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HD Radio on AM - Not worth it

HD Radio on AM – Not worth it

One of the supposed advantages of HD Radio is improved fidelity over analog. As I observed in my listening test of HD on FM, there’s almost no real improvement for HD over the analog signal. The advantage for HD on FM, then, is the addition of one or two more channels of audio. However, due […]

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Crossing over to the (HD Radio) Dark Side

Crossing over to the (HD Radio) Dark Side

Amazon.com Widgets Perhaps the title for this post is a little hyperbolic, however I feel like I have a confession to make: I just bought an HD Radio receiver. Yes, I’ve been quite critical here about the technical specs of In-Band-On-Channel digital broadcasting, a/k/a IBOC, a/k/a HD Radio. However, I must admit that I have […]

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The decade's most important radio trends #6: HD Radio launches, but who listens? Who cares?

The decade's most important radio trends #6: HD Radio launches, but who listens? Who cares?

June 12, 2009 is a day that will live on in broadcast history. That’s the day that the nation’s television broadcasters switched off their analog signals and went all-digital forever more. But does anyone remember January 7, 2003? That was the date of the very first digital HD Radio broadcast, originating at Detroit FM station […]

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