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BBN Gets Record Views

February 29, 2012
Bulldog Broadcasting



February proved a big month for the Bulldog Broadcasting Network. Maybe it was the Leap Day thing, but the BBN site had a record number of views for a one month period.

Over 66,000 views were recorded for the Kearney High School media website.

"The next largest month was April in 2011," adviser Lyndall Dodson said. "That was a little over 60,000 views."

For 28 of the 29 days of February 2012, the site recorded over 1,000 views per day. On 15 of those days, there were 2,000 or more views per day to the site.

"One day we had over 7,000 views," Dodson said. "That one really surprised me. The only day we didn't top 1,000 was February 1. That was a little of 400 views."

The BBN staff is currently planning its Spring broadcast schedule. Already on the books is the April 5 Kearney Classic.

"We are devising a plan to actually broadcast that track meet live," Dodson said. "Last year we tried, but that plan did not work. So we have another idea. We will run a few tests to see if it works."

They are also looking to improve the coverage of the track meet. The following school are expected to compete:

Excelsior Springs

Harrisonville

Lincoln Prep

Kearney

Oak Grove

Park Hill South

Platte County

Pleasant Hill

Ray-Pec

Smithville

Warrensburg

St. Pius

Pembroke Hill

Columbia Rock Bridge

Rennaissance Academy

"We learned so much last year," Dodson said. "My students are excited about trying it again and improving. We want to add more replay after each race and improve our use of graphics. Last year's meet was highly competitive. We hope for the same thing this time."

Also in the works are another girls soccer game and possibly a baseball game. Those have yet to be scheduled.

Dodson said he wants to continue to grow the site.

"These types of broadcasts will help with that," he said. "We have worked with three other schools (Liberty North, Warrensburg, and Staley) to produce a couple of broadcasts this year. My students really enjoyed that.

"Being able to live stream to the web has encouraged us to expand our coverage. I also like how it is in real time instead of delayed. That makes it real to the students."

The site recently moved into the Top 15 most viewed sites in Missouri.

"We started the school year out of the Top 20," Dodson said. "We are now over over 621,000 total views. I think that is pretty good for a high school site that only went live in November of 2010."


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