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CRTC watching HD Radio trial for market, regulatory insight

Media | 01/22/2014 9:50 pm EST

The CRTC will be watching a Toronto radio station’s experiment with HD Radio to help gauge whether the technology has a future in Canada, and what that future might look like, the head of the commission’s radio policy division said. In a release last week, Toronto-area broadcaster Canadian Multicultural Radio (CMR) said it was using HD Radio technology to broadcast a digital copy of its CJSA-FM station signal, and to carry a second, digital radio signal over its airwaves. In an interview, Annie Laflamme, the CRTC’s director of radio policy and applications, said the...