News for 2015

  • DAB+ digital radio growth continues as industry launches Christmas retailer campaign

    27 November 2015
    Australians are embracing digital radio, with new data by GfK showing four out of 10 Australians in the five metropolitan capital cities now have access to a digital radio at home, work or in the car. Joan Warner, CEO of industry body Commercial Radio Australia, said the industry was pleased with the strong uptake of DAB+ technology, which offers high sound quality and new digital-only radio s...
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  • Digital success at Australian Commercial Radio Awards

    10 October 2015
    The Australian radio industry’s premier award for digital innovation has been taken out by Southern Cross Austereo at the 27th Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) held tonight at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.  In front of more than 1000 radio industry attendees, Triple M took out the award for:BEST DIGITAL RADIO FORMAT Triple M Modern Rock Digital; Jaime Ch...
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  • Beatbox teams up with DAB+ digital radio

    9 October 2015
    Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) has launched a new marketing campaign for DAB+ digital radio featuring Australian beatboxer Tom Thum, creatively illustrating the many different genres and stations available on DAB+ digital radio in Australia, through the use of his incredible vocal techniques.   Previewed at the National Radio Conference on the Gold Coast today, the DAB+ digital radio b...
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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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