Do you think the FCC no longer does routine inspections? Guess again.
With both radio and television public files online, it makes it easier than ever for the FCC to inspect. You need to be certain your public file contains everything it should. A physical ABIP inspection checks technical as well as public file requirements, and more.
The MAB has openings in our Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) for the 2019 inspection season. Our inspector, Mark Croom with Riverfront Communications LLC, has been doing inspections for South Dakota (as well as five other states) since 2016 and comes to us with strong recommendations from the South Dakota Broadcasters Association.
Scheduling your station’s ABIP is like having a preventative check-up from the doctor. Once you sign-up and pay for your inspection, you will receive a letter of intent giving your station a 150-day grace period preventing the FCC from conducting a routine inspection.
Once you pass an inspection, you will receive a three-year exemption keeping the FCC inspector from performing a routine inspection at your station. More importantly, it’s like an insurance policy. Our inspector takes great care to review your public file and make suggestions on how you may improve it. Members have said an ABIP is like a private Public File Tutorial.
Call Ann Walters at the MAB office 1-800-968-7622 or email Ann at [email protected] to book your ABIP. This moderately priced MAB service is one of our most popular offerings. Call and get signed up today!!!