Celebrating “Radio and Trust” on WORLD RADIO DAY

The 11th edition of UNESCO’s World Radio Day celebrates on February 13th, more than a century of radio and how radio continues to be one of the most trusted and consumed media worldwide. The 2022 theme is “Radio and Trust”. Radio has always been easily accessible anywhere to everyone, has been innovating and adapting with changing […]

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AER response to the public consultation on the Radio Spectrum Policy Group draft Work Programme for 2022 and beyond

  The Association of European Radios – AER – is the Europe-wide trade body for commercial radio, representing the interests of companies operating over 5,000 commercial radio stations to the EU Institutions. AER promotes the development of commercially-funded radio broadcasting in Europe, by ensuring a fair and sustainable economic framework for radio so it can […]

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AER comments on the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) Draft Opinion on a Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP)

AER supports a multi-platform future for commercial radio: ensuring reception of terrestrial free-to-air analogue and digital broadcasting, complemented by online transmission, is crucial to maintain a healthy radio market in Europe. To this end, spectrum capacity for the sub 700 MHz band should be secured for radio, through frequency allocation decisions taken at national level, […]

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Celebrating the resilience of radio on World Radio Day 2021

Stefan Möller, President, Association of European Radio (AER) Based on the interview with the Croatian Radio Forum on World Radio Day 13 February 2021 “The world as we know is changing. The worldwide crisis did speed up the ongoing development. Radio adapted well during the crisis even though commercial radio took a heavy hit from […]

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AER is looking for an experienced and highly motivated EU Policy Manager who can drive AER advocacy activities, build trusted and long-lasting partnerships with key EU stakeholders, promote AER positions and influence key EU dossiers in the fields of media, advertising, digital and competition, copyright, spectrum. Main responsibilities: Under the Secretary General direction and the […]

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AER comments on the European Commission’s consumer IoT sector inquiry

A small but growing proportion of radio listening is now on internet connected devices, smart speakers or dashboards integrated into connected cars, often accessed through voice assistant technology. Commercial radio’s quality content remains more relevant than ever for the use of such smart devices, and the challenges it faces should not undermine its viability or […]

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AER’s perspective on the public consultation on the EU’s New Consumer Agenda

We, at AER, welcome the opportunity to give input to the consultation on the new Consumer Agenda, and in particular on the Review of the Consumer Credit Directive (CCD). Read AER’s additional response to the public consultation here.  AER’s previous feedback on the Roadmap on Consumer Credit Directive can be found here.

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AER views on the consultation on the new European Democracy Action Plan

Commercial radio provides significant social and public value. Radio reaches large audiences for long periods of time with a mix of music, news, entertainment and talks; an input that is highly-valued by audiences with radio found to be the most trusted medium in Europe. Given its influential role toward public opinion, radio is tightly regulated […]

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