The Wire

Community and Indigenous radio presenting independent current affairs.

Project goalsĀ 

The Wire is Australia’s leading independent current affairs radio program, broadcast online and on over 100 community radio stations across Australia. With a website that was originally built a decade ago there was a strong need for a new site but a huge task to transfer 12,000 stories to a new platform.

Our solution

Freerange Future were engaged to design a new WordPress based site that had the feel of a modern current affairs platform and that had all the functionality expected of todays news: podcasts, embeddable audio player, strong social integration and responsive design.

Results

Only launched on April 15th 2016, the immediate response to the website has been phenomenal. The program staff are over the moon with the ease of use of the new system and ability to curate archival content. Users have been very excited by the new interface and ability to listen to shows on their mobile phones.