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Radio sees an increase in listening via mobile phones and smart speakers

Monday 15 February, 2021

The commercial radio industry has reported a strong year on year increase in the number of Australians listening to radio on their mobile phones.
 
Nearly 2.5 million people, or 17% of the population in the five metro markets, listened to live and local radio via their phones at some point each week in the December quarter, according to Commercial Radio Australia.
 

Smart Speaker consumption grows by 29% in the US

Friday 22 January, 2021

Triton Digital have released new data around the consumption of U.S. AM/FM streams on smart speakers.     
 
Triton compared the consumption of U.S. AM/FM streams on smart speakers in December 2018, December 2019, and December 2020, reporting growth of more than 29%. Consumption on mobile remained flat at 48% throughout the two-year period.
 

Big plans for Community Radio to expand to digital platforms: CBAA Conference

Thursday 29 October, 2020

The community radio sector is going digital big time next year with the planned launch of an app that will carry all community stations and a new interface to allow community stations to be heard on smart speakers and other digital audio devices.

The CBAA’s Andrew Morris foreshadowed the innovation today at a CBAA conference session titled To Infinity and Beyond - Community Radio's Transition to Multiplatform Content Delivery.

SCA's live streaming now reaches 1.5 million

Thursday 10 September, 2020

SCA’s digital audio platforms have reached new highs with more people tuning into Hit and Triple M than ever before, recording a record 1.5 million live radio streaming listeners during August, a jump of 88% year on year.
 
SCA audiences are listening longer and more often, with 10 million listening hours, an increase of 46% year on year.
 

The personality of voice assistants

Wednesday 17 June, 2020
Siri is "disingenuous and cunning," compared to Alexa, who is "genuine and caring," according to voice designer Phoebe Ohayon.

Speaking at today's Voice Global virtual conference, Ohayon quoted research from the University of Waterloo, which studied the perceived characteristics of voice assistants.

Smart Speakers move beyond a novelty and radio is benefitting in the US

Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Voicebot.ai have released their Smart Speaker consumer adoption report for 2020, and the major finding is that Smart speakers in the US are clearly more than a novelty.

Over one-third of US adults now have a smart speaker in their homes with about half using them daily.

This translates to nearly 90 million owners, 45 million daily users and over 70 million monthly active users.

ABC News flash briefings get smarter

Saturday 29 February, 2020

Analysis from Steve Ahern

Is Alexa being unfaithful?

Thursday 12 December, 2019

Analysis from Steve Ahern

We can reach listeners in new ways: Andrew Morris discusses community radio's iHeartRadio alliance #CBAAConf

Wednesday 30 October, 2019
Dynamic data and being able to be found outside your listening area, are two of the big wins for the community radio sector since collaborating with iHeartRadio to add community stations on that app.

The CBAA’s Manager of Online Products and Services, Andrew Morris, spoke to radioinfo’s Steve Ahern at the recent conference in Melbourne, about the success of the alliance with iHeartRadio so far.

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