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FCC sets final rules for auction of new FM stations – several Texas channel opportunities

The FCC has announced the final rules and dates for its next FM auction – which seems to mostly be made up of available channels in Texas. 

Read more about the auction here from attorney David Oxenford with TAB Associate Member law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer.

Broadcasters can review the FCC public notice on the auction rules (DA-15-452A1.pdf) and the final list of available channels (DA-15-452A2.pdf)

The relevant dates, with initial applications due by May 28, are as follows:

  • May 18, 2015 - Auction Tutorial Available (via Internet)
  • May 18, 2015 - (12:00 noon ET) Short-Form Application (FCC Form 175)
  • May 28, 2015 - (prior to 6:00 p.m. ET) Filing Window Opens Short-Form Application (FCC Form 175)
  • Filing Window Deadline
  • June 29, 2015 - (6:00 p.m. ET) Upfront Payments (via wire transfer)
  • July 20, 2015 - Mock Auction
  • July 23, 2015 - Auction Begins

Questions?  Contact TAB's Michael Schneider or call (512) 322-9944.

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