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Wamu should be use for Washington Mutual, since more people would type "wamu" for the bank instead of this small radio station. Also, I think "wamu" is copyrighted by Washington Mutual.

There is an article at Washington Mutual. The disambiguation link at the top of this article suffices. --Aude (talk) 02:09, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

How many people really go to American University Radio web site?

"WAMU" should go to American University Radio, "wamu" should go to Washington Mutual.

Alexa.com Traffic Rank for wamu.org: 71,753 Alexa.com Traffic Rank for wamu.com: 942

WAMU is the only name American University's radio station goes by. By redirecting that name exclusively to Washington Mutual, users cannot access the information they want, such as when I went looking for WAMU (the readio station) in Wikipedia. Denying users access to the information they seek does not make finding information any easier. Instead, it goes against Wikipedia's original aim, and any database's aim for that matter. In a Google search, WAMU as a radio station is displayed second, which suggests that at least by the standard of online bibliometrics, American University's radio station is reasonably well searched. At the very least, users should be directed to a page from which to choose their ultimate destination. Destitute 06:38, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

I just looked into Alexa.com, which measures web traffic, which is not a very good indicator of information destination in network analysis. Bibliometrics, the standard used for deciding the rank of webpages in an Internet search, is a far better gauge of information control. Destitute 06:42, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

DO NOT DELETE THIS PAGE NOR REDIRECT IT[edit]

A disambiguation notation has already been made for Washington Mutual. This is the only name the radio station goes by, which has the highest ratings of a public radio station in DC, and among the top 5 highest in the country. Many of its shows are syndicated. If the page is redirected or deleted, users cannot access it, which defeats the purpose of such a database.Destitute 07:16, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

See also User talk:Xsp1

American University Radio is unknown to igno'ant people[edit]

Washington Mutual is was one of the Fortune 100 companies. This radio is a college radio station. I live in NYC, and I never heard of this radio station's name. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.188.132.155 (talkcontribs).

And I had never heard of Washington Mutual before. Whether either of us has heard of the other is irrelevant. WAMU is not just "a college radio station"; it is one of Washington's public radio stations and producer of two syndicated public radio programs. It deserves an article as much as any other radio station. And as far as names go, WAMU is the official name of the radio station where it is only an abbreviation for the company. Per Wikipedia's naming conventions, articles belong at their official names. We have dab links to handle cases of overlap and this article has the appropriate dab link to Washington Mutual. -- JLaTondre 19:27, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Whether its WaMu, Chase, or BoA, I am here to defend the S&P 500.

Kind response[edit]

WAMU is not a college radio station. It is a National Public Radio station. American University's college radio station is WVAU.
    • Another Response**

(1) WAMU programs are broadcast nationally on NPR, as well as being on the web. (2) Washington Mutual collapsed in 2008 and no longer exists, so isn't this point moot?GoetheBehr (talk) 00:10, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

WAMU vs. WVAU[edit]

As a proud American University alumnus, I'm surprised this page makes no reference to the antagonism between WVAU and WAMU. What I mean by this is that many in the university community, which are host to a very famous communications school, feel slighted that the broadcasting license given to the university benefits NPR and NOT the student "radio" station. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.169.72.124 (talk) 08:34, 20 February 2010 (UTC)