The commercial radio sector, and its industry body, Commercial Radio Australia, is working closely with the ABC and SBS and the regulator to start planning the roll out of digital radio outside the five metropolitan capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Digital radio offers more choice, more features such as text and graphics, clearer reception and easy tuning from a list of stations.

The We Want Digital Radio site is a way for all Australians, particularly those living in regional areas with no current access to digital radio, to ask ALL political parties in the Federal Parliament to support the roll out of digital radio outside of the big cities as soon as possible.

By completing the “We Want Digital Radio” petition online you can quickly and easily send a message to your local Member of Parliament letting them know you want it in your area. If you live in a metro city already covered, you can still petition to ensure equity of access to digital radio for all Australians.

As well as joining with other radio listeners in the petition, we have made it easy for you to also send a direct message to your local member.

Thanks for your support.

Joan Warner
CEO, Commercial Radio Australia