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.
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.
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.
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.
XM Satellite Radio successfully launched its XM-4 satellite.
WIYY-FM 97.9 (98 Rock) in Baltimore carries the official distinction of being the 1,000th station to broadcast with HD Radio technology.
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.
KVOD, Denver, will broadcast the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's 2006-2007 Masterworks season opening program on Sept. 16 in 5.1 surround sound, using Neural Audio's 5.1 technology for analog and HD Radio.
Sirius Satellite Radio has filed an application for authority to launch and operate an additional satellite to enhance its services. The new satellite is being referred to as Sirius FM-5. It would be placed into a geostationary orbit.
The latest DRM-capable, multi-standard consumer products will arrive at the DRM booth at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam.
The last time I conducted my field study on HD Radio in the stores was in the August 2005 issue. Unfortunately, not much has changed.
Is it possible to install HD Radio with a multicast signal in just 45 days?
Radio stations finally have an HD Radio monitor that can be mounted in a rack to interface with the professional equipment within a radio station.
While the two satellite radio providers are expected to draw 15 million listeners by the end of 2007, HD Radio is not expected to exceed that number until sometime after 2010.
A discussion of the surround sound system being implemented a WZLX, Boston, with Denny Sanders.
A year ago the coming killer app for HD Radio was going to be surround--but not much has happened on that front. However, HD Radio multicast has come into it's own since then.
One of the great ironies in broadcast engineering is that we all grew accustomed to generating large of amounts of linearly modulated RF with amplifiers
Digital radio isn't limited to IBOC and HD Radio. Satellite and Internet radio are part of it too, but there is still more to digital radio.
Part of the Radio magazine DAB Answer Series, the seventh installment of this recurring supplement provides a primer on the HD Radio system, which includes an overview of the components within. It also details the NPR Labs reception test of the Boston Acoustics Recepter HD radio receiver, and an interview with Gary Kline, the chairman of the HD Digital Radio Alliance Engineering Cooperative.
Being able to go back and forth easily between different HD Radio streams is educational in terms of processing--and being able to quickly study your competition's HD Radio audio, now that's what radio engineering is all about.
In February, NPR Labs studied reports of reception difficulties with the Boston Acoustics Recepter HD Radio receiver.
If you are relative newcomer to Ibiquity's HD Radio technology, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the alien hardware topology and a long list of acronyms.
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