The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

HD Radio Advancement and Trends

Instructional Method: Online



This webinar will review some of the newest HD Radio features (Artist Experience, Data Services via HD Radio) and implementation of HD Radio in the automotive space. Most automotive manufacturers are including HD Radio in their latest vehicles. We will discuss the receivers that already supporting this technology to give background on what support is out there, and what is on the horizon. This presentation is intended to be both an overview (high level discussion) for non-engineering managers but we will also have a brief lower-level technical discussion for engineers as well. Information will be shared on field evaluations of the tangible of tangible benefits of elevated digital power.  And some tips will be shared to help make sure your stations offer the best experience for your listeners.

Why You Should Attend

Most automotive manufacturers are including HD Radio in many of their latest vehicles. Because of the increasing receiver base for HD Radio, and the growing importance of data delivery via HD Radio (Artist Experience, traffic data, etc), this presents some of the tangible benefits of elevated digital power, as well as some of the shortcomings to help engineers better understand digital radio coverage and performance at various power levels.

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

Alan JusrisonAlan 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 20 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. 

Registration and Pricing  

SBE Members and SBE MemberPlus Members: Free thanks to ibiquity.

Non-Members: $92

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