October 2008 Web Report

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October 2008 Web Report

Marc de Giere, Web Assistant
 
Website

Roger upgraded our web hosting some time ago to a more dedicated machine and overall, the speed and performance of the website has improved and been more dependable. There have been a few remaining errors with playlists and the splash page we created for the drive, but nothing too major.

 

New website features include a section with resources for volunteers, a social networking links section on the homepage, a photo slideshow on our “about” page, and a section for board meeting minutes. Staff members will be working with me to also create areas for committee meeting minutes. The new online donation form was scheduled to be completed in time for the drive, but Roger is still working on this. Next in line for implementation are the podcast feeds and new community calendar, that latter of which James Pereira is being set up to help us with.

 

The redesign of the website is moving ahead, with the new station logo nearing a final decision; after we pick our finalist(s) we’ll move on to working with a graphic designer.

A new menu system has been designed, I have begun brainstorming new pages and layout schemes, and have been working with Roger to contact prospective drupal theme designers.

 

I’ve gone through all past meeting notes and suggestions over the years and added them to our online wiki for development of the website. Much more of our priorities are listed there.

 
Music Podcast Catalog

The process is moving along in creating a catalog of MP3s we can offer to public affairs producers as podcast-friendly. This music will also be highlighted in a new music webpage on the KBOO site. John Mackey will be setting up a new computer in the next months for this purpose and Taras will be installing the software which will accessible via the network on any computer in the station. The challenge remains to be creating a simple, preferably online, form that copyright holders can complete to submit their music. I have spoken with the NFCB who recommended I contact Ken

 
Volunteers

Volunteers continue to work with the web department in a variety of ways. Aside from regular one-on-one trainings, Rebecca is doing social networking and podcasting classes. We are also working to get a KBOO promotional video together – I’m still trying to track down old footage we can use. I’ve also met with a new volunteer about developing a chat application that listeners can use to chat with the on-air host.

 

I am creating a list of new roles for Ani to use in future orientations; many of these include positions to create new media content on our website that would expand KBOO to the realms of video and photography. I am also looking into creating an internship for someone to specifically work on soliciting labels, artists, and songs for our music podcast catalog. In general, I am encouraging all programmers to start blogs on the website, write opinion pieces, music reviews, or provide other content – and it doesn’t have to be connected to the show(s) they are involved in. 

 
Online Revenue

The Fall Membership drive is seeing increased online donations, likely due to the welcome “splash page” website visitors see when they first come to KBOO.fm. Our email bulletin also had over twenty of its readers click through to the membership form. As of 8/7 we have had over three thousand dollars donated online during the Fall drive. I’ll be working with Andrew to better document and track these trends. 

 

Fall drive announcements were sent of over our social networks and specific invitations were sent to the MySpace profiles of our programmers to help promote our “cause” application on that social network, which can be a source of revenue. We are looking into using eBay to sell some of our more valuable record donations and I’ll be working with our public affairs directors to put our CD compilations for sale online.

 
Email Bulletin

Our monthly email currently has over six thousand subscribers. Some email address importing issues were resolved by Andrew to fix some staff and board members who were not receiving the bulletin. As of 10/7, over 200 people clicked through the email link to the website, with over 20 of these going to the donation page.

 
Social Networks

KBOO now has an account with You Tube where our user page displays videos that people have taken of our events, interviews, and in-studio performances. Once we get more video produced here we can upload. More photos have been uploaded to Flickr and our other accounts. We continue to get more friends and members to our Myspace and Facebook accounts. A playlist was created on our Myspace profile to play audio of some of our recently featured audio.

 
Trainings

As the people signing up for trainings has declined, and as I have volunteers appointed for this task, I am devoting less time to trainings. Toni and I have scheduled another “Promoting Your Show” training for October 14th and I have recruited Rebecca Nay to teach a “Social Networking 101” class on October 16th. Rebecca will also be scheduling a podcasting class once our podcast feeds go live.

