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Radio ad revenue flat: Warner calls for media laws to be modernised

Friday 07 July, 2017

Radio revenue for metropolitan markets was flat for the financial year ended June 2017, according to figures released today by CRA.

Survey shows Radio as most trusted media

Monday 03 July, 2017

Radio leads the way as the most trusted media in Australia and is seen as the most credible source of news, according to a new survey by global research firm GfK.

Newcastle Univeristy student winner of Brian White Scholarship

Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Newcastle University student, Rachel Storer is the winner of the inaugural Brian White Scholarship awarded by Commercial Radio Australia
 
In her final year of study and part of the student news team at the university radio station, Rachel said: "I'm very excited to be the recipient of the Brian White Scholarship. I'm looking forward to making the most of this opportunity and gaining firsthand experience within the radio news industry."
 

RadioApp now on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Monday 22 May, 2017

 The radio industry’s RadioApp is now available via Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto, allowing consumers to stream more than 250 Australian radio stations in the car.

The release of the latest version of the free app allows users to easily view and play their favourite radio stations through their car’s infotainment system.  

Users will also be able to view a list of nearby radio stations based on their location, making it perfect for road trips.

Finalists and host announced for Siren Awards best radio ad of 2017

Wednesday 26 April, 2017

The best radio ad of 2017 will be battled out between 10 of Australia’s leading agencies and production studios from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth as part of the national Siren Awards, which will be announced next month.

Last year’s Gold Siren was won by Melbourne agency Clemenger BBDO for the Maltesers ad titled “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” created by Elle Bullen and James Orr.  The Melbourne agency dominated the round wins this year and is credited with 11 of the 30 finalist nominations.  

2DU takes a hit in Dubbo

Tuesday 04 April, 2017

The latest radio survey for Dubbo stations 2DU, Zoo FM and Hit93.5 have been released offering a chance to see how ratings have fared since the last survey a year ago. 

And 2DU took a hit.

The station dropped 8.0 percentage points from last survey, sitting at number two as the station listened to most with 20.6%, Hit 93.5 is number one with 24.9% and ZOO FM third with 17.1% All People 10+.

Digital radio in cars predicted to double

Monday 20 March, 2017

Projections by PwC for DAB+ digital radio show that nearly 60% of new vehicles sold in Australia in 2021 will be fitted with a digital radio, forecasting nearly double the number of current new vehicles fitted with the technology.  

PwC projects that close to 4 million new vehicles fitted with DAB+ will be sold by the end of 2021, up from 862,426 at the end of 2016.

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) released the PwC forecast today and announced DAB+ digital only station listening figures would now be distributed eight times a year. 

Clemenger BBDO wins 4 of the 5 Siren Rounds

Friday 17 March, 2017
Melbourne agency Clemenger BBDO has won round five of the 2017 Siren Awards, taking out the single category and overall win with the ad “Sneeze” by creatives Joe Sibley and Giles Watson.
 
The round five win gives agency Clemenger BBDO four out of five wins in the 2017 awards. 
 
The “sneeze” ad was part of the Mercury Cider campaign to relaunch Mercury Cider to Australia and was designed to let people know that Mercury Cider is made for real men, from harder times when people were tough.
 

New Commercial Radio code takes effect next week

Thursday 09 March, 2017

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has agreed to register a new Commercial Radio Industry Code of Practice, submitted by Commercial Radio Australia.

'The new code contains robust community safeguards across a range of areas,' said acting ACMA Chairman Richard Bean.

Radio listening strong over summer

Thursday 09 March, 2017

A new report released by radio audience measurement company GfK, shows 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.

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