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

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.

Sample and Hold: Youth Interest in HD Radio 

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

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

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.

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

New HD Radio Receivers Break $100 Barrier 

The new under $100 HD Radio devices from Coby, Iluv, JVC, Pioneer, Radiosophy and Sony cost 30 percent less than one year ago. Many of the same manufacturers are offering receivers for less than $200

HD Digital Radio Alliance Looks to Convert Consumer Awareness to Action 

The Alliance has added a mobile marketing initiative and expanded online resources for retailers and auto dealers to the next flight of on-air radio ads

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.

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

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.

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

NAB, Ibiquity Push Effort on Updated HD Radio Exporter Technology 

The National Association of Broadcasters and Ibiquity unveiled a partnership with four broadcast equipment manufacturers to accelerate the commercial development of HD Radio with the introduction of embedded Exporters. The goal of the effort was to reduce a radio station's cost to upgrade to HD Radio

Enco Supports HD Radio Itunes Tagging 

Enco notes that the update will be made available to DAD users at no additional cost or monthly service charge.

No more "Discover It," Now It's "Time to Upgrade" 

The HD Digital Radio Alliance has entered the next stage of its marketing and broadcaster-support efforts.

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."

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.

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.

2008 CES: More HD Radio Than Ever 

Using every square inch of the three halls at the LVCC, CES 2008 overflowed to the Sands Convention Center and into the ballroom at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel as well.

NPR Sheds Light on HD Radio Coverage 

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.

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