Norway goes Digital, eliminates FM radio

A Joseph Ross
Fri Jan 13 01:23:37 EST 2017

How would we know whether an HD sub-channel has gained an audience? When 
people are asked what station they are listening to, do they know the 
difference between WBZ and WBZ-FM-HD3?

On 1/12/2017 2:41 AM, Kevin Vahey wrote:
> Garrett - I was referring more to the lack of HD Radio home receivers.
> In any event in the past 10 years as any HD sub channel in Boston gained an
> audience? I can't think of any.
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 1:37 AM, Garrett Wollman <>
> wrote:
>> <<On Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:38:20 -0500, Kevin Vahey <> said:
>>> Meanwhile Industry Canada is slowly approving HD FM transmitters in
>> Canada.
>>> Of course the lack of consumer HD receivers available will doom the
>> format
>>> from catching on as has happened in the US.
>> What lack of consumer HD receivers?  Most new cars have them, if you
>> get one with a nav system, because that's how they get their traffic
>> data.  (That way it works without a SiriusXM subscription, that being
>> the other major nationwide provider of traffic data.)
>> -GAWollman

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