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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.
 

Melbourne Ad growth surges over 9%

Thursday 02 August, 2018

Advertising revenue on Melbourne radio has jumped by 9.3% to $127.167 million for the 6 months ending in June, according to figures released today by Commercial Radio Australia.

 
Revenue for the five major markets totalled $400.989 million in the six months ending June, up from $378.532 million in the corresponding period a year ago.

Overall revenue for the last financial year in all Metropolitan Markets increased by 3.8% to a record $802.974 million.

Radio starts 2018 on positive note

Monday 22 January, 2018

Figures released at the start of the 2018 official ratings period show improved ad revenue.

Radio influencing dining trends

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

What we hear on radio influences meal time decisions.
 

One out of two radio listeners dine out at least once a week, 30% are eating out more frequently than before, according the latest Finding Consumer Trends report released today by Commercial Radio Australia and Presslaff Interactive Revenue.
 
The Dining Habits survey, which involved more than 2,750 listeners from across Australia, reveals listeners’ preferences and interests when choosing to eat out and at home.
 
The report found:

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