MEDIA RELEASES

2017 ACRAs entries open

13 March, 2017
Radio presenters and on-air teams from around Australia will head to Melbourne again this year for the 29th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs).  The awards return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, October 14 an...read more

New Commercial Radio Industry Code of Practice

9 March, 2017
Commercial Radio Australia today welcomed the registration of the new Commercial Radio Industry Code of Practice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Developed by the industry in consultation with ACMA, the code regulates the content of commercia...read more

Radio listening strong over summer

9 March, 2017
Metropolitan and regional radio continues to be the most engaging medium with consumers during the summer months, with nearly nine out of ten (86%) respondents indicating they listen to more radio in summer. Despite regular radio on air teams taking a break over the Chr...read more

WA’s Wheatbelt kicks off regional radio surveys for 2017

7 March, 2017
The first ever radio ratings for the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, covering the commercial radio licence areas of Narrogin, Northam, Katanning and Merridin, will be released today. The Wheatbelt area partially surrounds Perth in the south west of the state, and...read more

Advertisers urged to take a fresh look at regional radio in 2017

23 February, 2017
National advertisers are being urged to take a fresh look at regional radio in 2017 as the industry prepares to undertake more than 30 regional radio surveys across Australia this year and rolls out software to provide ad agencies with free access to the data. Comm...read more

Radio ad revenue up in January

8 February, 2017
Metropolitan commercial radio stations reported modest growth in advertising revenue of 0.85% in the month of January 2017 to a total of $50.551 million, according to figures sourced by Deloitte and released by Commercial Radio Australia. The figures follow growth of 6....read more

Further restrictions on gambling advertising counterproductive

8 February, 2017
Commercial radio broadcasters today criticised an attempt by the Labor Party to amend the Interactive Gambling Bill to phase out and ban advertising of betting odds and gambling commercials during live sporting broadcasts. Joan Warner, the chief executive officer o...read more

Radio ad revenue strong in December

11 January, 2017
All metro markets recorded positive growth in radio ad revenue in December 2016 up 6.75% to a total of $58.837 million, according to the metropolitan commercial radio advertising revenue, sourced by Deloitte and released today by industry body, Commercial Radio Australi...read more

Ad agencies to receive free software for regional radio data

16 December, 2016
Radio industry body Commercial Radio Australia today announced that, with the support of Southern Cross Austereo, media agencies and large direct advertisers across Australia will be offered a free software package called Frequency that will allow analysis of regional r...read more

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne shines with third Sirens win

14 December, 2016
Melbourne agency Clemenger BBDO has won round four of the 2017 Siren Awards, taking out the single category and overall win with the ad “Surgeon” by creatives Adam Barnes and James O’Sullivan.  The round four win gives Clemenger BBDO three out of ...read more

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