Besides, streaming audio IS available and HD would just duplicate that. So, what's the point?
The streaming audio won't work if the 3g is congested. Analog FM should take some pressure off the 3g. It doesn't make much sense to jam the internet for everyone else when an alternative is readily available. There is no justification to stream low-fidelity KRTH over the Yahoo Music app in the car when you can tune into the hi-fidelity FM stereo signal. (I won't listen to audio through my smartphone unless the fidelity is improved.)
We sugest inclusion of the seven weather channels between 162.4 and 162.55 MHz.
They do cover the vast majority of both area and population except for much of Alaska, which is unserved by FM stations, anyway.
Actually Weather should be mandatory in every AM/FM radio. It's hard to find an AM/FM/Weather radio, much less a car radio. (I believe there are 4 audio broadcasting services in the U.S.: MW, SW, FM and Weather.)