Require broadcasters log locally originated program time and report it annually; have report online.
Broadcasters-myself included-should be proud of their locally originated programming content. This is part of our way of contributing to the public interest. Accordingly, why not have us report disaggregated programming data, specifically, the amount of locally originated programming content (by number of hours) versus other programming. Make these reports available online to the public. This gives the public a chance to see how much time we devote to the citizens in our local area and, further, it allows them to see where the programs they hear/see actually come from (in terms of source). Finally, it gives FCC a tool for determining who is really serving the needs of their area.
steve brandon commented
What makes your computer generated music playlist any more important to the community than a music format from a satellite receiver. I too am proud of the programming we produce locally, but adding more useless paperwork and reports to our workload just feeds your ego while making it harder for small market stations to stay alive financially to keep serving their markets.