HD Radio Now At 1,000 And Growing
October 16, 2006 at 8:41 AM (PT)
HEARST-ARGYLE Active Rock WIYY (98 ROCK)/BALTIMORE flipped the switch this morning to become the 1,000th station in the U.S. to broadcast with digital HD technology.
"In just over a year, the number of HD Radio stations on the air has nearly doubled, and we expect to finish 2006 with 1200 stations", says iBIQUITY DIGITAL CORPORATION Pres./CEO ROBERT STRUBLE. "Equally exciting is the corresponding growth in HD2 multicasting, which provides listeners with increased content and program choices, and the rapid influx of new HD receivers, that expands the range of product catagories and price points. From a consumer standpoint, there has never been a better time to experience HD Radio."
WIYY VP/GM ED KIERNAN adds, "Our motivation in upgrading to HD Radio technology was to provide listeners with the best radio experience possible, including CD-like sound quality, crystal-clear reception and innovative multicast programming. We are thrilled to have earned the distinction as the 1,000th HD Radio station on the air, and we look forward to using our new digital capabilities to increase the variety of programming and services we offer on free radio."
For more information about HD Radio, visit www.hdradio.com.