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  • DAB+ radio set to launch on the Gold Coast

    28 March 2022
    DAB+ digital radio will launch on the Gold Coast on April 4, bringing nine new commercial radio stations to Australia’s sixth largest city, industry body Commercial Radio Australia said today.   The launch will make Gold Coast the tenth city in Australia to have DAB+, which stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting.  DAB+ is a greener and more spectrum efficient technology than AM...
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  • Little Fox Digital Radio wins ACRA Award

    2 December 2021
    Little Fox Digital Radio was named Best Digital Radio Format in the 32nd Australian Commercial Radio Awards (the ACRAS). Gemma Fordham, James Speed, Mathew Eggleston & Aaron Sokolenko won the award for SCA.   Little Fox was created in just four days as a temporary station when Melbourne went into Covid-19 restrictions. It remained on air for ten months, entertaining and educating chi...
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  • 90% of Australian car buyers say broadcast radio should be standard in every vehicle

    10 November 2021
    90% of Australian car buyers say broadcast radio should be standard in every vehicle   Major study finds nearly 80% of consumers are less likely to buy or lease cars without a built-in radio tuner Consumption of broadcast radio is significantly higher than for any other form of in-car audio; 94% want access to radio to remain free Australian car buyers’ most desired radio f...
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  • VW adds DAB+ radio to 2022 range, DAB+ car sales up 25% in H1

    28 September 2021
    Industry body Commercial Radio Australia has welcomed news that Volkswagen Australia has added DAB+ digital radio across most of its model year 2022 vehicle range, including its updated T-Cross SUV and Golf.   All Volkswagen passenger and commercial vehicles in Australia will offer DAB+ with the exception of the base model grades of its van and ute range.    CRA chief executi...
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  • Weekly listeners for DAB+ stations climb to 2.35m

    3 March 2021
    Australia’s DAB+ digital radio-only stations attracted a weekly audience of 2.35 million people in 2020, an increase of 15% from 2.04 million in 2019, according to GfK data released by industry body Commercial Radio Australia.   The weekly audience for all DAB+ stations, including AM and FM stations simulcasting on DAB+, reached 4 million*.   CRA chief executive officer Joan...
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  • DAB+ stations attract 54,000 listeners in Canberra

    14 May 2020
    Canberra’s additional DAB+ digital radio stations, which include Coles Radio, My Canberra Digital, KIX Country, The Edge, Club Lime and Hit Buddha, attract an audience of 54,000 listeners every week, according to GfK’s latest Canberra radio ratings survey.   The DAB+ only stations reach a weekly audience equivalent to 14 per cent of the capital city’s total population a...
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  • Mandurah gets DAB+ for Christmas

    18 December 2019
    Mandurah will be the ninth city in Australia and the first non-capital to have DAB+ digital radio, when the free to air broadcast technology is rolled out to Western Australia’s second largest city on Monday, December 23.   DAB+ stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting, and offers audiences a host of new features, including digital sound quality, on screen information such as song tit...
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