DAB+ Digital Radio launches in Hobart
Digital radio services have now switched on in Hobart, with three new commercial stations now available to locals.
Grant Broadcasters-owned KIX Country, along with SCA stations Easy Hits and Triple M Classic Rock can all now be heard in Hobart.
“We’re pleased listeners in Hobart now have the option to listen on AM, FM and DAB+,” said Commercial Radio Australia CEO Joan Warner.
“They can enjoy the benefits of digital radio, including better sound quality and more station choice, listen to their favourite station and try some of the new stations on offer.”
To tune in, listeners will need a DAB+ radio. 65% of all new cars sold in Australia are now factory fitted with one.
Commercial stations available in Hobart also include Hit100.9, 7HO and Triple M Hobart.
“We’re pleased our Hobart listeners have permanent DAB+ broadcasts and we hope they will enjoy our new DAB+ station KIX Country,” said Grant Broadcasters CEO Alison Cameron.
“DAB+ digital radio continues to grow and we’re excited to introduce SCA’s DAB+ stations to Hobart listeners,” added Grant Blackley.
The number of DAB+ radio in Australia was 4.73 million by the end of 2018, while 30% of the population aged 10 and over, listened to DAB+ digital radio each week in the five metro capital cities .