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FCC's FM Auction 98 Ends

August 26, 2015
Auction 98 ended earlier this month after 51 rounds of bidding. In total 59 bidders won 102 stations. Together the permits sold for a combined $5,083,700 but was reduced to $4,121,140 after subtracting credits for first time buyers and buyers holding few than four stations. Prices ranged from $610 for a permit in Memphis, Texas to $714,000 for a permit in Westfield, New York by Erie Radio Company. Other notable sales include Iris Media's bid of $421,000 for a permit in Columbia, Missouri, and Alpha Media's bid of $408,000 Harper, Texas. 29 of the permits didn't receive any bids and many of those are likely to appear in a future FCC auction.

FCC sets auction for new FM radio stations

March 18, 2015
The FCC released a list of 131 new FM construction permits to appear in an upcoming auction this July 23rd. The stations are all relatively small compared to previous auctions and a majority of them are located in small towns in Texas. You can view a list of the 131 stations here in our auction 98 page.

Entercom Communications acquiring Lincoln Financial Media

December 8, 2014
Entercom Communications has reached an agreement to acquire Lincoln Financial Media from the Lincoln Financial Group for $105 million. The purchase includes fifteen stations in four markets. Those four markets are Atlanta, Denver, Miami, and San Diego. The deal is estimated to be finalized in the second quarter of 2015. After the deal is closed Entercom will have more than 130 stations in 26 markets.

New server and more updates for Radio Lineup

June 17, 2014
We have just completed the transition of to a new server that features quadruple the amount of memory as well as more disk space and a better CPU. Along with the new server we plan more frequent updates to all the 16,000+ radio stations in our database. In addition to more updates from the FCC database we will soon add a feature where site visitors can update any entry quickly and easily.

FCC's auction of new FM stations starts today

April 23, 2013
The FCC has kicked off the auction of 112 new FM construction permits across the United States. The auction started today with 85 bidders but already 8 bidders have dropped out. The auction will conclude when no more bids are placed which will likely happen by round 40 or around May 6th.

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