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    I can still remember hearing the CBC North in the very nasal Inuktitut language, then pronounced, Inituit.
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    More on Norway's mandatory switch to digital radio
    (as we all know,digital is always better because it's digital):

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01...out_in_norway/

    The comments from those in Norway are interesting.

  3. #63
    ^^^^^^^ Worse comes to worse, those northern Norway listeners can tune in the NRK P1 service on Longwave.

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38578050

    That came up this morning in an interview during the
    bbc Newshour show.Norwegian bureaucrat was
    talking about how great it was but the Norwegians
    thought it was terrible along with a private broadcaster.
    It's only about the money savings and nothing else.
    Private b/c blew the bureaucrat's fuse with some
    facts;bbc guy quickly ended the interview...we can't
    have that!😊

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    The United States government did the right thing when they mandated the TV changeover.
    They underwrote the cost of basic digital to analogue converters.
    Norway should simply borrow Kroner from their eventual savings to that end.
    They can afford it; they are a prosperous, digital nation with lots of spare ones and zeros collecting interest.
    Unlike TV converters, DAB converters might offer all the digital benefits, not just some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i View Post
    Norway should simply borrow Kroner from their eventual savings to that end.
    They can afford it; they are a prosperous, digital nation with lots of spare ones and zeros collecting interest.
    Unlike TV converters, DAB converters might offer all the digital benefits, not just some.
    It probably wouldn't get rid of the silent spots and terrain shadows that even FM can often penetrate.

    Norway should turn over their national FM network to the commercial broadcasters, leasing it to them. And still do their DAB thing. It doesn't have to be one or the other.

    Then again, perhaps they (the NRK) need to reduce FM availability to keep their own ratings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boombox4 View Post
    Norway should turn over their national FM network to the commercial broadcasters, leasing it to them.
    And still do their DAB thing. It doesn't have to be one or the other.
    After the UK closed all their VHF TV channels,
    they sat on the band for a decade before introducing DAB to the public on those same frequencies.
    Perhaps Norway has something creative in mind for the FM band, so they need to clear off the stations.
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  8. #68
    It's the national stations that will be turned off and a few big commercial broadcasters. Smaller community FMs will continue for another 5 years.

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    […]The ABC has largely dismissed the backlash, with the managing director, Michelle Guthrie, claiming just a handful of complaints had been made and many of them were from ham radio enthusiasts.

    Why would the hams care? It's not their transmitters the ABC is shutting down.

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