Saturday, September 18, 2010

CBS consolidates KCBS, KPIX websites

Click on to the KCBS Radio or KPIX CBS5 websites and you'll land at the same place — a new site ( labeled "CBS San Francisco" with news from both stations.

The consolidated news website is similar to one CBS launched last month for its stations in New York (WCBS-TV, 1010 WINS, WCBS News Radio 880 and WFAN-AM).

While the CBS5 site has had a corporate look for several years, the previous KCBS Radio site looked more home grown, though it has won first-place awards from the AP and Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). There's no reference on the first page of the new site to KCBS's 100th anniversary or that station's rich history. But it can be found by clicking on the KCBS icon at the top and scrolling down. There's a link to the story about the station's founder, "Doc" Herrold.


Anonymous said...

What a disaster. This new site is a complete joke. Is someone at CBS trying to screw the Bay Area?

Anonymous said...

True. I depend on it for traffic but the new traffic map is terrible. I love KCBS but have decided not to bother w/the map anymore and use KTVU's SigAlert map instead. It's much nicer now, which is the one KCBS had in its page in the first place. I don't see the point of having changed it.