Keeping track of the information necessary to comply with FCC rules on political advertising is not an easy task for stations. In recent years, the FCC has been aggressive in policing political broadcasting rule violations, particularly those involving the public file requirements. It is therefore important that broadcasters fully understand their obligations.
The Montana Broadcasters Association along with Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP have created updated political broadcast public file compliance forms that are to be used as a starting point for collecting and organizing the information that you need to comply with these rules. These forms also come with a checklist of actions that stations should take to help track their political file