Exploring Radio’s Evolution to an All-Digital Technology
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Bonnet Creek Innovation Stage in The Marketplace
With the advent of the digital dashboard and connected cars, all-digital FM HD Radio services are being discussed as an important resources for FM radio broadcasters to utilize in future business models. And for AM, earlier this year the first full-time, all-digital station went on the air under experimental authority (Hubbard’s WWFD 820 in Frederick, MD). HD Radio services currently support hybrid (combined analog and digital) services, but the HD Radio receivers now in use can support all-digital operation as well. This presentation talks about the opportunity and lessons learned from an all-digital FM field tests conducted by PILOT in early 2018, as well as the status of all-digital WWFD.
David Kolesar Senior Broadcast Engineer Hubbard Broadcast Engineer