The FCC will hold an auction for nonreserved FM spectrum Nov. 3 that was postponed from 2001. (PDF.) The auction was delayed while the FCC and broadcasters debated how to handle cases in which noncommercial broadcasters apply for nonreserved spectrum. They resolved that muddle last year. Noncommercial broadcasters have tried to reserve frequencies at stake in the November auction, as detailed in FCC releases (3/24, 4/2, 4/12, 4/14).