Commercial FM Auction 98 Deadlines

Posted on June 1st, 2015 by

The short form filing window for Auction 98, featuring 131 commercial FM permits, closed on May 28, 2015.  The FCC’s next step will be to issue public notices regarding those short-form applications that are accepted and those that have errors.  There will be a short time for applicants with errors to file amendments.

Upfront payments for the auction are due by June 29, 2015.  The Auction itself is scheduled to begin July 23, 2015.  As has become standard practice, the FCC will host a mock auction in the few days prior to the start of the auction itself.  For a review of the auction procedures, click here.

During the short-form application window, the FCC froze the filing of ALL commercial and non-commercial FM minor modification applications.  That freeze has now been lifted.  Or should we say the ice has melted?  Whatever, feel free to file away.