State Employee Grant Program

2016 Calendar of
Broadcaster
Events

 

►January
►February
►March
►April
►May
►June


►July
►August
►September
►October
►November
►December

 


January

1 New Year's Day Holiday
10 FILING DEADLINE: ISSUES/PROGRAMS LIST. All TV and radio stations must place in their Public File list of programs that have provided the station's most significant treatment of community issues during the previous calendar quarter.
10 TV FILING DEADLINE: CHILDREN'S TV PROGRAMMING REPORT, FCC FORM 398. Commercial TV stations must place in Public File a copy of the station's quarterly Children's TV Programming Report, FCC Form 398, reflecting efforts made by the station during the previous calendar quarter, as well as efforts planned for the next calendar quarter, to serve the educational and informational needs of children. All 4 quarterly Forms 398 for 2002 must be filed electronically with the FCC by today, if station has not already done so.
11 Washington 64th Legislature, Second Regular Session, convenes, Olympia.  www.leg.wa.gov 
14 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of November and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
19-21 National Association of Television Programming Executives Annual Market & Conference & Exhibition, Miami 310-857-1623. www.natpe.org
31 COPYRIGHT ROYALTY FEE:  ANNUAL MINIMUM FEE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT FORM & PAYMENT DUE.  Most commercial and noncommercial webcasters and those simulcasting radio programming over the Internet must submit the Minimum Fee Statement of Account Form and the annual $500 minimum copyright royalty fee to SoundExchange.
31 DEADLINE for distribution of IRS Form W-2 to each employee and Form 1099 to every individual or firm that served as an independent contractor to the station that was paid more than $600 during the previous calendar year.  Form 1099-Misc. must be sent to winners of station contests with prizes valued at more than $600

***EAS Required Monthly Test. Origination: Local Jurisdiction. Dates & Times vary from Local Area to Local Area. Check the EAs Page www.wsab.org 

*** TV Stations must continuously place in Public File records "sufficient to verify compliance" with commercial time limits in children's programming.

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February

1 DEADLINE:  For posting OSHA Form No. 200 summarizing occupational injuries and illnesses for the previous calendar year. The Notice must remain posted until March 1st and must be retained for 5 years. Employers with 10 or fewer full and part-time employees are exempt.
8 EAS Required Monthly Test.  Origination:  State Division of Emergency Management.  Time:  7:25 a.m..
8-10 Country Radio Broadcasters "CRS2016", Nashville.  (615) 327-4487.  www.crb.org
14 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of December and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
15 President's Day Holiday
23-26 National Religious Broadcasters Association Annual Convention & Exposition, Nashville. (703) 330-7000. www.nrbconvention.org
28 DEADLINE for filing IRS Form 1096 summarizing all Forms 1099 filed, Form W-3 and Copy A of all Forms W-2 that were issued for the previous calendar year.

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March

1 Station may remove OSHA Form No. 200 from posting. Must be kept for 5 years.
13 Daylight Saving Time Begins
14 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of January and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.

***EAS Required Monthly Test. Origination: Local Jurisdiction. Dates & Times vary from Local Area to Local Area. Check the EAS Page www.wsab.org 

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April

1 COMMERCIAL RADIO FILING DEADLINE: Commercial radio stations must file ASCAP/BMI reports by April 1. There is no annual reporting requirement for SESAC.
10 FILING DEADLINE: ISSUES/PROGRAMS LIST. All TV and radio stations must place in Public File list of programs that have provided the station's most significant treatment of community issues during the previous calendar quarter.
10 TV FILING DEADLINE:  CHILDREN'S TV PROGRAMMING REPORT, FCC FORM 398. Commercial TV stations must place in Public File a copy of the station's quarterly Children's TV Programming Report, FCC Form 398, reflecting efforts made by the station during the previous calendar quarter, as well as efforts planned for the next calendar quarter, to serve the educational and informational needs of children.  File Form 398 electronically with the FCC by today.
9 EAS Required Monthly Test.  Origination:  State Division of Emergency Management. Time:  8:00 a.m.  This RMT is scheduled to coincide with the statewide earthquake preparedness drill.
14 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of February and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
16-21 National Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention, Las Vegas Convention Center.  (202) 429-5300. www.nab.org
17-20 Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas.
(202) 429-5424.  www.beaweb.org
20 NABEF/NAB/BEA Career Fair, Las VegaS. (202) 429-5424  www.nabef.org

*** TV Stations must continuously place in Public File records "sufficient to verify compliance" with commercial time limits in children's programming.

