Have your say with the FCC: TV stations should put files online
From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, several community members visited the WCCO-TV station in downtown Minneapolis. We were told numerous things which were not in line with FCC requirements. Thankfully, we were able to provide staff there with a bit of experience on public access to the FCC’s required public inspection files.
If you missed today’s visit, go here to download your copy of your rights. Please keep in mind that we are not lawyers and these tips are not to be taken as legal advice. We are simply providing you with a summary of what you can find in the FCC’s “Public and Broadcasting” manual.
We do want to call your attention to a proposed new rule that would require TV stations to make their public inspection files available online. We think this is a great way for the public to access the files and increase the public’s involvement in monitoring licensees of the public airwaves.
Tell the FCC you think it’s a great idea, too! You have to submit comments no later than Dec. 22. Go here to find out how.