December 2019 has arrived. We are now at the end of the year, and the holiday season has started! People have already begun filling malls and retail stores, scouring for great savings. SIMs in Second Life have begun to put up the Christmas decorations. And here in the XRadio.Zone community, it is time to look at what is new in the Second Life area.
Welcome to the XRadio December 2019 Community Update.
Unless you haven’t been following closely, you will know that there are numerous updates to the both website AND the XRadio.Zone in Second Life. We have made a new changes to continue our mission of serving our wonderful community of family and friends. First and foremost, Changes to the Zone!
WHAT’S NEW IN THE
XRADIO SECOND LIFE AREA?
Imagine a night club on the freakin’ Moon! This is Club Aquarius and it is phenomenal! With a 360-degree view of space and an actual hatch that leads to the surface of the Moon, I can safely say that there is no other club like this. The result of Jude simply saying: “A place to party on the Moon would be fun,” Siouxie put together a night club like no other.
The golden disco ball is for singles dances and the couple dances can easily be found right next to that. A functioning bar with animations and drinks, a few Zero-gravity chairs that allow you to float, and did we mention the DJs spin the tunes to make it a true party? This place is amazing fun! Hell, are you feeling fiesty? Jump on a pole and dance until your hearts content!
There is so much fun to be had at Club Aquarius. Check the schedule to see when your favorite DJ is performing a set and beam on up!
WHAT’S NEW WITH THE
So much has changed from the old site, I don’t even know where to begin. 🙂 I guess we’ll start at the beginning and go from there. From the new stream to the new WordPress-powered website, there have been many changes to the website and its backend.
- New Stream: XRadio has ditched it’s old Shoutcast server account and has partnered with Darqen Media with a brand new stream. We go from a 25 listener limit and 2GB auto DJ to a 420 listener account (the irony – 😛 ) and have more control over all aspects of our stream.
- New Server: The new stream is on a new virtual private cloud server, which has enabled the complete redesign of the website using WordPress as the content management system with a secure server. In addition, the new site is better optimized for mobile browsers.
- Better Designed Events Schedule: There were issues with the Google-app we used in the old site for viewing the schedule, especially on mobile browsers. That issue has been fixed. Not only can you now see the entire schedule completely, but the site also lists the which DJ is currently On-Air as well as the next DJ afterwards.
Last but not least, We have added a way to help securely support your favorite listener-supported online radio station – XRadio. Simply use your PayPal account or any major credit card to send a donation that will help to defer the operating costs. This fund will also go to adding more things to the server and/or XRadioZone in Second Life.
You will find the donation area on the sidebar to the right.
Thank you for your support 🙂