Digital radio research from the Hoop Group commissioned by Commercial Radio Australia shows 74% of people who have a digital radio would recommend it to a friend**.
Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer, Joan Warner said: “Once listeners try digital radio they love the sound quality, extra stations and information on screen.”
DAB+ digital radio is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth with trials in Canberra and Darwin. Nearly 1.6 million (1,576,318)* DAB+ digital radio devices have been sold since launch.
The number of Australian vehicle manufacturers including digital radio continues to grow with 13 manufacturers now supporting DAB+ as an option or standard. They include; Nissan, Infiniti, Ford, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes, Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Audi, Hino, Isuzu and Fuso Trucks.
Digital radio will celebrate five years on air in August and Commercial Radio Australia will release an updated Digital Radio Industry Report featuring all the latest digital radio sales, listening and research.
The radio industry has responded to the Department of Communications digital radio discussion paper and would welcome the Minister for Communications establishing an industry chaired Joint Digital Radio Planning Group, comprised of key industry bodies and stakeholders and with participants from the Department and ACMA to plan the timetable for a phased roll out of digital radio to regional areas.
DAB+ digital radio is on Facebook
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