Wisconsin Public Radio is happy to announce an additional feature
of HD Radio for our listeners called HD Multicasting
. This technology allows HD Radio broadcasters to transmit multiple
audio channels to listeners with HD Radio receivers.
Our first multicast offering is a new 24-hour HD2 Classical service for listeners to:
- WERN-FM 88.7 Madison
- WHAD-FM 90.7 Delafield, Milwaukee
- WPNE-FM 89.3 Green Bay
More stations may be added to this list of stations carrying this new classical music service in the future as we continue to
add HD Radio transmission and distribution equipment to our stations. Our staff is excited about this new opportunity to
serve our listeners.
"It's a tremendous technological leap forward. Not only are all the hisses, pops and static removed, but now we can
essentially double our service to listeners in these areas."
--- Steve Johnston, WPR director of engineering
The program schedule for the new HD2 Classical service
will consist of the existing daily 9am to 3pm period of classical music being carried by WPR's NPR News & Classical Music
Network along with a schedule of new music programs such as:
- Modern Masterpieces - Saturday evenings from 10pm - 12am
- Sacred Classics - Sunday mornings from 7am - 9am
- Classical Connections - Sunday evenings from 6pm - 6:30pm
If you'd like to hear what our new service sounds like, but you don't yet own an HD Radio, visit our
Live Streams webpage and listen into our HD2 Classical stream.