The Sunsetting of FM Continues Apace in Norway

NRK will terminate ​​FM broadcasts in southern and western Norway as scheduled on June 21
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OSLO � Norwegian Public Broadcaster NRK will terminate ??FM broadcasts in southern and western Norway as scheduled on June 21. After that date, the only over-the-air access to NRK in Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Rogaland, Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder will be via DAB+ radio, according to ntbinfo.no.

P4 and Radio Norway will cease FM on Sept. 15 in those same counties. Local FM stations will continue until at least 2022.�

Data derived from Kantar TNS Digital Radio Survey from June 2017 shows that 73% of all radio listeners now hear digital radio every day � more than 2 million Norwegians � and that DAB is the most widely used digital platform for radio. (62% report using OTA DAB, 22% use internet and 12% use the TV receiver to listen to the radio.)� Fifty-two % use FM. The numbers take into account that some are listening to several sources of sound during one day. Thirty-two % had DAB by car in February 2017; by June that figure hit 38%, according tonyhetstrommet.no.��

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