Norway has started the first stage of its FM radio shut-down. As of Dec. 13, the country’s analogue signal went down — so now listeners have to tune in to digital radio to listen to their favorite shows. The government says it’s too expensive to run both signals, but so far the majority of Norwegians are opposed to the switch.
VICE News traveled to Bodø, in the northern province of Norland, to watch the closure of the first FM radio mast. It marked the beginning of the end of a transformational technology that was central in the creation of the modern digital age.