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Media Bureau Dismisses Auction 83 FM Translator Tech Box Proposals

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Released: February 5, 2013


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DA 13-152

February 5, 2013



Today, the Media Bureau (Bureau) is dismissing approximately 3,000 Auction 83 FM Translator
Form 349 “tech box” proposals as part of the implementation of the national and local application caps
adopted in the Fifth Order On Reconsideration in the low power FM proceeding.1 It also is releasing the
FM Translator applicant Selection Lists and Caps Showings submitted during the recent window
(Selection Filing Window) opened for these filings.2

Tech Box Dismissals.

The Selection PN required applicants subject to either the national cap or
per-market cap adopted in the Fifth Order to select applications for further processing and/or submit
certain caps showings. Today’s tech box dismissals implement these applicant selection decisions. In
addition, certain applicants subject to these procedures failed to submit Selection Lists and/or Caps
Showings. The Bureau also is dismissing today certain tech box proposals of these applicants in
accordance with the procedures set forth in the Fifth Order.3
Tech box proposals were given unique Consolidated Database System (CDBS) file numbers at
the time of the Auction 83 window filing. Each of the tech box proposals dismissed today will include
the following CDBS Public Notice comment: “Dismissed February 5, 2013 per DA 13-152.” The
Bureau will not provide additional, individual public notice of these tech box dismissal actions. A
number of applicants submitted Selection Lists and/or Caps Showings which omitted necessary
information, failed to satisfy filing requirements or exceeded numerical cap limits. The Bureau will issue
in the near future another Public Notice dismissing these defective tech box proposals.

Release of Applicant Selection Lists and Caps Showings Filings.

Today, the Bureau also is
making available to the public in CDBS the Selection Lists and Caps Showings submitted during the
Selection Filing Window. To facilitate access to these filings, the staff has attempted to the greatest
extent possible to associate all submissions from each applicant with the applicant’s LAST filed tech box

1 See Creation of a Low Power Radio Service, Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order, FCC 12-
144 (rel. Dec. 4, 2012) (“Fifth Order”).
2 See Media Bureau Announces January 10 – January 25, 2013 Filing Window for Auction 83 FM Translator
Application Selections and Caps Showings
, DA 12-2073 (rel. Dec. 21, 2012) (“Selection PN”).
3 Fifth Order at para. 68. See also Selection PN at 3.

proposal, regardless of status. Generally, an applicant’s last filed tech box will be the first listed file
number when performing a CDBS Public Access search.4
For further information, contact James Bradshaw or Robert Gates, Audio Division, Media Bureau, (202)

4 To obtain the last filed tech box, go to CDBS Public Access
( and select “Search for Application Information.” In
the Application Search page, in “File Number,” enter “BNPFT” in the first box and “200303%” in the second box.
In “Applicant name” enter the applicant name. Then, click on “Submit Application Search” at the bottom of the
page. In the vast majority of cases, this will provide all of the Short Forms for that applicant. In the few instances
with applicants that have filed major change applications, we will be uploading the application selections and cap
showings to the last-filed “BNPFT” application. When the list of applications is presented, click on the “Info”
hyperlinks for the first listed application. Then, at the bottom of the next page, click on the “View Correspondence
Folder” link to reveal all cap submissions (labeled as “Imported Letter” with today’s date) for that applicant.

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