General information and associated licensing parameters are provided below.
Public Notices provide specific information regarding this auction. This fact sheet includes:
Auction No. 27 offered one FM construction permit for Pahrump, Nevada. This permit was initially included as part of Auction No. 25’s inventory but was removed and auctioned separately
(See Public Notice DA99-2062 (pdf
) for further details).
FM Broadcast (FM)- A station employing frequency modulation in the FM broadcast band and licensed primarily for the transmission of radio telephone emissions intended to be received by the general public.
In the "Closed" Broadcast Auction, the bidding credit depended upon the number of ownership interests in other media of mass communications that are attributable to the bidder-entity and its attributable interest-holders. A 35 percent bidding credit was given to a winning bidder if it, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder had no attributable interest in any other media of mass communications, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008; and,
- A 25 percent bidding credit was given to a winning bidder if it, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder had an attributable interests in no more than three media of mass communications, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008
- No bidding credit was given if any of the commonly owned mass media facilities would serve the same area as the proposed broadcast or secondary broadcast station, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5007, or if the winning bidder, and/or any individual or entity with an attributable interest in the winning bidder, had attributable interests in more than three mass media facilities
However, attributable interests held by a winning bidder in existing low power television, television translator or FM translator facilities would not be counted among the bidders' other mass media facilities.
Licenses are issued for an eight year term.