The Media Bureau (MB) and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) announce details and filing instructions for the second filing window opportunity to apply for new cross-service FM translator station construction permits. This filing window will be open to any AM station licensee that did not participate in either of the 2016 FM translator modification windows or the 2017 cross-service FM translator auction filing window, including licensees and proposed assignees of Class A and B AM broadcast stations that did not participate in a 2016 modification window. A cross-service FM translator rebroadcasts the signal of an AM broadcast station.
The second filing window will open on January 25, 2018 and close on January 31, 2018. In the event that FM translator proposals filed during this window are determined to be mutually exclusive (MX) and such mutual exclusivity is not resolved through a future opportunity for settlement or technical amendments, the Commission will resolve those proposals through competitive bidding. This auction has been designated as Auction 100 .
In connection with this window, MB also announces that it will not accept Low Power FM and FM translator minor change construction permit applications and FM booster construction permit applications between January 18, 2018 and January 31, 2018.