XPoNential Radio is available in HD exclusively on secondary audio channels
of participating public radio stations. XPoNential Radio is a service of
Philadelphia, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music.
HD Radio is a new technology that enables AM and
FM radio stations to broadcast programs digitally, a tremendous
technological leap from today's familiar analog broadcasts.
These digital broadcasts provide listeners with radically improved
quality and reception and new data services. Signal fading,
static, hisses and pops are a thing of the past. Data services
displayed song and artist information, weather and traffic
alerts and much more will revolutionize the way you experience
FM radio. And it's all FREE for consumers, just like today's
analog AM and FM radio.
What are the benefits of HD Radio?
- FM broadcasts have CD-quality sound.
- AM broadcasts will sound as good as today's analog FM stereo.
- Static-free without pops, hiss and fades.
- New data services, such as scrolling text displayed on a radio
screen with song titles, artist names, traffic updates,
weather forecasts, sports scores and more.
- Opportunity for more advanced data and audio services,
such as surround sound, multiple audio sources
at the same dial position,
on-demand audio services, store-and-replay (so
you can store a radio program that airs when you are at work
and replay it on your
commute home), overlaying real-time traffic information
on a navigational map to help you find the shortest
route, a 'buy' button for music,
sports and concert tickets etc., along with a host
of other services.
No subscription fees. Its FREE for consumers, just
like today's analog AM and FM radio.
- Easy transition for broadcasters and consumers
by using the existing infrastructure and spectrum
same time preserving the
existing analog service for as long as needed.
This means you can continue listening to your
on your existing
analog radios as well as on your new HD Radio
receivers, with all the added services and benefits that HD
How can you get HD Radio?
To hear an HD radio broadcast, you will need a new HD Radio receiver
that is tuned into a station in your area that is sending an HD
Radio broadcast. To find out which stations in your area are broadcasting
with HD Radio, go to Stations on the Air. To find out what types
of HD Radio receivers are available, go to HD Radio Products. To
find out where to buy an HD Radio, go to Where to Buy.
Who developed HD Radio technology?
iBiquity Digital Corporation is the sole developer of HD Radio
technology. With input from radio broadcasters, consumer electronics
and broadcast equipment manufacturers, automakers, retailers, and
consumers, the company has brought to market an idea that was conceived
over a decade ago by scientists and engineers at Westinghouse,
CBS, Gannet and Lucent/Bell Labs.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved HD Radio
technology in 2002, and the commercial rollout of the technology
began in 2003 when AM and FM stations around the country began
digital broadcasts and continued with the launch of HD Radio receivers
at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2004. For more information
on iBiquity Digital, go to iBiquity.com.