This makes what is believed to be the first known transmission of the digital currency by a public radio station.
A series of beeps were played over the air, and listeners were asked to use an app known as chirp.io to decipher a code produced by the sound.
Chris Skory of Rockland County, New York was the winning recipient, and unlocked 0.05 bitcoin worth about $40. The bitcoin was donated by Waterloo start-up Tinkercoin and a local bitcoin enthusiast.
"I did not think that I was going to get it at all," said Skory. "I figured there was going to be some pretty stiff competition out there."Suggest a correction