HD RadioTM - FAQ

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What is HD Radio broadcasting?

HD Radio technology provides a method for radio stations to distribute their program material digitally. The quality of digital signals is higher, and the digital form allows stations to broadcast additional information as well, such as program information, traffic conditions, and emergency alerts.

What's the difference between satellite radio and HD Radio technology?

Satellite radio is a subscription service that requires users to pay monthly fees for content delivered to them from networks of satellites. HD Radio broadcasting is commonly referred to as "terrestrial digital radio" because it operates compatibly with the same frequencies AM and FM stations are on currently. And, while you'll need a new receiver to get the new digital content, once you get that the service is free.

How do I listen to HD Radio broadcasting?

Listening to HD Radio programming requires two things - a station that has converted its signal to HD Radio technology, and a receiver that picks up the digital signal. You can find information about HD Radio receivers as well as a list of stations currently broadcasting using HD Radio technology in the How to Listen section of the site.

To learn more about HD Radio, please visit www.hd-radio.com.


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