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Auction 80

Blanco Texas Broadcast

 
DateAuction 80 began on
7/12/2000
 and closed on
7/14/2000
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Round 16 (See PN DA 00-1593)
LicensesChannel 52, Blanco, Texas
Spectrum6 MHz to 704 MHz
Bandwidth6 MHz
Winning Bidders1 bidder won 1 construction permit
Rounds16
Bidding Days3
Qualified Bidders11
Licenses Won1
Net Revenues
Net Bids$18,798,000.00
Gross Bids$18,798,000.00
 
General information and associated licensing parameters are provided below. Public Notices provide specific information regarding this auction. This fact sheet includes:

Key Dates

EventDate
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
2/1/2000; 5:30 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
6/2/2000; 6:00 pm ET
Pre-Auction Seminar
6/16/2000
Mock Auction
7/10/2000
Auction Start
7/12/2000
Auction Closed
7/14/2000

Construction Permits Offered

Auction No. 80 offered one construction permit for a new analog, full-power television station on Channel 52 at Blanco, Texas. This construction permit is the subject of pending, mutually exclusive short-form applications (FCC Form 175) and participation in this auction was limited to those applicants.

Permissible Operations

TV Broadcast (PST)- A station in the television broadcast band transmitting simultaneous visual and aural signals intended to be received by the general public.

Permit Period

The winning bidder is awarded a construction permit, rather than a "license." The Winning bidder is required, within a specified time period, to construct their facility and file an application for a "license to cover construction permit" to obtain a license for the constructed facility. (See 47 C.F.R. § 73.3598) The license is issued for an eight-year term.

Incumbents

The winning bidder is required to provide interference protection to qualified Class A television stations.

New Entrant Bidding Credits

An applicant claiming that it qualifies for a 35 percent new entrant credit must certify under penalty of perjury that neither it nor any of its attributable interest holders have any attributable interests in any other media of mass communications, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008. With respect to those qualifying for a 25 percent credit, the applicant must provide a certification under penalty of perjury that neither it nor any of its attributable interest holders have attributable interests in more than three media of mass communications, as defined in 47 C.F.R. § 73.5008. In addition, applicants claiming a 25 percent credit shall identify and describe such media of mass communications. See 47 C.F.R. § 73.5007 and 73.5008.

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9/13/2006