HD Radio to get iTunes tags


DENVER -- Radio conglomerates CBS Radio, Clear Channel, Cumulus, Cox, Entercom and Great Media are all in the process of implementing the new iTunes tagging feature to their HD radio streams.

The technology, unveiled early last month, allows HD radio listeners with the right HD radio to push a button to earmark that song and later buy it via iTunes. Not only does the HD radio need to have a button dedicated for the feature, but HD broadcasters must implement the tagging technology.

To date, manufacturers JBL and Polk Audio are expected to have the first available radios compatible with the service in time for the holiday shopping season. The radio broadcasters did not give a timeline for how soon their networks will be ready.