David Oxenford at the Broadcast Law blog
reports that as of March 1, all full-power commercial and non-commercial radio stations will have to post online their public files. This means the public will now have access to every full-power radio stations pending applications, ownership reports, and a contour map showing the stations coverage. Stations with five or more full-time employees must upload all of its Annual EEO Public Inspection File Reports. And stations must upload all of their Quarterly Issues Programs, showing that stations met the needs and interests of its community of license, and new political file documents, showing interviews or interactions with political officials. While many radio stations find this extra work a pain, these documents do provide more transparency about station operations.