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CRA says there has been a jump in RadioApp and podcast listening

Monday 30 March, 2020

Consumers have increased their consumption of radio via smart phones, smart speakers and podcasts in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner said early figures showed there had been a lift in the number of Australians listening to radio via the industry’s RadioApp as well as a strong increase in podcast listening.

Radio must be exempt from lockdown: CRA

Friday 27 March, 2020

Commercial Radio Australia has called on Federal and State/Territory Governments to ensure radio broadcast operations and broadcast staff are exempt from any lockdowns due to the coronavirus crisis and are able to stay on air to provide essential information.
CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner said that CRA has contacted the office of the Prime Minister, Communications Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers today.

The Monkeys win Round 5 of the 2020 Sirens

Thursday 19 March, 2020

Creative agency The Monkeys is the overall winner of Round 5 of the 2020 Siren Awards and has taken top spot in the single category for the DrinkWise ad '' 

Radio is more important than ever: Joan Warner

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Commercial Radio Australia’s CEO, Joan Warner, says the role of radio during the coronavirus outbreak is more important than ever.
In a newsletter to the industry today, she says,

Fair Work Commission rule change includes some radio industry awards

Monday 09 March, 2020

A new award condition came into force on 1st March that could affect you if you employ staff under the 2010 Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award or the Clerks Award, or if you work under that award.

The ACRAs are open for entries

Monday 09 March, 2020

The 32nd annual ACRAs will return to the Gold Coast on Saturday, October 10, with the who’s who of commercial radio set to hit the red carpet at The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Entries for the awards open today, with more than 1,000 of the industry’s stars, personalities and executives from around Australia expected to attend the event.
Awards will be handed out in 39 categories, covering all areas of radio broadcasting, including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment.

Embrace innovations in audio: Joan Warner at #DBS2020

Wednesday 04 March, 2020

At this week’s ABU Digital Broadcasting Summit in Malaysia, Commercial Radio Australia CEO Joan Warner shared with Asian broadcasters the ongoing work being done in Australia to expand the offerings of digital radio and reach audiences on many devices, especially smart speakers.


“In 2019 we celebrated 10 years since the launch of DAB+. 49% of Australian households now have access to a DAB+ digital radio device at home ,work or in a vehicle,” said Warner.

Australian Podcast Ranker to include US titles

Wednesday 04 March, 2020

The iHeartPodcast Network (now part of ARN) and Stitcher (represented by Whooshkaa) have been added to the Australian Podcast Ranker.

Commercial Radio wants a nationwide roll out of DAB+ for emergencies

Friday 14 February, 2020

Commercial radio stations are calling on the Federal Government to spend $80 million in an accelerated roll-out of DAB+ technology.

Ad buying platform RadioMATRIX surpasses 1 billion milestone

Wednesday 05 February, 2020

The commercial radio industry’s advanced ad buying platform RadioMATRIX has processed more than 1 billion items of radio inventory since launch in October 2017, according to figures released by CRA.
RadioMATRIX allows buyers to easily connect with every commercial radio station on one powerful platform and is now being used by 190 media agencies to manage radio campaigns running across 360 stations.


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