FCC deletes unwanted FM allotments


FCCIf you are an FM allotment sitting in the FCC’s allotment shelter, and no qualified bidder comes to rescue you after a certain amount of time, it’s curtains. The FCC had 20 stations on the target list, but only 18 will be going away – potential bidders did step forward, indicating interest in two of them.

The allotments in question failed to find a sponsor in either auction 79 or 91.

However, Multi-Cultural Diversity Radio Inc. came forward to express an interest in a Class A on 106.9 MHz in Tigerton WI. It said it hadn’t been financially prepared to bid during the auctions and only became incorporated 10/6/11.

Two potential bidders – Roy E. Henderson and Michael A. Payne, came forward to put a good word in for a Class A earmarked for 103.9 MHz in Harrison MI.

The FCC spared both allotments on the basis of the expressed interest of the three parties in making a bid for them at a future auction.

However, the remaining 18 are headed for the scrap heap. The communities losing allotments due to lack of interest include:

Cove, Arkansas
Daisy, Arkansas
Alamo, Georgia
Grayville, Illinois
Clayton, Louisiana
Alton, Missouri
Ennis, Montana
Buffalo, Oklahoma
Erick, Oklahoma
Haworth, Oklahoma
Leedey, Oklahoma
Reydon, Oklahoma
Taloga, Oklahoma
Thomas, Oklahoma
Wright City, Oklahoma
Weinert, Texas
Boscobel, Wisconsin
Owen, Wisconsin