“It looks like HD Radio is a high-level corporate scam, a huge carny shill. Do not tune in until your unit comes standard on that used Honda Civic you buy in 2015.”
Media coverage of an unwelcome kind for HD Radio in the East Bay Express, a Village Voice Media paper, which also notes that final rules on IBOC have not been approved.
It also quotes Michael Bracy, a lobbyist for the Future of Music Coalition, saying digital radio “potentially is a great thing, but it feels like the government really botched this,” referring to licensing and what the paper called a closed-source system. The public, Bracy was quoted saying, could ask the FCC to ensure one community channel for every three the current license-holders have.