Dead air: Norway is tuning out analog radio in favor of digital – Los Angeles Times

For some radio listeners in Norway, there is dead air now.

The mountainous nation of 5 million is the first in the world to start phasing out analog signals in favor of Digital Audio Broadcasting, or DAB. 

The move has provoked concern for the elderly and motorists and left others nostalgic for the crackling sound of old radio. 

Judith Haaland, 98, remembers the radio broadcasts from London during World War II and Norway’s king stiffening the resolve of his subjects under German occupation. Now blind and living alone, her radio has been her tether to the outside world. 


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