WFCR Delays Met Opera (perche?)

Dan Strassberg
Mon Dec 13 07:49:37 EST 2004

But what is the duration of the IBOC delay. I don't think it is 7 seconds.
Four seconds, maybe? And is it the same for the AM- and FM-band versions of
HDRadio? Now what if CCU runs one of its national call-in contests and the
stations that are not running HDRadio don't insert a dealy equal to the IBOC
delay. Will there be lawsuits from listeners whose chances of getting
through were diminished to the vanishing point by the fact that some
listeners could hear the program several seconds earlier?

Dan Strassberg,
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Garrett Wollman" <>
To: "Laurence Glavin" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 11:06 PM
Subject: WFCR Delays Met Opera (perche?)

> <<On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 15:24:16 -0500, "Laurence Glavin"
<> said:
> > Here's something odd:  WFCR-FM 88.5 in Amherst, MA delays the
> > Metropolitan Opera broadcasts by seven seconds.
> According to trade publications, WFCR (no "-FM") just turned on IBOC.
> The analog audio is delayed to facilitate "blend-to-analog" when the
> digital signal drops out or is no longer decodable.
> -GAWollman

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