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Norway Becomes First Country To Switch Off FM Radio

Norway made the official switch to become the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM networks and made to switch to all digital audio broadcasting (DAB), according to The Guardian. The country’s northernmost regions and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic made the switch on Wednesday according to Digitalradio Norge (DRN), a group for Norway’s public and commercial radio, after first starting the transition earlier this year on Jan. 11. DAB allows for a higher quality sound with more channels and functions for an eighth of the cost of FM radio, according to authorities. Some have been more skeptical of the move and say that technical icidents could lead to…