Thursday, January 19, 2006

CBS Radio Selects HD2 Formats
Courtesy of www.radioandrecords.com

The company has already digitally converted 60 of its stations in 17 markets around the country, and today CBS Radio revealed the formats that will be heard on those stations' HD2 channels.
Among the most innovative is an interactive all-request format dubbed "My HD" that will be heard on the side channels of Adult Hits KJKK/Dallas and Hot AC WKRQ/Cincinnati. Also of note is "Chick Rock," a female-targeted Rock station for AC KVIL/Dallas' HD2 signal. CBS' Portland, OR cluster will have an eclectic mix of side channels Triple A KINK's "Underground Link" will feature vintage Progressive Rock, while Country KUPL will feature a "Country Legends" HD2 station. Rock KUFO will launch a side channel devoted exclusively to "new rock," while Classic Hits KLTH will air "Super Oldies" on its HD2 signal.
While Infinity didn't release a specific rollout schedule, it did say some of the HD2 stations would be launching immediately. However, it already has three up and running: WNEW/New York has an all-News side channel, while two Chicago stations have also launched HD2 signals Adult Hits WJMK has a '60s and '70s Oldies channel, while Country WUSN has debuted "Future Country."