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Does Cumulus Broadcasting or Capital Broadcasting (Sunrise) plan to convert any of their locally owned FM radio stations to an HD format?

Ashley Morris
StarNews

Q. Does Cumulus Broadcasting or Capital Broadcasting (Sunrise) plan to convert any of their locally owned FM radio stations to an HD format, which offers local listeners more variety and a static free signal soon? (Both companies broadcast HD signals on their stations in Raleigh and other NC cities across the state. Why is it taking so long to get HD radio in Wilmington? Only WHQR broadcasts in HD locally.)

A. It looks like some of the stations with Capital Broadcasting will begin a rollout of the new HD format in the next few years. Capital’s General Manager Brian Schimmel said the broadcasting channel has rough plans on when the rollout will begin, but listeners who have HD radio will start to see the channels appear in the next three years.

As for stations with Cumulus Broadcasting, officials there said there are no plans in the immediate future to launch their stations in HD.

WHQR remains the only local station broadcasting in that format.

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