Clear Channel Radio announced it will offer HD digital radio broadcasts for devices supporting Apple’s implementation of a new HD digital radio tagging feature. The company also urged all radio broadcasters to fully support the new capability.
"Apple has been a strong supporter of radio, previously making an FM tuner available for the iPod, and we view their support of HD digital radio as an enormous opportunity," said John Hogan, CC Radio CEO. "All of our FM stations broadcasting in HD digital radio will be available on these important and unprecedented devices. With substantial gains in online and on-demand programming already under our belt, there should now be no doubt of radio’s ability to constantly evolve and embrace new technology. The iPod is not a competitor to radio — it is a collaborator in connecting with consumers on a continual basis."