Norway has announced that it will be one of the first countries to switch of FM-Radio in a move to switch to completely digital broadcasts.
FDM-Radio will be replaced with DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) in Norway in 2017, at the moment 22 national channels in the country use DAB and around 56% of radio listeners use DAB in Norway.
According to Thor Gjermund Eriksen, head of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation:
“This is an important day for everyone who loves radio. The minister’s decision allows us to concentrate our resources even more upon what is most important, namely to create high quality and diverse radio-content to our listeners.”
FM-Radio has been around since 1933, although many people now use DAB instead of FM to listen to their favourite radio stations.