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  • Finalists announced in 2012 Radio Awards

    8 August 2012
    The big names of metropolitan FM radio will battle it out for Best FM On-Air Team at this year’s 24th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs), with all finalists announced today. The Digital Radio category now includes an award for Best Digital Radio Format Long-term and Best Digital Radio Format Short-term. Finalists in the digital radio category, Best Digital Radio Format Lo...
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  • Thai digital radio delegation visit Australia

    3 August 2012
    Nine delegates from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand are visiting Australia this week, to hold technical, policy and broadcaster meetings with key DAB+ digital radio stakeholders. Hosted by Commercial Radio Australia, the Thai radio delegation is led by Colonel Dr. Natee Sukonrat, the Chairman of the National Broadcasting Commission and Vice Chairman of t...
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  • Canberra & Darwin digital radio trials extended

    25 July 2012
    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. The scientific licences first issued in 2010 and further extended in 2011, have been extended once again to allow; for further field testing and continued coverage modelling to be...
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  • Radio stars from more than 50 stations broadcast together

    22 July 2012
    Digital radio in cars unites industry Breakfast radio presenters from over 50 commercial and public radio stations will broadcast live and simultaneously in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide on Friday, 24 August to celebrate three years of digital radio on air,  more than one million listeners and the fact that digital radio is now available as standard in cars. The outside...
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  • Digital radio sales defy retail trend

    13 May 2012
    Digital radio sales continue to defy the retail downturn, recording sales of 88,004 in the first quarter of 2012, bringing the total number of digital radios sold since the 2009 launch to 833,320 according to information from the Q1 2012, GfK Marketscope report released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today.   The first quarter figure for 2012, which includes the months of January, Fe...
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  • Mother's Day digital radio ad campaign begins

    23 April 2012
    The commercial radio industry continues to drive the promotion of digital radio with Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) launching a series of radio advertisements featuring special tags for two key retailers promoting digital radio for Mother’s Day. The radio campaign which begins this week on high rotation for three weeks, across 42 commercial radio stations in the five digital radio metr...
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  • Digital radio sales jump ahead of forecast

    2 April 2012
    Official data relating to digital radio broadcasts in Australia was released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today in the Digital Radio Industry Report 2012, showing the technology is tracking ahead of forecast, with 1.2 million* people listening to digital radio in an average week, in the five state metropolitan capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide and close to 800,0...
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