HD Radio

KC Star TV columnist Aaron Barnhart recently wrote a piece titled: HD service changing radio. Here are a few excerpts from it:
HD Radio is the service started up by the nation’s radio broadcasters to counter the challenge of satellite radio. I find that explaining it to people is harder than just getting them into my car and turning on my stereo.

The HD Radio Web site explains it this way: “Basically, digital radio works the same as conventional radio. There’s a signal on one end and a receiver on the other. But there are a few key differences. Instead of sending out one analog signal, stations send out a bundled signal — both analog and digital. Both broadcasts are free, with no subscription fee. To hear the digital broadcast, all you need is an HD Radio receiver.”
Have you ever heard about HD radio? I wonder if it will catch on?


  1. Maybe HD Radio was invented to counter Howard?

  2. FM-HD is junk science science, and AM-HD is science fiction.

  3. we are reaching a point in technology (video & audio) where the capabilities of transmission exceed my human abilities to receive it. It won't matter if the speaker (for instance) can reach certain frequencies if only dogs can hear it. - td

  4. I'm still waiting for HD gender communication where I can understand what my wife is saying with crystal clarity. Whoever gets this on the market will be a gazillionair!

  5. We get this over here - with a set top box on your TV you can get HD and Digetal - radio stations and pictures - the whole lot, all sitting on the lazy boy with remote in hand.


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