The 2003 translator filing window has finally come to a close as the FCC completed Auction 83 netting $576,520 for thirty licenses.
The highest winning bid went to Curtis Media’s Carolina Radio Group as it outbid iHeartMedia for 92.9 in Raleigh NC for $301,000. iHeart did not go away empty handed though as it was the winning bidder for 95.9 Eden NC, 104.7 Florence AL, 102.7 Panama City FL, and the second highest winning bid of $92,000 for 97.3 Westfield/Springfield MA. Other winning bids of note were $48,000 for 107.9 Greenacres/Austin TX by Juan Alberto Ayala, $21,000 by Vermont Public Radio for 107.5 Burlington VT, $16,000 by University of Northwestern-St. Paul for 104.3 Dubuque IA, and $14,000 by Juan Alberto Ayala for 100.3 Muscatel/Fresno CA. The full list of winning bids can be seen here.