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{Beep, Beep, Beep} Texting Built into WPB Cheap, Cheap, Cheap!

phone_text1For a while WPB CMS has offered texting.  We have some improvements to announce & a BIG SALE!

Email us here or call Tom at (203) 967-1800 ext. 2009  and we will get right back to you!

Of course, you can send on demand text messages to your VIP Club and all of the sub-lists (eg: contest entrants) and do on demand searches by zip code, age, gender, etc… but now there is a texting INBOX and texting support for SECRET WORD CONTESTS.

Let’s go through the uses of texting at a top line:

1. Blast Texts: News Alert / Contest texts your entire texting audience.

2. Text in to Enter Contests: With the Contesting tool, users can text in a word or series of words get entered into the contest.  If they’re not members of the VIP CLub, they get added and requested to fill out the data you require.

3. INBOX to Collect Audience Content: Request / Dedicate Songs, Receive Breaking News, Receive “Swap Shop” items – All texts flow into an INBOX where producers and talent can monitor, publish and REPLY TO inbound texts.


We also know that many of you need more registered users who include their cell phone numbers in their profile.  If you sign up for a texting package during this sale, we will for no addtional charge:

  • Adjust all of your VIP forms to collect (optionally require) cell phone numbers.
  • Adjust all of your contests and retrain staff as needed to maximize cell number collection.
  • We will help you create three marketing emails to be sent to your registered users to incentivize them to add their cell numbers to their profile based on sucess we have had with other clients.
  • Hold two dedicated training periods for digital staff, show producers and talent to work with them on how to use the system in their shows & work flow.

The monthly rate is 50% off and depends on the number of messages you send and receive and the low set up cost is can split over six months.  We’re talking monthlies starting at $50!

Email and we will get right back to you!





NFL to LA Update

The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams all filed applications Monday to relocate to Los Angeles in 2016, setting the stage for a climactic NFL owners meeting next week to decide which team or teams will move there, if any.

Chargers, Rams, Raiders all file to move to L.A.



Cover Local Sports Like Never Before

WPB_Sports2_smallLocal sports is a gold mine and we can help you dig it out.  The biggest challenge we heard from customers is how can they create REAL content around local sports and not break a budget or the existing staff’s back, so we set about to map out a workable solution.

The solution is both technical and operational and we are proud to introduce the “Fan Sourced Sports” system.  The system combines local sport schedules, apps that make it fun for fans to submit updates, scores and multi-media with a “trusted contributor” approval system. Your digital platform will get rich, compelling content from fans in the most quality laden, hands off way possible.  Robust auto-tagging systems will make sure the local sports content surfaces, SEO ready, to the right schools, districts, sports by athlete name.

Your sales staff can sell high value pre-roll and display ads directly to businesses around specific schools or sports.   You’ll get access into and captivate new audiences around local athletes, families and students.

All without breaking the bank or adding to your staff’s daily work.

The new systems are use on sites like, and

For more information, email us or call 203-967-1800.

WPB Exclusive – Snap Designs, Snap Layouts and Snap Themes!

animationWhatever the reason, you need to make design, layout, seasonal or just color changes.  Historically this takes you down the roads of cost, effort, time and money, none of which you have.  You need it now!  We got it for you. 

We’ve all been there with reasons like:

  • Your homepage needs a kick in the pants so you want to change the layout.
  • It’s Halloween and you want some seasonal imagery.
  • It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and want to demonstrate awareness and make the site pink.

Enter WPB Snap Designs – a new way of site construction.  Put simply, the WPB Snap Design system is a drill down way to have layouts, color schemes and holiday themes at your fingertips for real time site changes.  Gone are manual CSS changes (but they are there if you want them), row and column tinkering, image size adjustment and content module re-placement.


The WPB Snap Design system starts at the top with three Snap Families.  Each Snap Family is designed toward different set of content and business rules.  For example Snap Family #001, might be for light to medium content producing customers whereas Snap Family #002 is focused on heavy content producers and Snap Family #003 is for cutting edge design brands.  And there are more families in the deisgn phase.

But the power comes when you are inside a Snap Family, because from there you can “Snap” to other layouts which keep your content intact AND also flip between color designs and themes with the tap of a button.

I’m In The Mood for a Melody – One Snap Family

Click to Expand!

Click to Expand!

Let’s focus on one Snap Family of the three and see the options. This is a music station called Melody and they are in Snap Family #001.

You can see it has a navigation postion, a very dynamic video player, areas for Facebook and Twitter, banner displays, content stacks and on-air now; basically everything your site needs!

Now let’s say you have a heavy Facebook promotion coming up and the site needs some adjustment, simply go into the WPB Snap Family control panel and toggle to another layout in the family…..


Click to Expand!

Click to Expand!

Boom! Your site strucutre has changed, the Facebook unit has moved up, the video module slid over, on-air as moved up as well and other content has moved down the page. All of your existing modules of content, navigation and revenue have retained their properties …but magically arranged themselves into the new layout.

Never before has a system allow you to change column structures AND automatically fix your content into new locations on the layout.  You’ll never lose content or an ad unit again during a redesign!


Let’s try it again, in the WPB Snap Controls tap a new layout….


Click to Expand!

BAM! Another layout comes to life, again with all of your content intelligently shifted into smart locations in the new layout.

In this layout, the navigation is pinned to the top and slider now spans the top row of the site for an impactful first vistor impression – good for big promotions, concerts and contests – and the banner and on air modules slid down a row.

What’s great is all the layouts in family are designed to work with each other’s image sizes, so there’s no additonal work required to change layouts.  Really.  No BS.



That’s Great What Else?

It’s that time of year where sadly the days are getting shorter, you’ve been planning your promotional calendar for the fall dilligently.  Our imaginary promotions friends at Melody Radio have been working on their remote schedule for fall festivals, their sales team has sold digital and terrestial packages for Back To School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday & NYE, etc… and the programmers have tweaked the on-air air content and branding so it’s just right.  What about the site?  The same scheme since July?  No way, it’s a snap with Snap Themes.

Snap Themes are prepackaged CSS and graphics bundles which can apply to ANY layout or family.  They run from simple color changes to complete holiday and event themes.

So let’s head over to the WPB Snap Family control panel to activate OR schedule any of these Snap Themes for:

Bottom Line 3 * 3 * 14 = 126

Right now: Three Snap Families each with at least three Snap Layouts each with at least 14 holiday, seasonal and color Snap Themes.  A little math: that’s 42 Snap Looks inside of one Snap Family and 126 Snap Looks total.  With no code, no waiting, no B.S.

Oh Snap! Contact Al and Tom and get it for your site.


We know.  The hardest part is the content.

Make your homepage fresh daily, even if your internal content can’t be.  We’re here to help.

Starting today, if you are a WPB customer your website can have daily fresh content with images and frequently video in news, sports, entertainment and by music format and more categories are coming soon.

Contact us at to take advantage of these free feeds.



We know your needs.

Contact us at to take advantage of these free feeds.

Warren Sapp spend How Much on What?!?

Lost in the Oscar craze, was that Warren Sapp was picked up a couple of weeks ago for doing things whch got him fired from the NFL Network…. Check out the details from TMZ.

Can You Guess How Much Warren Sapp Spent on Prostitutes?


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