Auction 82 began on 2/5/2002 and closed on 2/13/2002.
Round 13 (See PN DA 02-355)
Channel 47: Columbia, SC
Channel 47: Columbia, SC
Channel 51: Pittsfield, MA
Channel 34: Magee, MS
Channel 16: Scottsbluff, NE
72 MHz to 697 MHz
6 MHz per license
3 bidders won 4 construction permits
General information and associated licensing parameters are provided below. Public Notices provide specific information regarding this auction. This fact sheet includes:
- Key Dates
- Construction Permits Offered
- Permissible Operations
- License Period
- New Entrant Bidding Credits
Auction No. 82 offered four construction permits for new analog television stations. These construction permits were the subject of pending, mutually exclusive short-form applications (FCC Form 175) and participation in this auction was limited to those applicants.
A complete listing of the construction permits for Auction No. 82 was provided in Attachment A of the Procedures Public Notice, (DA 01-2882), released December 13, 2001.
TV Broadcast (PST)- A station in the television broadcast band transmitting simultaneous visual and aural signals intended to be received by the general public.
The winning bidders are awarded construction permits, rather than a "license." The winning bidders are required, within a specified time period, to construct their facility and file an application for a "license to cover construction permits" to obtain a license for the constructed facility. (See 47 C.F.R. § 73.3598) The license is issued for an eight-year term.
Winning bidders are required to provide interference protection to qualified Class A television stations.
Full service television stations are in the process of converting from analog to digital operation and stations may have pending applications to construct and operate digital television facilities, construction permits and/or licenses for such digital facilities. Bidders should investigate the impact such applications, permits and licenses may have on their ability to operate the facilities proposed in this auction.
Bidders for the Columbia, South Carolina, station on Channel 47 should note that there is pending a petition for rulemaking to change the DTV channel for WCSC-TV, Charleston, South Carolina, from Channel 52 to Channel 47. Pending the outcome of the Channel 47 Charleston DTV rulemaking proceeding, bidders for Channel 47 at Columbia are advised that the construction permit for their facility will be conditioned on acceptance of interference from WCSC-DT, Channel 47, Charleston, South Carolina.
For more information, refer to Due Diligence in the Auction No. 82 Procedures Public Notice, (DA 01-2882), released December 13, 2001.
An applicant claiming that it qualifies for a 35 percent new entrant credit must certify under penalty of perjury that neither it nor any of its attributable interest holders have any attributable interests in any other media of mass communications, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008. With respect to those qualifying for a 25 percent credit, the applicant must provide a certification under penalty of perjury that neither it nor any of its attributable interest holders have attributable interests in more than three media of mass communications, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008. In addition, applicants claiming a 25 percent credit shall identify and describe such media of mass communications. See 47 C.F.R. § 73.5007 and 73.5008.