Peoria Public Radio Staff
HD Radio At Peoria Public Radio
Get Two Peoria Public Radio Stations With HD Radio!
Thanks to the advancement in digital radio technology it is now possible to receive even more Peoria Public Radio programming than ever before. Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about HD radio and the additional classical music programming you’re able to receive on WCBU-2. If that’s piqued your interest but you don’t know how to go about purchasing an HD receiver, this brief guide will help you chose a unit that’s a good fit! With HD Radio, your public radio listening experience is enhanced thanks to the capabilities digital broadcasting offers. It’s essentially a way to enjoy two WCBU stations. On WCBU-1, you’ll find a 24/7 news and information service in clear digital quality. No more drop-outs or static during rainy days. Instead you’ll enjoy Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air every weekday and the weekend favorites like Car Talk you’ve come to rely on. Over on WCBU-2, you can enjoy the soothing sounds of classical music programs like Performance Today and Sunday Baroque, also with rich high-quality sound. But the only ways to hear these two channels is on an HD radio receiver or our web stream.
Let’s take a look at what HD radio has to offer… What Model is Right for You? With an array of choices in today’s world it’s often tough to make a decision. But a few guidelines may help you select an HD radio that fits your needs and lifestyle. If you listen to WCBU primarily at home, on-the-go, or in your car, here are a few new HD radio models that may help you get the programs you enjoy! Here is a Small Sample of HD Radios Currently Available*
*NOTE: WCBU does not endorse any particular radio model, manufacturer, or retailer. The following information is listed for reference purposes only.
Insignia NS-BHDIP01 $99.99 (Available at Best Buy) This complete entertainment system comes in a nice portable package that allows you to listen to WCBU and WCBU2 either inside or outdoors. With a HD stereo, CD player, and iPhone / iPad docking station, this is one of the most affordable and versatile ways to enjoy your favorite public radio station.
Insignia NS-HDRAD $49.99 (Available at Best Buy) The affordable tabletop sized Insignia NS-HDRAD is a great way to get HD radio stations like WCBU2 without sacrificing room on your nightstand or countertop. This small radio offers 10 presets, auto scanning, a headphone jack, and its portable! Pop in 4 AAA batteries and take this HD radio with you anywhere you’d like to enjoy Peoria Public Radio, or Classical WCBU2.
Insignia NS-CLHD01 $99.99 (Available at Best Buy) This high-fidelity HD radio has many features that make it an attractive buy. First and foremost, it features Insignia Narrator technology, which allows users to use voice prompts to carry out commands. This is helpful for visually-impaired users who want to remain connected to the media. An oversized, full color LCD screen displays what’s currently playing, and the NS-CLHD01 offers up to a 20 preset memory.
Insignia NS-HD02 / NS-HD01A $49.99 - $69.99 (Available at Best Buy) Insignia has offered the most economical portable HD radio model under $75 in recent years. With the NS-HD02 they’re now offering two to choose from! The original ND-HD01A features a lightweight, simple FM/HD tuner with ear buds, arm band, and USB charging. The NS-HD-2 offers the same features with touch screen interface and up to 20 presets.
New Car Models
Virtually every new make and model of car, truck, and SUV is now available with HD Radio built into the factory installed stereo. This offers ease of use, no additional cost, and the great functionality of original equipment manufacturers. Whether your next car is foreign or domestic, you’ll be able to get HD radio from day one! Ask your salesperson if your new car has HD radio, or for a quick reference visit the HD radio buyer’s guide at the bottom of this webpage.
Don’t Own an HD Radio Receiver Yet?
If you’re still shopping for the perfect HD radio and you’re interested in hearing WCBU2, simply click the Listen Live link on the top of our homepage to enjoy the web stream.
Questions? Need advice on hooking up your new HD radio?
No problem! We're always happy to help you get the most from your HD radio expirience. For detailed help, call Daryl Scott, Operations Manager at 309-677-2762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
HD Radio Buyer’s Guide
Click below to download a handy reference document if you're shopping for an HD radio for home, work, or the car.