The FCC just issued the Public Notice which is attached, extending the deadlines for all filings that were due to be made next week in the FCC’s LMS or online public file systems.  The new deadline is February 28, 2023.

This includes TV renewals for New York and New Jersey, Annual Children’s Programming Reports (which were due January 30 for all TV stations), and Quarterly Issues Programs lists (which had been originally due to be uploaded to station public files by January 10, but that deadline was previously extended to January 31).  EEO Public File Reports for broadcast employment units with 5 or more full-time employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma were due to be uploaded to the online public file by February 1 – that deadline too will be extended as is any other public file upload requirement.

This extension until February 28, 2023, was necessitated by widespread technical issues with the LMS and online public file systems.  We have been told that the FCC is working to resolve these issues, but as they are obviously not under control yet, this extension was issued.