Still moving forward on HD Radio 

Despite the slow and steady process of the HD Radio evolution, which has included some bumps along the way, there have been some recent innovations pushing the progress forward.

Insignia Offers Two HD Radio Receivers 

The bookshelf system and stand-alone tuner are offered exclusively through Best Buy.

Sony Intros HD Radio Table Unit 

The XDR-S10HDiP is Sony's first HD Radio with Itunes tagging that is compatible with the 3G Iphones and Ipods.

NAB Radio Show: Revenue Opportunities for HD Radio 

The panel will examine the challenges that stations face during the transition to digital, and money-making opportunities that can be derived once the transition has been completed.

HD Radio Gets Automotive Push 

Robert Struble, president and CEO of Ibiquity Digital says, "We're at an inflection point. HD Radio automotive offerings abound and are widely available for vehicles at all levels."

Siport Radio Receiver Chip Gains HD Radio Certification 

The SP1010 chip has been released into full production and will begin shipping in volume in September 2008.

NXP Develops Multistandard Digital Radio Chip 

Called the SAF3560, the chip supports HD Radio, DAB, DAB+, DRM and T-DMB Radio reception standards, reducing development costs and logistics complexity for car manufacturers.

Mercedes-Benz to Offer Factory HD Radio on Select 2009 Vehicles 

The move is part of the car company's effort to offer enhanced entertainment systems in its vehicles

Sample and Hold: Youth Interest in HD Radio 

Paragon Media Strategies Second Annual Youth Radio and New Media Study, Spring 2008.

The Broadcaster Traffic Consortium 

The Broadcaster Traffic Consortium, an alliance of several broadcast groups, is working with Navteq to provide real-time traffic and other location-based information for portable navigation devices and automobile in-dash systems via HD Radio technology.

Open Mic: A Boost for Itunes Tagging 

Jeff Littlejohn shares his insight about Clear Channel's announcement that all of its HD Radio stations were transmitting Itunes tags on the primary channel.

How is HD Radio really doing? 

We can all see that HD Radio appears to be moving slowly ahead. Recent news headlines of sub $100 receivers and the first portable (albeit far from being as portable as an Ipod) receiver are good steps to making HD Radio accessible

Considerations for Elevated IBOC Sidebands 

The first difficulty in accommodating increased IBOC sideband levels is that, because of the higher peak-to-average AM component of the IBOC carriers, the transmitter must be derated from Class C saturated FM operation.

Broadcast Electronics Brings HD Radio to Bogota 

Tropicana 102.9 FM became the first station in Columbia to transmit with HD Radio technology

In Car Experts, Ibiquity to Market HD Radio Products 

The companies plan to focus on the consumer experience and ensuring that the In Car Experts member sales associate have a clear understanding of HD Radio technology

Utah Public Radio Returns to Student-Programmed Broadcasting 

Utah Public Radio installed Broadcast Electronics HD Radio equipment to multicast the student-run programming called Fusion HD3

All Clear Channel HD2 Stations Add Itunes Tagging 

The announcement comes four months after Clear Channel announced that 340 of its stations were providing Itunes tags on their primary HD Radio signals

First Mexican HD Radio Border Stations On Air 

XHTY and XEEZ are the first Mexican stations transmitting HD Radio signals since Cofetel authorized digital radio closer to the U.S border.

Open Mic: Metadata is the key 

Dan Mansergh shares his insight about the importance of program service data, and offers a tip on how to start providing it

Higher-powered Sidebands 

The first difficulty in accommodating increased IBOC sideband levels is that, because of the higher peak-to-average AM component of the IBOC carriers, the transmitter must be derated from Class C saturated FM operation.

Sample and Hold: HD Radio Rollout 

Radio magazine tracks the ongoing rollout of HD Radio

Top 10 Tech Tips for successful HD radio installation 

Ben Brinitzer has installed a number of HD Radio systems. He shares his top 10 tips for a successful installation

The gains for HD Radio 

One reader writes, "I don't know how far HD Radio-equipped stations blanket analog AM stations but I can provide you with a very educated guess that the actual receiver has a lot to do with rejecting that interference or permitting it."

The new digital radio 

The big news from CES for HD Radio was that a portable chipset was finally unveiled – at least for FM. This is one significant part of the HD Radio rollout that has been noticeably absent. Once implemented, it will provide a necessary element for HD Radio acceptance, putting a digital radio receiver in just about any portable device.

Reaching Parity with Satellite Radio 

Satellite radio has the edge over HD Radio. It's been available longer, and it had a huge marketing push across multiple types of media since its inception.

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