The Recent News page at the Northwest Broadcasters site alerts us to the fact that, starting Monday, CKNW will be promoting itself on-air as being available via the HD 2 signal on sister station Rock 101 CFMI. NW’s evening host Drex will be featured on the 30-second spots, along with engineer Rob Brown. There will also be a video with Drex on the CKNW website on how to tune your HD receiver, along with a link to the MyHDRadio website.
NW has been testing the signal for at least the last month, and since Industry Canada found it to be problem-free, they have granted approval for the service to be permanent.
So if you have a spare $100 lying around, you just could be part of Canada’s latest radio experiment. There are a number of HD signals available back East in the Toronto-Hamilton market, and several HD signals in Seattle as well.