Hilarious post on Jerry Del Colliano’s Inside Music Media today:
Okay, it wasn’t a promotion in Hartford but it really happened.
Here’s a reader account:
“It’s not just CC that is downgrading engineering.
“I bought a new HD clock radio for my wife because the CBS 50K AM in Hartford doesn’t come in well where I am due to poor ground conductivity and interference. They stream the AM signal on their FM HD2. Last week, my wife said the radio didn’t go on. I checked it and no audio. I checked everything, then tuned up to HD3 and it worked fine. HD1 also worked fine. Then I realized that there was simply no audio on HD2.
“Yesterday, about a week later, I checked again and still no audio. I called the station, was connected with someone in engineering, who first said he wasn’t the engineer for that station, but asked why I was calling. I told him, and he walked over and checked, and said “Oh Yeah, there isn’t any audio.” Last night when I checked, the signal was back on HD2.”
It’s one thing if listeners don’t notice HD radio. They never really took to it anyway but it’s amazing — no feed for a week and no one at the station noticed.
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