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.

Radio Regenbogen Launches First HD Radio Test in Germany 

Radio Regenbogen, one of Germany's private radio stations, and network operator Media and Broadcast of T-System have announced it will begin an HD Radio technology field test at the end of August.

Harris Presents Digital Radio Technology at Dominican Republic Radio Event 

Harris showcased its digital radio technology at the Digital Radio Forum in the Dominican Republic.

Conditional Access for HD Radio 

Two main concepts embody conditional access technology: entitlement and encryption. The entitlement is an authorization; the encryption is a digital scrambling of the content.

Awareness is not the same as interest 

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.

Open Mic: IBOC history, part 2 

While the HD Radio rollout still qualifies as being in its early phase, the technology itself was first demonstrated as a proof of concept in the early 1990's.

Texas Car Dealer Provides HD Radio Receivers 

Visteon and the David McDavid Auto Group have signed an agreement for the Texas-based auto retailer to offer the Visteon HD Jump transportable HD Radio receiver for a range of vehicles.

Greater Media Detroit Teams with Auto Dealer to Promote HD Radio 

Greater Media Detroit has launched an HD Radio promotion with Dick Genthe Chevrolet in Detroit to give a new HD Radio receiver to each customer who purchases a used car before Aug. 31, 2007.

New Automaker with Factory-installed HD Radios: Mini 

Mini USA is now offering a factory-installed digital HD Radio receiver as an option in the 2007 Mini Cooper and Cooper S hardtops, produced from June 2007.

BE Provides Transmitter for First Mexican Public AM HD Radio Demo  

One hundred and seventy station owners and engineers attended the first public demonstration of AM HD Radio broadcasts in Mexico on May 26.

Field Report: Sangean HDT-1 

Device operation is simple, and the Sangean HDT-1 displays lots of information.

Philippine Radio Station Adds Multicasting 

Radio Mindanao Network has commenced HD Radio multicast broadcasts in the Philippines.

FCC Releases Rules for IBOC 

Many of the details of the ruling were posted in the Radio Currents after they were adopted. This is to provide a link to the text.

Sony Joins HD Radio Manufacturer List 

Sony has joined the list of consumer electronics manufacturers that produce HD Radio receivers.

HD Radio Multicasts Reach Top 100 Markets 

Samsung Developing HD Radio Chipset 

Miami Station Uses HD2 to Premier New Music 

Open Mic: IBOC History, part 1 

In March, the FCC approved rules that change IBOC from its experimental status to an approved system. The system that is now known as HD Radio can trace

Sample and Hold 

Since the first stations officially commenced HD Radio transmissions in 2002, the number of stations implementing the technology has steadily increased.

Planning for Surround 

In today's marketplace, radio station programmers and managers are looking for new and creative ways to attract and keep listeners. One way is through

SBE to Offer Digital Radio Specialist Certification 

Following recent changes in the FCC rules recognizing the viability of digital radio and the official endorsement of multicasting, the National Certification Committee of the Society of Broadcast Engineers has announced its next specialist certification, Digital Radio Broadcast (DRB).

Ibiquity Launches Next HD Radio Rebate Program 

Ibiquity has a new HD Radio Rebate Program in celebration of moms, dads and grads that reduces HD Radio receiver prices by $40.

Best Buy Adds Digital Radio Line 

Best Buy, the HD Digital Radio Alliance and Ibiquity Digital have partnered to ensure that HD Radio receivers will be stocked at 832 Best Buy stores nationally.

51 Vehicle Models to Offer HD Radio by 2009 

Nine brands and 51 models of vehicles will offer HD Radio receivers in the next two years,

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