FM Translator Settlement – Tech Amendment Deadline Nears

Posted on July 13th, 2013 by

FM translator applicants that remain in Auction 83 have only a few more weeks to reach settlement agreements with other applicants with whom they are mutually exclusive, or file technical amendments that will eliminate their mutual exclusivity and allow for a grant of their application as a singleton. The deadline for doing so is July 22, 2013. In some cases, LPFM preclusion showings will be necessary based upon the FCC’s new processing guidelines. During the settlement window, the FCC has waived its collusion rules so that applicants are free to discuss settlement solutions with other applicants. But once the settlement window closes, the FCC’s collusion rules will go back into effect, barring discussions among applicants that remain.