Craig, That’s sure an ironic quote.
I enjoy having HD available. I can listen to KEX on 100.3 HD-2 clear into Salem, which is much better than the 102.3 translator can do (only to Wilsonville). Smooth Jazz lives in HD-2 land. And, if you go up to Seattle there is all sorts of stations on HD-2.
It needs a lot or promotion and giving away radios, just like back in the ’70’s when they promoted FM.