Date: Sunday, June 12, 2005
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: WFCR FM, University of Massachusetts Amherst MA
Featured Guest: Chuck Dubé, CBRE, CBNT, Chief Engineer WFCR
Topic: Digital HD radio broadcasting, and how it integrates
with their existing analogue and web broadcasting technologies.
For the June meeting of the Boston Audio Society, we will be talking a field trip to WFCR, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Chuck Dubé, CBRE, CBNT, Chief Engineer WFCR, will educate us on Digital HD radio broadcasting, and how it integrates with their existing analogue
and web broadcasting technologies.
"On November 9th, 2004, WFCR launched WFCR-HD into the world. WFCR-HD is a new form of digital radio. WFCR-HD is a new form
of digital radio. Utilizing state of the art digital broadcasting methods, WFCR-HD's digital signal actually is embedded in our transmission at 88.5
on your dial. You will need a special HD Radio receiver in order to decode WFCR-HD. HD Radio delivers very high quality stereo audio, and eliminates
the effects of 'picket-fencing' and static caused by signal reflections in areas with hilly terrain. WFCR-HD will gently blend back to standard FM in
your receiver should the digital signal become unstable in areas far away from our transmitter location." For more details and pictures please
Our visit will commence at the studios for Open Forum, and a quick tour of the facilities. We will then migrate to the transmitter
site, where most of the HD processing occurs, for 6 to 10 person tours.
WFCR provides "Public Radio for Western Massachusetts" www.wfcr.org.