First Ventures Puts FM Translators Up For Auction
December 1, 2015 at 7:23 AM (PT)
FIRST VENTURES CAPITAL PARTNERS, which has been selling off several of its FM translators as of late, has placed the rest of its translators up for auction.
The company has established FMtranslatorauction.com to auction off over 25 translators, with bids starting on WEDNESDAY (12/2) at 9a (CT) and ending DECEMBER 9th. The site thanks the FCC for its AM revitalization rules that allow AM stations to buy and move translators within 250 miles of their AM facilities for simulcast purposes.
The facilities being auction include K288FD/ARKADELPHIA, AR; K210EA/FORDYCE, AR; K269EN/MONTICELLO, AR; K205CQ/PRESCOTT, AR; K294BX/CAMBRIA, CA; K252DO/MADERA, CA; K266BB/FORT MORGAN, CO; K203EK/HOLYOKE, CO; K207EG/YUMA, CO; K213EP/EAGLE GROVE, IA; K233BB/FORT DODGE, IA; W227BL/GALENA, IL; K243AR/ELLSWORTH, KS; K256BT/GOODLAND, KS; K219LA/PARSONS, KS; K252DT/SENECA, KS; K260BJ/KAHOKA, MO; K262BJ/MACON, MO; K295AM/TRENTON, MO; W203BN/MACON, MS; W278AT/WINONA, MS; K288FF/BISMARCK, ND; K264AY/CHAMBERLAIN, SD; K207EB/REDFIELD, SD; K277AP/MORTON, TX; K283AJ/SNYDER, TX;W214BS/BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; and W220DR/NEILLSVILLE, WI. Also listed are K288FC/CAMDEN, AR and W208BT/SPENCER, IN, but applications were filed this week with the Commission showing K288FC's sale to OWENSVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for $30,000 and 208BT's sale to SAMUEL K. STRATEMEYER for $35,000.
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