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IBOC by State Comparison 2010

IBOC by State Comparison 2010

May 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Chriss Scherer, editor

Insight to IBOC, May 2010

Periodically, we have tracked the progress of the HD Radio rollout by state. Through 2008, the number of stations adding HD Radio saw a steady increase. From 2009 to today, the roll out has slowed slightly, but the numbers continue to increase. The 1,000 station mark was achieved in September 2006, and we are now almost at the 2,000 station mark.

According to the latest tallies from Ibiquity, every state has at least three stations transmitting an HD Radio signal now. California, Texas, Florida and New York have led in station counts all along. All states have added at least one HD Radio station in the past two years.

State-by-state view of HD Radio adoption. Click the image to enlarge.

IBOC by State Rundown – 2006 – 2010

The HD Radio rollout slowly continues. We compare the state-by-state station counts from 2006 to 2010….

Improvements in Filter Combiners

Increasing the IBOC digital sidebands from -20dBc to -10dBc presents more challenges for broadcasters wanting to transmit from one antenna….

Mississippi Public Broadcasting Adds HD Radio

In June 2009, Mississippi Public Broadcasting culminated a multiyear effort and inaugurated two-channel HD Radio transmission to all eight of its Class C FM analog stations….