MEDIA RELEASES

Digital radio reception to improve in major cities

20 November, 2013
Free to air digital radio reception in current blackspots is set to improve with the switch on of 12 commercial radio industry-funded DAB+ On Channel Repeaters (OCR) in metropolitan radio licence areas. ...read more

Radio industry opens new Gold Standard software accreditation

15 November, 2013

Advertising agencies and radio stations will no longer be tied to a single radio analysis software package with the announcement today that Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) has started the process for Gold Standard Accreditation of rad...read more


A tribute to Des Foster

12 November, 2013
Highly respected commercial radio administrator, and member of the Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) Hall of Fame, Des Foster passed away yesterday afternoon at the age of 88. Formerly a newspaper journalist, Des made the transitio...read more

Ninth consecutive month of growth for radio ad revenue

7 November, 2013

October has seen the commercial radio industry post its ninth consecutive month of growth in metropolitan advertising revenue. Total advertising spend climbed slightly to $62.303 million, up 0.54% on October 2012, according to the 2013...read more


Digital radio listening at all time high

7 November, 2013
Digital radio listening has reached a high of nearly 13% or more than 1.6 million people listening each week and the number of digital radios sold continues to rise with 87,555 DAB+ devices sold in the third quarter of 2013. ...read more

CRA Brand Campaign radio ad wins silver at London International Awards

5 November, 2013
The winners of advertising's London International Awards have been announced, with the Commercial Radio Australia brand campaign ad “Trust” created by Ralph van Dijk from Eardrum winning silver. ...read more

The Geekiest Promo in the Universe claims third round of 2014 Sirens

21 October, 2013

A campaign for internet provider, Internode, has won the third round of the 2014 Siren Awards. The campaign, dubbed “The Geekiest Promo in the Universe”, challenges listeners to translate offers spoken in Klingon (Star Trek...read more


DAB+ Digital Radio at Australian Audio and AV Show

18 October, 2013
Representatives from Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) will present the benefits of DAB+ digital radio at the Australian Audio and AV Show today at the Intercontinental Hotel, Melbourne. Now in its third year, the Australian Audio and A...read more

Kyle and Jackie O win Best On-Air Team at Radio Awards

12 October, 2013

The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Southern Cross Austereo’s top rating breakfast program, has won the Best On-Air Team (Metro FM) category, at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRA) announced this evening at the Royal Internatio...read more


Stars on red carpet at 25th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards

12 October, 2013
Australia best-known radio stars and presenters will gather in Brisbane on Saturday night for the announcement of the annual gongs for the commercial radio industry - the 25th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards. ...read more

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