Written Jul. 1, 2006 by Larry Rosin in HD Radio with 1 Comment
Today I decided I wanted to listen to some Country music while doing some work. Living here in the New York City area, I said to myself: "How about some Country music, New York style?". So I decided to tune into WKTU-FM's HD2 Channel over the Internet.
Boy was it hard.
First, I went to www.wktu.com. Amazingly, WKTU does not own that URL. So, I had to google to find out it is actually www.ktu.com. I now encourage you to go to this site to find your way to their HD2 station, or any information about it. Go ahead, I'll wait here.
That's right...there is NOTHING anywhere on WKTU's site about their HD2 Channel -- nor for that matter is there anything about HD2 at all.
So I googled "WKTU HD2" which brings this URL as the top match: www.ktu.com/cc-common/hdradio/ OF COURSE! Where else would I have looked for WKTU's HD2 Channel?
Anyhow, once there, I heard a perfectly serviceable but utterly uninteresting Country stream, that doesn't tell Title and Artist and provides no added value. It says it is made for New York, but apparently doing that means playing the first two notes, and just the first two notes, of "New York, New York" between every fifth song or so.