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FCC Sets Deadlines and Procedures for the April 2013 Auction of 112 New FM Channels – February 6 Deadline for Applications to Participate

Posted in Broadcast Auctions, FM Radio
112 new FM channels will be available in the next auction for new FM channels (referred to by the FCC as "Auction 94") to be held beginning April 23, 2013. To participate, interested parties must file their "short form" applications – setting out information about the ownership of the applicant and the channels in which they are interested – by February … Continue Reading

FCC Announces Auction for 117 New FM Channels – And Freezes Certain FM Applications that Could Affect Those Channels

Posted in Broadcast Auctions, FM Radio
Do you want to start a new FM station?   In what seems to have become a yearly event, the FCC has released a list of 117 new FM channels to be auctioned (a list that also includes the proposed minimum bid for each channel). The FCC also issued a “freeze” on FM applications that could impact these channels. The … Continue Reading

Limited Freeze on FM Applications in Anticipation of Upcoming Auction for New Radio Stations

Posted in Broadcast Auctions, FM Radio
In anticipation of the new auction of 123 FM channels scheduled for March 2012 (about which we wrote here) the FCC has frozen the filing of FM applications and rulemaking requests which seek changes in the frequencies of any of the channels proposed for inclusion in the auction or which otherwise fail to protect the … Continue Reading

Auction for New FM Stations Scheduled for March – Look for Filing Deadline Late This Year – FCC Also Proposes Deletion of Channels for Which No Bids Were Received

Posted in Broadcast Auctions, FM Radio
Looking for opportunities for a new FM station?  The FCC has just released a list of new FM channels to be auctioned in the next FM auction, scheduled to begin on March 27, 2012, along with the proposed rules for that auction.  On the list of channels, the proposed minimum bid for each channel is also set out.  If the Commission follows … Continue Reading

FCC Announces Filing Window and Minimum Bids for Next Auction for 144 New FM Stations – And a Freeze on FM Minor Change Applications

Posted in Broadcast Auctions, FM Radio
Applications to participate in the auction of 144 new FM channels are to be filed at the FCC between January 31 and February 10, 2011.  The FCC today released a Public Notice setting out the dates and procedures to be used in the auction.  Upfront payments of the minimum bids for channels in the auction will be due … Continue Reading

Rules for September Auction for New FM Stations Set – Application Filing Deadline Is June 25

Posted in Broadcast Auctions, FM Radio
The dates and minimum bids are set – and the next auction for new FM stations is a go for September 1, 2009. Applications to participate in the auction are due during the period June 16 to June 25, and must be filed electronically at the FCC, specifying on which of the 122 available channels an applicant is interested … Continue Reading