FAQs

CAN A STATION USE THE HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY LOGO?

Stations that are licensed to broadcast digitally can use the HD Radio logo in promotional manners. We ask that you visit the ‘HD Radio Branding Toolkit’ to find more information.

HOW DO I REFER TO HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY?

When speaking or writing about HD Radio technology, always use “HD Radio” as an adjective and not as a noun. Also, always remember to follow “HD Radio” with either ‘broadcast’, ‘technology’ or ‘receiver’. If there are any further questions, please email HDRBroadcasterInfo@Xperi.com

WHERE DO I FIND THE HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY LOGOS AND ARTWORK?

Visit the ‘HD Radio Branding Toolkit’ for all your logo and artwork needs. If you need custom or additional elements, please send an email to HDRBroadcasterInfo@Xperi.com

WHAT AUTOMAKERS CURRENTLY OFFER HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY?

There are currently 40 US auto manufacturers shipping at least one vehicle with HD Radio technology. Visit our ‘Get A Radio’ section for a more detailed list of all vehicles.

ARE THERE BROADCASTER DISCOUNTS ON HD RADIO RECEIVERS?

There are broadcaster discounts on HD Radio receivers. There are discounts available on certain tabletop and portable receivers. Email HDRBroadcasterInfo@Xperi.com for more information on the available discounts.

WHERE CAN MY LISTENERS FIND RECEIVERS?

HD Radio receivers are available at most local electronic retailers and online. Visit our ‘Get A Radio’ section for a more in depth look at the HD Radio receivers that are available.

HOW SHOULD MY TALENT REFER TO HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY?

When speaking or writing about HD Radio technology, always use “HD Radio” as an adjective and not as a noun. Also, always remember to follow “HD Radio” with either ‘broadcast’, ‘technology’ or ‘receiver’. If there are any further questions, please send an email to HDRBroadcasterInfo@Xperi.com.

CAN A MULTICAST BE PPM ENCODED?

Multicast channels can definitely be PPM encoded. Currently, there are several multicast channels that are appearing in Nielsen Audio ratings throughout the country.

HOW ARE LISTENERS RESPONDING TO HD RADIO BROADCASTS?

Listeners are responding very well to HD Radio broadcasts with one overall complaint, time alignment. When a station switches from analog to digital with no alignment, listeners then develop a negative experience.

HOW DO LISTENERS DISCOVER NEW PROGRAMMING?

New programming is discovered through the station guide on HDRadio.com, the HD Radio Guide App (available on both iOS and Android) as a FREE download, and through their local broadcaster.

WHERE CAN RECEIVERS BE PURCHASED?

Receivers can be purchased at your local electronics retailer or an online electronics retailer. Visit the product guide on HDRadio.com for a complete list of HD Radio products available.

WHO CONTROLS THE CONTENT ON MY MULTICAST CHANNEL?

Programming on multicast channels are completely controlled by broadcasters. HD Radio technology has no control over the content, we’re simply the creators of the technology that allows a station to send multiple content pieces on one frequency.

WHY ARE BROADCASTERS EXCITED?

Broadcasters are excited for HD Radio technology as it’s enhancing the radio listening experience. Today’s music listener expects an interactive and visual experience. HD Radio technology brings all of these elements to over-the-air broadcasts with features such as; Artist Experience®, Program Info, iTunes® Tagging, multicasting, and many others.

HOW MANY VEHICLES OFFER HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY?

HD Radio technology is available as a standard or an optional feature on vehicles from ALL Major Auto Manufacturers. Features vary depending on the brand, but visit the ‘Get A Radio’ section of HDRadio.com to learn more.

CAN AN AM BROADCAST DIGITALLY?

An AM station can definitely broadcast digitally. There are currently many AM stations around the country broadcasting digitally.

HOW DO I OBTAIN A NEW IMPORTER LICENSE KEY?

In order to request a new Importer License Key, a representative from the station should register at the following link: (https://key.ibiquity.com/register) – Registration code: ‘IB3432’. Completely fill out the registration and follow directions. If any questions arise, please contact: HDRImporterKey@DTS.com.

IS AN HD RADIO BROADCAST THE SAME AS SATELLITE RADIO?

No, HD Radio technology enables local AM & FM broadcasters to offer better sound and additional digital content for free. Satellite radio offers select programming across a national footprint for a monthly subscription fee.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE THE HD RADIO SIGNAL?

If your HD Radio tuner loses the station’s digital signal, it will automatically switch over to the analog signal broadcast at the same frequency. There may be a slight break in the sound when this happens. When the tuner is back in range of your station’s HD Radio signal, it will automatically go back to the digital broadcast.

DO ALL RADIOS RECEIVE AN HD RADIO SIGNAL?

No, In order to receive the digital signal, you must have an HD Radio receiver. Visit the ‘Get A Radio’ section to see what receivers are available.

HOW CAN I CONTACT MY LOCAL HD RADIO STATION?

Visit the Station Guide section of HDRadio.com to find your local station. The station guide will show you available ways to connect with the station.

HOW DO I DISCOVER NEW PROGRAMMING IN MY AREA?

New programming is discovered through the station guide on HDRadio.com, the HDRadio Guide App (available on iOS and Android), and through your local broadcasters.

HOW MUCH DOES AN HD RADIO BROADCAST COST A MONTH?

HD Radio broadcasts are completely subscription-free, it’s your local AM & FM stations. The only requirement to listen on a HD Radio receiver, but after that, it’s cost free for the life of the receiver.

WHERE CAN I FIND A RECEIVER?

HD Radio receivers are available at local Electronics retailers and online. To see a list of retailers, visit the ‘Get A Radio’ section of HDRadio.com.

HOW DOES MY RADIO PICK UP THE DIGITAL SIGNAL?

In order for your radio to receive the digital signal, it needs to be a certified digital receiver. Currently, there are New Car, Auto Aftermarket, Home, and Portable options available to you. Visit the ‘Get A Radio’ section of HDRadio.com for more information.

WHAT IS HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY?

HD Radio technology is the digital broadcast of your local AM/FM stations. Many of your favorite stations broadcast a digital signal that allows you additional features that wouldn’t exist on an Analog signal.