Permanent digital radio services launch in Darwin

Staff Writer

Darwin is now on par with Australia’s other capital cities, with permanent digital radio services on DAB+ now available.

Previously Darwin listeners could only access a low-powered trial DAB+ service, which had been in place since 2010.

Now with the permanent installation and higher power transmissions, consumers can now access the full benefits of digital radio.

“Darwin listeners can now enjoy the full benefits of DAB+ on par with the services offered to audiences in the six other state capitals,” said CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner.

Local stations Hot 100 and Mix 104.9 are marking the move to permanent DAB+ services with on-air giveaways of digital radios.

“We’re pleased the trial services are now permanent, so we can keep improving local radio for listeners and fully utilising the benefits of the technology,” said Grant Broadcasters CEO Alison Cameron.

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.

68% of new cars sold in Australia are now fitted with digital radios.

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