Raleigh Sports Radio Stations Launch HD3 Station

620 The Buzz (WDNC-AM) can now also be heard on 99.9FM HD3, located on the FM dial of an HD Radio. This is the first HD3 Radio station in the Raleigh-Durham market.

HD Radio Technology converts the traditional analog broadcast to digital and provides advanced audio and data features that enhance the listening experience.

Sports Radio fans will be able to listen to their favorite programming that they normally listen to on 620 The Buzz which includes: Mike and Mark, The Dan Patrick Show, The Jungle with Jim Rome, The Scott Van Pelt Show and The Drive with Taylor Zarzour. In additional to these great shows, 620 The Buzz is also the home Duke and Appalachian State University athletics as well as the Durham Bulls. 

Capitol Broadcasting Company prides itself as being a leader in new technology. WRAL-FM, sister station of WDNC-AM and WCMC-FM, was the first licensed commercial radio station on the east coast to broadcast in HD Radio in December of 2002.

“This is a major technical improvement for our listeners. Basically, we can make an AM radio station available on the FM band,” said Jason Dixon, Program Director and Operations Manager of 99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio, 620 The Buzz and 1550 ESPN Deportes. “Buzz listeners will experience improved audio quality and an expanded coverage area, especially at night.”

HD Radio receivers can be purchased at various national retailers including, Best Buy, Costco, Radio Shack, Sears, Wal-Mart and Sony Style. Car Manufacturers that are placing HD Radios as standard in their latest models include: Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Rolls Royce, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. For a complete list of makes and models, visit www.hdradio.com.

Thanks to 99.9 The Fan’s Luanne Lane for this capcom story.


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