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Press Room: New Website
Thu November 15, 2012
Texas Public Radio Launches Enhanced Website
New Interface Improves User Interaction with Local and National News, Arts and Classical Music Coverage
Texas Public Radio (TPR) proudly announces the launch of our improved website. Visitors to the updated tpr.org will notice several significant enhancements.
TPR’s coverage of local news is prominently featured, and visitors will also notice a convenient “Now Playing” display. “This new layout allows us to better feature arts and classical music coverage,” says TPR’s Web Editor Chris Eudaily. “From coverage of the San Antonio Symphony to smaller chamber music performances, the ability to better highlight content generated by our KPAC classical hosts makes tpr.org an important resource for those interested in local performances and other arts and culture news.”
Other notable features:
- Commenting functionality improves interaction between users and TPR staff.
- One-click social media buttons enable users to easily share stories of interest.
- The latest headlines from National Public Radio are integrated into tpr.org so users can access national news without leaving the site.
- An improved Community Events Calendar provides a display of upcoming events and allows users to select specific dates to view upcoming events. The current day's events are featured in the footer of the home page for quick reference.
- Access to live streaming content is broadened, with multiple options for online listeners, including a pop-up audio player and links to iTunes and Windows Media players.
The new web system is provided through NPR's Digital Services, a branch of NPR working to develop online station content and to provide a cohesive look and interface for NPR affiliates. A custom web experience for Texas Public Radio’s mobile device users is currently in development.