WOXY.com Going HD on WVXU-HD
WOXY will return to the airwaves here as a high-definition channel when public radio station WVXU-FM starts HD broacasting next month.
WOXY has been an web-only stream since 2004, after Doug and Linda Balogh sold their Oxford radio station. http://woxy.lala.com/
But before the sale, WOXY-FM's "Future of Rock n Roll" was tough to get from Oxford throughout most of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Soon WOXY listeners will be able to hear the station -- if they buy a car or home HD radio.
It's a smart move for Cincinnati Public Radio, which operates classical WGUC-FM and news-talk-jazz WVXU-FM, and two mulitcast WGUC-HD services, a simulcast of WGUC-FM and a 24-hour jazz channel. Putting WOXY on HD -- technically it will be known as WVXU-HD2, with the 'VXU simulcast as WVUX-HD1 -- fills a void in Cincinnati radio, and allows Cinci Public Radio to reach a new demographic. In 2003, WGUC-FM was the first Ohio station to broadcast in HD.
Neither Richard Eiswerth, Cinci Public Radio GM, or Bryan Jay Miller, WOXY.com, know how many folks have HD radios here now. They hope this new partnership sparks sales.
Do you have HD radio? Will the WOXY.com/WVXU deal prompt you to go buy one?