13 IMER Stations Upgrade To HD
August 18, 2014 at 1:10 PM (PT)
Mexican broadcast group IMER (INSTITUTO MEXICANO DE LA RADIO) has upgraded all 13 of its FM stations to digital HD Radio broadcasts. IMER began digitizing its stations in MEXICO CITY shortly after the Mexican government approved HD Radio Technology as the standard in 2011 and has since begun transmission of two new HD2 and HD3 channels at each station.
“In order to take full advantage of HD Radio Technology, we are beginning to produce specific and special programming for our growing audience on digital radio” IMER Dir. General Carlos LARA SUMANO said. Today, “Jazz at Any Moment” and “Music of the World” are two HD2 and HD3 dedicated programs that are produced by IMER.
“We’re excited that our good friends at IMER, along with many other partners, are committed to a digital radio future in Mexico," iBIQUITY DIGITAL CORP. Pres./CEO BOB STRUBLE said, More and more Mexicans are enjoying HD Radio broadcasts as automakers’ and aftermarket manufacturers’ HD Radio receiver sales grow. Forward looking broadcasters like IMER will ensure that Mexican listeners can experience the upgraded quality, increased content choice and advanced interactive features the HD Radio system provides.”