Cross-Service FM Translator Auction 100 Update

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by

The Auction 100 Cross-Service FM Translator filing window closed on January 31, 2018 with more than 850 new translator applications filed by Class A, B, C or D AM stations that had not previously participated in any of the cross-service FM translator filing windows in 2016 and 2017. A February 2, 2018 press release announced the closing of the window and number of applications.

The Audio Division has already dismissed about 20-25 applications that specified AM stations that were listed as primary stations in earlier filing windows, or that forgot to also file Form 175. We’re expecting a mutually exclusive applications list in the next few weeks, which will set forth a settlement window for parties to file technical amendments to break mutually exclusive situations where possible. Shortly after that, a singleton list should be published with a deadline for singleton applicants to file a full Form 349 application.