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FCC gives go ahead to HD Radio

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Mar 2007 14:01 User comments (3)

FCC gives go ahead to HD Radio The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given the green light to HD radio. HD Radio, which is seen as the savior of terrestrial broadcasting, offers radio stations the chance to broadcast more streams of higher quality digital programming. The technology is said to be superior to Satellite Radio. Some stations have been broadcasting in HD already with permission from the FCC.
HD radio enables radio stations to divide their spectrum into 5 or more streams, an improvement which supporters of the technology claims will boost diversity of content on radio. This move may also bring the proposed merger of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio even closer as both companies can add HD Radio to their list of the existing competition that a combined company would face.

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3 user comments

125.3.2007 17:57

Who cares, HD radio will still be censored and under the thumb of the FCC. The programming will not change, it will be the same crap in HD. Who is going to buy a new radio to listen to the same programming they currently listen to?

225.3.2007 23:53
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Originally posted by KDuece:
Who cares, HD radio will still be censored and under the thumb of the FCC. The programming will not change, it will be the same crap in HD. Who is going to buy a new radio to listen to the same programming they currently listen to?
lemmings or sheep!

326.3.2007 15:26

you can already get an HD radio tuner in BMWs. HD radio is a joke. will it still be censored to a grade school level? yes. will it still have super long comercial breaks? yes. will it lack the diversity of programing and on air talent that satalite radio enjoys? totaly.

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