Web Report for November 2008

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Marc de Giere, Web Assistant

Website

By the time some of you read this, a new visual update should be live. In it, our main navigation menu has moved to the top of each page. This menu includes links to some new pages, including new pages focusing on music, public affairs, podcasts, playlists, and media training.

The update also includes a new display of our programs pages. Each KBOO program has its own page and this new display integrates the upcoming shows, podcasts, playlists, blogs, and contact info into one central place. With a much more attractive and user-friendly home, we will be expecting programmers to do more promotion to have their listeners find them on the web.

As the new visual format of the site is developing, it is moving more in the direction of a blog. The front page is now continuously being updated with new content in the form of teasers of news and recent audio. The interest our users have in the website depends on it’s content having visual appeal. This is why I am proposing a new effort to make our front page content engaging. 

Criteria for content to be featured on the homepage now asks that audio, blogs, or other pages include at least a paragraph of text and one image. The web is much more than just the audio we are uploading so we need to provide users with context and ways to find our more information and get involved, including hyperlinks.

I’ll be meeting with some specific programmers to get them started with their own blogs that will be separate written content. This will draw in interest from web users who follow commentary and opinion blogs.

While our homepage will now focus less on KBOO “station business”, we’re still increasing capacity for this in other areas of the site. I’ve met with the board and some committee members to teach them how to start posting minutes and other content related to their groups.

We have now picked our final logo draft and are working with the designer to hone a final version. With this completed we will move on to contracting a new visual theme for the website.

October and early November has seen some surprising incidents where the website was down or the database was not loading correctly. Some of these resulted in lost content. Roger is looking into these.

 
Music Podcast Catalog, Permissions, and Distribution

Our NFCB lawyer Melodie has sent me draft legal forms we can use to be granted permission to . We also have been given new forms for recording work so I will be using this to replace our old form.

For a project of this magnitude to move forward, we need to increase KBOO’s capacity – both in terms of but also staffing. This is why I am proposing the creation of the new position of Online Music Coordinator. This is an official volunteer position, similar to that of the music directors, that will be able to show leadership and devote energy to innovate ways listeners can interact with our music. 

Likewise, I will be looking to create a counterpart position for our public affairs. This position would work with sites like Public Radio Exchange to help syndicate KBOO’s shows to other stations and provide a new source of income.

I am also pursuing clarification on our ability to use digital images on our website under fair use and public domain laws.

 
Volunteers

There are a few prospective volunteers I will be meeting with in the coming week or so. There are other volunteers that have been on hiatus and I will be checking in with them. As I mention in the section above, I plan on creating some new “official” volunteer positions.

 
Online Revenue

In addition to our plan to increase our use the audio distribution site PRX.org, we are also using the web to promote KBOO’s presence in Willamette Week’s Give Guide fund drive, which runs through December. As of November 17th this effort had raised $360.

 
Email Bulletin

We continue to get positive responses to the bulletin, including a respected publisher remarking that it was the coolest thing he had ever seen. As of 11/5, almost 100 people clicked through the email link to the website, many to our elections coverage. We’ve had less people mark us as spam than in recent months, but I will be meeting with Andrew to discuss how we can prevent this.

 
Trainings

People signing up for trainings continue to decline, as these are mostly new volunteers. Rebecca will be scheduling a podcasting class once our podcast feeds go live.

 
Program Status

There are still about 32 programs that have virtually no web presence; these are highlighted dark in the table.  Some of these have been trained but have not followed-through while others are hosts who have been contacted but have not responded.    Chris sends reminders of our new programmer requirements in his emails to all programmers.

I’m hoping to find a volunteer to focus on working with our latino/a programmers.

 
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

x
x
x
 

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

trained, no
 
x
 

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
 

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

x
x
x
 

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

 
 
 
 

Incursion Rockera - Karen Galicia

 
 
 
 

Indian World - John Talley

Signed Up
 
 
 

Islamic Point of View - Omar Shabacz

 
 
 
 

Ital Vibes - DJ Ital Vibes

x
x
x
 

Italian Hour - luciag

x
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
x
 

Jazz Rap 2 - Yugen Fardan Rashad

 
x
 
 

La Voz de la Comunidad

x, no, no
x
 
 

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
x
x

Lounge World - Joe Woods

x
x
x
 

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
Noticiero - Alfredo Feliciano
 
 
 
 

Nuevo Mundo - Lisa

x
x
x
 

Occidental Tourist - Kathy F

x
 
 
 

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

Pastues of Plenty - Bill Murlin and John Risley

signed up, x
x
x
 
Pathways - Paul OBrien and Tom Park
 
 
 
 

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
x
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
 

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
 
x

Sounds Unsound - Rolf Semprebon

x
x
x
 

Speaking of Animals - ?

 
 
 
x

Stage and Studio - Dmae Roberts

x
x
 
x

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

x
x
 
x

Swing & Country - Frederic Schroers

x
x
x
x

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

x
x
 
x

The Bike Show - Bike Show

x
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 - ?

 
 
x
 

The Long & Dusty Road - Don Jacobson

x
x
x
 

The Melting Pot  - Dr. J

x
x
x
 

The Movement - DJ KEZ

x
x
x
 

The Outside World - daniel

x
 
 
 

The Soundbox - deenab

x
 
x
x

The Talking Earth - Barbara LaMorticella

x
x
 
 

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

x
x
x
x

The Vinyl Pajama Party - briancom

 
 
 
 

Tiki Cha Cha Club - Joe Woods

x
 
 
 

Tonalli - Ruth Parra

x
x
 
 

Ubu Hour - Rolf Semprebon

x
x
 
x

Veteran's Voice - Bill Bires and Marvin R. Simmons

x, needs helper
x
 
x

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
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

We continue to make record numbers in our website statistic as October brings a jump in both visitors and page view. However we see less of these visits stay on the site. The site going down for notable periods accounts for some of this.

November looks promising as well - with some record numbers of visitors on Election Day, we’re continuing to ride the wave of traffic in the week following. Overall, we’re seeing the minimum level of traffic each day increase. 

I now have numbers to use for tracking our online memberships so for October we can see the results of the second part of the drive.

 
 
May-08
June-08
July-08
August-08
September-08
October
Visits
14,700
15,316
16,657
16,357
16,301
19,057
Visits per day
474
510
537
528
543
615
Unique visitors
8,481
8,536
8,738
8,992
9,167
11,636
Page views
56,612
61,721
65,431
60,569
62,216
73,306
Time on site
4:16
4:09
4:20
3:46
3:40
3:17
Pages per visit
3.85
4.03
3.93
3.7
3.82
3.85
Reffering visits
4,103
4,959
4,592
5,206
4,766
5,102
# of refferering websites
484
487
530
562
565
588
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

/listen, high quality stream, program directory, schedule

% of visits that leave immediately
36.30%
36.12%
34.02%
37.34%
36.88%
39.91%
Online listeners
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Memberships
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
72
Membership $
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
Waiting for data
$3,833
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trainings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
# Trained
87
93
97
100
105
110
Trainings
6
6
4
3
5
5
Web Volunteers
25-30
25-30
25-30
25-30
25-30
25-30

 

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