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Mexico AM-FM conversions
Mexico has had many AM stations change to FM.
In the process, all of them have undergone callsign changes. Examples: XECK-AM -> XHCK-FM; XERU-AM -> XHERU-FM.
There are many articles to be moved and the move should probably happen sooner rather than later especially if the AM is no longer listed in the AM source of Template:Mexico-inf. Raymie (t • c) 04:22, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Some important notes for those working on Mexico station articles:
- Migrating stations change their callsigns. Examples: XERF-AM to XHRF-FM; XEMIT-AM to XHEMIT-FM. Note that not all changes simply change out the E for an H but may add an E for disambiguation purposes.
- New articles on migrating stations should be made at the FM callsign name (as with XHEMIT), and old articles should be moved (as with XHRF). Most stations promote FM as their primary, and the use of dual simulcasting frequencies must be temporary before the station turns off its AM frequency.
- Technical parameters (particularly ERP) are available from the IFT's data sheets. Make sure to check the FM sheet for possible odd callsigns. Note that names of some concessionaires and permit holders maintain the old callsigns.
- Some new disambiguation pages will be necessary where a callsign change means it has the same calls as an unrelated TV station, such as XHLAC or XHWX.
- Templates, and often articles, are horribly out of date in regard to migrations and potential new stations. Use the IFT data sheets first. Raymie (t • c) 08:07, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
In the paragraph which says:
|“||For articles on stations located in countries which do use government-issued call signs, the official call sign should be used. However, in places with a mix of call signs and station names, such as most of Central and South America and Australian FM Radio, the station name should normally be used, except when the call sign is well-known.||”|
Please consider adding the Philippines to the places mentioned. Radio stations in the Philippines are not required to identify themselves on-air by their call signs that call signs, especially of most FM stations, became unknown to the listeners. —theenjay36 (talk) 08:16, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
- On-air identification isn't the determining factor — even in North America, frankly, a lot of listeners know their favourite radio station only by its brand name rather than its legal call sign, and many such radio stations deliberately try to use their call sign as rarely-to-never as they can get away with. So in reality, the difference between the Philippines and North America in that regard is actually a lot less profound than you seem to think it is. It's just standard 21st-century broadcasting practice, not a uniquely Philippine thing.
- Rather, the primary reason why WPRS privileges call signs over brand names, at least in places where call signs actually exist, is that (a) call signs are almost always unique identifiers, whereas using brand names would leave us with an untenably tangled mess in which nearly every station would have a disambiguated title (for example, we'd probably have something like 50+ articles called "Star 96 (City)"), and (b) brand names change frequently while call signs change a lot more rarely, so using call signs allows us to significantly reduce how often we would actually have to move articles to new titles (and how often we would have to deal with people trying to create a new article about "New Brand 106" as a separate topic from "Old Brand 106", on the grounds that the branding change somehow created a completely separate new radio station that had nothing to do with the old one.) Bearcat (talk) 05:36, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Categories For Deletion: Radio stations by frequency
FYI, there is a discussion here about removing the "Radio stations by frequency" categories, i.e. Category:Radio station 88.1, etc. This discussion began January 3, 2015, so if you want to make your voice heard, please do so ASAP. (There are also similar discussions for American TV stations by channel number, Canadian TV stations by channel number and Mexican TV stations by channel number.) --Chaswmsday (talk) 01:01, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
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