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UIndy’s WICR-HD1 was introduced as Indiana’s first public HD station back in ’04. Then HD2 was launched in ’07. Now the University’s public radio station has expanded its lineup again with HD3.

The HD2 and HD3 channels put 
more WICR programming into the 
community while offering more on-air 
experience for students. Styled as the “mirror image” of WICR-FM and HD1, HD2 lets HD listeners enjoy 
jazz or classical music throughout the day. When HD1 is playing jazz, HD2 cranks 
out the classical—and vice versa.

WICR-HD3, UIndy Radio, caters to 
the college audience, broadcasting over 
the Internet, campus TV, and HD radios, and playing an iPod-like shuffle of pop, 
hip-hop, and R&B. First-year students enrolled in the Applied
Radio courses in the Department of Communication are getting more on-air practice, while advanced students are still heard on WICR-FM.

“We’ve created a larger playground for 
students—a real-life, lower-risk environment where students can improve their skills and be better prepared to speak to the 2,000 or so listening at any given time during the day,” says Scott Uecker, 
general manager of WICR-FM.