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R.I.P FM radio (in Norway)

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Apr 2015 18:08 User comments (3)

R.I.P FM radio (in Norway) According to a new report, the country of Norway will shut down FM radio beginning in 2017, with the nation moving to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).
The Norwegian Ministry of Culture made the decision, and if it's true, will mark the first time a country has killed the long standing radio standard.

"Listeners will have access to more diverse and pluralistic radio-content, and enjoy better sound quality and new functionality," Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey said in a statement. "Digitization will also greatly improve the emergency preparedness system, facilitate increased competition and offer new opportunities for innovation and development."

The Ministry says transmitting through FM radio is eight times more expensive than its digital counterpart. DAB has been around since 1995 and DAB+ was introduced in 2007.

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120.4.2015 1:50

FMs reception is also eight times better than anything digital OTA can do.

I prefer static sound, over-r-r-r-rr-rr Nothing ting ting ting at...(buffering) playing your great-t-t-t-tist Favorites of T-t-t-day....(buffering) que song 2 minutes in.



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220.4.2015 17:00

Originally posted by DXR88:
FMs reception is also eight times better than anything digital OTA can do.

I prefer static sound, over-r-r-r-rr-rr Nothing ting ting ting at...(buffering) playing your great-t-t-t-tist Favorites of T-t-t-day....(buffering) que song 2 minutes in.


Never thought of that but that would totally suck to live in country that went the route of digital only radio and to have buffering constantly.

320.4.2015 22:05

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by DXR88:
FMs reception is also eight times better than anything digital OTA can do.

I prefer static sound, over-r-r-r-rr-rr Nothing ting ting ting at...(buffering) playing your great-t-t-t-tist Favorites of T-t-t-day....(buffering) que song 2 minutes in.


Never thought of that but that would totally suck to live in country that went the route of digital only radio and to have buffering constantly.


US isnt digital only, but that's pretty much the difference between my favorite station that uses both Digital OTA and FM.

don't get me wrong the digital OTA is nice when to works, but on overpasses,rural,hilly regions FM is simply better.

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