Insight to IBOC 13 - Nov 2007

Insight to IBOC 13 - Nov 2007

Itunes Tagging: A New Hook for HD Radio

The Sept. 14, 2007, changes to the IBOC rules included permission for stations to operate in extended hybrid mode. Doing so provides additional data capacity for stations, which can be used for additional multicast channels and other data purposes.

Extending HD Radio

The Sept. 14, 2007, changes to the IBOC rules included permission for stations to operate in extended hybrid mode. Doing so provides additional data capacity for stations, which can be used for additional multicast channels and other data purposes.

Open Mic: Martin Stabbert

Within days after the FCC allowed AM HD Radio operation at night, Citadel Broadcasting Director of Corporate Engineering Martin Stabbert issued a memo to Citadel's AM IBOC stations to cease nighttime transmissions because of suspected interference issues. We talked to Stabbert about the memo and the interference problem to help set the record straight.

Keeping Good Time

When the HD Radio time delay between the analog and digital signals is not set properly, the resulting effect can be an annoyance to the listener. Brian Beezley studied the station in Southern California and found some disappointing results.

Comparing Digital Radio Awareness

Even the best technology will ultimately fail if no one wants to use it.