A website is the cornerstone of any radio station, without one you miss important opportunities to drive up growth and engage with your listeners. We’ve done some digging around and found 5 of the best radio websites built right here using the Radio.co Website Builder.
5 Best Radio Websites
Get inspired by using these sites as a stepping stone to give you some ideas to what you can achieve with your own radio station website.
5. Soulfinity Radio
For a lot of listeners a radio station website is a source of information on bands, local news, and upcoming gigs. In fact it’s the main reason visitors stick around, so a site like Soulfinity Radio jam packed with the latest news and gossip keeps listeners coming back.
Soulfinity Radio is highly dense with upcoming band news focusing on house, techno, funk, and disco music. Although the overall design is on the darker side of the spectrum, it doesn’t take anything away. For example shows and DJs are showcased front and centre on the page so they stick out for visitors to discover content for themselves.
Listeners coming to your site often need a nudge in the right direction to tune into your station. Players are embedded at the top of most pages so they’re easy to access. There’s also direct links to the stream, on third-party sites like Streema, and on-demand shows in places like SoundCloud.
Soulfinity Radio’s is powered by fresh shows from new and upcoming DJs, so they’re put front and centre on the site. Each DJ has their own page with links out to their back catalogue of content. There’s also opportunities for DJs to get involved so they can showcase their tracks.
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4. Big Time Radio
First impressions are everything, so it doesn’t hurt to have a good looking website like Big Time Radio. Going for something simple but visually pleasing, BTR chooses style over substance. Every page has big bold writing that catches the eye, so everything is simplified and pretty easy to view.
The best radio websites all have something in common, which is they are easy to view no matter what device you’re using. Every website created with the Radio.co Website Builder is dynamic. Images, text, and everything else you see changes based on the user screen size, for example if you’re on a phone then content like a header image gets resized to perfectly fit. It’s a cool way for sites like BTR to visually tell a story of a band or artist without compromising quality.
Listeners often visit sites like BTR to catch up on events and news, so that’s things like reading interviews from artists, looking at upcoming gigs, and listening to tracks they love on the station. BTR has a player embedded on every page, so it’s more convenient for visitors to tune into shows without having to navigate to a listen page.
3. The Fountain Internet Radio
Words can be a very powerful tool to get your point across. Take religious site The Fountain Internet Radio for example, it has nicely styled pages that focus on engaging with visitors using simple but effect messaging.
Their dynamic site is clean with minimal fuss, for example the homepage greets you with just a logo, some text, and player that automatically tunes into their station. It’s sleek and effective, so as soon as you land on the page you instantly know what the radio station is about. This design is rippled throughout their entire site, so every page greets you with this clean approach. Plus the Radio.co embeddable player is on every page, this way listeners stay connected no matter which part of the site their on.
2. The Highland Collective
More isn’t always better. Take the cluttered website from Mix 106.3, there’s quite a lot going on for you to make one decisive action. Frequent visitors might see this as useful with plenty of content to discover, but to newcomers it can look like a mess.
The Highland Collective, or HICO for short, have gone for a minimalist approach. They’re based in Florida running their radio station which focuses on indie, alternative, hip hop, electronic, and experimental music. Their goal is to update music lovers with daily news bites, reviews, features, and interviews with top talent from the industry.
HICO have taken a simple but effective design approach to their website. Going for a black and white theme, their pages showcase bands and artists that catch the eye. Take the homepage for example, immediately you get drawn to the colourful images in the centre of the page, so content is given the stage. Light stylish sites like this are a good way to show off news and updates without distracting visitors.
1. The Thaiger
Websites often act as a hub of information about things like upcoming bands, reviews, and local events, but they can also tell engaging stories. Take the The Thaiger, it’s a one page website with all of its content presented as you scroll down. It’s a cool way to unravel details about the radio station in an interesting but simple way.
Based in Phuket, The Thaiger features local food, lifestyle, and real estate in Thailand. Open to business advertisements, the station presents itself as a voice for local companies. Scrolling through The Thaiger website it neatly presents you with the station’s goals, how it helps businesses through the power of ads, and showcases some of the best out there.
Packaging everything together like this is a great way to present visitors with what your station is about, what you play, and how they can tune into your shows.
Note: The screenshot below does not accurately represent the website as it’s parallax, meaning the background images move when you scroll. For the full experience of The Thaiger’s site please go here.
Build Your Own Website Today
These are just some of the best radio websites we’ve come across so far, but each one is different and worth looking into for inspiration for your own site. Using the Radio.co Website Builder you can easily create your own radio station site in no time. Build stunning web pages with no fuss and no technical headaches as we show you below.
View your station across any device, regardless if that’s on a computer, laptop, iPhone, or Android device. You don’t need any technical knowledge as you can choose a theme to match the look and feel of your radio station’s brand.
Start building your website today by heading to your Radio.co Account -> Settings -> Billing -> Website Builder. Alternatively if you are not with Radio.co yet then you join today for free with a 7 day trial by clicking the button below and adding the Website Builder on checkout.