Ten more stations in Detroit have gone HD Radio, bringing the number of stations broadcasting both a digital and analog signal in that market to 13.
Ibiquity Digital execs say the conversion in Detroit mirrors what’s happening nationwide as three of the top five radio group owners announced plans this summer to convert 80% of their stations to digital.
Group owners represented in the new conversions include Clear Channel, Crawford, Eastern Michigan University, Greater Media, Infinity and Radio One.
“An overwhelming majority of the city’s radio listeners can now take advantage of digital broadcasts with the purchase of an HD Radio receiver,” stated Jeffery McGannon, vice president of OEM business development for Ibiquity Digital.
The Detroit stations now broadcasting in HD Radio are:
WDTW(FM), Clear Channel
WJLB(FM), Clear Channel
WKQI(FM), Clear Channel
WMXD(FM), Clear Channel
WDTJ(FM), Radio One
WCHB(AM), Radio One
WDMK(FM), Radio One
WMGC(FM), Greater Media
WEMU(FM), Eastern Mich. Univ.
Additionally, Wayne State University’s WDET(FM) and Greater Media’s WCSX(FM) and WRIF(FM) are expected to begin broadcasting in digital before the end of the year.