HD Radio Multicasts Reaches 1,000 Stations

March 25, 2009

Columbia, MD - Mar 25, 2009 - HD Radio has reached a milestone with 1,000 multicast stations broadcasting on the air. The HD Digital Radio Alliance says that WODS-FM HD2 in Boston, owned by CBS, is the 1,000th HD Radio multicast with the launch of Soft Hits -- Love Songs.

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In 2005 there were only 21 multicast stations and only one HD Radio receiver available. By 2007, the number of stations reached more than 530, with another 300 stations added by the beginning of 2008.

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