 
Program Status

There are still about 34 programs that have virtually no web presence. I have notified Chris of these. Some of these have hosts that have been trained, while some have been trained but not followed-through. Others are hosts I have contacted but they have not responded. 

 
Program
Trained
Description on Program Page
Posted Playlists
Posted Audio

A Different Nature - Richard Francis

x
x
x
 

A Jazz World - David Lifton

x
x
x
 

Africa O-Ye! - Firefly

 
 
 
 

Africa On Fire! - mariannef

x
x
 
x

African Dance Party - garethj

 
 
 
 

Alternative Radio - David Barsamian

x
x
 
 

An Evening of Afrotainment - Celeste Carey

?
 
x
 

Anjali and The Kid - DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid

x
x
x
 

Anodyne - John B. Jones

x
x
x
x

APA Compass - Liz Rogers, Marie Lo, Patti Duncan, Patti Sakurai, Priya Kandaswamy and Toni Tabora-Roberts

x
x
 
x

Armando Puentes - armandog

signed up
 
 
 

Art Focus

needs helper
x
 
x

Autonomy Hour - kathyf

x
 
 
 

Between the Covers - Ed Goldberg, Kathleen Stephenson, Lisa Loving and Mariane Barisonek

x
x
 
x

Black Book Talk - emmaj and Patricia Welch

signed up
 
 
x

Blue Monday - Bill Rhoades

signed up
x
 
 

Blue Rhythm - Aunt Joan and Errol Shervey

 
 
 
 

Blues Junction - Tom Wendt

 
 
 
 

Boneheads and Bigots - Pat McGuire

signed up
x
 
x

Bread and Roses - Brooke Kavanagh, Carole Scholl and Kris DeMaria

x
x
 
x

Buscando America - Carmen Martin-Stiles

x
x
x
x
Carijam - eslinc
signed up
 
 
 

Circle A Radio - Erin Yanke, Honna Veerkamp, Jodi Darby and Trillium Shannon

x
x
x
x
Counterspin - pmnews
x
x
 
 

Dawnbreaker's Breakdown - Henry Weeks and Moggy Vanderkin

x
 
x
 

Democracy Now! - Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

x
x
 
 

Disorienting Music - Numa

x
 
x
 

DIY, Portland - Julie Sabatier

x
x
 
x

Domingos para Recordar - ramonj

 
 
 
 

Dr. Zomb's Stereo Obscura - Dr. Zomb

x
x
x
 

Drinking from Puddles - Brandon Lieberman

x
 
x
 

Early Morning Gumbo - Diane Karl

?
 
x
 

Environments Eastwest - Pervez Saleem and Victor Leo

x
 
x
 

Essence of Soul - shaheedh

 
 
 
 

Fiesta Caliente

 
 
 
 

Folk Espresso - Bill Murlin, Gordon Euler, Jack Bohl, John Risley and Jonathan Lay

x
x
x
 

Food Show - Kate Welch

x
x
 
x

Free Speech Radio News - pmnews

x
x
 
 

Geet Sangeet - Pervez Saleem

x
 
x
 

Good Times with Reggae Bob - Reggae Bob

x
x
x
 

Get This - res ipsa

x
 
 
x

Grateful Dead & Friends - Andrew Geller

x
x
 
 

Gremlin Time - Matt Clark

x
 
x
 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! - Jamilah Bourdon

x
x
x
x

Healthwatch (weeks 1,2,& 4) - David Naimon

x
x
 
x

Heavy Metal Vomit Party

signed up
 
 
 

Higher Reasoning Reggae Time - Ras Danny

x
x
x
 

Hillbilly Noontime Jamboree - Aretta Christie and Wade Hockett

x
x
x
 

Hmong Voice - Chong Vang

 
 
 
 

Hole in the Bucket - Jay Thiemeyer

x
x
 
x

Holland Hour - charlesd

 
 
 
 

Hour of Power - DJ Pat

 
 
