HD Radio technology enables AM and FM radio stations to
broadcast their programs digitally.
Approved by the FCC as the digital broadcast system for the radio industry, the noise and interference that cause the static, hiss, pops and fades heard on today's analog radios are virtually eliminated with HD Radio digital broadcasting.
HD Radio dramatically enhances sound fidelity - AM sounds FM-like, and FM rivals the quality of compact discs.
How Can I hear WTOP's broadcast in HD Radio Technology?
To hear WTOP in its purest, clearest digital form, you will need a special HD Radio Receiver for either your car or home audio system.
Once you have an HD Radio Receiver, there are NO subscription fees. It's FREE for consumers.
How do I get an HD Radio product?
Click here for a list of HD Radios.
Because this new digital standard doesn't require new channels, WTOP Radio will remain on the same dial positions and you can still listen to us on your regular analog AM radio receiver you've been using for years.
In fact, because of the new equipment, we sound even better. But if you have a new HD Radio receiver you will hear us at our best in the new digital format!
HD Radio technology also provides us with the ability to send additional data such as weather alerts, news bulletins and more information which will be visible on the data screen of your HD Radio receiver, adding a new dimension to local Washington, D.C. Radio broadcasting.
We hope to add some of those features to our signal in the near future.
HD Radio is the wave of the future and WTOP Radio will make you a part of it.
For more information about HD Radio, go to www.ibiquity.com .
"The Gamut" is now available on 820 AM and also simulcasts on 103.5 FM HD-3 as well as all other WTOP HD channels, 107.7 and 103.9. The Gamut is a cross-section of all styles of music, made for lovers of music. The stations 10,000 song playlist features an array of recorded music types that span from Pre-WWII to present day. A sampling of artists includes Scissor Sisters, Doris Day, Mumford and Sons, Devo, Elvis Presley, Boney M, and Johnny Cash. The Gamut also serves as a platform for up and coming local artists looking to bring exposure to their music.
Listen to The Voice of Russia on HD 103.5-2.