What is HD Radio Technology?
How It Works
Your radio dial is branching out.
By broadcasting digitally over traditional radio waves, a single frequency is now capable of delivering up to four stations of content in crystal clear sound. All you do is tune in to your favorite station and your HD Radio receiver will automatically lock in to the HD1 signal for that station. One notch over on the dial and you’re listening to entirely new content on the HD2 station. Additionally the digital signal provides on-screen information such as: album art, song info, traffic and weather.
More Local Stations
HD Radio stations broadcast a digital signal over traditional radio frequencies allowing for up to three additional stations of new local content.
Let’s say your favorite local radio station is on 96.9FM. With HD Radio technology, that same station is being broadcast in digital sound on 96.9 HD1. Plus you can access all new content on up to three additional stations: 96.9 HD2, HD3, and HD4.
No static. No hiss. Only the good stuff.
HD Radio stations broadcast in clear digital quality to your local area making static, radio hiss and fuzz a thing of the past. Hear the difference of digital sound using the samples to the right.
Radio never looked so good.
HD Radio technology enables receivers to display song titles, album art, and station information so you get the true Artist Experience® with Program Info.
*Not broadcasting in all areas. Only certain models of SPARC radios can render an image
Delivers critical and life saving messages to the public during emergency situations.
Bookmark is a music & product discovery feature that enables users to store information about content on the radio and delivers interactive information via QR codes.