Slow growth for HD Radio

Posted: November 5, 2012

Nearly a decade after HD Radio went live on its first station, iBiquity Digital Corp., the company that developed and sold the technology to terrestrial broadcasters and electronics manufacturers, has yet to convince consumers that they must have HD Radio in their cars and homes. Continue reading

Technology opens door to sharing content

Posted: October 22, 2012

To the editors, Regarding your recent article about discussions of audience-building strategies for public radio at last month’s Public Radio Program Directors conference, I do note with interest this exchange: During a Q&A in Las Vegas, John Van Hoesen, v.p. … Continue reading

NPR seeks deal to offer CRM to more stations

Posted: September 24, 2012

NPR Digital Services is negotiating with an unidentified vendor to provide cloud-computing products to member stations, potentially transforming the ways they manage their membership programs and relationships with audiences. Bob Kempf, chief of the Boston-based NPR unit, would not identify … Continue reading

At last, PBS’s new distribution system nears completion

Posted: September 10, 2012

In August 2005, PBS’s $120 million Next Generation Interconnection System was hailed as a major advance for the public broadcasting system. Its target completion date was late 2006. Seven years, several generations of technology and a change of management later, the main components of NGIS are finally moving toward full implementation. Continue reading

M. Ward debuts pubradio app for iPhones

Posted: August 22, 2012

Musician and public radio fan M. Ward has created an iPhone app that serves as a guide to noncommercial radio stations across the country. The Wasteland Companion app, which shares its name with Ward’s latest album, features almost a thousand … Continue reading

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