FCC Auction 98 Set for July 23
The FCC released the Public Notice (and Attachment A) linked below to announce that an auction, designated Auction 98, is scheduled to begin on July 23, 2015.
Auction 98 will offer 131 FM construction permits, including two in Georgia. Attachment A lists the specific vacant FM allotments along with the reference coordinates for each allotment.
Please see the Public Notice and Attachment A for the proposed auction-specific procedures and the list of the FM construction permits to be auctioned.
Comments are due by April 1, 2015 and reply comments are due by April 8, 2015.
In addition, please note that the FCC released another public notice announcing a freeze, effective immediately, on the following filings:
- Applications proposing to modify any of the vacant non-reserved band FM allotments scheduled for Auction 98 (“Auction 98 Allotments”).
- Petitions and counterproposals that propose a change in channel, class, community, or reference coordinates for any of the vacant non-reserved band FM allotments scheduled for Auction 98.
- Applications, petitions and counterproposals that fail to fully protect any Auction 98 Allotment.
Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for July 23, 2015; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 98
Auction 98 Freeze Announced for Certain FM Applications and Rulemaking Filings