Back to Basics: Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

Arguably the most valuable benefit to being a member of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters is the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program, or ABIP.  The ABIP program lets a station avoid an unannounced FCC inspection for three years after being certified in compliance.  Over the last three years, the NHAB’s ABIP program has saved stations hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential fines from the FCC.

Please note that the ABIP fee has increased to $500 in 2013 and the NHAB helps member stations by paying $175 of the ABIP inspection fee.  If you’re nearing your inspection date or don’t know when the last time your station participated in the ABIP program, email ashea@nhab.org.  The majority of New Hampshire stations are set to expire in 2013 and in turn our inspector, Bob Shotwell will be very busy, so try to schedule your inspection as soon as possible.  Applications can be downloaded here and your engineers can get a head start by viewing the FCC’s self inspection checklists.

Prevent fines, save money and protect your license with ABIP!

 

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