FM Translator Applications Dismissed For Defective Preclusion Showings
Federal Communications Commission
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News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
Washington, D.C. 20554
May 20, 2013
MEDIA BUREAU DISMISSES FM TRANSLATOR FORM 349 “TECH BOX” PROPOSALS
WITH DEFECTIVE PRECLUSION SHOWINGSToday, the Media Bureau is dismissing ten Auction 83 FM Translator Form 349 “Tech Box”
proposals as part of the continued implementation of procedures adopted in the Fifth Order On
Reconsideration in the low power FM proceeding.1
The Preclusion Showing PN required applicants in or near Spectrum Limited markets to amend
their applications to show that they would not have a preclusive impact on LPFM availability in these
markets.2 The staff has now completed its review of the required amendments and has identified those
applications which do not satisfy the filing requirements. The dismissal reason for each tech box is
detailed in the attached Appendix, under the column “Dismissal Reason,” using the key, below:
A – Amendment creates new mutual exclusivity with an application with which it was not previously
B – Amendment conflicts with another prior-filed, cut-off technical amendment.
C – Amendment fails the Grid Test.
The Appendix specifies all identified defects for each dismissed Tech Box. In addition, the
Appendix includes application-specific information about the defect, in the “Comment” column.
For further information, contact James Bradshaw or Robert Gates, Audio Division, Media
Bureau, (202) 418-2700.
1 See Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order, 27 FCC
Rcd 15402 (2012) (“Fifth Order”).
2 See Media Bureau Announces April 1- April 19 Filing Window for FM Translator Auction 83 Preclusion
Showings, Public Notice, 28 FCC Rcd 2495 (MB 2013) (“Preclusion Showing PN”); Media Bureau Provides
Additional Guidance on Preclusion Showing Filing Requirements for Auction 83 FM Translator Applicants, Public
Notice, 28 FCC Rcd 2840 (MB 2013).