Federal News Radio Expands Distribution to HD

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 17, 2010 – Federal News Radio 1500 AM today announced it can now also be heard on 107.7 FM HD-2.

This expanded distribution will allow listeners to hear Federal News Radio as well as play-by-play action of Washington Nationals baseball in the Virginia areas of Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Culpeper counties. (To see a complete coverage map, click here.)

HD Radio broadcasts are free of charge; however, an HD Radio receiver is required in the home, office or car to pick up the signal. Receivers are available at a wide variety of retailers including Best Buy, Target, Radio Shack, Amazon.com and Wal-Mart.

HD Radio technology enables AM and FM radio stations to broadcast their programs digitally providing crystal clear reception with no audio distortion. It allows traditional radio signals to have side channels that can carry alternative programming, giving listeners more options on their radio band. More information about HD Radio can be found at www.hdradio.com.


Federal News Radio broadcasts in the Washington metropolitan area on a standard radio signal on 1500 AM. The station is a primary outlet for federal managers and contractors seeking news and information about the business of the federal government. Its website FederalNewsRadio.com features audio archives of all its programming as well as local and national federal news, original content, blogs, and more.

Federal News Radio 1500 AM is also the flagship station for Washington Capitals hockey, GW Basketball, and Navy football and lacrosse. Federal News Radio and its sister station, all-news WTOP Radio, is owned by Bonneville International Corporation.

Bonneville International (www.bonneville.com) is an award-winning, dynamic and diversified media company with radio operations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Salt Lake City. Known not only as a leader in the industry but also as a values-driven company, Bonneville’s mission is to “Make a Difference” in the communities where it operates.