While terrestrial radio continues to develop and market a digital transmission system, other digital audio services are competing for the same listeners.
After the CES convention, Radio magazine talked to Peter Ferrara, president of the HD Digital Radio Alliance, about the new group's plans. Radio: The
Radio magazine asked several stations about the options they chose and why.
With the latest product announcements for the consumer, it looks like surround-sound broadcasting and HD Radio are making more headway in the radio broadcasting arena.
While the reasons for establishing the HD Digital Radio Alliance are valid, the Alliance should have been launched at least two years ago when the first digital receiver was sold.
Larry Ray's idea on how to use the existing AM band as redirect to an FM multicast station.
While radio waits for the mass rollout of receivers with HD Radio capability, personal electronics devices are bypassing terrestrial radio completely.
The topic of surround sound has grow from a small topic to one of prominence at radio and audio engineering conferences.
The various flavors of IBOC were common topics at the recent fall conventions. While many choose to deny it, the HD Radio rollout is here.
Stations are experimenting with a variety of ways to broadcast surround sound over the air, which could be a significant driver for the acceptance of HD Radio.
Recent headlines about HD Radio and IBOC from the Radio magazine IBOC Update.
While there are still many opponents to the Ibiquity system, even these people are beginning to acknowledge that the system is here and is seeing acceptance.
Radio magazine's editorial coverage has sparked various responses from its readers, from the late-summer hurricanes to IBOC. Find out what people have to say.
The menu of available receivers continues to grow.
Broadcasters have sought the killer application for FM HD Radio, and at first glance it looked like program-service data was going to be it.
The real return of migrating to IBOC comes down to the simple fact that it levels the playing field.
Radio has its work cut out for it because HD Radio is the best-kept secret.
Every radio engineer has his favorite songs that he uses to adjust a station's processing or evaluate performance.
This graph shows that consumers will increase their investment in HD Radio-capable receivers over the next decade.
While the standard defines the basic operation of the trasnmission system, the enhanced functions of data, surround sound and multicast operation have yet to be fully defined.
When the FCC asked for comments on NRSC-5, we asked readers to share their thoughts with us also. The response was overwhelming.
Let NRSC-5 determine the basic operation of the system, which it has done. The added features and enhancements are needed, but they can wait until the next standards-setting announcement.
Data networks have extended beyond basic bit shuffling. They now have support applications for nearly every function of the station.
Data has always been a part of the IBOC plan, but it is just being recognized for its current and future capabilities.
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