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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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  • DAB+ digital-only listening figures released

    12 August 2015
    Commercial radio stations in the metropolitan capitals have signalled their intention to start focusing on sales for DAB+ only stations, with the announcement of DAB+ digital only station listener numbers released today by GfK in a DAB+ Digital Radio Report. For the first time since the launch of DAB+ digital radio broadcasts in 2009, audience numbers for commercial radio DAB+ only stations ha...
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  • Radio industry welcomes government digital radio report

    8 July 2015
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) welcomes the release of the Digital Radio Report by the Department of Communications and looks forward to joining the recommended planning group to commence planning for the rollout of DAB+ broadcast radio to regional Australia.   Joan Warner, chief executive officer of CRA said: “CRA is pleased to note the signal of support for regional DAB+ rollou...
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  • Smashing digital radio offer for Mother's Day

    20 April 2015
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and Sony are celebrating Mother’s Day with a retail bonus offer for DAB+ digital radios. The promotion is supported by a national radio ad campaign that promotes digital radio as the gift that will inspire mothers to smash up their old radios in order to receive a new one. Beginning today, a series of four 30 second spots for the campaign, produced by Ral...
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  • A boost to digital radio listening in first survey

    13 March 2015
    Digital radio listening has increased in the first survey for 2015 with 3.2 million people now listening to radio each week using a DAB+ digital radio in the five metropolitan capitals, according to GfK figures released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today in the DAB+ quarterly update*.DAB+ figures show listening continues to grow with 24.2% of people in the five state capitals where DAB+ ...
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  • Digital radio Christmas campaign promotes the gift of entertainment

    1 December 2014
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and Sony have partnered on a retail bonus offer for DAB+ digital radios this Christmas, supported by a national radio ad campaign that promotes digital radio as a gift of ‘unlimited entertainment’. Beginning today, a series of three 30 second radio ads for the campaign, produced by Ralph van Dijk’s award-winning agency Eardrum, will air across...
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