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  • Commercial radio in Darwin now broadcasting permanently in digital with DAB+

    7 May 2019
    Listeners in Darwin can now tune in to commercial radio in digital quality sound, with the official switch on today of permanent digital radio broadcasts on DAB+.Digital radio offers better sound quality and more station choice, with three extra DAB+ only commercial stations on air – KIX Country Music, Classic Rock Digital and 4TAB.“Darwin listeners can now enjoy the full benefits o...
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  • Pure offers $150 headphones free in new Mother’s Day campaign

    26 April 2019
    Audio brand Pure has joined forces with commercial radio to launch a Mother’s Day campaign offering a set of Urbanears wireless headphones free with every Pure DAB+ digital radio purchased.The Bluetooth headphones, valued at $150, are available by redemption with a purchase from the Pure DAB+ range, which includes portable and bedside clock radios with a retail starting price of $129.99.I...
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  • Digital radio switches on in Hobart

    3 April 2019
    Commercial radio is now broadcasting on DAB+ digital radio in Hobart, offering listeners better sound quality and more choice, with three new DAB+ commercial stations now on air – KIX Country, Easy Hits and Triple M Classic Rock.Joan Warner, chief executive officer of industry body Commercial Radio Australia, said: “We’re pleased listeners in Hobart now have the option to list...
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  • Big audience boost for DAB+ radio stations

    18 February 2019
    The number of DAB+ digital radios in Australia increased by more than 930,000 last year, helping to boost average weekly audiences for digital-only radio stations to over two million, according to the latest DAB+ update released by industry body Commercial Radio Australia.More than 4.21 million people, or 30% of the population aged 10 and over, listened to DAB+ digital radio each week in the fi...
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  • Radio joins forces with Pure in major retail push for Christmas sales

    29 November 2018
    The commercial radio industry is joining forces with leading digital radio brand Pure to launch an aggressive retail campaign aimed at putting DAB+ radios high on Christmas shopping lists this year. Consumers can receive up to $100 cashback if they purchase a Pure digital radio from participating major retailers including Myer, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, David Jones and ...
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  • Coles Radio wins Best Digital Radio format at the ACRAs

    22 October 2018
    Coles Radio has won Best Digital Radio Format at the 30th Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs), held in Melbourne.   The successful station, which is heard on DAB+, online and in more than 800 Coles stores across the country, is programmed daily and plays a fun mix of old and new songs and special music features.   The Kyle and Jackie O Show, KIIS 1065’s breakfast prog...
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  • Digital rollout continues with 3.8m DAB+ radios in market

    12 March 2018
    The number of DAB+ digital radios in Australia climbed to 3.8 million in 2017, up 24% over the past 12 months, according to figures released by radio industry body Commercial Radio Australia. The number of DAB+ portable and home radio receivers in market totalled 2.37 million at the end of the calendar year, with another 1.42 million in cars. CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner said the l...
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