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HD Radio

Because I live in the first area of the country to switch to digital tv signal (that’s right, ya’ll, our cut-off is September 8, just three weeks from now), I find myself visually and auditorilly tuned in to “HD”. If I hear it or see it, I am paying attention. And so, when I saw HDRadio, I paid attention. Digital radio is not satellite radio. It’s like your regular AM and FM stations, only… well, digital. FM as clear as Cds, Am as clear as FM and new music stations, too.

thumb78 lgYou pick it up on a receiver like this
Jensen JiMS 525i that looks a lot like a traditional radio, except it has an iPod dock. The broadcasts are free, so all you need is one of the new HD radios.

From what I read on the site, radio will be crssing over to an all digital format just like tv is doing. I didn’t have to buy a new tv because we get cable, but I will have to buy a new radio. Or three, LOL. I’ve been wanting one for my desk for awhile, anyway. I should get one with iTunes Tagging, so I can just download the songs I hear that I like.

Only mine will have to accept my Zen. Which, by the way, I have managed to hook up to my current boom box with a patch cord. Right now, the closest HDRadio brodcast is in Fayetteville, over an hour away, and I can’t pick it up. Of course, my current boombox plays CDs and cassette tapes in addition to my Zen. I’m not sure there is another in on the market that does that. Sigh. Do you ever get the feeling that you are so behind the times?

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