Summary

June 21, 2018 - June 27, 2018
Rounds:
27
Bidding Days:
5
Qualified Bidders:
27
Winning Bidders:
20
Licenses Held by FCC:
13
Gross Bids:
$576,520
Net Bids:
$574,771

10/02/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-985)

Media Bureau Announces Auction 83 FM Translator Filing Window for Long-Form Applications

Announces October 4 to November 5, 2018, filing window for non-mutually exclusive FM Translator construction permit applications.

 

8/22/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-869)

Technical Amendments and Settlement Agreements Due September 5, 2018
Settlement Period Announced for Certain FM Translator Mutually Exclusive Applications

 

8/07/2018
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-824)
Media Bureau Extends Auction 83 Long-Form Filing Window
Extends filing window from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, 2018, for FM Translator construction permit applications
 

6/29/2018
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-679)
Auction of FM Translator Construction Permits Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction 83

Fact Sheet

Winning Bidders:
20
Rounds:
27
Qualified Bidders:
27
Licenses Won:
30
Licenses Held by FCC:
13
Total Licenses:
43
Net Bids:
$574,771
Gross Bids:
$576,520
DateAuction 83 bidding began on 6/21/2018 and ended 6/27/2018
Construction Permits43 construction permits for FM translators
Spectrum

Various channel assignments in the FM non-reserved band (92.1 MHz to 107.9 MHz)

See Public Notice DA 18-257 and 47 CFR 73.14

Bandwidth200 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

EventDate
Auction Tutorial available no later than4/12/2018
Short-Form (FCC Form 175) Remedial Filing Window opens4/16/2018; 12:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)
Short-Form (FCC Form 175) Remedial Filing Window Deadline4/26/2018; 6:00 pm ET
Upfront Payment Deadline5/31/2018; 6:00 pm ET
Mock Auction6/19/2018
Auction Start6/21/2018

Construction Permits Offered

Auction 83 will offer 43 constructions permits for new FM translator construction 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 83 Procedures Public Notice.  A complete listing of the construction permits for Auction 83 is provided in Attachment A of the Auction 83 Procedures Public Notice, DA 18-257, released March 16, 2018. 

Permissible Operations

FM Broadcast (FM) - A broadcast station licensed for the dissemination of radio communications intended to be received by the public and operated on a channel in the FM broadcast band.

FM Translator  (FXM) – A station in the broadcasting service operated for the purpose of retransmitting the signals of an AM or FM broadcast station or another FM broadcast translator 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

If a winning bidder demonstrates its qualifications for the authorization in its post-auction long-form application, it will be awarded a construction permit, rather than a “license.” Each original construction permit for the construction of a new FM translator shall specify a period of three years from the date of issuance within which construction shall be completed and an application for license filed.  (See 47 CFR § 73.3598). The initial license period depends upon the date of initial grant, and will be based on the radio station location in accordance with the terms of 47 CFR § 73.1020(a). Any subsequent license renewal typically is issued for an eight-year term.

New Entrant Bidding Credit

A new Entrant Bidding Credit will be available for this auction. Eligibility and application requirements for the New Entrant Bidding Credit are specified in the Auction 83 Procedures Public Notice, DA 18-257, released March 16, 2018. Applicants that qualify for the New Entrant Bidding Credit are eligible for a bidding credit that represents the amount by which a bidder's winning bid is discounted. The size of the New Entrant Bidding Credit depends on the number of ownership interests in other media of mass communications that are attributable to the applicant and its attributable interest holders:

  • 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 CFR § 73.5008;
  • 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 no attributable interest in no more than three mass media facilities, as defined in 47 CFR § 73.5008;
  • No bidding credit will be given if any of the commonly owned mass media facilities serve the same area as the broadcast station proposed in the auction, as defined in 47 CFR § 73.5007(b), or if the winning bidder, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder, has attributable interests in more than three mass media facilities.

Events occurring after the original short-form application filing deadline, such as the acquisition of attributable interests in media of mass communications, may cause diminishment or loss of the bidding credit.

Incumbency

Potential bidders are reminded that they are solely responsible for the investigating and evaluating all technical and market place factors, including any pending proceedings, that may have a bearing on the value of the FM translators in this auction.

For more information, refer to the due diligence section (Section I.B.3) in the Auction 83 Procedures Public Notice, DA 18-257, released March 16, 2018.

Licensing Rules

47 CFR Parts 73, 74

Releases P

10/02/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-985)

Media Bureau Announces Auction 83 FM Translator Filing Window for Long-Form Applications

Announces October 4 to November 5, 2018, filing window for non-mutually exclusive FM Translator construction permit applications.

