Originally Posted by Jim1348
So what is the deal with WCCO? Did they even have it operational then? A year is a long time. I guess if they put the time, effort, and money into HD it is sort of surprising that they haven't made it work during that time period.
The other interesting thing is that Hubbard's KSTP have no involvement with HD radio. Obviously that is not an oversight on their part. So, I can just assume they are betting that HD radio is just a fad. I wasn't around, or paying attention at least, when the various AM stereo formats were around. I wonder if KSTP also avoided AM sterio back in the day?
Again... I'm a wannabe HD Radio listener. I don't have a receiver yet, and all the buzz in the house makes AM unusable except for the three locals.
I have never heard anybody ever confirm that The Good Neighbor Station's HD ever worked in the first place, even though you can clearly hear the IBOC when tuned to 820 or 840.
Last summer, got to play with a Kenwood (I believe) car radio at an Ultimate Electronics about 10 miles from Shorewood. I got all the Cities FM HD stations, with the exception of Kool 108 (which is near St. Cloud). I then tried the AM band.
there was literally no interference around 830, and it came in really clear. Yet all I could do was get the call letters.
Ironically, there was a frickload of interference on 1130 and I had no luck whatsoever with them.
Goobnet, a broadcast technician from around the area informed me that 'CCO was still testing HD and should everything ironed out in "two weeks." That was last summer.
I've also tried the JVC-HDR 1 on display at Wal-Mart (north Roch), and it doesn't have an AM (or FM antenna) connected to it. The only HD I've gotten out of that thing is a call letter display on Rochester's 94,000 watt classical station, 91.7/KLSE.