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2LT marks 80 years broadcasting

Tuesday 02 July, 2019

2LT staff from the 50’s to the present day gathered for a small and informal gathering at Club Lithgow on the weekend to mark 80 years of operation for the station.

Meerkats Agency wins Round 1 of the 2020 Siren Awards

Thursday 13 June, 2019

Meerkatscreative team Luke Williams, Maya Halilovic, Rikki Burns and Josh Edge have taken out the single, campaign and overall win in round 1 of the 2020 Siren Awards with the ad, ‘Ancient Medic’, for St John Ambulance WA as part of the ‘First Aid – Essentials’ campaign.
 

Perth student wins Brian White Scholarship

Monday 03 June, 2019

Edith Cowan University broadcasting student, Tom Durkin, is the winner of the national Brian White Scholarship awarded by Commercial Radio Australia

As winner of this scholarship, Tom will now commence an eight-week paid internship in Sydney, consisting of two weeks each at the leading radio broadcasters Macquarie Media, Southern Cross Austereo, Australian Radio Network and NOVA Entertainment

Finalists for the 2019 Brian White Scholarship

Thursday 16 May, 2019

Commercial Radio Australia have announced the finalists for the Brian White Scholarship, which gives one student the chance to kickstart their journalism career and gain experience in Australia’s biggest radio newsrooms.
 

Commercial radio revenue is down by over $5 million

Monday 13 May, 2019

Commercial radio metropolitan advertising revenue declined by 2.6% to $181.612 million in the March quarter compared to $186.518 million in the same period a year ago, according to data compiled by Deloitte and released today by Commercial Radio Australia.
 
Ad revenues fell slightly across all five major capital city markets in the quarter, in line with softening economic conditions.
 

Grant Blackley joins the board of AANA

Wednesday 08 May, 2019

Southern Cross Austereo CEO, Grant Blackley, is joining the board of the Australian Association of National Advertisers.
 

Commercial radio stations in Darwin now broadcasting permanently in digital with DAB+

Tuesday 07 May, 2019

Listeners in Darwin can now tune in to commercial radio in digital quality sound, with the official switch on today of permanent digital radio broadcasts on DAB+.
 
Digital radio offers better sound quality and more station choice, with three extra DAB+ only commercial stations on air, KIX Country Music, Classic Rock Digital and 4TAB.
 

Radio stays strong, podcast listening and smart speaker use grows : Infinite Dial

Thursday 02 May, 2019

Radio has retained its place as the most used audio platform, while awareness and use of podcasts has increased steadily over the past year, and ownership of smart speakers has doubled, according to the findings of the 2019 Infinite Dial Australia Study released today at the Mumbrella Audioland conference in Sydney.
 

Pure offers $150 headphones free in new Mother’s Day campaign

Friday 26 April, 2019
Audio brand Pure has joined forces with Commercial Radio Australia to launch a Mother’s Day campaign offering a set of Urbanears wireless headphones free with every Pure DAB+ digital radio purchased.
 
The Bluetooth headphones, valued at $150, are available by redemption with a purchase from the Pure DAB+ range, which includes portable and bedside clock radios with a retail starting price of $129.99.
 

Finalists & host announced for Siren Awards best radio ad of 2019

Thursday 18 April, 2019

Finalists for the best radio ad for 2019 have been announced with 11 of Australia’s leading agencies vying for the coveted Gold Siren to be awarded next month.
 
The finalists are BMF, Cox Inall Change and BWM Dentsu, Meerkats, Cummins & Partners, Eardrum, J. Walter Thompson, Clemenger BBDO, Nova Entertainment, Jayworks Partnership and Leo Burnett.
 

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