The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Deploying Artist Experience (Album Art) via HD Radio

Instructional Method: On-demand Webinar

Date: Available anytime


One of the most recent advances in the HD Radio system is the ability to transmit images that correspond with the audio programming on any FM HD radio channel. This is most commonly being used to deploy Artist Experience (album art) on stations that play music formats. Many new receivers are coming to market that support this feature. In particular, automotive manufacturers are starting to include this feature in many of their radio designs.

This presentation will dissect this topic in three parts, and is intended to be both an overview (high level) discussion for managers and technical discussion (low level) for those who will implement the technology, or for those who just want to learn more about how it works. There will be room for questions and answers in between each part.

The first section will discuss an overview of the technology and receivers that already supporting this technology to give background on what support is out there, and what is on the horizon. The second section of this presentation will dive into the details of Artist Experience and discuss the technical concepts required to deploy this successfully. The third section of this presentation will look at and discuss best practices for implementation. Several options are available to broadcasters, from designing their own custom system, or using several available commercial products on the market. From there, deployment strategies and suggestions for scaling this implementation across all of your stations will be discussed.

Why You Should Attend

Because of the increasing receiver base for album art, and the ability for terrestrial radio to stay relevant and competitive with other mediums, it is strongly encouraged that all stations implement this feature on their stations.

About Your Instructor – Alan Jurison, CSRE, AMD, DRB, CBNE

Alan Jurison started in broadcasting at age 15 with Pilot Communications in Syracuse, NY. During this time, he developed the technical aspects of the industry’s first remote voice-tracking for stations in distant cities which is now commonplace in the industry.

He graduated with a B.S. in Information Management and Technology from Syracuse University and was promoted to regional information systems manager and broadcast engineer for Citadel Broadcasting. For 11 years, he led many IT and engineering projects companywide.

In January 2012, Jurison joined Clear Channel Media and Entertainment as a senior operations engineer for the corporate Engineering and Systems Integration group. Much of his focus has been on deploying and advancing Clear Channel’s digital HD Radio data services.

Jurison is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and holds several certifications, including Certified Senior Radio Engineer (CSRE), AM Directional Specialist (AMD), and Digital Radio Broadcast (DRB), Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE).

He has been in the radio industry for 18 years and offers a unique prospective on the convergence of IT and broadcast engineering.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

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If you have questions regarding this webinar, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.