Tag Archives: FM construction permit auction

Caveat Bidder

With an auction of new FM construction permits in the pipeline, potential participants should be careful to do their homework before they bid. What's the worst case scenario? Consider the guy who bid -- and paid - $4.4 million for a permit that couldn't be built.… Continue Reading

Auction 79 Update

With 13-days-to-go-and-counting, Auction 79 is looming large. The Commission has issued a notice updating us on applicants' status and reminding us of some the next step(s) in the process.… Continue Reading

Auction 79 – Up-Front Payments Due July 31

If you're one of the applicants (and there are fewer than 100 of you out there, so you know who you are) who have signed up to participate in FM Auction 79 in September, it's crunch time. Or more accurately, ka-ching time. The deadline for up-front payments is Friday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT).… Continue Reading

Reminder Time!!!

We are fast approaching the deadline for applications of the upcoming Auction 79, featuring 122 vacant FM channels up for grabs. The Commission will be holding a freebie pre-auction seminar to demonstrate the basics of their online bidding system. The seminar will be at 10:30 a.m. on June 16. Check our post for more information.… Continue Reading

Auction 79 – The Dates Are Set

The Commission is hustling to get Auction 79 ready to roll - the agency has issued a formal "Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for Auction 79" (Auction 79 Notice). With that notice the auction process shifts into high gear.… Continue Reading