I can't verify this, but I received this article. Two locals have had their FM HD off for a few weeks now (they also had massive cuts, this past winter).
Have some FMs temporarily shut off their HD signals - to save on the
Yesterday's T-R-I lead story predicted that this 2009 NAB convention will
have "truths revealed" about issues like HD Digital Radio - and sure enough,
I got this email from a regional exec at a big group who knows of "several
companies shutting down their HD signals in some markets to cut electrical
cost. In our company [one of the top five or six groups] we would rather
turn that off temporarily than cut more people loose. By the way - there
have been no complaints or calls in the markets that have done it.
one market I know of, we'll save about $3,000 to $5,000 annually. Right now,
every penny counts. We are trying to save peoples' jobs."
was done me (a Luddite
) BTW - a great post for post #100!