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FCC Auction Includes New AM Station

ITHACA/CORTLAND — A construction permit for a new AM radio station licensed to Lansing/South Hill is included among more than a dozen new signals up for bids in the FCC’s upcoming Auction 88.  The CP will allow the future station to broadcast at 750 kHz and there are two bidders.

The FCC posted a public notice (PDF) of the auction yesterday, along with a separate attachment listing the frequencies (PDF) that will be up for grabs at the auction.

Most of the frequencies in the auction are out-of-state; the only other New York frequency is for an FM application licensed to Rosendale, in Ulster County.

Listed as bidders for 750AM in Lansing are Romar Communications and LM Communications.  The minimum opening bid listed is $75,000.

Auction 88 is scheduled to take place on July 20.  Public comment is due by February 25th, reply comments are due March 11th, and applicants must provide any required supplemental information by March 12th.

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