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  • New audio standards for commercial radio industry

    27 May 2010
    The commercial radio industry announced today that from 1 July 2010, all Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) member stations would adopt and encourage the use of the Commercial Content Technical Standards and the file format Piñata to ensure that the advertiser message is delivered in the highest quality possible. The Commercial Content Technical Standards and Piñata were developed by the Commerc...
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  • Chinese and Australian commercial radio broadcasters sign MoU

    25 May 2010
    Chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), Ms Joan Warner, and Mr Xuegang Qin, managing director of Beijing Jolon Digital Media Broadcasting Co.,Ltd (affiliated to Radio Beijing Corporation), today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between CRA and Jolon to develop a groundbreaking DAB+ digital radio application that will allow podcasts to be sent via...
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  • Additional free digital radio creative workshops

    20 May 2010
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) continues to promote the opportunities available on digital radio to the advertising industry with the announcement of two additional free digital radio creative workshops to be held in Sydney and Melbourne in June. Joan Warner, chief executive officer of CRA said this round of creative workshops was specifically targeting advertising creative teams. “Ad...
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  • Digital radio trial to begin in Canberra

    5 May 2010
    The number of commercial and SBS radio stations available to listeners in Canberra is set to increase with the announcement today by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and multicultural and multilingual broadcaster SBS that a regional trial of DAB+ digital radio would begin in Canberra  in early July 2010. Commercial Radio Australia chief executive, Joan Warner said the first regional trial...
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  • New Mother's Day ads for digital radio

    19 April 2010
    A new series of radio and online advertisements promoting digital radio as the perfect gift for Mother’s Day begin this week, across 42 commercial radio stations in the five digital radio metropolitan markets of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The six new radio ads form the next phase of Commercial Radio Australia’s (CRA) digital radio awareness campaign and begin ...
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  • Digital Radio study tour

    12 April 2010
    Radio broadcasters from Malaysia and Hong Kong are visiting Sydney this week and taking part in a Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) digital radio study tour to gain firsthand knowledge and experience of DAB+ digital radio. The trialing and subsequent roll out of DAB+ digital radio will begin over the next 12 to 18 months in Hong Kong and two delegates from (RTHK) Radio TV Hong Kong are taking p...
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  • Radio industry releases first official digital radio data

    22 March 2010
    The first official data relating to digital radio broadcasts in Australia was released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today, showing six months after the consumer launch of digital radio in the five state metropolitan capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, there are 449,000 people listening to digital radio in an average week, around 104,000* digital radios in the m...
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