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SunnyE
11-19-2003, 04:03 PM
If you get KISS FM (108/107.9 in Massachusetts), you can see the name of the song and the artist scrolling on your H/K system console just like it would on a satellite radio !
Just enable RDS and then watch it scroll when they play music :thumbup:

I wonder if other radio stations are planning to do the same :dunno:

It could be because of competion from satellite radio :p

hockeynut
11-19-2003, 04:17 PM
If you get KISS FM (108/107.9 in Massachusetts), you can see the name of the song and the artist scrolling on your H/K system console just like it would on a satellite radio !
Just enable RDS and then watch it scroll when they play music :thumbup:

I wonder if other radio stations are planning to do the same :dunno:

It could be because of competion from satellite radio :p

I noticed that our Z102.3 (classic rock, Clear Channel I think) does this now. Not sure when it started since I've had mine on "clock" since I got the car.

Kaz
11-19-2003, 04:18 PM
US stations are VERY slow to adopt RDS (which is over 10 years old). My old Pioneer head had a full RDS (and IDLogic) implementation that supported TP/TA that could interrupt even a CD and play some special announcement (usually a local traffic event). RDS also supports roaming functions and a bunch of other cool stuff that I'm sure we'll never see in the US.

st_o_p
11-20-2003, 10:21 AM
I wonder if other radio stations are planning to do the same :dunno:


Q104.3 in New York also does it - very nice
Unfortunately it's more exception than the rule