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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Operating the Radio

Radio ON

Select the icon on the home
screen to display the Entertainment screen. When selecting the desired radio, the following icons are indicated in the lower part of the center display.

AM/FM Radio



Displays the Entertainment menu. Use to switch to a different audio source.
Displays the station list.

Select to display the
frequencies of up to ten radio stations on the auto memory preset list.

Select the desired frequency.

Displays the Favorites list. Long-press to store radio station currently being aired.
Switches the on and
off. Displays the multi-cast channel list of the .
You can search for receivable radio stations.

Scanning stops at each station for about five seconds.

Select again to continue receiving the radio station.

You can change the radio frequency manually.

Rotate the commander knob, slide the screen, or touch the radio frequency.

Press or
to change the radio
frequency one step at a time.

When or
is long-pressed, the radio
frequency changes continually. It stops when you remove your hand from the icon or the commander knob.

Launches the iTunes Tagging function (for Apple devices with USB use only). Can be used when the is on.
Automatic radio station selection.

When long-pressed, the radio frequency changes continually. It stops when you remove your hand from the icon or the commander knob

Displays sound settings to adjust audio quality level.

Refer to Volume/Display/Sound Controls on .

Favorites Radio

Selected stations can be registered for convenient operation. Up to 50 stations can be registered. The Favorites list is common to AM, FM, and satellite radio.

Registering to Favorites

Long-press the icon to register
the current radio station. The registration can also be performed using the following procedure.

  1. Select the icon to
    display the Favorites list.
  2. Select .

  3. Select .

  4. The station is added to the bottom of the Favorites list.

NOTE If the battery is disconnected, your Favorites list will not be deleted.

Selecting radio station from Favorites

  1. Select the icon to
    display the Favorites list.
  2. Select the radio station name or radio frequency to tune in the radio station.

Deleting from Favorites

  1. Select the icon to
    display the Favorites list.
  2. Select .

  3. Select .

  4. Select the radio station or radio frequency you want to delete.
  5. Select .

Changing Favorites list order

  1. Select the icon to
    display the Favorites list.
  2. Select .

  3. Select .

  4. Select a radio station or radio frequency. The selected radio station can be moved.
  5. Slide the radio station or move it using the commander switch, then select .

Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) *

Radio text information display

Radio text information sent from a broadcasting station is displayed in the center display.

NOTE Radio text information is a function of FM radio. Text information is not displayed in the following:

Genre Seek

Some FM stations transmit Genre codes (Program type like a Rock, News, and so on). This code enables alternative stations transmitting the same Genre code to be found quickly.

(To scan for Genre Seek:)

  1. Select the icon while
    in the FM mode.
  2. Select to open the
    genre list.
  3. Select the genre type you want to select.
  4. Select the ,

NOTE To change the desired genre, select the icon.

Ex.) 89.3 is currently being received. With Rock selected as the Genre, the radio stations broadcasting Rock are at the following frequencies.

98.3 *1 , 98.7, 104.3 *1 , 107.1 *1 Radio stations with good reception The frequency changes as follows each time is pressed.



HD Radio

What is HD Radio™ Technology and how does it work?

HD Radio™ Technology is the digital evolution of analog AM/FM radio. Your radio product has a special receiver which allows it to receive digital broadcasts (where available) in addition to the analog broadcasts it already receives. Digital broadcasts have better sound quality than analog broadcasts as digital broadcasts provide free, crystal clear audio. For more information, and a guide to available radio stations and programming, please visit

Benefits of HD Radio™ Technology (Information)

The song title, artist name, album name and genre will appear on the screen when available by the radio station.

(Multicast) On the FM radio frequency most digital stations have “multiple” or supplemental programs on each FM station.

Listening to HD Radio™ Technology

If icon turns on by selecting a
radio station which is an broadcasting
station, the analog broadcast is switched to an broadcast automatically after
a few seconds and then received.

If the broadcast is stopped and
changed to an analog broadcast, press down to turn off

Multicast channel selection (FM)

If multi-cast channels are available for an broadcast currently being
received, the multi-cast channel list is displayed. Select the desired radio station


iTunes Tagging (for Apple devices with USB use only)

By tagging a song currently being aired, the song can be easily purchased from the iTunes Store. Up to 100 tags can be stored.

  1. Select the icon. The
    tag is stored in the audio unit.
  2. Connect the device via USB. The tag is sent to the connected device automatically.
  3. Synchronize the device with iTunes.

    The tagged song can now be purchased from the iTunes Store.


Volume/Display/Sound Controls
Volume adjustment Turn the commander switch volume dial. The volume switch on the steering switch can also be pressed. Display setting Select the icon on the home screen to display the S ...

Operating the Satellite Radio
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