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.

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

Sample and Hold: HD Radio Rollout 

Radio magazine tracks the ongoing rollout of HD Radio

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."

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.

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.

HD Digital Radio Alliance Promotes Warren to EVP 

The HD Digital Radio Alliance has promoted Diane Warren to executive vice president.

First Itunes Tagging HD Radio Receivers Showing at CES 

Ibiquity Digital is showcasing and demonstrating the first group of HD Radio receivers incorporating Apple Itunes Tagging technology at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Performance evaluation 

With HD Radio, it's important to monitor and measure the time alignment and level alignment between the analog modulation and the MPS, and stations will likely want to monitor the RBDS on the analog channel along with PAD data for both the MPS and SPS. Fortunately, there are now multiple monitoring devices made specifically for HD Radio, and each of these devices gives the end user options about which parameters are to be measured, and how the device is to alert the user once a problem is detected.

Harris Conducts Technology Seminars at Brazil HD Radio Broadcast Conference 

Harris recently conducted technology seminars at the first HD Radio Conference in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Nov. 6-8, 2007.

Continental Electronics Completes Phase 1 of Mississippi Project 

Continental Electronics has completed Phase 1 of a $1.48 million contract with Mississippi Public Broadcasting to install eight analog and HD transmission systems throughout the state of Mississippi.

Harris Helps Bring HD Radio Broadcasting to Thailand 

Fatima Broadcasting International of Thailand has begun multicasting using Harris HD Radio transmitters, becoming one of the first HD Radio broadcast services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Keeping Good Time 

When the HD Radio time delay between the analog and digital signals is not set properly, the resulting effect can be an annoyance to the listener. Brian Beezley studied the station in Southern California and found some disappointing results.

Comparing Digital Radio Awareness 

Even the best technology will ultimately fail if no one wants to use it.

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