Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 98 began on 7/23/2015 and closed on 8/6/2015. 

Licenses:

131 construction permits for FM broadcast stations

Spectrum
Various vacant allotments (88 MHz to 108 MHz)
See Public Notice DA 15-452 and 47 CFR 73.202
Bandwidth:

200 kHz per construction permit

Winning Bidders:
59 Bidders won 102 Permits
Rounds:
51
Qualified Bidders
88
Licenses Won:
102
Licenses Held by FCC:
29
Net Bids
$4,121,140
Gross Bids:
$5,083,700

Event Date
Auction Tutorial Available (via Internet)
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Window Opens
5/18/2015; 12:00 pm ET
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
5/28/2015; 6:00 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
6/29/2015; 6:00 pm ET
Mock Auction
7/20/2015
Auction Start
7/23/2015
Auction Closed
8/6/2015
 
A New Entrant Bidding Credit will be available for this auction. Eligibility and application requirements for the New Entrant Bidding Credit are specified in Public Notice DA 15-452. 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 a 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:
Bidders intending to divest a media interest or make any other ownership changes, such as resignation of positional interests, in order to avoid attribution for purposes of qualifying for the New Entrant Bidding Credit must have consummated such divestment transactions or have completed such ownership changes by no later than the short-form application filing deadline (see “Key Dates”). Events occurring after the 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.
 
47 C.F.R. Part 73.