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  • Cars drive up DAB+ digital radio listening

    22 March 2016
    The number of new cars on the road fitted with DAB+ broadcast digital radio has tripled in the past year, helping to lift digital radio uptake to 25.3% of the population*  in the metropolitan capital cities, according to new data released today by Commercial Radio Australia. More than 307,500 new cars were sold with DAB+ digital radio installed in 2015, up from 98,400 a year earlier, as m...
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  • LG Stylus DAB+ world's first smartphone with built-in digital radio

    14 March 2016
    LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its new LG Stylus DAB+ device at Radiodays Europe 2016, the world’s largest radio conference, in Paris. Expected to be available in Australia later this year, the 5.7-inch handset features the world’s first built-in DAB+ broadcast digital radio. DAB+ covers 500 million people in 40 countries around the world. Users will be able to access more radi...
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  • DAB+ digital radio growth continues as industry launches Christmas retailer campaign

    27 November 2015
    Australians are embracing digital radio, with new data by GfK showing four out of 10 Australians in the five metropolitan capital cities now have access to a digital radio at home, work or in the car. Joan Warner, CEO of industry body Commercial Radio Australia, said the industry was pleased with the strong uptake of DAB+ technology, which offers high sound quality and new digital-only radio s...
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  • Digital success at Australian Commercial Radio Awards

    10 October 2015
    The Australian radio industry’s premier award for digital innovation has been taken out by Southern Cross Austereo at the 27th Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) held tonight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.  In front of more than 1000 radio industry attendees, Triple M took out the award for:BEST DIGITAL RADIO FORMAT Triple M Modern Rock Digital; Jaime Ch...
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  • Beatbox teams up with DAB+ digital radio

    9 October 2015
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) has launched a new marketing campaign for DAB+ digital radio featuring Australian beatboxer Tom Thum, creatively illustrating the many different genres and stations available on DAB+ digital radio in Australia, through the use of his incredible vocal techniques.   Previewed at the National Radio Conference on the Gold Coast today, the DAB+ digital radio b...
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  • Canberra & Darwin Digital Radio Trial Extended

    1 September 2015
    Commercial  Radio  Australia  (CRA)  today  welcomed  the  decision  by  the  Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to extend the DAB+ digital radio trial licences in Canberra and Darwin for a further 12 months and looks forward to exploring how these services might become permanent as suggested in the Communications Department&rs...
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  • Digital Radio finalists announced in 2015 Radio Awards

    22 August 2015
    The finalists in the 27th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) were announced today and finalists in the Best Digital Radio Format are; Triple M Modern Rock Digital (SCA), Koffee (Nova Entertainment), Buddha Radio (SCA), Coles Radio (Nova Entertainment) and Elf Radio (ARN). The hotly contested Best On Air Team FM (Metro) finalists including last year’s winners, Jonesy and Am...
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