The Sept. 14, 2007, changes to the IBOC rules included permission for stations to operate in extended hybrid mode. Doing so provides additional data capacity for stations, which can be used for additional multicast channels and other data purposes.
Radio magazine readers speak up on HD Radio receiver availability, the RIAA's financial tactics, the right way to plan a project and a simple thanks for our Find the Mic Sweepstakes.
When the HD Radio time delay between the analog and digital signals is not set properly, the resulting effect can be an annoyance to the listener. Brian Beezley studied the station in Southern California and found some disappointing results.
Even the best technology will ultimately fail if no one wants to use it.
Within days after the FCC allowed AM HD Radio operation at night, Citadel Broadcasting Director of Corporate Engineering Martin Stabbert issued a memo to Citadel's AM IBOC stations to cease nighttime transmissions because of suspected interference issues. We talked to Stabbert about the memo and the interference problem to help set the record straight.
European broadcasters have formed the European HD Radio Alliance, an organization designed to promote and support the deployment of HD Radio technology throughout the continent.
Eight receiver manufacturers will demonstrate a range of HD Radio mobile products at this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
Ibiquity Digital's recent HD Radio Seminar in Shenzhen, China, held on the eve of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, had to be expanded this year to accommodate increased demand from Asian component and product manufacturers.
HD Radio University is designed to educate the retail sales people selling HD Radio products across the United States.
The HD Digital Radio Alliance, the joint initiative of radio broadcasters to accelerate consumer adoption of HD Digital Radio, has renewed the group's charter for a third year.
Brian Beezley, an engineer in southern California, has a passion for RF. He has reviewed several HD Radio receivers and has posted his research on his website.
Ibiquity Digital reports that the demand for HD Radio receivers has resulted in a doubling of partner manufacturing capacity in Asia during the past year.
CBS Radio, Clear Channel, Cumulus, Cox, Entercom and Greater Media are in the process of installing Itunes Tagging technology.
There are many facets to broadcasting surround content. Besides choosing a technology, the station's technical staff has to become appropriately educated, suitable monitoring is needed to listen to the content, and the related infrastructure has to be suitably in place.
The technology, called tagging, works with a radio that includes the tagging capability. That makes sense, right? The idea is that a listener hears a song he likes, presses a button (or some similar simple action) and the song is tagged for immediate or later purchase.
The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) adopted two NRSC Guidelines, adopted two newly revised NRSC Standards and retired an AM radio receiver standard.
NDS has made its Radioguard system commercially available for HD Radio broadcasting.
The automaker is offering the radios as factory options and dealer options in 2008 vehicles. Vehicles manufactured in 2005 to 2007 can also accept a retrofit for the receivers.
At this year's NAB Radio Show, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. will showcase real-world applications of Dolby Pro Logic II audio technology.
The 1,500th HD Radio station has gone on the air: Clear Channel's rock station WROV-FM 96.3 in Roanoke, VA.
Dual Electronics has announced two new automotive entertainment head units with next-generation HD Radio capabilities.
Three popular HD Radio receivers will premiere on QVC on Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. ET.
The NAB announced the two winners of the NAB HD Radio Multicast Award.
Apple, Ibiquity Digital and major radio broadcasting groups have unveiled the result of an industry-wide initiative to create a new, free service called Itunes Tagging.
Broadcast Electronics is participating in an HD Radio test at Radio Regenbogen, one of Germany's private radio stations; a test of the first HD Radio broadcast from Czech Republic; and completed HD Radio testing in Prague, the first in the Slovak Republic region.