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The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has commenced the first round of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) audits for 2024, randomly selecting approximately five percent of radio stations for compliance checks. Stations must submit their EEO documentation to the FCC’s online public inspection files by May 6, referencing the provided audit letter template and EEO rules on the FCC website. Unlike previous audits, completion letters will not be sent post-audit; instead, stations will only be contacted if further inquiries arise. Failure to comply could result in FCC enforcement actions, including fines, license revocation, or refusal of renewal. FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s enforcement push has already led to substantial fines, such as a $25,000 penalty against nine Kansas stations owned by Rocking M Media, LLC, signaling increased scrutiny and consequences for non-compliance with EEO requirements.