Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 25 began on 9/28/1999 and closed on 10/8/1999.

Round 35. (See PN DA 99-2153)
Licenses:

118 Total Construction Permits
94 FM MX groups
12 PST MX groups
11 SST MX groups 
1 FMT MX group

Spectrum
AM - 535 kHz to 1705 kHz
FM - 88 MHz to 108 MHz
FMT - 88 MHz to 108 MHz
PST - 72 MHz to 806 MHz
SST - 72 MHz to 806 MHz
See Broadcast Bandplan (pdf) for further details
Bandwidth:

FM - 200 kHz per license
FMT - 200 kHz per license
PST - 6 MHz per license
SST - 6 MHz per license

Winning Bidders:
91 Bidders won 115 Construction Permits
Rounds:
35
Qualified Bidders
242
Licenses Won:
115
Total Licenses:
118
Net Bids
$57,820,350
Gross Bids:
$68,781,900

Event Date
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
8/20/1999; 5:30 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
9/13/1999; 6:00 pm ET
Orders for Remote Bidding Software
8/20/1999; 5:30 pm ET
Mock Auction
9/24/1999
Auction Start
9/28/1999
Auction Closed
10/8/1999
   
In the "Closed" Broadcast Auction, the bidding credit depends upon the number of ownership interests in other media of mass communications that are attributable to the bidder-entity and its attributable interest-holders. (See PN DA99-1346 for more information)
  • A 35 percent bidding credit will be given to a winning bidder if it, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder has no attributable interest in any other media of mass communications, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008; and,
  • A 25 percent bidding credit will be given to a winning bidder if it, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder has an attributable interests in no more than three media of mass communications, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008; and,
  • No bidding credit will be given if any of the commonly owned mass media facilities would serve the same area as the proposed broadcast or secondary broadcast station, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5007, or if the winning bidder, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder, have attributable interests in more than three mass media facilities.
However, attributable interests held by a winning bidder in existing low power television, television translator or FM translator facilities will not be counted among the bidders' other mass media facilities.