Norway To Shut Down FM Radio

April 20th, 2015 | by

Norway will become the first country in the world to shut down all its terrestrial FM radio signals. The country will be phasing out this service with the intention of eliminating it in 2017.

People around Norway have been flocking to online radio stations over the years. In fact, there are only five FM radio stations left in the country. People have primarily gone to online stations as a means of finding an extended variety of programming options.

Radio stations will be phased out by each region of Norway starting at the beginning of 2017. The phase-out plan should be completed by the end of the year. The Norwegian government expects to save about $25 million by eliminating these stations.