James Cridland’s Weekly Links: More about Norway’s FM; DAB vs. mobile; more

James Cridland is Managing Director of media.info, and a U.K.-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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If you’ve not yet heard: Norway are turning off the FM transmitters of most radio stations (all the nationals and most of the big locals, accounting for 95% share of listening). The big news actually broke a week last Thursday. I’ve commented on it for a variety of different news outlets, including the BBC World Service and a number of others. Stations in Norway have already been broadcasting on DAB for a long while, and that’s where the future will be. Here’s my original piece last week.

This week’s links:

United Kingdom


  • Community radio listeners close to 5 million. Australia’s population is 23 million. Iguessed recently what community radio listenership is in the UK. It isn’t anywhere close.

United States

The rest of the world

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