Norway kills FM radio’s star

NORWAY is shaping up to be the first country to pull the plug on FM radio, marking the end of an era for the broadcast medium. Instead, from January 2017 Norwegian car owners will rely entirely on digital radio, the government has announced. According to Commercial Radio Australia, 21 brands in this country now sell vehicles equipped with digital radios, covering more than 153,000 road users nationally (although services are limited to major cities).

FM radio launched in Australia in 1974, with digital radio following in 2007.