FCC freeze precedes FM auction


The FCC is proceeding with FM Auction No. 79, scheduled to kick off 9/1/09, and that requires a freeze period on upgrade proposals while applicants file applications for the 122 allotments up for grabs. The freeze runs from 6/16/09 through 6/25/09. There will also be a freeze on any proposals to make any changes to the basic outlines of the 122 allotments. Normal rules will go back into effect immediately after the freeze ends, although any proposal conflicting in any way with the 122 allotments will be automatically dismissed.

RBR/TVBR observation: This doesn’t look good for those who proposed postponing this auction. On the other hand, it does look good for those who want to proceed as scheduled.