Auction 100 settlement deadline 16 MX groups
The FCC has opened a MX settlement period for 16 MX groups in the second FM translator window Auction 100. Applicants in these MX groups will have until September 30 to file settlement agreements or technical amendments to their short-form applications to break them out of an MX situation. If applicants can't break out, they will go to auction. LPFM stations that have a Co-channel, first-adjacent, second-adjaent, third-adjacent channel or intermediate freuqency (+/- 10.6 or 10.8 MHz) relationship with any of these frequencies in or near these communities may want to monitor the application activity.
Translator applicants will only be permitted to make "minor" changes meaning that channel changes will be limited to first, second or third adjacent channels or intermediate frequency channels (+/- 10.6 or 10.8 MHz). If a different site is specified, the 60 dBu contour of the current short-form proposal must overlap the 60 dBu contour of the short-form facility proposed in this window.
Applications are not accepted for filing until they are shown in FCC.today as accepted for filing and for those affected parties with standing, a petition to deny period will open for 15 days from the date of the Broadcast Actions public notice that indicates that the application has been accepted for filing. A formal filing which includes an affidavit and a certificate of service is required for a formal petition to deny filing. Please consult your attorney for information. Some basic information about formal and informal filings is available at the REC website. Do not file any objections until after the application has been declared "accepted for filing".
The following are the communities and the channels involved:
Anchorage/Eagle River AK, (105.3)
Mobile, AL (95.7)
San Diego/El Cajon, CA (100.1)
Naugatuck/Torrington, CT (104.5)
Apokpka/Pine Castle, FL (100.7)
Hialeah/Homestead, FL (96.1)
Kendall/Miami, FL (98.7)
Honolulu, HI (102.3/102.5)
Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA (101.5)
Louisville, KY (93.5)
Petoskey, MI (103.3)
Jackson, MS (95.9)
Manhasset/Hempstead, NY (99.1)
Columbus, OH (97.5)
Newport News/Cheasapeake, VA (100.9)
Burbank/Pasco/Kennewick, WA (98.7)
Note that there will eventually be another window for singleton applications that are made as a result of this window as well as other Auction 100 filing window applications.
For LCRA Section 5 purposes, these are considered applications for "new licenses".