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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Norway turns off FM, kind of. An #FMexit special. Plus, Nigel Farage.

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by James Cridland

James Cridland's Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: A thorough backgrounder and analysis about Norway's recent transition to digital radio, plus the usual updates in radio and audio from around the globe.

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The Download on Podcasts: Facebook sees the light of audio — but must dive deeper

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One year ago this column complained about Facebook's lack of native audio -- a feature for users to post an audio file directly to Facebook, rather than linking out to it. Facebook's slight has been the world's biggest example of how audio takes a back seat to video. This week, Facebook abruptly turned its face toward the light (well, the sound).

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David Oxenford: Chairman Wheeler to Step Down on Inauguration Day Leaving a Republican-Controlled FCC – What’s It Mean for Broadcasters?

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by David Oxenford

In the most detailed and far-thinking report on Tom Wheeler's resignation that we've seen, guest columnist and renowned broadcast attorney David Oxenford lays out what a Republican-controlled FCC could mean after Inauguration Day.

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