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Radio industry gathers in Melbourne tomorrow

Thursday 06 October, 2016

The commercial radio industry’s National Radio Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Entertainment Centre tomorrow, Friday, 7 October.

Tuesday is Survey Day

Monday 26 September, 2016

Each day of the week on the Mickey Mouse Club had a theme, Monday was Fun with Music Day, Tuesday – Guest Star Day, Wednesday – Anything Can Happen Day, Thursday – Circus Day and Friday – Talent Round-up Day.

CEOs and innovators boost National Radio Conference lineup

Monday 19 September, 2016

Janine Allis, founder of Boost Juice Bars, Michael Anderson, CEO of Mediaworks and Anthony Everard, head of the Big Bash League, have joined the speaker lineup at the National Radio Conference.

“Switch to Mitch” Communications Minister to appear at National Radio Conference

Friday 16 September, 2016

Communications Minister, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield will speak in person at this year’s National Radio Conference in Melbourne.

The broadcast industry launches open radio interface for smartphones

Wednesday 14 September, 2016

A consortium of broadcasting companies and organizations has joined forces to develop an open and universal interface to ease the implementation of digital radio on smartphones.

The Open Mobile Radio Interface (OMRI) was announced during IBC and comes only months after the world's first DAB+ enabled smartphone, LG Stylus 2 DAB+, hit the shelves in Australia and Europe.

Radio launches new campaign to urge consumers to upgrade to digital

Tuesday 13 September, 2016

The commercial radio industry has launched a new marketing campaign to encourage Australians to upgrade their old radio sets to a new DAB+ digital radio.

The campaign likens the switch to DAB+ to the transition of TV from analogue to digital, and focuses on the benefits of upgrading, including better sound quality and up to 30 extra stations.

Growth in radio revenue during August

Wednesday 07 September, 2016

Metropolitan commercial radio ad revenue has recorded an increase in August up 4.36% to $65.565 million with Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth showing growth compared to August 2015. 
 
According to the 2016 Metropolitan Commercial Radio Advertising Revenue, as sourced by Deloitte, Perth was up 7.85% to $8.865 million, Melbourne increased by 7.17% to $20.699 million, Brisbane was up 5.92% to $10.161 million, Sydney rose 1.80% to $19.995 million and Adelaide was down 3.55% to $5.845 million.

Vale Richard Neville

Monday 05 September, 2016

Oz Magazine co-founder Richard Neville has died.

The 74-year-old passed away after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

A social commentator and author, Neville who came to international prominence in the 60’s and 70’s with the creation of the notorious international magazine, was a guest speaker at the Commercial Radio Conference on the Gold Coast in 2011.

He spoke to delegates on where Australian society is headed and how the media will fit in. 

M&C Saatchi wins Sirens round two

Thursday 11 August, 2016

M&C Saatchi has won round 2 of the Siren Awards with a thought-provoking ad for the St Vincent de Paul Society that takes a fresh approach to the social issue of homelessness.
 
The touching ad, titled “Bedroom”, uses the voice of a young child bidding good night to inanimate objects surrounding her to communicate the twist that she is homeless and sleeps in a car.
 

​First radio survey for Orange since 2001

Tuesday 09 August, 2016

Commercial radio stations in the central western NSW city of Orange have the results of the first radio ratings survey conducted in the region since 2001.

Star FM was the station listened to most with 32.5%, followed by 2GZ FM with 24.8% and ABC Local Radio 11.9%.

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