By 2017, Norway plans to be the first country in the world to voluntarily end its FM radio broadcasting program.
The Norwegian Minister of Culture made the announcement on Thursday as a part of the country’s transition to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).
It won’t actually signal the end of terrestrial radio, but rather an upgrading of the format — not unlike the US transition from analog to digital television made a few years ago.
DAB will offer Norwegian listeners more diverse content with (slightly) improved audio quality. Gizmodo noted that Norwegian DAB already hosts 22 national channels compared to FM’s paltry five. While Norway is the first to set a date for a nationwide FM switch-off, other countries are in the process.
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