NAB Releases Self-Inspection Guides for Radio/TV


The NAB has released new broadcast station self-inspection guides for FM and television stations. These two guides assist broadcasters in conducting a self-inspection of their stations.

Guides for AM, low-power and translator stations are expected to be released soon.

NAB joined with the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) to provide up-to-date, standardized guidance toward compliance with FCC rules and policies. Up until 2003, the FCC published self-inspection checklists, but has ceased updating them although rules and policies have changed since that time. The guides are also intended to be used by contract inspectors who are part of the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program, which are contracted by most state broadcaster associations.

Availability of the self-inspection guides was scheduled to be announced at a joint NAB/SBE session on Tuesday (4/16) at 3:30pm Pacific during the 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 and will be available to answer questions. It is to be conducted at the Connect Zone Conversation Corner (LVCC West Hall, W3943).

The guides will initially be a free member benefit to NAB and SBE members.

The guides will be available for download from the NAB website under the Membership / Member Tools / Member Downloads tab as well as from SBE.