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What is HD-2 Radio?

on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 9:11pm

You might be asking yourself, "So what is this HD-2 I am hearing about? When I tune to 89.1 I don't hear ClassicalNH. Why not?"

HD-Radio is a new form of digital broadcasting, much like HDTV, only for radio. And just like HDTV you need an HD-capable radio to get it. Most retailers now sell them at stores like Best Buy, Walmart or Radio Shack, or online retailers like Amazon or Nextag.

The digital HD signal is embedded inside the traditional analog signal of 89.1 WEVO. With an HD radio, not only can you hear New Hampshire Public Radio with crystal clarity, but HD signals come with two extra channels, HD-2 and HD-3. That's where you can hear ClassicalNH.

So once you have your HD-capable radio, tune to 89.1 and select HD-2 to hear ClassicalNH. The HD-2 signal of Classical New Hampshire travels much further than the analong signal of WCNH 91.5, so if you find yourself listening to 89.1, but can't hear 91.5, tune-in to 89.1 HD-2.

Learn more about HD radio .