Cincinnati, OH (September 27, 2007)–Journal Broadcast Group has purchased six new Harris Corporation HD Radio transmitters for radio stations serving major markets in Oklahoma and Kansas. Harris is the Journal Broadcast Group’s exclusive provider for HD Radio broadcasting, with 11 transmitters now installed in four other markets.
The five FM stations being outfitted with the new transmission equipment include three in Wichita, KS–KFDI-FM, KFXJ-FM and KICT-FM–as well as KVOO-FM and KXBL-FM in Tulsa, OK. Under this latest purchase, Harris will provide its FlexStar family of HD Radio products (HDI-100 Importer, HDE-100 Exporter and HDx exciter) for the five FM stations, plus a Harris Dexstar exciter to enable HD Radio broadcasting on an AM station.
To support HD Radio broadcasting, all five FM stations will use their new transmitters in conjunction with the Harris FlexStar HDx exciter, an award-winning Tri-Mode exciter platform for HD Radio, analog FM or simultaneous FM+HD broadcasting. The three Wichita stations have received new Harris HT\HD+ tube transmitters. Installation of the new Harris equipment will be performed by Journal Broadcast’s engineering staff and is expected to be completed in October.
Journal Broadcast Group owns and operates 35 radio stations and 10 television stations in 12 states and operates one television station under a local marketing agreement.