Radio License Renewal Deadline Dates

The next broadcast license renewal cycle for AM, FM, FM translator, FM bosoter and LPFM stations starts in 2019 and exact dates vary by state.  The following are the milestone dates for group and the states they encompass:

Renewal Application Filing Deadline Petition to Deny Filing Deadline License Expiration Date State(s)
6/1/19 9/1/19 10/1/19 DC MD VA WV
8/1/19 11/1/19 12/1/19 NC SC
10/1/19 1/2/20 2/1/20 FL PR VI
12/1/19 3/1/20 4/1/20 AL GA
2/1/20 5/1/20 6/1/20 AR LA MS
4/1/20 7/1/20 8/1/20 IN KY TN
6/1/20 9/1/20 10/1/20 MI OH
8/1/20 11/1/20 12/1/20 IL WI
10/1/20 1/2/21 2/1/21 IA MO
12/1/20 3/1/21 4/1/21 CO MN MT ND SD
2/1/21 5/1/21 6/1/21 KS NE OK
4/1/21 7/1/21 8/1/21 TX
6/1/21 9/1/21 10/1/21 AZ ID NV NM UT WY
8/1/21 11/1/21 12/1/21 CA
10/1/21 1/2/22 2/1/22 OR WA AK HI AS GU CNMI 
12/1/21 3/1/22 4/1/22 CT ME MA NH RI VT
2/1/22 5/1/22 6/1/22 NJ NY
4/1/22 7/1/22 8/1/22 DE PA

If a deadline date falls on a weekend or federal holiday where the FCC is not conducting business, the actual deadline is end-of-day of the business day following the deadline.  (e.g.  if the deadline date falls on a Saturday and Monday is not a federal holiday, then the deadline is end-of-day on Monday). 

More information on renewals may be found at this FCC resource:
https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/broadcast-radio-license-renewal

Please note that there is pending rulemaking that may change the public notice requirements for renewals.  Stay tuned to REC for more information.