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More Ways To Listen: HD Radio

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:25am -- WCVE

HD Radio technology makes digital broadcasts from an HD radio station sound as good as a CD recording. You’ll no longer hear the static, hisses and pops you’re used to hearing on the old analog broadcasts, just crystal clear sound. 88.9 WCVE Public Radio’s News/Music stream brings CD-quality music into your home or car, and 88.9 WCVE Public Radio’s 24 hour News/Talk stream brings you crystal-clear news and commentary.

88.9 WCVE Public Radio in HD Provides:

  • FM broadcasts with 2 options of CD-quality sound--88.9.1 (News/Music) and 88.9.2 (News/Talk)
  • Crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion
  • More news and talk options
  • Always Free--no subscription costs to receive digital quality sound

HD Radio FAQs

Q: How is an HD Radio different from a regular FM radio?
A: The digital signal is less vulnerable to reception problems, as well as the pops, hisses and static associated with analog reception. You hear only clean, rich sound.

Q: Will I need a new radio to get 88.9 WCVE?
A: You can continue listening to 88.9 WCVE on your existing radio. However, to get the crystal clear digital broadcasts, you will need to use an HD radio.

Q: Can everyone in 88.9 WCVE’s listening area hear the two radio channels?
A: Unfortunately, no. In order to maximize the sound quality for both analog and digital listeners, the HD Radio signals are broadcast at a limited power level. The further away the HD Radio is from one of our towers, the more likely the HD Radio may drop out. Adjusting your antennae to its most-optimal position will increase your ability to connect with a strong signal. If you cannot hear the broadcasts from your HD radio, you can listen to our 24 hour streams online or via an app: News/Music or News/Talk.

Q: Do I have to pay more to hear more choices?
A: Absolutely not! HD Radio technology is not a subscriptions service, like satellite radio. It is the same free, over-the-air broadcasting that you’ve always known, only better.

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