White Mountain Apache Radio Advances Virtual Reporting Operations

WHITERIVER, AZ – Starting as a volunteer almost 20 years ago, KNNB Acting Station Manager Sylvia Browning reminisced about changes in daily station operations during a visit from Native Public Media. One of the more recent changes to operations is the requirement by the Federal Communications Commission for radio stations to file their Public File on-line.

According to a Report and Order released by the FCC on January 28, 2016, “the purpose of the public inspection file requirement [being available online] is to ‘make information…more readily available, so that the public will be encouraged to play a more active part in dialogue with broadcast licensees.” The FCC is also migrating data from the old Consolidated Database System (CDBS) to a new online Licensing and Management System (LMS).

Established almost thirty-seven years ago in September 1982, KNNB is situated in a small valley in Whiteriver, Arizona surrounded by mountains and tall pines. Browning recalls how reams of paper documents made up the station’s Public File which became a part of her responsibility as a newbie in the station.