Anime Podcast ASO Radio
Online Anime Talk Radio Program

Press Release: ASO Radio Experiences Major Web Site Revamp

ASO Radio Experiences Major Web Site Revamp

Anime Talk Radio Show Revamps Web Site to Better Serve Visitors

May 3, 2005

Vernal, UT, U.S.A. - "We've been going really strong with our latest season," says Sean Robinson, host of ASO Radio, "but our Web site started to feel outmoded lately. So I thought to myself, 'What better time to update it?'"

Since then the Anime Society Otaku, or ASO, Web site has had a major overhaul. "We made the content centered instead of being slightly to the right like in the previous design. It's really improved the readibility of the site!" But there is more to it than that. "We used to use tables extensively to layout the site, but that's a big no-no in modern Internet design. So we've thrown out all table layout for non-table elements. Now we're using completely standards-complient XHTML and CSS for our site's design and it's never looked better!"

A better looking Web site that works well in Web browsers is a good thing, yet surely this ASO Radio thing must be more than just computer code. "It's kind of like a radio show, but instead of being transmitted through the airwaves it's sent via the Internet. But I look at it this way: once it plays through people's speakers, it is in the airwaves!" Robinson says with a wink.

His talk show which focuses on Japanese animation, or anime, has been online since 1999 and sees weekly updates. "We try to have out a new Episode every week for our loyal fans. They depend on us for our honest reviews and up-to-the-minute news. And we try to interject a bit of humor into the whole thing to keep them amused."

Humor indeed, as every ASO Radio Episode starts off with what they call "The Funny." "The Funny is like a Saturday Night Live! skit, where we just think of the craziest off-the-wall thing we can and go with it."

Will they ever run out of material? "I don't think so, but then again I'm an optimist," says Nz17, Robinson's radio host alter-ego. He and his cohosts all go by on-air nicknames, a sign of their lightheartedness. "We just have fun with every show we produce, and I think in the end that's what's really important." Well said.

About ASO Radio

ASO Radio is an Internet-based talk radio program. Its content focuses on topics relating to Japanese animation. Show portions generally include anime reviews, news headlines, fan-submitted mail, and a variety slot called the "HotSpot." The HotSpot's topics include video games, manga, soundtrack reviews, editorials, and other issues.

About Nz17 Productions

Nz17 Productions is a Web site hosting organization in northeastern Utah. It hosts a variety of Web sites focusing around new media concepts.

Contact Information

Sean Robinson
Nz17 Productions President
Tel: (435) 790-5929