TV-auction winners are official

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The Federal Communications Commission Tuesday officially notified the winners
of last week's auction of four new analog-TV stations.

Roberts Broadcasting won with gross bids of $2.5 million for channel 47
Columbia, S.C., and $1.9 million for channel 34 Jackson, Miss. Bidding credits
of 25 percent for new industry entrants would reduce Roberts' actual payments by
a total of $1.12 million.

Challenges to Roberts' eligibility for the licenses and the bidding credits
remain pending.

The other winners: Venture Technologies, which will pay $1.32 million for
channel 51 Albany, N.Y.; and Equity Broadcasting Corp., which will pay $376,000
for channel 16 Cheyenne, Wyo.

Neither Venture nor Equity was eligible for bidding