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FCC Sets FM Auction 98 For July 23

FCC Auction 98 Radio Station Commercial July 2015The FCC has set its next auction of new commerical FM allocations for July 23.

131 vacant allocations will be put up for auction, 18 of which went unclaimed or defaulted upon in previous auctions. The rules for the auction can be seen here.

Among the notable allocations up for auction (with starting bid) are:

  • 101.9 Heber Springs, AR – Class C3 – $45,000
  • 92.1 Cottonwood/Redding, CA – Class A – $60,000
  • 92.7 Shasta Lake/Redding, CA – Class A – $60,000
  • 100.9 Maysville/Gainesville, GA – Class A – $75,000
  • 98.3 Columbia, MO – Class C2 – $75,000
  • 100.9 Westfield, NY/Erie, PA – Class A – $25,000
  • 97.9 Englewood, TN – Class A – $60,000
  • 101.9 Hawley, TX – Class A – $60,000
  • 107.9 Longview, TX – Class C2 – $75,000
  • 99.1 Moody/Waco, TX – Class A – $60,000
  • 104.3 Touquerville/St. George, UT – Class C – $75,000

The full list of allocations available for auction is here. In preparation of the auction, the FCC has placed a freeze on applications or modifications that involve the signals going up for auction.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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