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With 66% Opposed, Norway Starts Killing FM Radio

Digital radio costs the same, can host more channels

(Newser) - Norway is entering the history books with a radio-related first: The country is shutting down its FM radio network in favor of digital-only transmissions, reports the Local . The country will begin cutting its FM network on Wednesday, starting with the northern city of Bodo, before moving south. All five national... More »

Don't Dump Your Old Radio for HD Just Yet

Sound quality not worth the delays, reviewer finds

(Newser) - In a world of Kindles and flat-screens and iPods, it may be tempting to ditch your radio for a new HD device. But Katherine Boehret decided her trusty old radio doesn't need to fear the trashcan after trying out three HD radio models. HD offers more channels and better sound... More »

Radio Struggles as Advertisers Tune Out

Despite a slight growth in audience, homogenized radio is losing ad dollars

(Newser) - More listeners hasn’t translated into more cash for radio broadcasters struggling to keep advertising revenues up, reports the New York Times, as prime clients like auto dealers and retailers cut ad buys in their own battle to stay afloat. Radio advertising continued its 18-month nosedive, declining 10% in October... More »

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