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How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

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How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by Ben Zonia » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:03 pm

How many of you are participating in the upcoming auction, on July 27, 2021?

Any of you have $10000 to $45000 burning a hole in your pocket to bid on a new Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan vacant FM allotment?

Is it a wise expenditure?

I can't figure out why the highest minimum bid is a Class A in the middle of nowhere. Am I missing something?


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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by k8jd » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:24 pm

Who's there to listen :D ?
I would bid a Canadian Dollar :lol:



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Post by TC Talks » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:27 pm

Randy Michaels?


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Post by Ben Zonia » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:41 pm

Does Randy Michaels bid on these often?


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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by Ben Zonia » Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:04 am

k8jd wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:24 pm
Who's there to listen :D ?
I would bid a Canadian Dollar :lol:
I just found out that Jack Pyne will be bidding at the auction.


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Post by 48125er » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:40 pm

You'll have to outbid the fundamentalist evangelicals.



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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by ftballfan » Thu May 06, 2021 7:49 pm

Here are the ones in Michigan listed from most desirable to least desirable IMHO:
1. Lake Isabella
2. Houghton
3. Pigeon
4. Onekama
5. Carney
6. Custer



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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by Ben Zonia » Fri May 07, 2021 12:50 am

It looks like Randy Michaels gave up on the Lake Isabella allotment. It had the call letters WRAX. The plug was pulled before it was licensed, from what it looks like. Does anyone know more about this? From what it looks like, it was so close to being short spaced, and the fully spaced area was so limited, that a decent tower site was impossible to find.

https://www.fccdata.org/?lang=en&appid= ... cid=164247

On what do you base it as being the most desirable? Just the initial bid?


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Post by Ben Zonia » Fri May 07, 2021 10:37 am

The last facility for WRAX authorized before the license application was cancelled was 250 watts from 15 meters, 49 feet HAAT.

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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by WOHO » Fri May 07, 2021 5:01 pm

The FCC is smoking something these days. RW reported you could bid on an FM CP as lowe as $750-$1500, but the FCC boys asked for a minimum bid of $50K for an AM daytimer. WTF am I missing? Let's kill AM quicker by making any AM opening cost 25x what an FM CP would cost? Can you believe it?



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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by ftballfan » Fri May 07, 2021 9:43 pm

Ben Zonia wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:50 am
It looks like Randy Michaels gave up on the Lake Isabella allotment. It had the call letters WRAX. The plug was pulled before it was licensed, from what it looks like. Does anyone know more about this? From what it looks like, it was so close to being short spaced, and the fully spaced area was so limited, that a decent tower site was impossible to find.

https://www.fccdata.org/?lang=en&appid= ... cid=164247

On what do you base it as being the most desirable? Just the initial bid?
WRAX was actually licensed, but it only operated briefly if at all. I rank it most desirable as Mt. Pleasant has few radio stations for a city of its size. A CP circa 2009 would've put a 60dBu signal into Mt. Pleasant.

Houghton is desirable as it can be 100kW.

IMHO, the Houghton and Custer allotments would be an upgrade for some existing stations in each area (especially Houghton). The Onekama allotment would be useful for a couple of stations as a simulcast.



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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by innate-in-you » Fri May 21, 2021 3:28 pm

Just out of curiosity:

Have their been any AM auctions? Or TV auctions?, since the repack?

There's probably as many as 300 vacant slots in the VHF TV low band, provided they would have must-carry status on cable and satellite.

Yes, the authorized power levels for Low-V TV would have to be increased.

Another possibility could be moving all Channel 5 and Channel 6 stations to other channels, repurposing them as 60 new FM channels up for auction. That could almost pay off the national debt.



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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by innate-in-you » Fri May 21, 2021 3:53 pm

WOHO wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 5:01 pm
The FCC is smoking something these days. RW reported you could bid on an FM CP as lowe as $750-$1500, but the FCC boys asked for a minimum bid of $50K for an AM daytimer. WTF am I missing? Let's kill AM quicker by making any AM opening cost 25x what an FM CP would cost? Can you believe it?
Very strange, since it's been policy for many years that the FCC forbids new daytime-only AMs (not to mention that anywhere north of about 43°45'N has nearly zero minority population and soil conductivity is near nil, not at all like the M3 maps would want you to think they will be).

Furthermore, why only 250 watts? When a Class A can have as much as 6K?

To me, it seems that the motive behind WRAX must have been to thwart any construction elsewhere.



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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by ftballfan » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:40 pm

The bid list has come out, and here are the bidders:

MM-FM1083-A - 99.9 Custer
Hit Radio Media (WMOM owners)
Michael Radio Company
Suzanne Henderson (Roy's wife or daughter or daughter-in-law?)
Venite Adoremus

MM-FM1205-A - 99.9 Carney
Adam Bernier
Michael Radio Company
Suzanne Henderson (Roy's wife or daughter or daughter-in-law?)
Venite Adoremus

MM-FM1206-C1 - 96.3 Houghton
Houghton Community Broadcasting (owns WHKB and WOLV)
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (owns WCUP and WGLI)
Venite Adoremus
West Central Michigan Media Ministries (Strong Tower Radio)

MM-FM1207-A - 98.9 Lake Isabella
VCY America
Venite Adoremus

MM-FM1208-C3 - 93.3 Onekama
Hit Radio Media (WMOM owners)
Suzanne Henderson (Roy's wife or daughter or daughter-in-law?)
Venite Adoremus

MM-FM1209-A - 101.3 Pigeon
Huron County Broadcasting Company
Venite Adoremus

Bidding for most if not all allocations nationwide
Bold Gold Media Group
Brian Henry
Brian Rickman
ColdTrainMedia
Educational Media Foundation (K-Love and Air1)
Estrella Broadcasting
Jordan Zeller
Max Frequency LLC
Point Eleven LLC
Rubin Broadcasting
RXDIO.com LLC
Smile FM
SSR Communications
Sunriver Broadcasting
Thumb Broadcasting
Upbeat Frequency LLC

The full list of qualified bidders can be found at: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-628A2.pdf
Here are the list of bidders with incomplete applications: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-628A3.pdf



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Re: How Many Of You Are Going To Participate In The FCC Auction?

Post by WOHO » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:07 am

Of course, the Dickey Brothers couldn't even fill-out their applications by themselves, did they forget to sign them?



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