Revamped web site launched on Radio Bilingue's 27th anniversary

Radio Bilingue announced today they have relaunched their web site and are now providing a bilingual news service, based on their bilingual programming. Below is their detailed press release. We just wanted to share the news with our Latino listeners.

Radio Bilingüe launches Revamped Website in Spanish and English to serve Audiences with News for U.S. Latinos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2007

CONTACT:
Alma Martinez
(559) 455-5753
almam@radiobilingue.org

Radio Bilingüe, the non-profit radio network with Latino control announces the launch of its redesigned website, whose goal is to distribute their award-winning and bilingual coverage of immigration, the environment and health to new users. The site, available on the same address www.radiobilingue.org, debuts this week on the occasion of the network’s 27th birthday.

The new website design aims to extend the availability and distribution of original, compelling stories that are currently broadcast by the satellite network to audiences throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Mexico. The news-driven site introduces new tools that will allow users to interact, subscribe and comment on topics and programs.

Even visitors well outside the range of Radio Bilingüe’s broadcast range can, for example, retrieve headlines on their mobile phone, search through a repository of stories that stretch back for several years, leave comments on the websites’ new blog “Aire Libre,” listen to recent broadcasts or listen to its live webcast 24 hours a day.

With the help of partnering organizations, Radio Bilingüe editors make available to transnational audiences fresh news content that is of special interest to U.S. Latinos and immigrant audiences. Some of this content includes Radio Bilingüe’s own brand of civic-, health- and environment-oriented journalism.

With an eye-catching redesign, the new impact page introduces visitors to Línea Abierta, the first and only talk show interconnecting transnational Spanish-speaking audiences in public radio throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The online visitor has immediate access to the web site’s major topic areas that allow browsing and searching through information about various programs and up to the minute news.

Enhancements to the web site include:

  • Improved Navigation – Web pages work in intuitive and consistent ways, making it easier for visitors to find what they are looking for and know where they are within the web site.
  • Improved Look and Feel – Enhanced graphics and the new page layouts provide visitors with an improved user experience.
  • New Features – New features on the web site include RSS feeds and Podcasts which allow visitors to subscribe to specific programs — or topics.

It has been 27 years since Radio Bilingüe’s first broadcast on July 4, 1980. It began as a small grassroots radio station serving the Central Valley’s Latino farmworkers. Since then it has become a powerful source of news and cultural information for all Latinos.

With main offices in Fresno and San Francisco, California, Radio Bilingüe reaches nearly 100 affiliates throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Mexico via satellite with news and cultural programming. Additionally, a live audio streaming on www.radiobilingue.org allows Radio Bilingüe to reach thousands of visitors every month.

Funds for the new website are provided in part by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, The California Endowment, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.