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Features you would like to see on a radio station website?

Features you would like to see on a radio station website?

   
2:32 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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If you were to go to a radio station website which features would you like to see there? There isn't many radio station website design pages of features out there, so I was wondering if you could help out!
4:28 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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The coolest thing I have seen on radio station sites, and is rarely implemented is list of what is playing now, and the past few songs. Not an easy thing to do, but super handy for listeners. I often hear a song, and want to know the artist/title.

Have also seen DJ bios, and the current DJ featured.

6:40 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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A real-time playlist would be great... and with the mandate to swap broadcasting over to digital format, it seems like designing a back-end system that would handle the digital playlist and dump the data to web output would be very do-able.

But for a radio website NOW? Well, anything approximating a real-time playlist would be great... and a simulcast streaming feed of the current broadcast would be cool for those with mega-broadband connections.

(edited by: mivox at 7:18 pm (gmt) on Dec. 12, 2001)

Ove

7:10 pm on Dec 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi

We have an swedish radiostation that shows the song they are playing live and what the next would be

Artist and title

if you are intressted in the url i could sticky you that

/Ove

2:44 am on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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What kind of station?... The features I'd want for, say, a public radio news and information station would be very different than those I'd want for a local pop music station.
3:43 am on Dec 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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The ability to block ads. One of the pioneers of internet radio (kpig) actually has to block ads because some broadcasting union won't allow them to play ads on the internet. The station almost had to go off the virtual air because of a potential lawsuit forbidding them to play ads. So instead they play some quiet music for the duration of the ad. I believe it is automated. They do play local ads; just not national ads.

They also have live playlists that are links so listeners can click on the song that is currently playing and see info about the artist, and rate it and enter comments and view other listener's comments, etc.

Webcam view of the dj is kinda fun.

Mivox: streaming is possible even without broadband access. They buffer several minutes of music at a time. (It's kind of weird to listen on the real radio and then listen on the computer to the same thing again.)

1:31 pm on Dec 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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What other features would be useful for an information source on a radio station's website with different formats and health info, news, sports, technology, etc.
8:55 pm on Dec 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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First, I would like to thank all of you for helping me out at a new website, 2nd I would like to say that I love this "world" that we live in, by that I mena wmw. Now, I would like to ask again, but with a more detailed question (I apoligize to those who posted or emailed me for not following up.) If you were to go to a radio station website which features would you find helpful? By that, I mean a company that has more than one format/type of station. I am looking for content that would appeal to ANY and ALL viewers and listeners. I realize that streaming is a big issue/topis/suggestion, and I appreciate it, but are there any other features that you might find of interest? For example (and I am these on the site I work for) news, weather, stock tickers, sports tickers, a recipe post, season features include EMAIL SANTA, virtual greeting for our advertisers, etc. Are there any other features that would be of interest? Let me know and thanks for your patience!!! :)