Requirement to Maintain a Public Inspection FileThe FCC's rules require all broadcast stations and applicants for new stations to maintain a file available for public inspection. These rules are located in Sections 73.3526 (commercial broadcast services) and 73.3527 (noncommercial educational broadcast services) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 73.3526 and 73.3527. The public inspection file generally must be maintained at the station's main studio. An applicant for a new station or change of community must maintain its file at any accessible place in the proposed community of license or at its proposed main studio.
Sections 73.3526 and 73.3527 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 73.3526 and 73.3527, are not applicable to Low Power FM and Low Power television stations and applicants. See 47 C.F.R. §§ 73.801 and 74.480.