 
 

Incursion Rockera - Karen Galicia

 
 
 
 

Indian World - John Talley

 
 
 
 

Islamic Point of View - Omar Shabacz

 
 
 
 

Ital Vibes - DJ Ital Vibes

?
x
 
 

Italian Hour - luciag

x
 
x
 

Jay's Place - Jay Jay Johnson

x
x
x
 

Jazz in the Afternoon - Bob Riddle

x
 
x
 

Jazz Lives! - Nick Gefroh

x
 
x
 

Jazz Rap 2 - Yugen Fardan Rashad

 
 
 
 

La Voz de la Comunidad

 
 
 
 

Labor Radio - Al Bradbury, DeborahSchwartz, FifthMondayLabo..., kevinc, Lane Poncy and Tim

x
x
 
x

Lark In The Morning - Kurt Liebezeit

 
 
 
 

Life During Wartime - Erin Yanke and Fred Leeson

x
x
x
 

Locus Focus - Barbara Bernstein

signed up
 
x
 

Lounge World - Joe Woods

 
 
 
 

Marlene's Electric Salon

needs helper
x
 
x

Midnight Mixtape - Leviethan

x
x
x
 

More Talk Radio - Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey

x
x
 
x

Morning Glory! - Flower Elliott

x
x
x
 

Movie Talk - Dawn Taylor, Doug Holm and Ed Goldberg

x
x
 
x

Movin' On - Jade Pekkala and Laurie Sonnenfeld

x
x
x
x

Mujeres Bravas - cristinag and Elizabeth Perry

signed up
 
 
 

Music from the True Vine - Dave Elliott, garethj and rachelg

signed up, x
 
x
 

Music From Your Neighbor's Basement - Jessica Rand

x
x
x
 
Nekropolis - Rabia Yeaman
x
x
x
x

News - Evening - pmnews

x
x
 
x

News and Public Affairs Special - Jenka, Kathleen Stephenson, Mel and Patrik Kilpatrick

x
x
 
x

Night of the Living Tongue - Jennifer Robin and Sean Ongley

x
 
 
x
Noticiero - Alfredo Feliciano
 
 
 
 

Old Mole Variety Hour - Clayton Morgareidge and Old Mole

x
x
 
x

On The Environment - Scott Forrester

x
 
 
x

One Land Many Voices - Hala Gores and Will Seaman

x
x
 
x

Our Backyard - Edison Carder

x
 
 
x

Out Loud - Carla and Soul Dancer

x
x
 
x
Pathways - Paul OBrien and Tom Park
 
 
 
 

People Rise Up - Andrew Geller

x
x
 
x

Persian Art and Music - Pari Parizad

 
 
 
 

Pickle Feather Express

 
 
 
 

Plugged In - Marc

x
x
x
 

Portland General Eclectic - Rich Flaminio

 
x
 
 

Portland Yiddish Hour - Reva and Yankl, Liz Schwartz

x, signed up
 
x
 

Positively Revolting - aniraven and Melodie Silverwolf

x
x
 
x
Presswatch - Theresa Mitchell
x
 
 
x

Prison Pipeline - Ruth Kovacs

Using Helper
x
 
x

Proverbial Perspectives - Celeste

x
 
 
x

Radio Beyond Borders - Miae Kim

x
x
 
x

Radio Free Ireland - Per Fagereng

x
x
 
 

Radio under the Influence - Devin

 
 
 
 

Randomonium - annelieseh, Chris Merrick, Jessica Rand, KBOO Youth Coll... and Tao Jones

x
x
x
 

Really Not Good - Callie Dean

signed up
 
 
 

Recovery Zone - Stephanie Potter

x
x
 
x

Rise when the Rooster Crows - Gordon Euler, Jane Keefer, Jonathan Lay and sandyb

x
 
x
 

Rock Till You Drop - PinkLady

x
 
x
 

Rockaholics Anonymous - Uncle Mort

x
x
x
 

Roots of Rock & Roll - dalef and joeygee

signed up
x
 
 

