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Infinite Dial 2021: Australians embrace digital audio, podcast listening soars

Thursday 29 April, 2021

More Australians are embracing digital audio post the pandemic, with podcast listening soaring over the past year and more people listening to radio using apps, catch-up podcasts and smart speakers, according to the annual Infinite Dial Australia 2021 study, released today by Edison Research and Commercial Radio Australia. 


Overall, 86% of Australians aged 12+ listened to radio over-the-air, online and via catch-up radio podcasts in the last month and 37% have listened to a podcast in the last month.

Intense competition but growing excitement about audio's future: Joan Warner #DBS2021

Monday 05 April, 2021

In a session at the Digital Broadcasting Symposium today, titled Embracing Digital Change – Strategies and Results, CRA chief executive Joan Warner looked back over the 16 months since the start of the pandemic

ACMA won't adapt proposed deeming principles for digital expansion

Thursday 18 March, 2021

The ACMA has released the outcome of its consultation on proposed deeming principles for regional radio licence areas.
 
In June 2020, the ACMA consulted on adopting a set of principles to guide deeming powers for community radio licence areas in regional Australia when considering the introduction of digital radio into regional areas.

Broadcast media most effective in emergencies: Joan Warner at Bushfire Inquiry

Sunday 16 August, 2020

Australia’s 222 regional commercial radio stations “play a crucial role during times of emergency,” CRA’s Joan Warner this week told the Parliamentary Committee inquiring into Australia’s bushfires.

Commercial radio comes together with a common message in the COVID19 crisis

Wednesday 08 April, 2020

The commercial radio industry has come together  to share a message of support and unity to its community of listeners.

Commencing this week, commercial radio stations across Australia will begin broadcasting a special message to the broader community, letting them know that no matter where they are or who they are listening to, radio will be there to keep them informed and connected.

Kath Brown leaves Commercial Radio Australia

Tuesday 07 April, 2020

Kathryn Sabel Brown (Kath Brown) has left Commercial Radio Australia.

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.

Radio still the world’s most widely consumed media: CRA takes the message to Canberra

Wednesday 12 February, 2020

On the eve of World Radio Day, Commercial Radio Australia has just finished hosting an event at Parliament House Canberra to focus political attention on the industry’s agenda for 2020 and the vital role of local radio in the community.

Triple M breakfast presenter Lawrence Mooney and Federal Communications Minister Paul Fletcher (pictured right) addressed the event, which was attended by industry leaders, MPs and Senators.

I’m in witness protection after criticising the Podcast Ranker: Daily Podcast’s Josh Janssen

Wednesday 29 January, 2020
On the Daily Talkshow podcast this week, Josh Janssen has criticised subscribers to the Australian Podcast Ranker for gaming the system.

After examining the way the ranker works, and criticising it for being limited to a select few broadcasters (see our earlier article about how it operates) Janssen says he has worked out how publishers are gaming the system to maximise their position in the ranking by releasing multiple versions of the same show

It's just the two of us with no token man: Natalie Peters and Erin Molan win an #ACRAs2019

Thursday 24 October, 2019
Natalie Peters and Erin Molan won the ACRA for the Best On Air Team in AM Radio last weekend.

It was a pivotal moment in Australian talk radio history. No female duo has ever won that award before.

“It’s incredible to think about it like that,” Natalie Peters told Steve Ahern just after winning the ACRA.

“We just get in the studio and talk, it wasn’t really until tonight that someone pointed out that there had never been a female duo…

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