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Broadcast and Video Studies | Mass Communication


This essay analyzes how, despite early interest in the Digital Audio Broadcasting standard (DAB) in the United States, an alternative in-band system (HD Radio) was developed as the approved digital radio standard.

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Accepted Version


This article is the author-created version that incorporates referee comments. It is the accepted-for-publication version. The content of this version may be identical to the published version (the version of record) save for value-added elements provided by the publisher (e.g., copy editing, layout changes, or branding consistent with the rest of the publication).

Original Citation

Alan G. Stavitsky, Michael Huntsberger
Digital Radio Strategies in the United States: A Tale of Two Systems.
In Digital Radio in Europe: Technologies, Industries and Cultures, edited by Brian O’Neill, Per Jauert, Marko Ala-Fossi, Stephen Lax, Lars Nyre, and Helen Shaw
2010, pages 123-134, London: Intellect



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