An application for the renewal of a license shall be made to the Commission within a period of six months, before the expiration of the license. For the avoidance of doubt, the airwaves are held in trust for the public; therefore, the licensee is accountable to the public through the Commission. Thus a public hearing may be organised, as part of the licensing renewal procedure, for the public assessment of affected broadcast station.
In applying for the renewal of a license, the applicant shall :
Clear all outstanding financial and administrative obligations to the Commission.
It shall submit to the Director-General, NBC, through the Commissions Zonal Director in the area of operation, copies of his application.
The application shall include:
A detailed report of the station's faithfulness to its statements of intent in the original application form for the expiring license, in accordance with the second schedule of the NBC Decree No 38 of 1992.
A report of its compliance with the following:-
The relevant provisions of the 3rd schedule of the NBC Act 38 of 1992 such as submissions of quarterly schedules accompanied by synopses of programme listed.
Keeping of daily station logbooks for transmitted programmes, transmitter output power and radiating frequencies.
Making available for inspection by the staff of the Commission, its broadcast facilities including equipment and a station logbook.
Other rules and regulations issued from time to time by the NBC statement of accounts for the period under review. Completed application forms for renewal of the license accompanied by a feasibility report for the renewal period sought.