WCRH is branching out.  By broadcasting digitally over traditional radio waves, a single frequency at 90.5 is now capable of delivering more stations of content in crystal clear sound. All you do is tune to 90.5 FM and your HD Radio receiver will automatically lock in to the HD1 signal. One notch over on the dial and you’re listening to entirely new content on the HD2 station.



Just like traditional radio, but way better.  It’s time for a smarter radio. HD Radio devices receive a digital signal over traditional radio waves and require no Internet connection or monthly fee. Enjoy HD Radio at home, on the road, and on the go. HD receivers are factory installed with top automakers and available from leading electronics brands to retrofit existing radios.



WCRH broadcasts a digital signal over traditional radio frequencies allowing for additional stations of new local content.  When you tune into The Compass with your HD radio, HD1 will be our normal broadcast but with digital clarity. Going to HD2 and HD3 at 90.5 FM will also give you all teaching programs from the Navigator and southern Gospel music coming in 2018.



WHAT IS HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY?  HD Radio technology is the digital broadcast of your local AM/FM stations. Many stations broadcast a digital signal that allows you additional features that wouldn’t exist on a normal FM signal.

HOW DOES MY RADIO PICK UP THE DIGITAL SIGNAL?  In order for your radio to receive the digital signal, it needs to be a certified digital receiver. Currently, there are receivers available for some new cars and auto aftermarket, home, and portable options for you. Visit the ‘Get A Radio‘ section of for more information.

WHERE CAN I FIND A RECEIVER?  HD Radio receivers are available at local electronics retailers and online.

HOW MUCH DOES AN HD RADIO BROADCAST COST A MONTH? HD Radio broadcasts are completely subscription-free; it’s your local AM & FM stations. The only requirement is to listen on an HD Radio receiver, but after that, it’s cost free for the life of the receiver.

DO ALL RADIOS RECEIVE AN HD RADIO SIGNAL?  No, in order to receive the digital signal, you must have an HD Radio receiver.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I LOSE THE HD RADIO SIGNAL?  If your HD Radio tuner loses the station’s digital signal, it will automatically switch over to the analog FM signal broadcast at the same frequency. There may be a slight break in the sound when this happens. When the tuner is back in range of your station’s HD Radio signal, it will automatically go back to the digital broadcast. Also, see “What about the coverage of HD radio” below.

IS AN HD RADIO BROADCAST THE SAME AS SATELLITE RADIO?  No, HD Radio technology enables local broadcasters to offer better sound and additional digital content for free. Satellite radio (Sirius/XM) offers select programming across a national footprint for a monthly subscription fee.

WHAT ABOUT THE COVERAGE OF HD RADIO?  The FCC limits the strength of a digital signal.  Unfortunately, you may not receive the digital signal where you live or you may need to supplement your radio with an external antenna for better reception.


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