Top digital radio stations around Australia

8 May 2017

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The second digital radio ratings survey of 2017 has been released, and here’s a round-up of the number one DAB+ stations in each capital city.  

SYDNEY - Edge Digital

With a playlist including Calvin Harris, Zayn and Major Lazer, the Edge promotes itself with the tagline “the beats that move you”. Featuring popular hosts Mike E & Emma, who won a Commercial Radio Award last year for Best On-Air Team, the station attracts a cumulative audience of 83,000 listeners aged 10+ in Sydney each week.  


Double J provides a diverse mix of music and the stories behind the songs, featuring presenters Myf Warhust and Zan Rowe.

BRISBANE - Coles Radio

A partnership between Coles and Nova, Coles Radio is one of the most successful digital stations in the country.  The music is updated constantly and designed to suit the different times of the day. When Harry Styles released his new song at 5pm on a Friday, it was on straight away in 790 Coles stores and on DAB+.  

ADELAIDE – Buddha Radio and The 90s iHeartRadio

Buddha Radio has a simple philosophy – to play music that makes you feel good and feeds your soul. With artists like Morcheeba, Massive Attack and Goldfrapp, you’ll hear a mix of beats, acoustic and chilled pop that provides calm and positivity.

In equal first position, The 90s iHeartRadio spins the ultimate 90s mix and is a popular work day soundtrack, with old favourites by Spice Girls, Foo Fighters and Kylie Minogue.

PERTH – ABC Grandstand and My Perth Digital

West Australians like their sport, with ABC Grandstand in tied first position as Perth’s most popular DAB+ station.  Local presenter Clint Wheeldon calls AFL, WAFL, rugby union and cricket.  

My Perth Digital enjoyed a strong ratings jump in survey 2, attracting a cumulative audience of 29,000 listeners.  It features a range of timeless tunes by Elton John, Lionel Richie, Tina Arena, Simply Red and Whitney Houston.

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* GfK Radio Ratings Survey 2, 2017 DAB+ only stations