Jeff asked: “About 2 or 3 weeks ago you had someone call asking about HD radio. You mentioned one – I don’t know if it’s one that y’all have or something – that you could hook up to speakers. Just wondering what radio that was and what other portable HD radios that you know about.”
The ones we mentioned are our own portable “Into Tomorrow”-branded radios, but we have given them all away to listeners already. If you want to look at that particular model, those were Sparc portable radios, but there are plenty of other options too.
The $50 Insignia NS-HDRAD is portable, and also has a jack if you want to plug in speakers for better sound.
Sangean makes the $100 HDR-16 portable model with a handle, and several smaller units without a handle like the $40 PR-D18BK.
What you get is usually always the same: AM, FM, and HD. The real extra here is the HD stations.
If you want to find out what that means to you in particular, you can head to HDRadio.com and see what HD stations are available in your market. In our area HD Radio will give the user access to 39 extra stations and that includes both talk and music stations.