BBC Radio Yahoo! Widgets need fixed

If you’re interested in using any of the BBC Radio Yahoo! Widgets then just be aware that you will probably need to fix the feeds in them.

It’s quite easy:

  1. Download the Yahoo! Widget you want
  2. Change the widget file to .zip
  3. Open the file in WinZip (other compression applications are available)
  4. Extract the .kon file
  5. Open the .kon file in Notepad (other text editor applications are available)
  6. Locate the feed URL in the .kon file
  7. Find the latest feed URL from
  8. Update the URL in the .kon file and save
  9. Add the new .kon file back into the .zip file (make sure you use NO compression)
  10. Rename the .zip file back to .widget
  11. Copy or move the .widget file into your My Widgets folder
  12. Open the Widget and enjoy!

See, I told you it was easy.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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