Commercial radio secures record ad revenues, Radiocentre welcomes plans to roll out small scale DAB

Mar 2018  Radio News

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Radiocentre welcomes plans to roll-out small scale DAB

A Government proposal to enable small local radio stations to broadcast on DAB digital radio has been welcomed by Radiocentre.

The detailed framework for licensing what is known as small scale DAB is part of a consultation by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) which closed on 28 February.


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Commercial radio enjoys record ad revenues

Following a record 2016, commercial radio secured almost £680 million in ad revenue last year, its highest ever figure.

Year-on-year, radio adspend was up 5.2%, outperforming Warc’s total 2017 growth estimate of 4.7%, according to Radiocentre, which provides the figures each year in its role representing commercial radio.


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