An FCC order permitting FM licensees operating IBOC digital hybrid signals to increase their digital power by 6dB without prior notice or by as much as 10dB by first filing an informal request is expected to go into effect on May 10, 2010
There are 47 stations in the Badger State broadcasting 68 HD Radio channels.
The HD Radio rollout slowly continues. We compare the state-by-state station counts from 2006 to 2010.
Increasing the IBOC digital sidebands from -20dBc to -10dBc presents more challenges for broadcasters wanting to transmit from one antenna.
Periodically, we have tracked the progress of the HD Radio rollout by state. Through 2008, the number of stations adding HD Radio saw a steady increase.
In June 2009, Mississippi Public Broadcasting culminated a multiyear effort and inaugurated two-channel HD Radio transmission to all eight of its Class C FM analog stations.
The technology provides continuous monitoring regardless of the device being turned on or off.
The device utilizes a compact HD Radio module as well as Radio Shack's Gigaware iPod accessory.
IBiquity's new modified MA1 specification allows broadcasters to sacrifice a degree of digital throughput in exchange for a somewhat higher analog bandwidth and a commensurate noise-floor reduction in analog receivers.
WBGO in Newark, NJ, purchased two HD Radio units to make the mark.
The biggest factor driving this reexamination is, of course, the FCC's January nod to increase FM IBOC digital carriers by as much as 10dB over previous levels.
The current campaign seeks to leverage a national upturn in auto sales as an opportunity to get more OEM HD radios on the road in radio markets across the country.
New models and additional options for HD Radio are unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.
The digital radio technology will now be included with all BMW cars and SAVs.
In authorizing the increase, the Commission brushed aside most of the interference concerns raised by non-HD Radio stations.
68 percent are interested in having a mobile phone with HD Radio.
The commercials will focus on more radio for free while marketing of HD Radio devices, retailers and automakers.
As it has done with multicast channels elsewhere, CBS has WJFK relying on out-of-market company signals to populate all of its HD channels.
Ibiquity presented the 4th annual HD Radio Forum in Stuttgart, Germany.
The webinars will discuss the -10/-14dB digital radio power increase.
Leading all-sports stations WFAN, WIP, and WJZ-FM will be multicast on WJFK-FM.
Car manufacturers, broadcasters, content providers, manufacturing executives and regulators discussed HD Radio's latest developments and successes.
The report says that an EPG is a viable option for radio broadcasters in the United States.
Three payment plans have been setup for broadcasters wanting to install the technology.
With nearly 2,000 HD Radio broadcast services now operating in the United States, we're certainly approaching a critical mass on the delivery side of digital radio.