What is HD Radio? HD Radio is free, and broadcasts on about 1,500 stations in the US, but offers higher quality audio than standard FM, in addition to features like track ID and extra "piggybacked" channels (called HD2). It seems to be simple to work the HD Radio system.
To get access to these new digital radio stations, a Villagers simply need to buy a radio with a built in HD Radio Tuner, such those found here. Many new cars include an HD Radio built in when you take the car out of the showroom. HD Radio receivers such as the Polk I-Sonic ES2 will also integrate new features, such as iTunes Tagging, which will allow a listener to "tag" a song on their HD radio and easily find it later for download via iTunes.
I understand that I still have my local radio, with local content, information, traffic and weather when I get this new radio technology. However, I'll get some cool extras like having the artist name and song title right on the radio screen. Best of all, there are NO monthly subscription fees ... subscription to this service is FREE!