AM HD

Is There Hope For A Digital AM Band?

This past weekend Greater Media’s 1110 WBT Charlotte, NC conducted a pair of overnight digital-only test broadcasts. The purpose of the test was to see how well the digital signal covered the market without having to contend with its analog counterpart while attempting to eliminate electrical interference. Thanks to WBT’s directional 50kW nighttime signal that blankets much of the east coat, we were able to listen in on Sunday morning with nothing more than a loop antenna hooked up to our tabletop HD receiver. Being 600 miles away from the transmitter, we weren’t able to keep a lock on the digital signal, but when it did come in it was crystal clear as you can hear in the aircheck below. Being a long distance listener was nice and all but means absolutely nothing in the b...[Read More]