If 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:
Wright City, Oklahoma