Norway to become the first country to kill off FM radio

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Norway looks set to be the first country in the world to switch off FM radio, having started the switch to DAB in the 90s.

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According to Neowin the last transmitters will be switched off for good on December 13th 2017. The country, which apparently has only 5 FM stations, apparently started its DAB transmissions in 1995. So the move is a long time coming.

Apparently in Norway 55% of homes have at least one DAB radio, and 20% of cars do – a number that will no doubt increase following this news.

James O’Malley