Media Bureau Freezes Certain Auction 93-Related Filings
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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October 24, 2011
Auction 93 Freeze Announced for Certain FM Applications and
Rulemaking FilingsThe Media Bureau announces a freeze, effective immediately, on the following filings
Applications proposing to modify any of the vacant non-reserved band FM allotments
scheduled for Auction 93 ("Auction 93 Allotments");
Petitions and counterproposals that propose a change in channel, class, community, or
reference coordinates for any of the Auction 93 Allotments; and
Applications, petitions and counterproposals that fail to fully protect any of the Auction
Auction 93 Allotments are listed in Attachment A of the Auction 93 Comment Public Notice.1
All Filings filed after the release of this Public Notice will be dismissed.2 This freeze will automatically
terminate the day after the filing deadline for post-Auction 93 long form applications. This temporary
freeze is designed to promote a more certain and speedy auction process.
In Auction 93, the Media and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus will make available through
competitive bidding procedures 123 vacant non-reserved band allotments in the FM broadcast service.
FM minor change applications, which can now be filed on a first-come first-served basis, must protect the
reference coordinates of each of these allotments.
For additional information, contact James Bradshaw or Rudy Bonacci, Audio Division, Media
Bureau at (202) 418-2700.
By: Chief, Media Bureau
1 Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for March 27, 2012; Comment Sought on Competitive
Bidding Procedures for Auction 93, Public Notice, DA 11-1513 (WTB/MB rel. Sept. 12, 2011) ("Auction 93
Comment Public Notice"). Bidders are also cautioned that currently pending petitions for rulemaking and open
rulemaking proceedings may affect the 123 FM allotments scheduled for Auction 93.
2 47 C.F.R. 1.401(e).
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