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Commercial radio industry supports modernisation of outdated laws

Thursday 14 March, 2019

The commercial radio industry has welcomed the bipartisan support by the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for the modernisation of broadcasting laws that haven’t kept pace with the current media landscape.

Grant Blackley will speak at Radiodays Europe 2019

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) and Chairman of Commercial Radio Australia, Grant Blackley will feature as a speaker at Radiodays Europe 2019.

Commercial radio industry welcomes changes to outdated regulations

Thursday 28 February, 2019

The commercial radio industry has welcomed changes to outdated regulations restricting how parliamentarians can use their annual office communications allowances to communicate with their constituents announced by Special Minister of State, Alex Hawke.

Commercial radio ad revenue up in 2018

Thursday 24 January, 2019


Commercial radio's metropolitan ad revenue grew across all markets in the 2018 calendar year, with Melbourne the strongest market.

CRA releases new market insights for radio advertisers

Thursday 20 December, 2018

Commercial Radio Australia has released more than 100 detailed market profiles of regional and metropolitan commercial radio areas to stations and advertisers nationwide to provide an invaluable reference tool for advertising on radio.
The Commercial Radio Market Profiles, collated every five years, provide details on individual radio markets throughout Australia, including all the commercial stations in the area and various demographic breakdowns.

New CRA Chair and re-elected Board

Thursday 13 December, 2018
A new Chair of the Board of Directors has been appointed at the AGM of industry body Commercial Radio Australia. 

Grant Blackley, chief executive officer and managing director of Southern Cross Austereo was elected as Chair of CRA. 

Adam Lang, chief executive officer, Macquarie Media Limited stepped down after four years but will remain on the board and retain his role as Chair of the CRA Research Committee.   

Radio welcomes ACCC recommendations for greater oversight of digital platforms

Monday 10 December, 2018

Commercial Radio Australia has welcomed recommendations by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission for greater regulatory oversight of Facebook and Google.

Radio joins forces with Pure in major retail push for Christmas sales

Thursday 29 November, 2018
The commercial radio industry is joining forces with leading digital radio brand Pure to launch an aggressive retail campaign aimed at putting DAB+ radios high on Christmas shopping lists this year.
Consumers can receive up to $100 cashback if they purchase a Pure digital radio from participating major retailers including Myer, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, David Jones and Amazon during the promotion period.

Wollongong radio survey released today at 11am

Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Wollongong commercial radio stations Wave FM and i98 FM will focus on the release of the region’s latest radio survey today to see how the stations have fared since the last survey a year ago.

Alexa gets the RadioApp skill #RadioAlive2018

Friday 19 October, 2018
"Your industry is very complicated, which KIIS is it, which Nova do you want to listen to… There was a lot of work involved to make it so simple."
Commercial Radio Australia have launched the RadioApp skill for Alexa, which makes it simple and convenient for listeners to ask Alexa to play any of nearly 300 Australian AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations.


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