Roots, Rock, Reggae - Pablo I

x
x
 
 

Shocks of Sheba - Michele Wellnitz and Teresa Kozic

x
 
x
 
SongCircle - Jeff Rosenberg
 
 
 
 

Sounds of Awareness - Paul Van Dyck

x
 
 
x

Sounds Unsound - Rolf Semprebon

x
 
x
 

Speaking of Animals - Laurie Sonnenfeld

x
 
 
x

Stage and Studio - Dmae Roberts

x
x
 
x

Sudden Radio Project - Alexander Lumiere, Barbara Genovese, RSH and toddg

x
 
 
x

Swing & Country - Frederic Schroers

x
 
x
x

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show - Abe and Joe Uris

x
 
 
x

The Bike Show - Bike Show

x
 
 
x

The Confessional - Contessa de la Luna

x
x
 
 

The Dharma Wheel - Robyn Shanti

x
x
x
 

The Dirtbag - glena

x
 
 
x

The Gospel Express

 
 
 
 

The Long & Dusty Road - Don Jacobson

x
 
x
 

The Melting Pot / OTHER NAME? - Tao Jones

 
 
 
 

The Movement - DJ KEZ

x
x
x
 

The Outside World - daniel

x
 
 
 

The Soundbox - deenab

x
 
x
x

The Talking Earth - Barbara LaMorticella

?
x
 
 

The Underground - Ellie Kurowicki and KBOO Youth Coll...

x
x
x
x

The Vinyl Pajama Party - briancom

 
 
 
 

The Wiggle Room - Bill Dodge and Hollywood

x
 
 
 

Tiki Cha Cha Club - Joe Woods

signed up
 
 
 

Tonalli - Ruth Parra

x
x
 
 

Ubu Hour - Rolf Semprebon

x
 
 
x

Veteran's Voice

 
 
 
 

Voices from the Edge - Dave Mazza and joannb

x
 
 
x

Voices of the Middle East - Goudarz

x
 
 
x

We the People - Patrik Kilpatrick and Alejandro Queral

Needs more training
x
 
x

Wednesday Radiozine - Kathleen Stephenson

x
x
 
x

Whole World Music - Craig Burk

x
 
x
 

Words and Pictures - Bill Dodge and SW Conser

x
 
 
x

World Beat Connection - Charlie Rooney

x
x
 
 

World Music - Chris Merrick, kathyf and Yankl

x
 
x
 

Youth Randomonium - Ellie Kurowicki and KBOO Youth Coll...

x
x
x
x

ZBS Theater - Matt Clark

x
 
 
 
 
 
Monthly Trends

On average, people continue to increase their visits to the site, as can be seen in the “per day” row. I’ve added some new rows in this table to track online revenue and streaming listeners, which I will work with Andrew and Roger to get data.

 
 
May-08
June-08
July-08
August-08
September-08
Visits
14,700
15,316
16,657
16,357
16,301
Visits per day
474
510
537
528
543
Unique visitors
8,481
8,536
8,738
8,992
9,167
Page views
56,612
61,721
65,431
60,569
62,216
Time on site
4:16
4:09
4:20
3:46
3:40
Pages per visit
3.85
4.03
3.93
3.7
3.82
Reffering visits
4,103
4,959
4,592
5,206
4,766
Refferering sites
484
487
530
562
565
Popular Page(s)
/listen, high quality stream
/listen, high quality stream
/listen, high quality stream, schedule
/listen, high quality stream, schedule
/listen, high quality stream, schedule

Bounce Rate (% of visits that leave immediately)

36.30%
36.12%
34.02%
37.34%
36.88%
Online listeners
 
 
 
 
 
Memberships
 
 
 
 
 
Membership $
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Training
 
 
 
 
 
# Trained
87
93
97
100
105
Trainings
6
6
4
3
5

 

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