There are two keywords used to describe the main objectives at Girls Rock Radio. They are Discover, and Elevate. Although more detail on what those words mean to Girls Rock Radio can be found on our About page, here's what they mean in terms of opportunity for you.
Girls Rock Radio is embarking on a bold new journey to bring even more value to our audience beyond just the music. The music is massively important to us, yes - after all, we are an internet radio station. But as the soundtrack to your awesome life, we want to help you explore ways to make that word - awesome - more tangible than ever before.
To do so, we're exploring all areas of life and lifestyles.
Girls Rock Radio seeks to partner with people who are passionate about what's important in their lives, and who want to share that passion with everyone. In doing so, you will help our audience better discover and explore that passion, and we in turn will elevate you as the expert in your area of passion.
Life is a never-ending stream of things to learn and experience. Health & fitness, fashion, finance, entertainment, education, dating, relationships, travel, technology, cooking, family, and yes - even gossip. Slip into any of these and we find so much more. Fashion reveals apparel, makeup artistry, scents, formal, informal, business, men, women, evening, jewelry, body art... You get the idea. Whether I listed it or not, what's your passion?
If you are bursting with passion, and if you can write about it, speak about it, or shoot video about it, Girls Rock Radio want's to talk to you about it. Let's be specific here. Girls Rock Radio is looking for passionate "journalists" (passion, not degree required) who can author articles for publication on the GRR website, or record audio podcasts, or shoot viral videos, all branded for Girls Rock Radio featuring YOU as the GRR authority on the matter. Diversity of ability where media creation is concerned is a definite plus. Age is not important, but you must be 14 or older in order to submit material to GRR. Teen journalists, unless speaking with obvious authority on adult matters may be slotted in age-relevant categories. A 16 year old, for instance, may find greatest voice as the "High School Dating" expert, or the "Back to School Fashion" expert, to name a couple and in contrast to the post-educational versions of the same topics.
Gender is not a factor. Boys, you can be the expert, too. GRR is not only for girls. In the creation of content, the best production may evolve as a collaborative, project-based effort between women and men who each lend their unique talent to the project. Girls Rock Radio will credit all members of "the team," or the individual, for the content submitted to Girls Rock Radio.
A separate, but distinct opportunity exists to become involved in the on-air aspect of Girls Rock Radio. If you have a great "radio voice" and would like to lend your talent on-air to promote our new website features, the station itself (Station IDs,) and perhaps even interviews with the artists, GRR want's to hear from you. To become involved at this level, you may need access to a professional recording studio - we don't want to hear the neighbor's motorcycle roaring off down the street in the background.
If you are on the faculty or staff of a media educational venue and are looking for interesting and unique ways to get your students involved in exciting forms of media, Girls Rock Radio wants to hear from you. Student of such a school? Let your instructors know about the opportunity at Girls Rock Radio. We would be delighted to help in the development of a for-credit or extra-credit program at your school, while simultaneously building your reputation and presence on Girls Rock Radio - a credential you can carry with you as you launch your awesome career.
Contact GRR Now!
Use this contact form to get started. Tell me a little about your area of expertise and how you see that expressing itself on Girls Rock Radio. Nothing too deep or elaborate is necessary at this point, just make sure the email address you enter is valid so I can get back to you. Once I have your contact information and a general idea of where you see yourself fitting in at Girls Rock Radio, I'll be in touch to see if we can develop a plan to get you there.
~ Whew! ~ I can breathe again! lol
Thanks for your patience during the transition from the old to the new site. I appreciate whatever warm karma you were sending. It worked! There were very few bumps moving from the "new." back to the "www." site address.
If you find any errors, please report them using the Contact form.
Registration and Login have been turned on, and the Forum has been unlocked. Remember that, even if you were registered in the old forum, you still need to re-register for this new version of the website. Also, the login to the site is also a login to the Forum. You should be able to log in either place - it's all the same.
There are a lot of new features coming, as you can see by the Welcome page. More on that soon. But for now, I think I'm going out for Ice Cream and then I'll probably just collapse. lol. 🙂
xoxo ~ djMot
Okay, here's the 411 on how things are looking at this point:
I am on target to roll this site out over the evening of Tuesday, 23 September 2008. I expect a fairly turbulent ride from here to there, so please wish me luck. Some things for you to be mindful of as this all comes down:
Be watching for any last minute posts regarding the switch over, and as always, I welcome any comments or feedback you care to provide.
Most of the major parts of the new site development is complete. Some tweaking will be inevitable, I suppose, but other than that, what do you think so far?
What about the Mini Site? Do you still want to have that feature?
How about the Tune In page? Would you like that to be a popup player or a regular page? Either way, I still recommend an external player like WinAmp because you will get much better sound and features that help with that like an Equalizer. I just want to make sure that however you prefer to tune in is as easy for you as possible.
I'd say we're around two weeks or less to the launch of this new site. Your thoughts about and what you'd like to see on the new site are very much welcome. It's all for you, and this new site is kinda like a clean canvas. We can paint whatever we want on it.
Okay, well I just spend the last few days of my life working with (being tortured by, lol) three different menuing systems. The result is plain to see - just look up. On to more fun things. That ugly box right below the menu will take shape next along with the development of a new Tune In page.
Hope you're all having an awesome weekend. Feel free to leave me a comment.
Stupid post title, I know. But I did labor over the weekend. Mainly for my daughter's birthday party, but some on the new website, too.
The party rocked, by the way. 🙂
Okay, so anyway, the menu got prettier over the weekend. It also grew some new items. Most of them even work! I will be working on the Latest Music Additions and the Playlists & Requests pages next. Then it will be on to some new features.
It really won't be long before this becomes the real website. Be sure to comment or send email letting me know what you think so far.