Comparing Digital Radio Awareness 

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

Open Mic: Martin Stabbert 

Within days after the FCC allowed AM HD Radio operation at night, Citadel Broadcasting Director of Corporate Engineering Martin Stabbert issued a memo to Citadel's AM IBOC stations to cease nighttime transmissions because of suspected interference issues. We talked to Stabbert about the memo and the interference problem to help set the record straight.

Broadcasters Form European HD Radio Alliance 

European broadcasters have formed the European HD Radio Alliance, an organization designed to promote and support the deployment of HD Radio technology throughout the continent.

HD Radio Makes Mark at SEMA Show 

Eight receiver manufacturers will demonstrate a range of HD Radio mobile products at this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Ibiquity Expands HD Radio Seminar in China 

Ibiquity Digital's recent HD Radio Seminar in Shenzhen, China, held on the eve of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, had to be expanded this year to accommodate increased demand from Asian component and product manufacturers.

Ibiquity Updates Retail Training Website 

HD Radio University is designed to educate the retail sales people selling HD Radio products across the United States.

HD Digital Radio Alliance Renews Charter 

The HD Digital Radio Alliance, the joint initiative of radio broadcasters to accelerate consumer adoption of HD Digital Radio, has renewed the group's charter for a third year.

HD Radio Delay Settings Get Low Marks in Southern California 

Brian Beezley, an engineer in southern California, has a passion for RF. He has reviewed several HD Radio receivers and has posted his research on his website.

HD Radio Manufacturing Capacity Doubled Since 2006 

Ibiquity Digital reports that the demand for HD Radio receivers has resulted in a doubling of partner manufacturing capacity in Asia during the past year.

Broadcast Groups Implement Itunes Tagging 

CBS Radio, Clear Channel, Cumulus, Cox, Entercom and Greater Media are in the process of installing Itunes Tagging technology.

Tag! Is this it? 

The technology, called tagging, works with a radio that includes the tagging capability. That makes sense, right? The idea is that a listener hears a song he likes, presses a button (or some similar simple action) and the song is tagged for immediate or later purchase.

Next Steps in Surround 

There are many facets to broadcasting surround content. Besides choosing a technology, the station's technical staff has to become appropriately educated, suitable monitoring is needed to listen to the content, and the related infrastructure has to be suitably in place.

NRSC Revises AM Standards, Adopts New Guideline Documents 

The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) adopted two NRSC Guidelines, adopted two newly revised NRSC Standards and retired an AM radio receiver standard.

NDS Radioguard Launches for General Availability in HD Radio Market 

NDS has made its Radioguard system commercially available for HD Radio broadcasting.

Ford to Offer HD Radio Available in Most Products 

The automaker is offering the radios as factory options and dealer options in 2008 vehicles. Vehicles manufactured in 2005 to 2007 can also accept a retrofit for the receivers.

Dolby Pro Logic II Drives HD Experience to NAB Radio Show 2007 

At this year's NAB Radio Show, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. will showcase real-world applications of Dolby Pro Logic II audio technology.

HD Radio Broadcasters Reach 1,500 

The 1,500th HD Radio station has gone on the air: Clear Channel's rock station WROV-FM 96.3 in Roanoke, VA.

Dual Offers New HD Radio Units 

Dual Electronics has announced two new automotive entertainment head units with next-generation HD Radio capabilities.

QVC: A Place to Buy HD Radio? 

Three popular HD Radio receivers will premiere on QVC on Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. ET.

NAB Announces 2007 HD Radio Multicast Award Winners 

The NAB announced the two winners of the NAB HD Radio Multicast Award.

Itunes Tagging to Make Acquiring Music Easier 

Apple, Ibiquity Digital and major radio broadcasting groups have unveiled the result of an industry-wide initiative to create a new, free service called Itunes Tagging.

BE installs HD Radio in Germany and Vietnam 

Broadcast Electronics is participating in an HD Radio test at Radio Regenbogen, one of Germany's private radio stations; a test of the first HD Radio broadcast from Czech Republic; and completed HD Radio testing in Prague, the first in the Slovak Republic region.

HD Radio Technology Enhances Products at CEDIA Expo 

Eight prominent consumer electronics brands will demonstrate an expanding line-up of HD Radio-enabled products at the CEDIA Expo.

First HD Radio Tests Launch in Germany 

Radio Regenbogen, a privately held FM radio outlet located in Germany's Rhine-Nectar region, says it plans to commence HD Radio transmission tests within a matter of days.

WFUV Wins Multicast Development Grant 

WFUV, Fordham University's non-commercial radio station serving the NYC market, has announced the award of a $500,000 grant from the New York State Music Fund.

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