Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

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The Federal Communications Commission conducts unscheduled inspections of broadcast facilities, both randomly and when they have a reason to believe a problem exists. Put your station under the microscope and avoid FCC inspections for 3 years by participating in an "Alternative Broadcast Inspection". Under the alternative broadcast inspection program, your state broadcasters association will dispatch an ABIP inspector to perform a complete FCC-type inspection of your station to ensure that it is in compliance with the Commission rules.

In most instances you do not have to be a member of the association. However, it is the association which makes arrangements for the inspections and frequently helps to defray the cost of the inspection, thus, a non-member may be charged a higher rate. Check with your state association for specifics.

Basically the program works as follows:

This overview is not intended to be an exhaustive review of the ABIP program. And there are some small state-to-state differences. Please check with your particular state broadcasters association for specifics. If we can answer any questions, feel free to call or email us.

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