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MAJOR MEXICAN RADIO GROUP UPGRADES ALL FM STATIONS TO HD RADIOâ„¢ BROADCASTS

IMER Group completes digitization of all FM stations, prepares to upgrade AM stations

Columbia, Maryland – August 18, 2014 – iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, announced that Mexican broadcast group IMER (Instituto Mexicano de la Radio) has completed its project to upgrade all thirteen of its FM stations to digital HD Radio broadcasts.

IMER began digitizing its stations in Mexico City shortly after the Mexican government approved HD Radio Technology as the standard in 2011 and has since begun transmission of two new HD2 and HD3 channels at each station. “In order to take full advantage of HD Radio Technology, we are beginning to produce specific and special programming for our growing audience on digital radio” said Carlos Lara Sumano, Director General of IMER. Today, “Jazz at Any Moment” and “Music of the World” are two HD2 and HD3 dedicated programs that are produced by IMER.

Bob Struble, President and CEO of iBiquity Digital Corporation said, “We’re excited that our good friends at IMER, along with many other partners, are committed to a digital radio future in Mexico. More and more Mexicans are enjoying HD Radio broadcasts as automakers’ and aftermarket manufacturers’ HD Radio receiver sales grow. Forward looking broadcasters like IMER will ensure that Mexican listeners can experience the upgraded quality, increased content choice and advanced interactive features the HD Radio system provides.”

HD Radio broadcast equipment for all thirteen IMER stations were provided by GatesAir (formerly Harris Broadcast). In the coming months, IMER plans to begin its first HD Radio AM transmission on XEQX1350 in Mexico City. GatesAir engineers will assist in the station conversion.

Automakers shipping HD Radio-equipped vehicles in Mexico include Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Infiniti, Jeep, Lincoln, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, RAM, and Toyota.

HD Radio aftermarket and home products are also available from multiple brands including Alpine, Kenwood, Insignia, Pioneer and Sony at leading major Mexican retailers; Best Buy, Coppel, Elektra, FAMSA, Liverpool, Sears and Woolworth.

IMER’s HD Radio offerings are shown below:

Station

City

Frequency

XHIMER-FM

Mexico City

94.5

XHOF-FM

Mexico City

105.7

XHIMR-FM

Mexico City

107.9

XHUAN-FM

Tijuana

102.5

XHUAR-FM

Juárez City

106.7

XHRF-FM

Acuña

103.9

XHFQ-FM

Cananea

103.1

XHLAC-FM

Cárdenas

107.9

XHSCO-FM

Salina Cruz

96.3

XHCHZ-FM

Chiapa de Corzo

107.9

XHEMIT-FM

Comitán

107.9

XHCAH-FM

Cacahoatán

89.1

XHYUC-FM

Yucatán

92.9

For more information, visit HDRadio.mx.


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About IMER Broadcasting
IMER, the radio broadcast agency of the federal government, operates ten AM and thirteen FM radio stations throughout Mexico. Seven of these stations located are in Mexico City, with the remaining sixteen in the interior of the country. IMER stations program a variety of educational, informational and entertainment programs, chosen to meet the needs of each community. Its goal is to create inclusive and participatory public communication by producing programming that stimulates knowledge, comprehension and analysis. For more information, please visit imer.mx.

About iBiquity Digital Corporation
iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio™ Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new and unique FM content via HD2/HD3 channels, crystal-clear sound and data services on both the AM and FM bands – all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Piscataway, NJ. For more information, please visit hdradio.com and ibiquity.com.

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iBiquity Digital Corporation
443-539-4353
dangelo@ibiquity.com

Note to editors: HD Radio™ and the “HD Radio” logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp. The “HD” in HD Radio™ is part of iBiquity Digital’s brand name for its advanced digital AM/FM system. It does not mean hybrid digital or high-definition digital; both of these are incorrect.

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