As you may have heard, the Mets have re-upped with WFAN to broadcast their games in 2009, and beyond. Part of the deal will have the Mets pre- and post-game segments, along with the full game, simulcast on 92.3 HD3.
Now you're probably asking: What the heck is that??
Here's the gist: WXRX, or as you probably know it, 92.3 K-Rock, has been through a lot of changes over the past few years. I grew up knowing it as an alternative rock station, with Howard Stern on in the morning.
A few years ago, they tried to go a new direction, and switched their name and programming to 92.3 WFNY, Free FM, a completely talk radio station. That failed, and they brought back K-Rock.
As part of the programming change, and as technology changed, they added HD Stations. A HD-FM station can only be recieved on a HD-FM capable reciever.
What happens is that you tune to the particular channel, in this case 92.3 FM, but there are also substations to that frequency. K-Rock would be on HD1, the Mets will be on HD3. HD3 was primarily used to simulcast all WFAN.com broadcasting, meaning the Mets games were left out.
They say the broadcast is CD quality, so that will be a definite upgrade from an AM channel, even if there is up to a minute delay between HD3 and 660 WFAN.
If you're lucky enough to have an HD radio in your car, you'll be able to listen to a much better quality broadcast of the Mets in 2009.