Thursday, July 3, 2008

Web 411 - The Mike O'Meara Show and Don Geronimo

As tough as it sounds, we live in a world where Mike O'Meara is hosting a talk show and Don Geronimo is spinning the platters that matter on a Top 40-ish show on separate stations on the radio dial. Luckily for the fans of the Radio Gods, their respective shows are back-to-back (Don from 1 to 3 PM EST and Mike from 3 to 7PM EST). And as different are the shows, so are their websites.

The URL for The Mike O'Meara Show is http://mikeomearashow.com/ which redirects to the corporate WJFK website (http://www.wjfk.com/pages/2158873.php). His page has the same formats as the other JFK air staff (live stream, photos, contests, podcasts, etc). However, the "forum" is one in name only; more like a bulletin board. Overall, it's a decent site with easily accessible content without too much digging. Here's a screenshot of the page:



Doni G's new employer, WOCM 98.1 in Ocean City, Maryland, has a website (http://www.irieradio.com/) that is somewhat lacking the polish and usual applets that JFK's site has but it does have an interesting feature that JFK does not. While there is not a complete repository for the station's podcasts (outside of the morning and Live evening shows) and the navigation tabs are somewhat weak, WOCM does offer a video stream of the jocks doing their work behind the boards. Although emails about further info on this and podcast availability for Don Geronimo's show were not returned, it will be interesting to see how long the home page will be down if the demand for both streams overwhelms the OCN's servers. With those questions unanswered and since there is no main site for Geronimo, the site gets an incomplete. Here's a screenshot of WOCM:



Right now, Mike's site is the better of the two but if the streams and podcast of Don's show are available at the OCM website, the gap between the two will definitely get closer.

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3 comments:

Matt said...

Nice comparison. And here's hoping they fix the weird typos in Doni's surname -- the homepage is fine, but dig a little deeper and in at least two prominent spots, he's listed as "Don Gerinomo."

Sounded great on the air today, though -- and that's what matters.

Britt Schramm said...

Matt, thanks for the comment.

Yeah I noticed that misspelling too. May it was a way for the CBS suits to hide his name from crawl robots. Or just it's because it's a real small town radio station who only has enough resources for a Jack-of-All-Trades code/graphics monkey. But according to DCRTV, the stream may not be there tomorrow due to legalities from CBS/Infinity.

Maria said...

Cool