State of the Station - Summer 2012
Our last State of the Station address was last August when we changed our name to Radio Hyrule. We're due for another address, so read on.
- Last year we increased the site's functionality by creating individual pages for all songs, artists, and albums. With that feature came back the ability for users to request songs to be aired. Everything was working perfectly and looked great up until a difficult CMS upgrade which wrecked havoc among many of our sites page and features. The song pages and commenting systems were especially affected, and restoring everything has proven to be an incredibly daunting task.
- We've decided that we're better off by scrapping the current site and rebuilding a new one with more growth in mind. Later this summer we will be reconstructing the site with a new layout and more efficient features. If there is anyone willing to help us with this, please contact us!
- Our mobile applications are once again back in development after being on a long hiatus. iOS development has been taken over by two new individuals; thanks Ted and Danny! There's no release date set for the apps yet, but it's looking really nice and is being equipped with requesting capabilities, so you will be able to request songs right from your app! Thanks for your patience.
- In addition to the new Radio Hyrule site, we also have our eyes set on building a new remixing-community-esque site in conjunction with Zelda Reorchestrated. We're still working out all of the ideas and details of that project, so we're not going to say anything else for now.
- Stephen, Austin, and I have all been very busy lately with school, work, and choir recordings, which is mainly why we haven't been able to keep up with posting all of the latest news and videos in Zelda music. If you're interested in helping us out with our front page content, contact us with your best writing skills and we will set you up. Your help would be greatly appreciated!
- A huge thanks goes out to the individuals who have contributed financially to our site! Hosting a good-quality audio stream for thousands of people each year isn't cheap. We can only stay online as long as we can afford to pay the bills, and any help we receive makes a big difference! If you enjoy listening to Radio Hyrule, please consider sending us a donation.