Cross-Service FM Translator Auction 100 Window Ends Today

Posted on January 31st, 2018 by

The last filing window for AM station cross-service FM translator opportunities has a few hours left. The window, dubbed Auction 100 in case there are applicants who must go to auction, opened on January 25, 2018 but will close at 6 p.m. ET today, January 31, 2018. Any Class A, B, C or D AM station that has not previously participated in any of the cross-service FM translator filing windows can file an application seeking an FM translator permit.

As the Auction 100 notice states, applicants must file the technical portion of Form 349 and, because this is technically an auction proceeding, must also file FCC Form 175. The Form 349 is filed in the FCC’s CDBS system, and Form 175 is filed in the FCC’s Auction System. If both a Form 349 and Form 175 are not filed in the window, the applicant is disqualified from further participation.