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You turn to us when you need the latest News, Traffic & Weather. Now KSL Newsradio is on the cutting edge of technology and we're inviting you to go along for the ride!
HD Radio technology is destined to revolutionize the AM and FM broadcasting industry because, among other things, the noise and interference that cause the static, hiss, pops, and fades heard on today's analog radios will be virtually eliminated with HD Radio digital broadcasting. In addition to crystal-clear reception, HD Radio technology will dramatically enhance sound fidelity.
According to Chris Redgrave, Vice President & Station Manager of KSL Newsradio, "KSL Newsradio always has been a broadcast pioneer and continues today, leading the way with HD Radio. It's exciting to be bringing this new technology to our listeners. As we provide news, traffic, and weather in HD Radio, the audio quality will be significantly improved over analog."
After 83 years of analog transmissions, radio now is making its digital migration to HD Radio technology. Home audio receivers and after-market auto receivers now are available to consumers through consumer electronics retailers.
To help acquaint radio listeners with this exciting new technology, KSL Newsradio 1160 will host an HD Radio listening display at many of its remote broadcasts, where guests can hear the HD Radio experience first-hand.
HD Radio technology was developed by iBiquity Digital and approved in October 2002 by the Federal Communications Commission. HD Radio allows AM/FM broadcasters to seamlessly transmit digital-quality audio alongside today's analog-based broadcasts. Little or no change in listener behavior will be required, since all local radio station dial positions will remain the same. Listeners simply will tune to their favorite programs and stations and receive them in either a digital or analog format, depending on their radio. Because stations will begin digital broadcasting using a "hybrid mode," transmitting digital and analog signals simultaneously, listeners with analog receivers still will be able to pick up the broadcast and will be able to seamlessly upgrade to digital at their own pace. HD Radio is a trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.