When I last wrote, I was zipping around CES. That show was loaded with news of interest to RW readers; here’s more.
I wanted to get an update on the AM IBOC interference situation that caused Cox and Citadel to pull back a bit from AM operations at night (background here), so I checked in with Ibiquity President/CEO Bob Struble about what the technology developer is doing.
“We’re working with them,” he assured me. “There’s testing going on. We wanted to understand exactly what the issues are.” He didn’t go into specifics about the testing.
He said that Ibiquity believes, based on what it hears and has seen, that the experience of the two broadcasters “is more the exception than the rule, and these are things that will be worked out.”
When I asked about the nature of a solution, Struble said rather than changing the IBOC system, the answer would be more in “understanding what the issues are and what can be done … with the existing system. It’s really more us supporting their efforts.”
Ibiquity engineers are in touch with the two broadcasters on this issue, he said.