The Enforcement Bureau has two divisions responsible for handling broadcast
Investigations and Hearings Division
is responsible for resolving
complaints of non-technical broadcast violations such as complaints alleging
broadcast of obscene, profane and/or indecent material, violations of the FCC's rules
regarding broadcast of hoaxes, licensee-conducted contests, broadcast of
telephone conversation, and public inspection file requirements.
Spectrum Enforcement Division
resolves complaints of technical violations such as
unauthorized operation of a broadcast station, violation of the Emergency Alert
System (EAS) rules, antenna structure registration, marking and lighting rules, and operation
with excessive power or at an unauthorized location.
Types of Complaints