KSDS Turns on HD

The San Diego non-commercial pure jazz outlet at 88.3 became the latest FM station in the market to put the Ibiquity digital sidebands on the air. Chief Engineer Larry Quick says they made the commitment after getting a matching grant from CPB, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. When asked what the greatest challenge was, he said that trying to keep the analog and digital signals in phase for a graceful fade from the IBOC signal has been a huge task.

The station raised its power to a stiff 22kW ERP V-pol only in 2007 at its transmitter in Linda Vista.