Digital Radio Update - June 16, 2010


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DRM+, DAB may be compatible with Band III, WKSU first with HD-4, CC offers commercial-free iHeart Radio, fur flies over IBOC increase, and Clyburn says Channels 5 and 6 could work for radio.

News

Symposium Suggests both DRM+, DAB Compatible in Band III

The symposium outlined field trial data with DRM+ in band III including mobile reception performance, possible protection ratios for DRM+/DAB, and a preliminary framework for moving forward with an interoperable digital radio environment.

WKSU First Pubcaster to Add HD-4

WKSU HD-4, the station's latest digital content addition, offers continuous news and information programming.

Business

CC Offers Commercial-Free iHeart Radio Streams -- for a Fee

Clear Channel now offers content on iHeart Radio for Sean Hannity, Dr. Laura, Jim Rome and Bob & Tom.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Ohio (June 2010)

There are 98 stations in The Buckeye State broadcasting 170 HD Radio channels.

FCC Update

Fur Continues to Fly in IBOC Power Boost Comments

Three parties asking the FCC to review or reconsider its approval of a 6dB increase fired back last week after iBiquity, the NAB, and NPR weighed in.

Eye on IBOC

Clyburn: TV Channels 5 and 6 might be "Good Home" for Re-banded Radio

Clyburn stopped short of advocating immediate reallocation of those channels, saying instead that the Commission needs to see where AM, expanded NCE FM, and LPFM radio broadcast services fit in as the government re-examines how it uses spectrum.



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