WZLX Broadcasting In 5.1 Surround Sound
April 17, 2007 at 8:36 AM (PT)
CBS Classic Rock WZLX/BOSTON launched its new 5.1 Surround service this week on the station’s main HD channel, based on MPEG Surround technology provided by FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE for Integrated Circuits IIS and Telos Systems. WZLX is the first commercial radio station to broadcast fulltime in 5.1 MPEG Surround.
TELOS SYSTEMS Managing Director DENNY SANDERS explains, "J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES' research has confirmed that surround sound is at the top of the list of the entertainment features that new car buyers want in their next vehicle. Many cars already have surround disc players available; surround sound is an integral part of many HDTV receivers. Radio audio should not take a back seat to TV audio, should it?"