Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program
This program provides broadcasters with a “test run” of an FCC inspection.
The FCC recognizes a program that allows broadcasters to avoid “surprise” FCC inspections. By participating in the state broadcasting association-sponsored “alternative broadcast inspection program,” or ABIP, broadcasters can find out if they have overlooked any FCC rules, and then, once in compliance, avoid most FCC inspections for three years. NOTE: The FCC always reserves the right to inspect stations, and in fact will continue to inspect stations for specific issues that the FCC believes to be a “universal” problem, or for which a specific complaint has been received about a station.