Radio & Television

U.S. alliance to speed rollout of digital radio

NEW YORK – The American radio industry has created what it calls an “unprecedented” alliance to speed up the rollout of digital radio. Some of the top U.S. radio companies have formed an alliance to coordinate the rollout of HD digital radio (including coordinating the formats on new multicast channels known as HD2), secure automotive design wins and lower receiver prices, and jointly market HD digital radio, in partnership with receiver manufacturers and retailers. The charter members are Bonneville International, Citadel Broadcasting, Clear Channel Radio, Cumulus, Emmis Communications, Entercom, Greater Media, and Infinity Broadcasting, though membership is open to all...