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May

15 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of March and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
16-20 Candidate Filing Week.  Candidate can only become "Legally Qualified Candidate" at the time of filing official declaration of candidacy.
23-25 Media Financial Management Association Annual Media Finance Focus, Denver. (847) 716-7000. www.mediafinance.org
24 Alliance for Women in Media Annual Gracie Allen Awards Gala, Los Angeles.
(703) 506-3290   www.allwomeninmedia.org 
30 Memorial Day Holiday

***EAS Required Monthly Test. Origination: Local Jurisdiction. Dates & Times vary from Local Area to Local Area. Check the EAS Page www.wsab.org 

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June

14-16 PROMAX/Broadcast Designers Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles.  (310) 788-7600  www.promaxbda.org
14 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of April and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
18 LOWEST UNIT CHARGE PERIOD BEGINS for August 5th Primary Election.
21 National Association of Broadcasters "Service to America" Awards, Washington, D. C. (202) 429-5300  www.nab.org

***EAS Required Monthly Test. Origination: Local Jurisdiction. Dates & Times vary from Local Area to Local Area. Check the EAS Page www.wsab.org 

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July

4 Independence Day Holiday
8 EAS Required Monthly Test.  Origination:  State Division of Emergency Management.  Time:  10:50 a.m.
10 FILING DEADLINE:  ISSUES/PROGRAMS LIST.  All TV and radio stations must place in Public File list of programs that have provided the station's most significant treatment of community issues during the previous calendar quarter.
10 TV FILING DEADLINE:  CHILDREN'S TV PROGRAMMING REPORT, FCC FORM 398. Commercial TV stations must place in Public File a copy of the station's quarterly Children's TV Programming Report, FCC Form 398, reflecting efforts made by the station during the previous calendar quarter, as well as efforts planned for the next calendar quarter, to serve the educational and informational needs of children.  File Form 398 electronically with the FCC by today.
15 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of May and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
31 TV FILING DEADLINE:  CABLE COPYRIGHT ROYALTY CLAIMS must be filed by TV stations which were carried as a distant signal by a cable system during the past calendar year, or were retransmitted by a satellite carrier to home dish owners, and which aired a program that they produced for which they own the copyright, if the station wishes to share in this year's cable royalty distribution.

*** TV Stations must continuously place in Public File records "sufficient to verify compliance" with commercial time limits in children's programming.


August

1 FCC Regulatory Fee Payment Window Dates:  Sometime in August the FCC will announce by public notice the dates during which payment for broadcasters' annual regulatory fee must be paid.  www.fcc.gov
2 Primary Election Day
3-7 National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention & Career Fair, Washington, D. C..  (301) 405-0248 www.nabj.org 
14 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of June and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.

***EAS Required Monthly Test. Origination: Local Jurisdiction. Dates & Times vary from Local Area to Local Area. Check the EAS Page www.wsab.org 

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September

5 Labor Day Holiday
9 LOWEST UNIT CHARGE PERIOD:  Begins for all legally qualified candidates for the November 4th General Election
14 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of July and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
18-20 Radio Television Digital News Association & Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Conference, New Orleans.  www.rtdna.org 
21-23 NAB Radio Show, Nashville.  (202) 429-5300.  www.nab.org
30 FILING DEADLINE:  EEOC Form 100 (EEO-1).  Deadline for filing Form 100 (EEO-1) of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  All employers with 100 or more employees must file the report, which may cover any specified payroll period during July, August or September, or any other period which has been approved in advance by the EEOC.  Employers who filed last year should receive this year's filing material in the mail from the EEOC.  For more information, the EEOC can be contacted at (202) 663-4958C.  For more information, the EEOC can be contacted at (202) 663-4958.

***EAS Required Monthly Test. Origination: Local Jurisdiction. Dates & Times vary from Local Area to Local Area. Check the EAS Page www.wsab.org 

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October

1 FILING DEADLINE:  ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT.  Each station must place in its public file (and post on the station's web site (if it has one) a report regarding station compliance with the FCC's EEO Rule.
2-3 Rosh Hashanah
10 FILING DEADLINE:  ISSUES/PROGRAMS LIST.  All TV and radio stations must place in Public File list of programs that have provided the station's most significant treatment of community issues during the previous calendar quarter.
10 TV FILING DEADLINE:  CHILDREN'S TV PROGRAMMING REPORT, FCC FORM 398.  Commercial TV stations must place in Public File a copy of the station's quarterly Children's TV Programming Report, FCC Form 398, reflecting efforts made by the station during the previous calendar quarter, as well as efforts planned for the next calendar quarter, to serve the educational and informational needs of children.  File Form 398 electronically with the FCC by today.
11-12 Yom Kippur
15 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of August and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
20 EAS Required Monthly Test.  Origination:  National Weather Service.  Time:  10:20 a.m.
*** TV Stations must continuously place in Public File records "sufficient to verify compliance" with commercial time limits in children's programming.

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November

6 Daylight Saving Time ends.
8 General Election Day
11 Veterans' Day
14 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of September and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
24 Thanksgiving Day

***EAS Required Monthly Test. Origination: Local Jurisdiction. Dates & Times vary from Local Area to Local Area. Check the EAS Page www.wsab.org 

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December

1 COMMERCIAL DTV FILING DEADLINE:  FCC Form 317 (Annual DTV Ancillary/Supplementary Services Report for Commercial Digital Television Stations) must be filed with the FCC.
13 WSAB Annual Corporate Meeting of the Membership, Seattle.
13 WSAB Winter Board of Directors Meeting, Seattle.
15 Copyright Royalties for Internet Streaming: Webcasters, including radio stations that are simulcasting their programming on the Web, must pay the monthly royalty fee to SoundExchange for the month of October and file Reports of Use providing information about the songs they streamed.
24-25 Hanukkah
25 Christmas Day

***EAS Required Monthly Test. Origination: Local Jurisdiction. Dates & Times vary from Local Area to Local Area. Check the EAS Page www.wsab.org 

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