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Guy Wire: Are Industry Insiders Starting to Doubt HD?

“It’s beginning to seem like a long time ago when many of us started laying plans to add IBOC digital transmission to our stations.”
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“It’s beginning to seem like a long time ago when many of us started laying plans to add IBOC digital transmission to our stations.”

Guy Wire weighs in on the state of HD Radio in his latest column.

“Bob Struble is playing tough now to make money for his investors and himself first; but he should be smart enough to know when it’s time to fold a hand and two so that other players will stay in the game. If not, the big brass of Ibiquity’s invested broadcast partners may have to intervene.”

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“The sad reality is that many stations will lose much of the bonus fringe area coverage they’ve enjoyed during the analog era as HD adoption accelerates.”