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  • Digital radio switches on in Hobart

    3 April 2019
    Commercial radio is now broadcasting on DAB+ digital radio in Hobart, offering listeners better sound quality and more choice, with three new DAB+ commercial stations now on air – KIX Country, Easy Hits and Triple M Classic Rock.Joan Warner, chief executive officer of industry body Commercial Radio Australia, said: “We’re pleased listeners in Hobart now have the option to list...
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  • Big audience boost for DAB+ radio stations

    18 February 2019
    The number of DAB+ digital radios in Australia increased by more than 930,000 last year, helping to boost average weekly audiences for digital-only radio stations to over two million, according to the latest DAB+ update released by industry body Commercial Radio Australia.More than 4.21 million people, or 30% of the population aged 10 and over, listened to DAB+ digital radio each week in the fi...
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  • Radio joins forces with Pure in major retail push for Christmas sales

    29 November 2018
    The commercial radio industry is joining forces with leading digital radio brand Pure to launch an aggressive retail campaign aimed at putting DAB+ radios high on Christmas shopping lists this year. Consumers can receive up to $100 cashback if they purchase a Pure digital radio from participating major retailers including Myer, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, David Jones and ...
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  • Coles Radio wins Best Digital Radio format at the ACRAs

    22 October 2018
    Coles Radio has won Best Digital Radio Format at the 30th Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs), held in Melbourne.   The successful station, which is heard on DAB+, online and in more than 800 Coles stores across the country, is programmed daily and plays a fun mix of old and new songs and special music features.   The Kyle and Jackie O Show, KIIS 1065’s breakfast prog...
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  • Digital rollout continues with 3.8m DAB+ radios in market

    12 March 2018
    The number of DAB+ digital radios in Australia climbed to 3.8 million in 2017, up 24% over the past 12 months, according to figures released by radio industry body Commercial Radio Australia. The number of DAB+ portable and home radio receivers in market totalled 2.37 million at the end of the calendar year, with another 1.42 million in cars. CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner said the l...
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  • Canberra tuning in to DAB+ digital radio with two new commercial stations launched

    14 December 2017
    Two new commercial digital radio stations, Elf Radio and Coles Radio, have launched in Canberra as new figures show DAB+ digital radio has gained a strong audience in the national capital, with one in four people listening to DAB+ each week. The new stations have hit the airwaves ahead of trial services being switched to permanent services next year as the commercial radio industry rolls out d...
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  • New DAB+ stations in Canberra & Darwin

    14 December 2017
    ABC and SBS today announced that audiences in Canberra and Darwin will now have access to a range of new radio stations with the launch of digital radio (DAB+) services. The introduction of DAB+ services in Darwin and Canberra will be on a par with the digital services offered to audiences in the other five state capitals. Additional to ABC and SBS’s national radio programs, listeners can...
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