The FCC tentatively plans to allow U.S. AM band radio stations to turn off their analog signals and broadcast in all-digital HD Radio. This development has moved discussion of all-digital on the AM band from the theoretical to the real.
Radio World's webinar "Digital Sunrise for AM Radio" will explore the topic. If you are an AM owner, manager or engineer but haven’t been following the story til now, this will help you get up to speed. If you are familiar with this topic but want to hear about the recent real-world experiences of the experimental digital project at WWFD(AM), you’ll hear that too.
What would it cost to convert a station? What are the interference implications? What kind of user experience will listeners have? What important lessons can be learned from the only station so far to operate in all-digital full-time? What are the coverage and interference considerations that experts are exploring? How many stations might switch, and when?
Radio World Editor in Chief Paul McLane interviews Hubbard DC’s Joel Oxley and Dave Kolesar; NAB’s David Layer; Xperi’s Mike Raide; DRM’s Ruxandra Obreja; and Bryan Broadcasting's Ben Downs.. Hear what they have to say about this provocative proposal.