This means Radio Shack is essentially out of the HD Radio business. A shame, since the Shack was one of the early supporters.
It doesn't mean that the technology is dead, but it certainly isn't flourishing. You can still buy car stereos with HD Radio at various retail stores and at online stores as www.crutchfield.com. Best Buy still carries a few portable products in its stores and online as well.
What went wrong? Two things: content and marketing.
HD Radio -- a system of sending digital audio via traditional airwaves that promises improved fidelity and more listening choices -- still rarely offers much in the way of content.
Locally, Saul Levine provides music you can't hear elsewhere -- classical and adult standards -- via HD Radio secondary channels tied to Go Country 105. But he is the exception. All too often the secondary channels are essentially the same as the main channel.
And the marketing was even worse than the content. Can you remember even one commercial? They have been running for more than five years.
TomZTake: Please note MC headline is mine, not Richard's.