Dates Affirmed For Next FM Translator Filing Window


The Media Bureau has released its Auction 100 FM translator filing window for long-form applications, with complete “Form 349” applications due in early May.

The window opens on April 18, and will stay open until May 9.

This window specifically deals with the filing of FM translator new station construction permit applications for 669 “Tech Box” proposals.

These are “singleton” applications, which are exempt from the Commission’s auction procedure; they are not mutually exclusive to any other proposals from the Auction 100 filing window.

The FCC asks that all Form 349 applications be done electronically, through the Bureau’s CDBS online filing platform.

When filing Form 349, applicants must select “Long Form Application for FM Translator
Auction Window 100” on the Pre-form for Form 349 (Question 2–Application Purpose). Further, the CDBS file number previously issued to the Form 349 Tech Box proposal filed in the Auction 100 initial filing window must be entered on the Pre-form in the field “Eng. Proposal File Number.”