place today.

June 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 16, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 16, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

June 20, 2020All Stations in Arizona, Washington, Michigan, Missouri, and Kansas: Political window (45 days before primary election) opens today.

June 22, 2020All Stations in Tennessee: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

June 23, 2020All Stations in New York and Utah: State Primary Election takes place today.

June 23, 2020All Stations in South Carolina: State Primary Election Run-Off takes place today.

June 24, 2020All Stations in Hawaii: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

June 27, 2020All Stations in Connecticut, Wisconsin, Vermont, South Dakota, and Minnesota: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

June 30, 2020All Stations in Colorado and Oklahoma: State Primary Election takes place today.

July

July 1, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

July 1, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

July 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

July 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

July 1, 2020All Stations in Florida: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

July 4, 2020All Stations in Alaska and Wyoming: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

July 10, 2020All Stations: Place in your online public file the Issues/Programs List for the April 1 – June 30, 2020 calendar quarter.

July 10, 2020All Stations: Place in your online public file the Issues/Programs List for the January 1 – March 31, 2020 calendar quarter.

July 10, 2020All Commercial and Class A television stations: Children’s educational television programming aired from September 16, 2019 through December 31, 2019 must be reported on your first annual Children’s Television Programming Report, due by this date (https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1319A1.pdf).

July 11, 2020All Stations in Oklahoma: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

July 16, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

July 16, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

July 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

July 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

July 21, 2020All Stations in Georgia: State Primary Election Run-off takes place today.

July 25, 2020All Stations in New Hampshire: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

July 31, 2020All television stations: All TV stations must place in their online public files an up-to-date email address and phone number for carriage-related questions and respond as soon as reasonably possible to messages or calls from multichannel video programming distributors.

August

August 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 1, 2020All Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina (that are part of a Station Employment Unit with five or more full-time employees): Place an annual EEO Public File Report in their public file, covering the period of August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. This report is placed in the public file annually on the anniversary of the deadline for filing their station's license renewal application. (https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

August 1, 2020All Stations in Delaware, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

August 1, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 1, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 3, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Due date for filing broadcast license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal-dates-by-date) Note: this deadline falls on a weekend so filing is required by the next business day.

August 3, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Due date for filing broadcast television license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/television/broadcast-television-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

August 3, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 4, 2020All Stations in Arizona, Washington, Michigan, Missouri, and Kansas: State Primary Election takes place today.

August 6, 2020All Stations in Tennessee: State Primary Election takes place today.

August 8, 2020All Stations in Hawaii: State Primary Election takes place today.

August 11, 2020All Stations in Connecticut, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Minnesota: State Primary Election takes place today.

August 11, 2020All Stations in South Dakota: State Primary Election Run-Off takes place today.

August 15, 2020All Stations in Florida: State Primary Election takes place today.

August 16, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 16, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 16, 2020All Television Stations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Michigan and Ohio: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

August 18, 2020All Stations in Alaska and Wyoming: State Primary Election takes place today.

August 25, 2020All Stations in Oklahoma: State Primary Election Run-Off takes place today.

September

September 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

September 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

September 1, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

September 1, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

September 4, 2020All Stations: Political window (60 days prior to general election day) for the US Presidential, Vice Presidential, Senate and House Elections opens today.

September 8, 2020All Stations in New Hampshire: State Primary Election takes place today.

September 13, 2020All Radio Stations: The NAB Radio Show kicks off today and runs through September 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee!

September 15, 2020All Stations in Delaware, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts: State Primary Election takes place today.

September 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

September 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

September 16, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

September 16, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

September 19, 2020All Stations in Louisiana: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

September 24, 2020All Television Stations: The NAB Small Market Television Exchange kicks off today and runs through September 25, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky (http://www.nab.org/sites/2019smte/)

October

October 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 1, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 1, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Due date for filing broadcast television license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/television/broadcast-television-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

October 1, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 1, 2020All Television Stations in Alabama and Georgia: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Due date for filing broadcast license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

October 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 1, 2020All Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (that are part of a Station Employment Unit with five or more full-time employees): Place an annual EEO Public File Report in their public file, covering the period of October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. This report is placed in the public file annually on the anniversary of the deadline for filing their station's license renewal application.

October 1, 2020All Televisions Stations: All TV stations must make an election of must carry or retransmission consent for the election period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. Under the FCC's modernized carriage election rules, stations no longer send their elections via certified mail. Instead, a station must make its election by placing a carriage election statement (or multiple statements if they wish to make different elections regarding different MVPDs) in its online public file by no later than October 1, 2020. Failure to timely place an election statement in its online public file results in a default election of must carry with respect to cable operators, but a default of retransmission consent with respect to DBS providers, and will violate the public file requirements.

October 10, 2020All Stations: Place in your online public file the Issues/Programs list for the July 1 – September 30, 2020 calendar quarter.

October 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Illinois and Wisconsin: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 16, 2020All Television Stations in Alabama and Georgia: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 16, 2020All Television Stations in North Carolina and South Carolina: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 16, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

October 21, 2020All Stations in Louisiana: Political window (45 days before primary elections) opens today.

November

November 1, 2020All Stations: Daylight Saving Time ends.

November 1, 2020All Stations: This is a good time of year to check their tower to be sure it complies with FCC and FAA painting and lighting requirements.

November 1, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

November 1, 2020All Television Stations in Alabama and Georgia: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

November 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

November 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

November 1, 2020All Daytime-only radio stations and stations with pre-sunrise and/or post-sunset authorizations: Check their sign-on and sign-off time (and any pre-sunrise and/or post-sunset times) with their station's current authorization to be sure you are operating legally.

November 3, 2020All Stations: The 2020 United States Presidential Election takes place today.

November 3, 2020All Stations: The 2020 United States Senate Elections take place today.

November 3, 2020All Stations: The 2020 United States House of Representatives Elections take place today.

November 3, 2020All Stations in Louisiana: State Primary Elections take place today.

November 16, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

November 16, 2020All Television Stations in Alabama and Georgia: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

November 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

November 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota: Air pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

December

December 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota: Due date for filing broadcast license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

December 1, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

December 1, 2020All Stations in Alabama and Georgia (that are part of a Station Employment Unit with five or more full-time employees): Place an annual EEO Public File Report in their public file, covering the period of December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2020. This report is placed in the public file annually on the anniversary of the deadline for filing their station's license renewal application.

December 1, 2020All Television Stations in Alabama and Georgia: Due date for filing broadcast television license renewal application (https://www.fcc.gov/media/television/broadcast-television-license-renewal-dates-by-date)

December 1, 2020All Television Stations in Alabama and Georgia: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

December 1, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

December 5, 2020All Stations in Louisiana: State Primary Election Run-Off takes place today.

December 16, 2020All Television Stations in Alabama and Georgia: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

December 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

December 16, 2020All Radio Stations in Iowa and Missouri: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.

December 16, 2020All Television Stations in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands: Air post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations.