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Lists of radio stations by frequency pages Disambiguation or List?[edit]

There are many pages listing radio broadcasts on different frequencies,

Many of these, such as 88.0_FM are assessed as being Disambiguation pages - as logically they list articles of a 'similar' or 'connected' nature.

However are these truly disambiguation pages? As most of the time the individual articles have very different names (being the names of the radio services or their call-signs) so are these pages more correctly a 'list' page?

I recently assessed a few of these pages as 'disambiguation' - mainly following what seemed to be the current pattern. Another editor challenged this assessment. I can see both views having strong arguments to be adopted, so wish to get a wider view, as I think that there should be uniformity across the board here.

Philedmondsuk (talk) 18:38, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Request for input: The Monsters in the Morning[edit]

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Monsters in the Morning (2nd_nomination). Please help generate discussion. Thank you. Levdr1lp / talk 12:54, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

List of Australian Radio Broadcast Transmissions[edit]

  • G'day Guys
  • I have limited experience on Wikipedia, but have been working on a new list for the last few weeks.
  • Content is starting to look good (months of work ahead), but the format is terrible.
  • Can someone please have a look at the article and tell me how to remove the negative comments at the start from an administrator.
  • Also would appreciate some advice on how to format the article / list better.
  • Specific question: how should I format a date range of say, before 1958 to after 1960?
  • Specific question: the table of contents / list of sections at the start is massive, can I shift it to side by side (with content) to right?
  • Samuel.dellit (talk) 06:31, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
In your sublists there are a lot of ?? appearing. Are you going to be able to fill any of those dates in? Also we need to know where the information came from, ie references. Some clues may be in the ACMA2013 etc, but what does that mean? For your characteristics a table may be more compact. But where things have changed over time, perhaps you need multiple rows. What you have here is more than a list, but a history of technical characteristics. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:19, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Smooth Radio relaunch[edit]

Hi, I'm looking for some advice on how to handle the relaunch of Smooth Radio, a UK station about to undergo a dramatic change. Smooth came about as a result of the merging of several regional stations into a national station in October 2010, but its owners are now taking it off the national DAB multiplex and returning to some regional programming. As Smooth will effectively no longer be a national broadcaster, my proposal is to start a new article covering the new format station(s), and perhaps to move the existing article to another title. I was thinking of something like Smooth Radio (2010) for the existing station and Smooth Radio (2014) for the relaunched one. Smooth Radio would then become a disambiguation page, and is likely to be the main search term for anyone looking for Smooth stations, so we could direct them to the appropriate article. Smooth's previous incarnations all have separate articles, and the page on the present station is a GA, so I don't really want to see it ruined with the addition of lots of information that may not necessarily be sourceable. I've mentioned this on the talk page, but thought it might be worth asking here for input. Your thoughts would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Paul MacDermott (talk) 19:45, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

I don't know if this would be a convenient list. Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/List of old-time American radio announcers. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:47, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

I think it would be useful. I posted some thoughts about it on your talk page. Eddie Blick (talk) 19:55, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

{{Infobox amateur radio country}}[edit]

Template:Infobox amateur radio country (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 02:04, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

A useful resource[edit]

Not sure if anyone's mentioned this previously, but I was just told about, which has quite a lot of useful radio-related material on it. I thought it would be worth mentioning here in case anyone wants to check it out. Thanks Paul MacDermott (talk) 17:30, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

American Radio History is a very good site. Among the more useful resources for those interested in old-time radio are directories/yearbooks and issues of publications such as Radio Mirror and Broadcasting magazines. It also has material related to other aspects of radio. Volumes can be browsed individually in PDF form. A site search engine will provide links to individual pages (PDFs) that include the search term.Eddie Blick (talk) 02:32, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Addendum: The ARH site is far from static. Material is added frequently, sometimes more than once per week, expanding the resources available. The Latest Additions and Updates page at [1] provides information about material that has been added recently.Eddie Blick (talk) 03:27, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

RfC: Naming of articles about an actor's roles and awards[edit]

Please see the RfC at Category talk:Filmographies#Naming of articles about an actor's roles and awards. Comments are welcome there. sroc 💬 14:48, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Merge Wireless signal jammer into Radio jamming[edit]

It has been suggested that Wireless signal jammer be merged into Radio jamming, see discussion here. Jonpatterns (talk) 18:49, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Radio At Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Adikhajuria (talk) 14:20, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Notability of radio personality Ethan Bearman[edit]

Is this person notable? davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 01:13, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

RfC: Should Nikola Tesla's birthplace be changed?[edit]

An RfC Should Tesla's birthplace be changed? has been created. Comments are welcome.- MrX 15:43, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Certain format of rock radio[edit]

I have heard of radio stations with a modern rock format that plays hard rock artists found on active rock stations like Metallica, Chevelle and Crossfade; artists found on alternative stations such as 311 and American Hi-Fi; and rock artists like O.A.R. and U2. Such stations like this do not play artists like Avicii or Lorde. What article would this fit in? Would this be considered a softer variant of active rock, an exclusively modern variant of mainstream rock, or a different variant of alternative? (talk) 09:57, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Radio At Wikimania 2014 (updated version)[edit]

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Adikhajuria (talk) 12:21, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Help needed for expanding "years in radio" pages[edit]

As I have looked at Wikipedia's "years in radio" pages, I have noticed that many -- probably all, although I haven't checked nearly that many -- have much room for expansion.

If you aren't familiar with those pages, Table of years in radio gives links to the individual pages. Typically each page has sections for events, debuts of programs and births of people associated with radio. Each section consists of a bulleted list, so little writing is required.

I have begun trying to remember to add to those pages when I come across a program debut, a person's birth or something like that. If each of us who is interested in radio would add to the appropriate pages when we find relevant information, that could mean significant expansion without much extra work by anyone.

Including references when we add items will enhance the usefulness of the lists. Eddie Blick (talk) 02:59, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Feedback sought on list of OTR American announcers[edit]

Just today I read a post higher on the page ("AfC submission")regarding a proposed article, Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/List of old-time American radio announcers. The article interested me because at one point I submitted a proposed article along the same lines. The critique includes the comment, "if the list is going to include names without associated Wikipedia articles, references will be needed to confirm who they are and why they belong on the list."

My question for this group is, "What kind of reference would be sufficient?"

  • Inclusion in an OTR reference such as John Dunning's "On the Air"?
  • Listing in one of the old radio directories/annuals/yearbooks?
  • Something else?

My feeling is that a list like this one should include announcers who do not have articles on Wikipedia so that researchers can easily identify names of people about whom they might want to write. Eddie Blick (talk) 20:08, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

OTR research resources page posted; comments and additions encouraged[edit]

I have posted a page, User:Teblick/Online Resources for Old-Time Radio Research, listing online resources that I have found useful for writing articles on old-time radio. If you would like to comment on the resources listed there or add others, I will appreciate your help. Eddie Blick (talk) 14:43, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

longwave radiation[edit]

The usage of Longwave radiation (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see talk:Outgoing longwave radiation -- (talk) 08:32, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Radio: Linking Wikipedia's List of Internet Radio Stations To Actual Radio Broadcasts: So That The List Can Be Included As A Homepage[edit]

As the title of this presentation suggests, Wikipedia's "List of Internet Radio Stations" should link the individual Radio Stations listed, to the actual that the List could then be included in one's Homepage! _And so, instead of having to enter each Station individually under a search engine, one could, instead, simply scroll to the desired station, and click on (maybe a box, or widget)! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:02, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Liberian radio stations[edit]

I've compiled a list of radio stations in Liberia from a variety of sources: see List of radio stations in Liberia.

Radio seems to be the most important mass media in the country at the moment, particularly local radio, due to the high level of linguistic fragmentation in the country. Does anyone have any more sources of information that could be used to improve this list, or any sources that might allow the creation of articles on any of these stations? -- The Anome (talk) 20:00, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Splitting Radio[edit]

Please see here: Talk:Radio#non-communication radio. Thanks. Fgnievinski (talk) 16:16, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

proposed merge discussion - electrical transcription[edit]

anyone interested in old-time radio may be interested in a merge discussion at: Talk:Electrical transcription. Thanks! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 16:06, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)


Please see Talk:Krista Tippett and radio show On Being regarding these (COI) contributions: [2] [3] SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:39, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

I want you to join[edit]

I started discussion topics in two articles, but no one is coming.

  1. Talk:Public broadcasting#Time for separate article for the situation in the USA: New, separate main article about public broadcasting in the U.S.
  2. Talk:Television advertisement#After the break: Commercial break is being redirect to television advertisement, but it also happens on radio. What should we do with ad breaks?

JSH-alive/talk/cont/mail 15:05, 20 March 2015 (UTC)