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Port Macquarie radio ratings released

Tuesday 03 May, 2016

Radio stations Star FM, 2MC FM and Radio 531 have had their first radio ratings in the Port Macquarie/Kempsey area in more than 10 years.

And the results are in.

2MC is the station most listened to all people 10+ with 28.4%, followed by Star FM with 26.6%.

Triple J scored third place with 10.9%.
The survey, conducted by Xtra Research, is one of 20 regional surveys to be undertaken throughout the year to provide up to date data on regional radio audiences across the country.

Finalists announced for Siren Awards best radio ad of 2016

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Finalists in the best radio ad of 2016 were announced today with leading ad agencies, radio stations and production studios battling it out for the national Siren Awards, to be announced in Melbourne next month.  Ads for Aldi, Maltesers, Jeep, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sportsbet and Nandos are some of the brands amongst the finalists.  

Mt Gambier to release first radio ratings in more than a decade

Friday 22 April, 2016

Radio stations 5SE and 96.1 Star FM in Mt Gambier in the southeast region of South Australia are set to be part of the region’s first radio ratings in more than 10 years. 

Commercial Radio Code of Practice review begins

Friday 15 April, 2016

CRA has announced that consultation for the triennial review of the Commercial Radio Code of Practice will commence on 16 April 2016.
The Code undergoes an extensive review process every three years and is an important process in ensuring contemporary commercial radio broadcasting reflects current community standards and expectations,” Joan Warner said.
“The commercial radio industry is committed to meeting the requirements of the Code of Practice and providing the highest quality programs in line with the Australian listening public’s needs.”
The Code regulates commercial radio content in accordance with community standards and specific procedures are included for the handling of listener complaints.

Indonesia switches on DAB+ digital radio

Thursday 14 April, 2016

Public broadcaster Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) has launched DAB+ digital radio in Jakarta.
Director General of Communications and Public Information of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ms Niken Widiastuti announced the launch in Jakarta. 

The Indonesian radio industry and regulator have worked together to move Indonesian radio onto the digital platform.  

Radio revenue records growth in March

Thursday 07 April, 2016

The commercial radio market has continued to recorded strong growth up 9.30% in March, compared to the same month last year.

 A total of $69.652 million was recorded, according to figures sourced by Deloitte and released today by industry body Commercial Radio Australia.

The 2016 Metropolitan Commercial Radio Advertising Revenue figures show that all five metropolitan markets recorded growth in March.  

An Aldi ad by BMF featuring a culturally insensitive translator wins Sirens round five

Thursday 17 March, 2016
An Aldi ad by BMF titled “El Toro Macho” has won round five overall and the single category in the 2016 Siren Awards.  The ad features a liquor distiller from Spain speaking English and a culturally insensitive translator.

Survey shows radio listeners in good shape

Thursday 11 February, 2016

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) and Presslaff Interactive Revenue have released the fourth in the series of Finding Consumer Trend (FCT) reports, offering insights into the lifestyle interests and buying intentions of regional radio listeners.
The latest survey, on the topic of health and fitness, involved more than 1300 listeners from across 96 stations throughout Australia, providing their views on health, well-being, self-improvement and preferred medical and non-medical services in the health and fitness category. 

Metro radio ad revenue up in January

Friday 05 February, 2016

Metropolitan commercial radio stations reported growth in advertising revenue of 4.99% to $50.126 million for January 2016, according to figures sourced by Deloitte and released
today by industry body Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).

Advertising revenue for Sydney stations in January 2016 reached $15.257 million, 7.73% higher than the same month a year ago. 

Melbourne was up 8.92% to $15.448 million, Adelaide was up 10.78% to $4.743 million, Perth rose 3.55% to $7.067 million and Brisbane was down 8.23% on the previous January to $7.611 million.

CRA celebrates radio at Parliament House

Friday 05 February, 2016

The CRA Board was at Parliament House on Wednesday night to remind Canberra of the importance and influence of commercial radio. 
Communications Minister Mitch Fifield and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addressed the group. 


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