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James Cridland is Managing Director of media.info, and an Australia-based radio futurologist. He is a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. Find out more or subscribe at http://james.cridland.net

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  • Live coverage map show how Norwegian radio has switched off FM in a region of the country – nice graphic.
  • How much it costs (listeners) to stream radio on your mobile; of course, it costs broadcasters, too. It’s interesting that there’s one network in Norway which is offering zero-rated data for Norwegian radio services in those areas where FM switchoff has already happened. They say it isn’t against net neutrality laws; the regulator doesn’t appear to agree.
  • Norwegian Radio Listeners Are Still Negative on Recent FM Switch-Offs – always interesting to read this news through the prism of the US radio industry.


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