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What do you see in future for digital radio in Tyler?

Posted/updated on: September 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

ANSWER
Digital radio will work its way into the marketplace eventually. But I believe that it will take a while for markets the size of Tyler.

IBOC (In- Band, On-Channel) digital broadcasting will begin in about a half-dozen large markets later this year. As of now, none of the major receiver manufacturers has announced plans to build the receivers in large quantities. I expect that will eventually change.

Until there is a sufficient universe of IBOC digital receivers, it doesn’t make economic sense for stations like ours to make the rather sizable capital investment necessary to offer a digital product.

We’re watching the subject closely.

Thanks for your question and thanks for listening.

Paul L. Gleiser
President


What do you see in future for digital radio in Tyler?

Posted/updated on: September 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

ANSWER
Digital radio will work its way into the marketplace eventually. But I believe that it will take a while for markets the size of Tyler.

IBOC (In- Band, On-Channel) digital broadcasting will begin in about a half-dozen large markets later this year. As of now, none of the major receiver manufacturers has announced plans to build the receivers in large quantities. I expect that will eventually change.

Until there is a sufficient universe of IBOC digital receivers, it doesn’t make economic sense for stations like ours to make the rather sizable capital investment necessary to offer a digital product.

We’re watching the subject closely.

Thanks for your question and thanks for listening.

Paul L. Gleiser
President


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