FCC Sets Deadlines for Auction 83 and 100 Singleton CP Applications

Both will be open Oct. 4 through Nov. 5
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The FCC’s Media Bureau has announced a pair of windows for filing applications for nonmutually exclusive FM translator new station construction permits.

Both will be open Oct. 4 through Nov. 5, by which date each applicant must have submitted a completed Form 349 for each Tech Box proposal, as well as the filing fee and FCC Form 159 Remittance Advice, if relevant.

[Read: FCC Announces Winning Bidders for Auction 83]

The announcements note that timely submissions are advantageous, as “long-form applications and amendments filed during this long-form window will be afforded cut-off protection, as of the date the complete Form 349 long-form application is filed.” However, jumping the gun and filing the forms before Thursday, Oct. 4, will result in a dismissal of the application.

For Auction 83, DA 18-985 applies to Mid-Utah Radio which submitted two proposals for Gunnison, Utah (Channels 268 and 263); and Donn Fry and Diane Stielstra proposed changes to Channel 232 in Mazama, Wash.

DA 18-986 applies to Tech Box proposals from the Auction 100 filing window; there are 124 of those. Florida had 11 proposals, but that was dwarfed by Puerto Rico’s 22. Minnesota also had a strong showing with nine proposals. Populous states like California, Texas and New York were relatively underrepresented.

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