Celebrating Two Years Of Awesome!

Posted on Jan 03 2012

It has been an amazing two years, so 91.8 The Fan is proud to celebrate another birthday. The staff and I are wonderfully heart-warmed to see users who have been with us for the last two years. We’re equally enthralled that new listeners and visitors make the decision to support us by joining, commenting, liking, retweeting, and bookmarking the site and radio. This birthday is all about you, and as such we have a few gifts to you we’d like to present officially.

The most obvious transformation is the new layout, which isn’t a severe change, but a much needed one. As we’ve grown so has the content the staff has produced with genres not simply pertaining to anime, but also to facets of Asian culture, music, fashion, news, and more. With this new design it should be much easier to get to your favorite articles that much quicker or access portions of content that focus more on your individual tastes as a reader.

We’ve also moved the original menu up, as well as opened up a new form of advertisement that is both vibrant and attractive. The background will change from advertisement to advertisement of some of our favorite things. At the same time, our friendly mascot Brie will let you in on some 91.8 The Fan secrets. We’ve got some other new additions to be released through the week so make sure to keep your eyes peeled! Make sure to thank Kibs for all his hard work on the site.

For our listeners, we’ve added a new stream in addition to the two we already had. Our Icecast stream has been bumped to a 320kbps, which is what I’ve personally spent the past two months on. Many songs had to be re-ripped to accommodate the higher quality while there were plenty of new songs I wanted to tag beforehand. If I was to estimate there is probably close to 10% of our library that is 128kbps. It won’t impair your listening, but know that I am still modifying the last of these songs to give you the best quality possible.

The “lite” player is still available at its normal 128kbps, and the “standard” stream (or medium stream) is broadcasting at a 160kbp on Shoutcast 2. You’ll find that the top Listen Now, the biggest one, is the 320, the one next to Brie is 160, and the one under Brie is the 128. The standard stream will have its .pls files added around the web momentarily so please be patient with us.

Thank you all for your continued support and friendship, and let’s make 2012 the best year ever!

With Love,
Kanashimi

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P.S. As a gift to all of you loyal fans, Kibs has provided a special wallpaper for you to show your 91.8 The Fan colors during our birthday bash!


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Comments
  • Elk January 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    With Awesomeness,
    Elk

  • Cerulaine January 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    With love from all of us at 91.8 The Fan~ (Mostly me cause I love you all more) <3

  • Kate January 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    <3 you all!
    To 2012!

  • Kibs January 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    With blood sweat and tears, and more sweat. Like seriously, a LOT of sweat. -The Guy Who Did Most Of The Graphic Work

    • Kanashimi January 3, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      Yes, thank you Kibs for doing most of the website work. I wish I could have been more help!

      • Kibs January 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

        You were a tremendous help.

        • Kayarath January 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

          I, however, did nothing! It’s a lot of work and I’m glad I’m not the one who has to do it! 😛

    • Kate January 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

      Yes. Thank you, Kibs! It looks amazing!

  • nerdwerld January 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Happy Birthday Brie!

  • Pann January 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    I may be new to the team but hurrah! Happy Birthday Brie, and I look forward to many years of working with you guys. ^^

  • Kagra January 3, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Looking forward to more music and anime goodness! Also is Kibs going to Kamicon this year?

  • Siege January 3, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Happy Birthday, Brie, and thanks to all you listeners! Keep tuning in and help us make the 3rd year the best year so far! 😀

  • TheManorexic January 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    I love it! Here’s to many more years of 24/7 unadulterated awesome!

  • Zero Gravity January 3, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    I’ve been a member since the day I discovered it. I’m ever so happy I can be a part of something I lvoe and help spread the love
    – Zero

  • toyNN January 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Looking even more awesome – you all do great work here and provide a really fun site. For me the music is number 1 and you’ve always continued to make that better. Thank you!

  • mollybibbles January 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Congratulations for another year! Two years ago today I found this site, applied and here we are. Sure, I haven’t been around much since August, but I’m proud to be apart of the team supporting in any way I can. This is a great site with a fantastic team and fans behind it. Happy birthday, 91.8!

  • Bobby Henshin January 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    As the new guy around here i would like to wish you a rockin birthday and a Henshin good time! Henshin A-Go-Go Baby!

  • Renku January 4, 2012 at 3:21 AM

    Woot! May the awsomeness continue for another year!
    http://yubinada.deviantart.com/art/One-Year-Older-277547902
    (Totally forgot to do this hours ago xD)

  • christmas4477 January 4, 2012 at 4:20 AM

    Getting all this new music up for you guys wasn’t easy, but now I can go back to doing nothing. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday

  • moonhawk81 January 4, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    The Fan is always one of the highlights of my day–thanks, y’all! And congrats on another great year.

  • Leviathan Mist January 4, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    I know I’m late as always, but happy birthday to The Fan! Can’t believe I’ve been here for the majority of its uptime

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