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  • Top digital radio stations around Australia

    8 May 2017
    The second digital radio ratings survey of 2017 has been released, and here’s a round-up of the number one DAB+ stations in each capital city.  SYDNEY - Edge Digital With a playlist including Calvin Harris, Zayn and Major Lazer, the Edge promotes itself with the tagline “the beats that move you”. Featuring popular hosts Mike E & Emma, who won a Commercial Radio Award...
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  • DAB+ only figures released as projections see vehicles continuing to drive take up

    20 March 2017
    Projections by PwC for DAB+ digital radio show that nearly 60% of new vehicles sold in Australia in 2021 will be fitted with a digital radio, forecasting nearly double the number of current new vehicles fitted with the technology.  PwC projects that close to 4 million new vehicles fitted with DAB+ will be sold by the end of 2021, up from 862,426 at the end of 2016. Commercial Radio Austra...
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  • Audio brand VQ puts on the glamour with Christmas offer

    6 December 2016
    Designer British audio brand VQ and commercial radio have launched a special Christmas offer that puts the glamour into radio products.  Customers who purchase the Retro Mini DAB+ digital radio, which retails for $129,  will receive a luxury TONI&GUY hair package valued at more than $100, making it the perfect Christmas gift. The stylish radio, which comes with built-in Bluetoot...
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  • Canberra, Darwin and Hobart next in line for DAB+ digital radio

    6 December 2016
    Canberra, Darwin and Hobart will be the next in line for permanent DAB+ digital radio services, with commercial radio broadcasters today welcoming the ABC’s announcement that it intends to extend services into the three capital cities. Chief executive officer of industry body, Commercial Radio Australia, Joan Warner said commercial broadcasters were working closely with the ABC and SBS o...
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  • Kinderling Kids Radio wins Best Digital Radio award

    9 October 2016
    The Australian radio industry’s premier award for the best digital radio station has been taken out by Kinderling Kids Radio at the 28th Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) held tonight at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. In front of more than 1200 radio industry attendees, creator of the innovative station, Evan Kaldor collected the award for:  BEST D...
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  • Radio launches new campaign to urge consumers to upgrade to digital

    13 September 2016
    The commercial radio industry has launched a new marketing campaign to encourage Australians to upgrade their old radio sets to a new DAB+ digital radio. The campaign likens the switch to DAB+ to the transition of TV from analogue to digital, and focuses on the benefits of upgrading, including better sound quality and up to 30 extra stations. Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer...
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  • Digital radio vs streaming – what’s the difference?

    5 September 2016
    Consumers have more choice in the way they listen to radio than ever before.  You can tune in to your favourite stations broadcast through your kitchen radio, multi-room soundbar or portable radio or, when connected, you can stream radio via your computer or mobile device. Often the same device, such as those in newer in-car entertainment systems or internet radios, offer a choice of list...
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