MEDIA RELEASES

Commercial radio welcomes licence fees cut in Federal Budget

3 May, 2016
Commercial radio broadcasters have welcomed the announcement in the Federal Budget of a 25 percent reduction in commercial radio licence fees, applicable from the 2015-16 licence period....read more

Tom Gleeson to host Siren Awards

2 May, 2016
One of Australia’s favourite comedians, Tom Gleeson will host this year’s Siren Awards in Melbourne on 12 May.  Currently working alongside Charlie Pickering and Kitty Flanagan on the ABC series, The Weekly, Tom will bring his award winning comedy stand...read more

LG Stylus DAB+ comes to Australia

27 April, 2016
LG Electronics Australia (LG) today announced the launch of its new LG Stylus DAB+ device, the world’s first smartphone with built-in DAB+ broadcast digital radio. Unlike music streaming and other apps that can use hefty amounts of data, the LG Stylus DAB+ lets us...read more

Finalists announced for Siren Awards best radio ad of 2016

26 April, 2016
Finalists in the best radio ad of 2016 were announced today with leading ad agencies, radio stations and production studios battling it out for the national Siren Awards, to be announced in Melbourne next month.  Ads for Aldi, Maltesers, Jeep, Melbourne Symphony Or...read more

Mt Gambier to release first radio ratings in more than a decade

22 April, 2016
Radio stations 5SE and 96.1 Star FM in Mt Gambier in the southeast region of South Australia are set to be part of the region’s first radio ratings in more than 10 years. The survey to be released on Tuesday (26 April), was conducted by Xtra Research and is one of...read more

Commercial Radio Code of Practice review begins

15 April, 2016
Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today announced that consultation for the triennial review of the Commercial Radio Code of Practice will commence on 16 April 2016. “The Code undergoes an extensive review process every three years and is an important process in en...read more

Indonesia switches on DAB+ digital radio

14 April, 2016
Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer and WorldDAB Asia Pacific Chair, Ms Joan Warner congratulated RRI on the launch of DAB+. With a population of more than 250 million people the adoption of DAB+ in Indonesia makes it one of the largest DAB+ markets ...read more

Radio revenue records growth in March

7 April, 2016
The commercial radio market has continued to record strong growth up 9.30% in March, compared to the same month last year, to a total of $69.652 million, according to figures sourced by Deloitte and released today by industry body Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).
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Cars drive up DAB+ digital radio listening

22 March, 2016
The number of new cars on the road fitted with DAB+ broadcast digital radio has tripled in the past year, helping to lift digital radio uptake to 25.3% of the population  in the metropolitan capital cities, according to new data released today by Commercial Radio A...read more

An Aldi ad by BMF wins Sirens round five

17 March, 2016
An Aldi ad by BMF titled “El Toro Macho” has won round five overall and the single category in the 2016 Siren Awards. The ad features a liquor distiller from Spain speaking English and a culturally insensitive translator. Creative team Cam Blackley, Alex Der...read more

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