While it considers ways to “revitalize” AM radio, the FCC has set a May 6, 2014 date for a closed auction to resolve who will win 22 new AMs up for grabs.
According to InsideRadio, what’s been designated Auction 84 will resolve a group of pending mutually exclusive applications that grew out of a 2003 window for new AMs.
The signals up for grabs include a new station at AM 1500 licensed to Culver City, CA that pits Royce International Broadcasting against Levine/Schwab Partnership. The FCC has set a minimum $25,000 bid for that signal, the most of any up for grabs. It wants at least $10,000 for four other AMs in the
Norfolk (720) and Las Vegas (1540, 620) markets.
The auction for the
Springs signal is particularly noteworthy since it has
seven competing bidders compared to just
two in most other cities. It’s also sought after by some groups that would
locate the signal in the Las Vegas
The FCC also says that just outside
York is1700 AM in suburban , where
four groups are vying for the
construction permit. Among all the bidders taking part in Auction 84, none are
the big radio groups. Rockland
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