Norway is First Nation to Kill Traditional FM Radio

Norway today began the process of switching off its FM signals as part of the country’s permanent shift toward digital audio broadcasting.

Norway became the first country to switch off its FM signals today, in a move to replace traditional radio with digital audio broadcasting (DAB), the BBC reported. The Scandinavian country aims to use DAB exclusively by the end of 2017.

DAB may provide a higher quality and more cost-effective radio signal in Norway, which had poor FM signals partly due to its mountainous terrain. For that reason, nearly 70 percent of…