Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP)

Helping Indiana television and radio stations to stay compliant is a key service of the Indiana Broadcasters Association. No station wants to face tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the FCC, especially when such fines can be prevented by keeping your facility up to date. That’s why we offer the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP).

ABIP inspections are available for $750 (per station) for IBA members and $850 (per station) for non-members.

IBA offers the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) to help stations avoid violations. Upon receiving an ABIP Certificate of Compliance, we recommend posting it prominently at the entrance to your station. This certificate signals to the FCC that a spot inspection is not necessary, unless there has been a specific complaint about your station.

To prepare for an upcoming ABIP inspection, we recommend downloading and reading through the appropriate checklist. This is the same guide that our ABIP inspectors use to conduct station inspections. Should one of our ABIP inspectors find an issue during an inspection, then a station can work with the inspector to remedy the problem and get the green light for an ABIP Certificate of Compliance.

Get Started

If your station is interested in scheduling an ABIP inspection, please fill out the form below and a member of our team will reach to you. We do require a signed agreement and payment before an ABIP inspection can be scheduled. You can review the contract here. If you have questions, just drop us a line at:

Alternate Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) Remittance Form

You will need to complete a separate form for each station.