News for 2013

  • Sony digital radio featured offer this Christmas

    3 December 2013
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and Sony are encouraging listeners to make two people happy for the price of one in this year’s digital radio Christmas ad campaign. Beginning this week, a series of three, 30 second radio ads will air across 42 commercial radio stations in the metropolitan markets of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The ad campaign will feature an offer o...
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  • Digital radio reception to improve in major cities

    20 November 2013
    Free to air digital radio reception in current blackspots is set to improve with the switch on of 12 commercial radio industry-funded DAB+ On Channel Repeaters (OCR) in metropolitan radio licence areas.  The localised transmitters, which are scheduled to be switched on over the coming months, will boost digital radio coverage in dense urban areas, as well as extending coverage in geographi...
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  • Digital radio listening at all time high

    7 November 2013
    Digital radio listening has reached a high of nearly 13% or more than 1.6 million people listening each week and the number of digital radios sold continues to rise with 87,555 DAB+ devices sold in the third quarter of 2013. Digital radio listening figures from Survey 7, 2013 show that more than 1.6 million people or 12.7% of radio listening each week in the five state capitals, is via a DAB+ d...
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  • DAB+ Digital Radio at Australian Audio and AV Show

    18 October 2013
    Representatives from Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) will present the benefits of DAB+ digital radio at the Australian Audio and AV Show today at the Intercontinental Hotel, Melbourne. Now in its third year, the Australian Audio and AV Show runs until Sunday, and features over 70 exhibitors showcasing the cutting edge of audio and entertainment technology to its 7000 attendees. The session, &...
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  • Digital radio winners at 25th annual Radio Awards

    13 October 2013
    The winners of the 25th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) were announced tonight with Southern Cross Austereo’s Buddha Radio winning the award for Best Digital Radio Format, Long Term. The Southern Cross Austereo station, which broadcasts on DAB+ in all five metropolitan markets, plays a chill-out music format. DMG’s Brisbane-based State of Origin station, Maroon Ra...
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  • Canberra & Darwin digital radio trials extended

    23 August 2013
    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 have been extended to allow ongoing bench and field testing and continued coverage modelling to be used by the industry and the ACMA in achieving a cost ef...
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  • Finalists announced for 2013 Radio Awards

    12 August 2013
    The finalists in the 25th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) were announced today with popular DAB+ digital only stations up for awards in two categories; Best Digital Radio Format, Long Term and Best Digital Radio Format, Short Term.   In the long term category, Australian Radio Network station Chemist Warehouse Remix is up against, new music station Radar from Southern C...
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