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. And - we're one of the very, very few stations in the US with the expertise to manage an HD4 station, on which we present roots music in a format we call NewGrass Valley.
This is not satellite radio, and there's no subscription fee. We offer these extra services free to the community just like our main channel.
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. This is new technology and hardware is in short supply, but you can get an HD Radio for about $50 from Best Buy! Over half of all new cars offer HD Radio as an option, and Crutchfield and Amazon.com would love to sell you an aftermarket car stereo with HD. Once you have
your HD Radio, you'll find that other stations offer hidden channels, and many of them are commercial-free, too!
How do I find a new HD radio?
A simple web search for HD Radio, will
probably bring up many non-HD Radios. Same with a search at Amazon.com. Website still use the term "HD" to try to say that
their radio is high quality. They're simply not aware that HD Radio is a trademarked term intended only for radios with this new digital technology. Again, 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.
This HD Radio at Amazon.com has a mono speaker but a stereo headphone jack to connect to your home stereo.
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 Pioneer and a Kenwood, each available for less than $120!
Automotive brands that offer or have publicly announced plans to include
HD Radio Technology are: