The HD Radio Blog

April 7th, 2014

Mexican Broadcasters and Automotive Sector Driving Growth

The number of Mexican broadcasters across the country adopting HD Radio Technology has steadily grown over the last two years.   To further advance the rollout, iBiquity has added personnel in Mexico to support broadcasters, car dealers, brands and retailers with HD Radio Technology.

Currently, 38 stations in Mexico are HD Radio equipped. Mexico City, the largest city is home to 13 FM HD Radio stations, which have also lit up 24 HD2 and HD3 channels.

April 7th, 2014

40% of New Car Buyers Now Enjoying HD Radio™ Experience

Every auto manufacturer now offers HD Radio Technology, with more than 170 car models offering the technology standard or as an option.

A new vehicle with HD Radio Technology is being sold every 4 seconds in the U.S.

April 3rd, 2014

HD Radio™ Technology Continues to Help Local Radio Deliver New Programming and Listeners

Over 4.7 million people listened to an HD2, HD3 or HD4 channel in an average week, according to the latest Fall 2013 Nielsen Audio Nationwide audience estimates. Also, during that same period, cumulative audience, or Cume,  (the total number of unique listeners) grew over 256%.

March 27th, 2014

HD Radio™ Technology has been widely embraced by the best performing radio stations in the country

BIA/Kelsey releases latest report, summarizing the Top 10 billing radio stations in the country. iBiquity adds that all 10 are broadcasting digitally.

WTOP, the Washington, D.C. all-news station, took the top spot total U.S. radio billings for the fourth consecutive year, with $64-million dollars earned.

A closer look at the data reveals an additional interesting trend:

February 26th, 2014
As usual, my time at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks back got me thinking hard about what lies ahead for broadcast radio. I’m excited by it all and inspired to share a few thoughts. Folks go to CES to see the future and plan for it, and there was much to see in Vegas that will impact the radio industry. I was happy to spend time at the Show with more broadcasters than I have in previous years. It’s essential for industry leaders to see firsthand the incredible breadth and power of new consumer information and entertainment technologies, and feel the rapid pace and disruptive potential of these innovations. Products shown at CES have and will continue to change the way radio is used by consumers and, by definition, how it does business going forward.
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