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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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  • Digital radio finalists announced for 2016 radio awards

    28 August 2016
    The finalists in the 28th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) were announced today and in the finalists in the Best Digital Radio Format are; Koffee, NOVA Entertainment, Coles Radio; NOVA Entertainment, Kinderling Kids Radio (SCA & Evan Kaldor); NTS News Talk Sport (Macquarie Media Limited) and Elf Radio (ARN). The hotly contested Best On Air Team FM (Metro) finalists inc...
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  • What's new for sports fans on DAB+

    1 August 2016
    August will be a big month for sports fans and radio listeners won’t miss a minute of the action if they tune in to DAB+ digital radio. With the Olympic Games getting in to full swing, listeners will be able to follow the Aussies in action on a new pop-up radio station called 7 Rio Live starting on 6 August.  The station will capture the excitement and energy from Rio, broadcasting...
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  • Five reasons to upgrade to DAB+ digital radio

    18 July 2016
    Your trusty AM/FM radio has served you well for years, so why should you upgrade to DAB+ digital radio?  Well there are plenty of reasons to embrace this new technology. Digital radio was launched in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in 2009, and 28 percent of the population have already made the switch. If you’re still on analogue, here are our top five reasons to up...
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  • DAB+ digital radio reaches 3.5m listeners

    27 June 2016
    DAB+ digital radio is continuing to grow in popularity, gaining 168,000 listeners to reach 3.52 million in the five metropolitan capital cities, according to the latest digital radio report by GfK, released today. Peak industry body Commercial Radio Australia said the numbers were helped by solid growth in in-car listening, with another 91,900 new vehicles sold with DAB+ installed in the first...
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  • DAB+ radio campaign kicks off

    9 May 2016
    Commercial radio hits the airwaves today with a $5 million integrated marketing campaign to promote the LG Stylus DAB+, the world’s first smartphone with built-in broadcast digital radio.The six-week campaign includes radio, out of home, online and paid social media, with a series of four radio ads to run across all metropolitan commercial and selected SBS radio stations.The campaign focu...
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