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Radio Station Web Design

Project snapshot

Client - Share Radio

Date - 04 November 2014

The challenge /
Sharing a live audio stream

Share Radio is a new radio station devoted to helping you through the money maze.

The station, which launched in early November 2014, broadcasts from studios in central London, seven days a week online via www.shareradio.co.uk  and on DAB radio in Greater London and now nationally across the UK. 

When they approached us, Share Radio urgently needed a mobile friendly commercial web site to be live within a 3 month deadline – with CMS, live streaming, member registration, programme listings, a complex real-time synchronised schedule, complete with relational presenter information and sponsorship.

Working off-the-air

This all had to happen whilst their office space was being completely converted to make way for two brand new broadcasting studios. Suffice to say we had no live stream or broadcasting, nor presenters, and very limited data to work with. 

Our approach /
A web site with a hook

Confident and with the right experience to drive the success of an inspiring yet tough project, the team explored, extrapolated, confronted - and asked hard questions. We had to gather and organise many areas of information such as commercial and editorial objectives, airplay, scheduling and registration and produce a highly interactive web design. Due diligence, expert management and consultation along with absolute passion and commitment for the accomplishment of the project, ensured the success of this complex digital solution.

Whilst all this was happening we pressed on with the web design. With our creative team in collaboration they developed the brand, logo and theme for Share Radio and translated this into a user friendly and finance orientated front end concept. 

Finally the responsive (and impressive) Umbraco 7 was implemented as the open source CMS platform of choice. Why? Because it could be coded using MVC to provide a robust framework with a flexible API to share information across servers and devices in the most efficient way. Also an extremely user-friendly interface ensures editors can concentrate in publishing great content without worrying about layout or styling issues.

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The result /
See and listen for yourself!

Listen now and see the results for yourself. The new web site shows a steady increase in the number of unique visitors, as well as repeat visits. 

Increase in sessions since launch
+1,443%
Increase in listeners
+300%
Increase in returning visitors 
382.23%

Visit Web site

"My recommendation for Zebedee particularly reflects their commitment and willingness to learn and adapt while at the same time providing a methodical and well-documented approach to development. I would certainly use them again myself, and look forward to enhance the functionality and information provision of the Share Radio website as we progress through phase 2 of our development." Gavin Oldham, Founder & Managing Director - Share Radio