I nearly jumped off my seat when I saw the message from one of the announcers of the local radio station. For the longest time I haven’t thought to highly of their site, but understood there were many factors to why it was so out dated. I’m in awe at how they didn’t say they were coming out with a new site, although I think Paul, the morning host, has been dropping hints for a while. Never the less it is here, and I am excited!
At first glance it looks very slick and professional. A rotating image of hot artistes and bands is what caught my eye first and then the station logo. A nice easy to use navigation is just above that at the top of the page. Going through all the different sections you’ll find all the information you need about the station. Everything from Announcers Bios to contest info. They have also updated their news and sports page, it now no longer pops out into a different window. The only thing I couldn’t find was a RSS feed, although there must be somewhere. They did add a “Share This” button for readers to share the news within their social circle. I’m not sure how the Events page will work as there is nothing on the page yet and the Radio Marketing if for those wanting to advertise on the radio. Back on the homepage they have eight fancy looking image/buttons that take you throughout the site. One being for Mix 100 Cool Club, which will apparently keep us up-to-date about events and concerts. I am presuming it will be a e-mail newsletter type of deal, although I can’t be sure until I get the first update.
The last two things I want to talk about are the two things that excite me the most and what I have always pushed for. CJCD now is on Twitter at CJCD_Mix100 and they are now streaming radio live from their website. Twitter for a radio station is a wonderful tool, I follow a couple from out-of-town and have seen the benefits of having it. It is another way for listeners to interact with announcers live, as well it allows announcers to send out messages. Messages like teasers, contest details, and news. Online radio is quickly becoming more and more popular for those who obviously don’t have access to a radio. It now allows us the listeners to take CJCD with us anywhere we go. I could go on and on like the fan boy I am but I wont. What I will do though is send you to their brand new website at CJCD.ca. Go now.
Yellowknifers, what are your thoughts on their new website. Do you plan on going to it more often now? Let everyone know in the comments.