Norway prepares for controversial FM radio shutdown


The skyline of Aker Brygge, the Norwegian capital Oslo's waterfront and entertainment area.-AFP

Oslo (AFP) - Norway on Wednesday will become the first country in the world to start shutting down its FM radio network in favour of digital radio, a bold move watched closely by other countries around Europe.

Supporters of Digital Audio Broadcasting say DAB offers better sound quality and more channels at an eighth of the cost of FM (frequency modulation) transmission, which was first launched in the US in 1945.

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