Fact Sheet

Winning Bidders:
11 bidders won 11 construction permits
Qualified Bidders
Licenses Won:
Total Licenses:
Net Bids
Gross Bids:

Auction 100 bidding to start June 25, 2019

Construction Permits

12 construction permits for cross-service FM translators


Any non-reserved FM channel (Channels 221-300, 92.1-107.9MHz)

12 MX groups See Public Notice DA 19-273 Attachment A


200 kHz per construction permit

General information and associated licensing parameters are provided below. Public notices provide specific information regarding this auction. This fact sheet includes:


Key Dates

Event Date

Auction Application Tutorial available


Auction Bidding Tutorial available no later than


Short-Form (FCC Form 175) Application Filing Window opens


Short-Form (FCC Form 175) Application Filing Deadline


Upfront Payment Deadline


Mock Auction


Auction Bidding Start


Construction Permits Offered

Auction 100 will offer 12 new cross-service FM translator constructions permits. These construction permits are the subject of pending, mutually exclusive short-form applications (FCC Form 175) and participation in this auction is limited to those applicants listed in Attachment A of the Auction 100 Procedures Public Notice.  A complete listing of the construction permits for Auction 100 is provided in Attachment A of the Auction 100 Procedures Public Notice, DA 19-273, released April 17, 2019.

Permissible Operations

FM Broadcast – A station employing frequency modulation in the FM broadcast band and licensed primarily for the transmission of radio communications intended to be received by the general public.

Cross-Service FM Translator – A station in the broadcasting service operated for the purpose of retransmitting the signals of an AM broadcast station without significantly altering any characteristics of the incoming signal other than its frequency and amplitude, in order to provide radio broadcast service to the general public.

License Period

A winning bidder will be awarded a construction permit, rather than a “license.” Winning bidders will then be required, within a specified time period, to construct their facilities and file an application for a “license to cover construction permit” to obtain a license for the constructed facilities (see 47 CFR § 73.3598). Licenses will be issued for an eight-year term.

Licensing Rules

47 CFR Parts 73, 74.