Saturday, October 6, 2007

Have 200 HD Radio stations gone missing?

The HD Radio camp is advertising that there are currently over 1,500 radio stations now broadcasting in HD (from its website, to press releases as well as in various other promotions)... but yet only 1,300 have filed with the FCC.

That's according to the Federal Communications Commission's Audio Division Chief Peter Doyle at least. And I'd say he's a pretty good authority on the matter.

At the NAB Radio Show last week, Doyle brought up the issue at a panel discussion, according to Radio Info.

"I keep hearing that 1500 stations are in HD, but only 1300" have filed the required notification with the Commission, said the FCC Audio Division Chief.

Doyle added, "if you're one of the 200, please let us know."