 

8/22/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-869)

Technical Amendments and Settlement Agreements Due September 5, 2018
Settlement Period Announced for Certain FM Translator Mutually Exclusive Applications

 

8/07/2018
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-824)
Media Bureau Extends Auction 83 Long-Form Filing Window
Extends filing window from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, 2018, for FM Translator construction permit applications

 

6/29/2018
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-679)
Auction of FM Translator Construction Permits Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction 83

 

6/7/2018
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-588)
Auction of FM Translator Construction Permits; 27 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction 83

 

5/23/2018
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-515)
Auction of FM Translator Construction Permits; Status of FCC Form 175 Short-Form Applications to Participate in Auction 83

 

3/16/2018
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-257)
Auction of FM Translator Construction Permits Scheduled for June 21, 2018; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for Auction 83

 

01/16/2018
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 18-11)
Auction of FM Translator Construction Permits Scheduled for June 21, 2018; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 83

 

11/16/2015
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 15-1313)
Media Bureau Announces Auction 83 Filing Window and Processing Procedures for Mutually Exclusive Noncommercial Educational FM Translator Tech Box Proposals; December 16, 2015 Deadline Set for FCC Form 349 Applications

 

4/21/2015
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 15-479)
Media Bureau Announces FM Translator Auction 83 Filing Window and Filing Procedures; Deadline Set for Form 349 Applications for Certain Non-Mutually Exclusive Tech Box Proposals

 

4/30/2014
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 14-581)
FM Translator Auction 83 Mutually Exclusive Applications Subject to Auction, Media Bureau Announces Immediate Opening of Auction 83 Settlement Period; Settlement Agreements and Primary Station Specification Amendments Due by JUNE 30, 2014

 

9/9/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-1871)
Media Bureau Announces FM Translator Auction 83 Filing Window and Filing Procedures
October 9, 2013 Deadline Set for Form 349 Applications for Certain Non-Mutually Exclusive Tech Box Proposals

 

7/31/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-1675)
Media Bureau Announces FM Translator Auction 83 Filing Window and Filing Procedures
August 30, 2013 Deadline Set for Form 349 Applications for Certain Non-Mutually Exclusive Tech Box Proposals

 

5/21/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-1170)
FM Translator Auction 83 Mutually Exclusive Applications Subject to Auction
Media Bureau Announces Immediate Opening of Settlement Period; Settlement Agreements and Primary Station Specification Amendments Due by July 22, 2013

 

5/20/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-1160)
Media Bureau Dismisses FM Translator Form 349 "TECH BOX" Proposals with Defective Preclusion Showings

 

4/2/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-587)
Media Bureau Announces April 8 - April 17 Filing Window to Permit Amendment of Auction 83 Noncommercial Educational FM Translator Applications

 

3/14/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-427)
Media Bureau Announces April 1 - April 19 Filing Window for FM Translator Auction 83 Preclusion Showings
Filing Deadline Applies to all Tech Box Proposals Within Spectrum Limited Markets and/or Within 39 km of Spectrum Limited Market Grids; Minor Technical Amendments Permitted

 

2/26/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-283)
Media Bureau Announces FM Translator Auction 83 Filing Window and Filing Procedures
March 28, 2013 Deadline Set for Form 349 Applications for Non-Mutually Exclusive Tech Box Proposals Outside Spectrum Limited Markets

 

2/15/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-229)
Media Bureau Dismisses FM Translator Form 349 "Tech Box" Proposals With Defective Caps Showings
Dismissed 40 FM translator proposals which failed to satisfy Selection List or Caps Showings filing requirements adopted in the LPFM Fifth Order on Reconsideration

 

1/8/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-18)
Media Bureau Offers Examples to Clarify Auction 83 FM Translator Application Selections and Cap Showings Requirements

 

12/21/2012
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 12-2073)
Media Bureau Announces January 10 - January 25, 2013 Filing Window for Auction 83 FM Translator Application Selections and Caps Showings

 

5/16/2008
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 08-1154)
FM Translator Auction No. 83 Non-Mutually Exclusive Applications; Media Bureau Announces Form 349 Application Deadline, Processing Procedures, and Fifteen-Day Petition to Deny Period

 

6/30/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 03-2095)
FM Translator Auction; Non-Mutually Exclusive Applications
Media Bureau Announces Form 349 Application Deadline, Processing Procedures, and Fifteen-Day Petition to Deny Period

 

3/5/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 03-633)
FM Translator Auction Filing Window and Application Freeze Extended to March 17, 2003
This Public Notice announces the filing window was originally scheduled to close at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 14, 2003, for both Form 175 and Form 349 filings.

 

2/6/2003
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 03-359)
FM Translator Auction Filing Window and Application Freeze
This Public Notice announces Notice and Filing Requirements Regarding March 10-14, 2003, Window for Certain FM Translator Construction Permits; Notice Regarding Freeze on the Acceptance of FM Translator and FM Booster Minor Change and FM Booster New Construction Permit Applications from February 8 to March 14, 2003.

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Auction Seminar

Education


The above link will launch an interactive auction tutorial that will guide you through the auction process from beginning to end. The tutorial is a training tool for potential auction applicants and is not a substitute for reading the orders, rules, and public notices regarding this auction. The tutorial will highlight some of the information presented in these releases. In addition, the tutorial will demonstrate the FCC's web-based auction application and bidding system.

Technical Support, Questions, and Feedback:
For technical assistance, contact the FCC Technical Support Hotline at 877-480-3201 (option 9), 202-414-1250, or 202-414-1255 (TTY). All calls to the FCC Technical Support Hotline are recorded.

If you have any questions regarding information presented in the tutorial, please email them to auctionsinquiry@fcc.gov or use additional contact information provided in the tutorial.