Herald: HD Radio Hot, Actual shows are not
Tue Aug 29 10:45:44 EDT 2006
On Tue, August 29, 2006 10:32, Shawn Mamros wrote:
> Is IBOC catching on with AM stations much? Sid's got a good point -
> if it can't be run 24/7, why bother? Especially if one of your
> primary programming sources is sporting events that either start
> or run into the evening hours.
It's weird, that's a fact.
Here in New York City, we had a slew of AM stations go IBOC this summer:
WFAN, WABC, WNYC, WCBS and WADO (66, 710 WOR since 2003, 77, 82, 88 and
Guess what WFAN and WCBS do when they're doing sports - even doing the
day? They turn the IBOC off, because of the inherent delay in the system.
WNYC had a problem and turned their IBOC off on AM. Supposedly they're
back to their old wide-band setup. WADO had a problem for a few months
with hardware, but now they're back to IBOC.
WABC also turns their IBOC off during their Saturday afternoon/evening
oldies show - the sun hasn't even set yet locally.
Seems like the decisions to install this junk were made from "up high" -
and the engineers couldn't do much about it, except to do as they were
told. But it's making my radios sound like crap. :-/
New York City, NY, USA
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