Radio Kansas broadcasts in
Alongside our standard FM broadcast, Radio Kansas also broadcasts in digital HD Radio. This technology allows us to present three stations at the same time! Our primary FM signal is duplicated in CD-quality on the first, so-called HD1 channel. HD2 is jazz all day long hosted by veteran jazz DJ Bob Parlocha. HD3 is The Breeze - our own mix of instrumental favorites from Nightcrossings, Hearts of Space and Tranquility Bass.
How do I get these extra stations?
Our digital HD Radio signal reaches the vast majority of Radio Kansas listeners over the air. Next time you purchase a radio, just make sure it has the official HD Radio logo shown above. Dozens of HD Radios are available from vendors like Best Buy, Crutchfield and Amazon.com. Once you have your HD Radio, you'll find that other stations offer hidden channels, too, many of them commercial-free!
How do I find a new HD radio?
First, check a web site dedicated to HD Radio (hdradio.com). This site provides a list of many current HD radios.
If you chose to search the web for HD Radio, unfortunately you will probably bring up many non-HD Radios. Why is this? Well, catalog writers aren't aware of the difference, and still use the term "HD" to try to say that their radio is high quality. HD Radio is actually a trademarked term only for radios with this new digital technology. Look for the logo!
We've provided a list below to highlight only real HD Radios. Just click on the picture to visit the product's webpage!
Best Buy's Insignia brand offers a tabletop HD Radio for around $50.
There's an Insignia portable (iPod-sized) HD Radio for around $45.
For less than $200, Amazon offers a Sherwood HD Radio Component Stereo Receiver.
Even cheaper is the Coby brand tuner (plug it into your current stereo) for around $50.
Finally, aftermarket Car Stereos with HD Radio are no more expensive than non-HD Radios! You just have to make sure that official logo is on the faceplate. Here's a JVC and a Pioneer, each available for around $120.
Automotive brands that offer or have publicly announced plans to include
HD Radio Technology are: