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EEO Audit Letters Go Out

Commission also reminds licensees to post reports on their Web sites

Some 160 radio stations are getting a letter in the mail this week letting them know they’ve been randomly chosen for the next random EEO audit.

On Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission mailed the second of its Equal Employment Opportunity audit letters for the year.

It also issued a reminder that licensees with a Web site and that are part of an organization with five or more full-timers must post their most recent EEO public file report online.

“Compliance with this requirement will be examined as part of the audit,” it stated. “Failure to post the required report on a station Web site is a violation … and subject to the possible imposition of sanctions, including a monetary forfeiture.”

The letter and list of recipient stations are posted.

The commission annually audits the EEO programs of broadcast licensees and multi-channel video programming distributors, picking about 5% of all stations each year.