The mid-July 2007 further notice of proposed rulemaking from the FCC concerning EAS has begun the process of bringing the system into the 21st Century. However, the FCC action raises more questions than it answers.
The HD Radio "Discover It!" campaign appears to be creating awareness of HD Radio, but it seems to be missing the mark when it comes to consumer interest.
Many doubt that the merger proposal will pass, but if it actually does, what will be the real harm to terrestrial radio? If terrestrial is as good as it thinks, there will be no ill effects.
Some say that HD Radio won't save radio broadcasting, and that we should focus instead on better programming. Why not do both?
It seems that the current trend in new product development is based on incremental improvement, not sweeping change.
The FCC has brought a ubiquitous digital radio standard a little closer to being a reality.
A pirate LPFM station in Goldfield, NV, operated by Rod Moses, has shown radio pirates how to circumvent the FCC rules.
Set adrift in the sea of gadgets and gizmos, my main quest was to gauge the presence of HD Radio at the CES convention. The good news: HD Radio has finally made a mark.
We can protect the migratory birds, but it’s important to prevent an unnecessary rulemaking from becoming a tremendous burden to all broadcasters.
Broadcasters, Ibiquity and the HD Digital Radio Alliance are all trying hard to make HD Radio a success. This is all good, but the truth is that for HD Radio to succeed, broadcasters should not have to do anything.
Simply asking "who was first?" doesn't always yield the correct answer. The truth is that KDKA and Marconi just marketed themselves better than the others.
It is encouraging to hear that more receivers are becoming available, although many of them will not be ready for the upcoming holiday season.
The last time I conducted my field study on HD Radio in the stores was in the August 2005 issue. Unfortunately, not much has changed.
The FAA seeks greater control of some broadcast spectrum in a new proposal for rulemaking. It's troubling that the FAA NPRM deals with EMI in a broad way, but this fits with how the FAA has always viewed spectrum issues
When it comes to regulating the radio spectrum, let the House and Senate raise their concerns, but let the FCC conduct its own business regarding third-adjacent channel protections.
Digital radio isn't limited to IBOC and HD Radio. Satellite and Internet radio are part of it too, but there is still more to digital radio.
Here are some of the prevailing ideas and themes from NAB2006.
Bridge Ratings released its updated projections of consumer use of various forms of radio and digital media, and the results look good for radio -- at first glance.
I happened to flip through the 148-page Crutchfield catalog when it opened to page 23 and I saw a JVC car stereo with an LED readout that says HD RADIO. Could it be that this was the moment that so many people have dreamed about?
CES was a chance to show people that terrestrial radio was just as important today as it ever was. Unfortunately, digital terrestrial radio missed a major opportunity to shine.