its start in 1922, WDRC has pioneered as the technology
of broadcasting has evolved. Binaural, frequency modulation
and FMX stereo broadcasting are just three examples.
announcement from WDRC FM's parent company indicates
the station will be among the leaders in High Definition Radio.
1991 three American firms began working on a digital radio
standard. Nine years later the technology companies and the
broadcast community consolidated the effort, forming iBiquity
Digital Corporation. The FCC adopted an in-band, on-channel
(IBOC) standard in 2002. HD transmitters are on the market
now and eventually the public will begin buying HD radios,
just as they are purchasing satellite radio receivers.
the technology advances broadcasters will turn off their traditional
analog signals and broadcast entirely in HD digital with superior
audio quality. Stations will have the ability to offer several
program streams instead of just the two formats offered on
a traditional analog AM and FM frequency.
more information on HD radio, visit the Broadcast