Larry Patrick, Frank Montero’s take on Spectrum R&O

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Larry-Patricks-Photograph-1The FCC released its broadcast spectrum incentive auction order 6/2. It’s looking to be a pretty complicated process—including the whole reverse auction roadmap—and has LPTVs in an uproar. Some 1,700 LPTV licensees with more than 10,000 built stations and CPs will be facing an unfunded mandate of over $1 billion in channel relocation costs. Some good news, though, as the Commission is promoting channel sharing and allowing a change to the city of licenses in sharing deals. RBR-TVBR asked Larry Patrick, Managing Partner, Patrick Communications; and Francisco Montero, Managing Partner, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., for their thoughts:

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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.