Almost impossible for the average person to buy a HD Radio

Kevin Vahey
Sat Sep 10 11:17:48 EDT 2011

WBUR does very well with news because it is on FM.... the mighty 1030's
audience has been eroding the past few years.

When did the FCC start allowing full simulcasting pf AM and FM in a market?
Back in the 60's they required at least 12 hours of separate programming to
spur interest in the band but that was rescinded at some point but I can not
recall when.

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Ari Alpert <> wrote:

>  > If it's available on FM....why would anyone listen to it on AM?
> > With this switch.....there's one less reason for people to go to the AM
> band.
> Can't imagine that AM losing more listeners doesn't hurt WBZ-AM. When does
> WBZ-AM make the switch to FM assuming this is no longer an if but a when?
> How does NewsRadio 103.3 sound in 2012 or is there another property CBS
> might flip or move?
> -Ari (owner of 3 HD radio tuners + 1 internet "radio" receiver)

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