TEXT button on car radio
Thu Dec 7 20:02:52 EST 2006
> On December 6, 2006 Stephen Chace wrote:
> Lurker coming out of the shadows to ask a burning question:
> How does the TEXT system for pulling call letters and sometimes
> song info
> work? Maybe 50% of stations in our area are using it, at least for
> ID. Fewer use it for song ID.
> Stephen Chace
> The "TEXT" system is RDS in Europe, RBDS here. For song titles and
> artists to appear information must be manually tagged in each song,
> it then goes from the computer/automation system playing the song
> to the RBDS encoder.
> here is a sample encoder:
> More info on system is available here:
> I thought a great use of the system was WEEI-FM who was using it
> last year during Sox games to give the score, the pitcher, and
> related in-game information.
> With IBOC ("HD Radio") this, and more information should be
> relatively easy to transmit.
> The future ain't what it used to be. - Yogi Berra
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