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Re: OPIF ownership report question
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Subject: Re: OPIF ownership report question
From: Mark Croom <markc@newmail.kinshipradio.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 09:38:49 -0600
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When I do ABIP inspections, I look for the latest complete report. Normally, this is the last Biennial reort. But if a complete ownership report was filed in connection with a sale, then that would be your complete report that would supersede the previous Biennial filed with the Commission.

Some companies have Board changes annually so they end up filing supplemental reports as well. In that case, the last full Biennial and any supplemental reports should be in the file until the one that's due pretty much right now goes in, then the old one(s) are eligible to be removed.

I'm not an attorney, so these are my commonsense interpretations of the rules as I understand them, and I believe they match up to the information in the good 'ol' Self-Inspection Checklist.


On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 1:56 PM, <nathaniel.steele@icloud.com> wrote:

Ownership Reports

Rule § 73.3526(e)(5), 73.3527(e)(4)  
Retention until a new, complete ownership report is filed with the FCC.  
What's in here? These reports are filed every other year and in connection with the sale of a broadcast station and reflect what entities and individuals hold "attributable" interests in a broadcast station (that is, interests the Commission deems convey some influence over the station).

Is a Bienniel a Complete ownership report? Or do I keep all the bienneals and the last sale reports?



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(nathaniel.steele@icloud.com, 26 Feb 2018 19:57:05 -0000)
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