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Media Release


First radio survey for Orange since 2001

Commercial radio stations in the central western NSW city of Orange will today receive the results of the first radio ratings survey conducted in the region since 2001. 
Stations broadcasting in Orange include adult contemporary station 2GZ, hit music station 105.9 Star FM and news, talkback and sport station 2EL.
Joan Warner, chief executive officer of industry body Commercial Radio Australia, said radio had played a historically important role in providing live news and information, as a quarter of households in Orange reported they had no internet connection at the time of the last Census in 2011.
“Radio has been a mainstay for local communities, who rely on it as an important source of real-time information and entertainment,” she said.
The survey was conducted by Xtra Research in July and aims to lift the profile of regional radio and provide useful data on listening audiences.
The survey is one of 25 regional radio surveys to be undertaken throughout Australia this year following the introduction of a new, more cost-effective system for undertaking surveys in regional areas.

The Orange survey results will be available from 10am AEST on the Radio It’s A Love Thing website. 
Regional surveys have been released since 2014 for the following areas: Albany, Albury, Bundaberg, Cairns, Coffs Harbour, Colac, Darwin, Dubbo, Griffith, Hamilton, Hobart, Horsham, Kalgoorlie, Kempsey (Port Macquarie), Mackay, Maryborough, Mt Gambier, Sale, Shepparton, Sunshine Coast, Swan Hill, Toowoomba, Townsville, Warrnambool, Warragul and Wollongong. 
Surveys results for Wagga Wagga, Gosford and Rockhampton will be released by the end of September.
Media contact: Judy Shaw - 0418 415 965  


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