Michigan Almanac: April 2011 Archives

The bidding is scheduled to begin on April 27th as the FCC auctions off up to 144 vacant FM allocations across the USA. Seven of Michigan's vacant spots on the FM dial are up for grabs this time around:

 

  • Class A   93.1 Ferrysburg, $100,000 starting bid; 16 bidders
  • Class C3  95.9 Fife Lake, $75,000; 15
  • Class C3  97.7 Cheboygan, $15,000; 20
  • Class C2  103.9 Crystal Falls, $25,000; 17
  • Class A   103.9 Harrison, $25,000; 19
  • Class A   103.9 Pentwater, $15,000; 21
  • Class C2  106.3 Onaway, $20,000; 20

 

The Class A Pentwater allocation has the most qualified bidders with the 14 national and 7 specific bidders, followed by the Class C3 at Cheboygan and the Class C2 at Onaway with 20 qualified bidders each. Fife Lake drew the least interest with only 1 specific bidder joining the 14 national ones.

 

Qualified bidders include:

  • James P Gray: Cheboygan, Crystal Falls, Harrison, Pentwater, Onaway
  • Kona Coast Radio: Cheboygan, Pentwater, Onaway
  • L. Topaz Enterprises: Pentwater
  • Michigan Broadcasters, LLC: Onaway
  • Panther Communications: Cheboygan, Crystal Falls, Harrison, Pentwater, Onaway
  • Michael A Payne: Harrison, Pentwater
  • Del M Reynolds: Cheboygan
  • Virtues Communications Network: Cheboygan, Harrison, Pentwater, Onaway
  • WGHN, Inc: Ferrysburg
  • Williston Community Broadcasting: all 7 MI allocations
  • National Bidders (all 144 allocations nationwide): Alex Media; Alexandra Communications; ALMA Corporation; Arkansas Valley Broadcasting; Audion Communications; Colville, Tallie; Educational Media Foundation; Flinn Jr., George S; Future Modulation Broadcasting; Hispanic Target Media; Interlink Communications; Lopester Broadcasting; Mini Me Media, LLC; Smith, John

 

To follow Auction 91, visit the FCC auction site.

 

Note: information corrected to recognize all 14 national bidders

 

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