Microsoft and Clear Channel Radio have executed a collaborative agreement to build a nationwide data delivery service using HD Radio technology, providing personalized and localized content to a variety of HD Radio receivers.
BMW has become the first automotive firm to offer a factory-installed digital HD Radio receiver as an option across its entire 2007 product line.
Research firm In-Stat has released a study that indicates that the conversion from analog radio to digital radio is well under way around the world and gaining momentum rapidly.
With HD Radio, stations at minimum need to monitor the main channel audio. But there's also multicasting, PAD and funny initials like DAAI and QI that tell volumes about the signal. The big question is how to acquire all of that data.
The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the independent, public authority that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada, has revised its policy for digital radio broadcasting to consider the HD Radio in-band on-channel (IBOC) system.
Broadcast Electronics (BE) and Metro Radio in cooperation with Ibiquity Digital conducted the first HD Radio demonstration at the ITU Telecom World 2006 conference this week
XM Satellite Radio announced that American Honda Motor has agreed to factory install its satellite-radio service.
Broadcasters, Ibiquity and the HD Digital Radio Alliance are all trying hard to make HD Radio a success. This is all good, but the truth is that for HD Radio to succeed, broadcasters should not have to do anything.
In 2005 American Tower was approached by current and prospective tenants to consider modifying the aging antenna and its combiners to transmit HD Radio. The result of this project is an antenna installation with greater capacity, additional redundancy, and natural transition path for the stations to go digital.
Looking for an HD Radio receiver? NPR Labs has published this list of four recommended radios.
Nautel and Kintronic Labs conducted full-day technical seminars titled AM and FM Digital Radio Systems and Solutions in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9.
Brazilian broadcasters have formed the Brazilian Alliance for Digital Radio to promote and support the deployment of HD Radio technology in that country.
Directed Electronics will supply HD Radio receivers to its retail customers starting in December 2006
Lincoln Financial Media's VP of Engineering Barry Thomas discusses the company's HD Radio roll-out.
Ibiquity continues to develop the tools and resources available to stations adopting HD Radio technology. They recently released four white papers that cover networking assessments for HD Radio, which provide useful information to stations making the HD Radio transition.
Simply asking "who was first?" doesn't always yield the correct answer. The truth is that KDKA and Marconi just marketed themselves better than the others.
The number of stations transmitting HD Radio signals has nearly doubled since September 2005, and Ibiquity hopes to see 1,200 stations on the air by the end of this year.
When WGUC initially made the transition to HD Radio in 2003 it was looking forward to the added benefits it would bring, such as the ability to broadcast 5.1 surround sound. The station is now transmitting surround broadcasts whenever possible.
Radio magazine has covered several HD Radio installations at the commercial broadcast stations, so it was time to look at noncommercial side of radio to see how one radio network was making the change to HD Radio.
WIYY-FM 97.9 (98 Rock) in Baltimore carries the official distinction of being the 1,000th station to broadcast with HD Radio technology.
Four of Brazil's top broadcast engineers attended a training course on HD Radio sponsored by Broadcast Electronics. The engineers returned to Brazil certified to provide factory support of BE's digital RF technology after the three-day training on digital signal implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting.
A new HD Radio holiday rebate program from Ibiquity will provide as much as a $50 rebate on certain HD Radio receivers.
It is encouraging to hear that more receivers are becoming available, although many of them will not be ready for the upcoming holiday season.
Continental Lensa is the first licensed HD Radio broadcast equipment manufacturer outside of North America.
HD Radio broadcasters across the country will begin new promotions this winter by giving away thousands of new radios.