FCC Proposes FY2016 Regulatory Fee Schedule
May 23, 2016 at 4:10 AM (PT)
The FCC's proposed fiscal year 2016 regulatory fee schedule has been released, with the agency looking to collect the $384,012,497 it promised to generate in its budget by taking in, among other amounts, $133.97 million from Media Bureau regulatees, including radio and television stations. The new schedule adds a class for radio broadcasters who serve 3,000,001-6,000,000 people and sets fees on a standardized incremental increase scale as the population served by the licensees increases.
The fees range from $690 for a Class C AM in areas serving under 25,000 in population to $17,175 for FM Classes B, C, C0, C1, and C2 for stations serving over 6 million in population. See the full proposed schedule here.