FCC Lifts Broadcaster Quiet Period; Will Send Letters to Stations Remaining On-Air In The Next Few Days

FCC Lifts Broadcaster Quiet Period; Will Send Letters to Stations Remaining On-Air In The Next Few Days

The FCC has released the attached Public Notice announcing a waiver of the prohibited communications rule as it relates to information regarding the bids or bidding strategies of reverse auction applicants.  The Public Notice also indicates that the FCC will, “in the next few days,” send a confidential letter to each TV stations that was not a provisionally winning bidder to go off-air at the end of Stage 4 of the reverse auction, and that broadcasters are now free to negotiate assignments or transfers of broadcast licenses.

Accordingly, the quiet period, which has been in place for more than a year for broadcasters, has finally ended.

PUBLIC NOTICE

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