Radio World has reported in the past about the possibility of all-digital transmission being allowed on the AM band in the United States. But now it’s no longer a hypothetical. And the radio industry is paying close attention.
Our new ebook seeks to find out what comes next now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved optional use of the MA3 mode of AM HD Radio.
Proponents praise the technology for its quality, coverage and service enhancements; but the decision by a given station to go all-digital means discontinuing service to listeners with analog-only radios.
What questions should owners, managers and engineers be asking now? What details are in the FCC order that they should know about? What can AM operators learn from the all-digital experiences of WMGG in Florida, WIOE in Indiana and WWFD in Maryland? What do proponents like Ben Downs and technologists like David Layer and Gary Cavell think is likely to happen in the coming months?
Read it here.