Mexican Broadcaster IMER to Complete HD Radio Conversions by end of 2012
Sep 4, 2012 11:52 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB
Columbia, MD - Se 4, 2012 - By December of this year, Mexican Broadcaster IMER will have 24 stations on 23 AM and FM frequencies, one virtual station and 18 digital channels on the air using HD Radio.
The IMER stations in the Federal District of Mexico that will broadcast in digital on HD1 are: Opus 94.5 FM, Reactor 105.7 FM and Horizonte 107.9 FM. The broadcasts on the HD2channels of 94.5, 105.7 and 107.9 FM, respectively, will feature XEB, "La B Grande de Mexico", one of the country's first radio stations; the programs of Radio Mexico Internacional, the virtual station dedicated to positioning the image of Mexico; and Radio Ciudadana, the first station in the country to open itself up to the production, programming and transmission of projects totally emanating from the country's citizens. The HD3 signals of Opus, Reactor and Horizonte, will be dedicated to radio courses, audio books, informational capsules and a variety spoken programming of an educative nature; minute-to-minute information with the exact time and emergency or service phone numbers; as well as the transmission of for-credit courses. Some of the programs previously only heard over IMER's four AM stations in the Federal district will now be available on HD Radio channels as well.
Additionally, by the end of December, the nine IMER stations in the interior of the republic will also be able to replicate their signals in digital format, even thoughthey still won't have multicasting capacity: Tijuana, Baja California; Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua; Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila; Cananea, Sonora; Salina Cruz, Oaxaca; Lazaro Cardenas, Michoac�n and Chiapa de Corzo, Comit�n and Cacahoatan in Chiapas.
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