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Date: August 13, 2008
GSB Client Update

Garvey Schubert Barer Legal Update, August 13, 2008.

The FCC has adopted its schedule of annual regulatory fees for fiscal year 2008. They will be due to be paid to the FCC in September, but the FCC has not yet announced the specific date fees are due. The final fees by type of mass media license are listed below. Watch the FCC's web page for updates. At some point in the near future, the web page that allows you to determine the fee applicable to a particular broadcast call sign will be posted at www.fccfees.com.  

FY 2008 RADIO STATION REGULATORY FEES

 
Population
Served
AM Class A AM Class B AM Class C AM Class D FM Classes
A, B1 & C3
FM Classes
B, C, C0, C1 & C2
<=25,000 650 500 450 525 600 775
25,001 – 75,000 1,325 1,025 650 775 1,225 1,375
75,001 – 150,000 1,975 1,275 875 1,300 1,675 2,550
150,001 – 500,000 2,975 2,175 1,325 1,550 2,600 3,325
500,001 – 1,200,000 4,300 3,325 2,200 2,575 4,125 4,900
1,200,001 – 3,000,000 6,600 5,100 3,300 4,125 6,700 7,850
>3,000,000 7,925 6,125 4,175 5,150 8,550 10,200

AM Radio Construction Permits

 
415
FM Radio Construction Permits 600
Low Power TV, TV/FM Translators & Boosters 365
TV VHF Commercial  
                Markets 1-10        71,050
                Markets 11-25 53,525
                Markets 26-50 33,525
                Markets 51-100    21,025
                Remaining Markets 5,600
                Construction Permits 5,600
TV UHF Commercial  
                Markets 1-10 21,225
                Markets 11-25 19,475
                Markets 26-50 11,900
                Markets 51-100 6,800
                Remaining Markets 1,800
                Construction Permits           1,800
Satellite Television Stations (All Markets) 1,175
Broadcast Auxiliaries 10
Earth Stations 195
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