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New Self-Inspection Guides Released

Up-to-date guidance from NAB, SBE offered as member benefit

The NAB and Society of Broadcast Engineers are releasing updated self-inspection guides for FM radio and television stations.

The guides assist broadcasters in conducting a self-inspection of their stations, as well as for contract inspectors who are part of the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program. Guides for AM, low-power and translator stations are expected to be released soon.

The guides provide up-to-date, standardized guidance to help comply with FCC rules and policies. The FCC stopped publishing self-inspection checklists in 2003, but rules and policies have continued to change since then.

“NAB is excited to announce these self-inspection guides as a benefit to both NAB and SBE members,” said Robert Weller, vice president for spectrum policy at NAB. “The success of this project was possible through close collaboration between our organizations and demonstrates the commitment of broadcasters to proper station operation.”

The guides will be available initially as a free member benefit for NAB and SBE members, downloadable from the member sections of the associations’ websites.

The guides will be formally introduced April 16, during a joint NAB/SBE session “FCC Enforcement – New Self-Inspection Guides Can Help Your Station Avoid Fines.” Representatives from NAB, the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Association (NASBA) and SBE will present the new guides.

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