Washington - An FM station here has become the first HD radio station in the nation to "quad-cast" four programs simultaneously, all sports-related, said HD Radio developer iBiquity Digital.
The station, CBS Radio's WJFK-FM The Fan, is simulcasting programs from three other sports stations in the CBS network: New York City's WFAN AM station, Philadelphia's WIP AM station and Baltimore's WJZ-FM. WJFK-FM's main digital channel, 106.7, airs local D.C. sports coverage, while Baltimore's WJZ-FM plays at 106.7-HD2, New York's WFAN plays at 106.7-HD3, and Philadelphia's WIP plays on 106.7-HD4.
Listeners are getting access to Washington New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore play-by-play coverage as well as sports-talk coverage of baseball, football, basketball, hockey and other sports programming, said iBiquity. The combined stations are called The FAN Sports Network.
Any of the more than 100
available at retail are capable of tuning into the quad-casts, iBiquity said.