Add Corpus Christi to the cities where public radio has foisted off HD radio on the locals. This post from the website of the Caller-Times gave details:
Although Jacoby said most people do not possess radios with HD, the decision to launch the new stations was made at the request of listeners who moved here from other parts of the country.
“They wanted us to carry programs such as Talk of the Nation and Diane Rehm,” Jacoby said. “It offers an option for our listeners and members, many of which are news junkies.”
The digital conversion of the stations was about a $250,000 investment. The HD stations, which will run on an automated programming system, cost about $6,000 a year, which goes to pay for the syndicated program packages, Jacoby said.
“Since we’re supported by public donations, we’re hoping our listeners and members who have been requesting these programs will respond by adding to the donation pot and keep us going,” Jacoby said.
No mention of what type of belt-tightening was necessitated by the move . . .
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