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Friday, January 27, 2006

 

HD digital radio-SHUT UP AND DRINK THE KOOL AID (Remember Jonestown?)

"IT'S A HIGHLY DOUBIOUS PROPOSITION THAT MILLIONS OF EXISTING AM LISTENERS WILL RUN OUT TO BUY IBOC RECEIVERS ONCE THEY DISCOVER THE BAND HAS BECOME A WALL OF (digital) NOISE ON THEIR ESTIMATED 1 BILLION ANALOG RADIOS."
Quotes are from a "Readers Forum" letter from broadcaster Robert C. Savage, WYSL(AM) Avon, NY, published in RADIO WORLD Jan. 18, 2006 Pg. 44.
Unlike other RADIO WORLD articles, I was not able to find a weblink to this article that appeared in the print publication.
"Allowing IBOC AM stations to crud up 50 kHz of the band while requiring analog operators to observe the NRSC mask is ... foolish, (and) .. outrageously unfair."
"When audience figures start plummeting, top management of the major groups" (owners) "will dash to the transmitter rack to turn off the HD exciter faster then you can say C-QUAM."

I wonder where that leaves all the HD radio owners who were suckered into spending money on this seriously flawed technology?

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