Goto Section: 73.1942 | 73.1944 | Table of Contents

FCC 73.1943
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 73.1943   Political file.

   (a) Every licensee shall keep and permit public inspection of a
   complete and orderly record (political file) of all requests for
   broadcast time made by or on behalf of a candidate for public office,
   together with an appropriate notation showing the disposition made by
   the licensee of such requests, and the charges made, if any, if the
   request is granted. The "disposition" includes the schedule of time
   purchased, when spots actually aired, the rates charged, and the
   classes of time purchased.

   (b) When free time is provided for use by or on behalf of candidates, a
   record of the free time provided shall be placed in the political file.

   (c) All records required by this paragraph shall be placed in the
   political file as soon as possible and shall be retained for a period
   of two years. As soon as possible means immediately absent unusual

   (d) Location of the file. A television station licensee or applicant
   must post all of the contents added to its political file after the
   effective date of this paragraph in the political file component of its
   public file on the Commission's Web site. A television station must
   retain in its political file maintained at the station, at the location
   specified in § § 73.3526(b) or 73.3527(b), all material required to be
   included in the political file and added to the file prior to the
   effective date of this paragraph. The online political file must be
   updated in the same manner as paragraph (c) of this section.

   [ 57 FR 210 , Jan. 3, 1992, as amended at  77 FR 27655 , May 11, 2012]

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Goto Section: 73.1942 | 73.1944

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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