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Greek radio and television stations[edit]

New User:Trapezanidis 1453 has been creating a number of these, probably translating from Greek Wikipedia. It might be useful for someone from this project to assist him with infoboxes, cats, notability for broadcasters and English. I have left a note on his talk page suggesting the same. All the best: Rich Farmbrough17:36, 22 February 2015 (UTC).


What does everyone think of this edit? Shouldn't the article title be the call sign, just like all of the other articles? If so, than the article title should be WJAN-CD, according to the TV Station Profile by the FCC, which was the original name before it was moved. I haven't talked to the page mover (User:Stephiromay), yet. I wanted the WikiProject's opinions with users who are more experienced in this than I am. Thanks, Corky | Chat? 20:18, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

General common name is the standard for WP, while it seems that Wikiproject TV stations selected station call letters. Apparently, as the call signs are international set up (assign the first letter to a nation, W & K to the USA) and common names may be the same (ABC7 for example, ABC has a few station on the 7 channel going by the brand ABC7), they were selected as the naming standard. In looking about RabbitEars & AmericaTeVe, AmericaTeVe is programming originating at the WJAN TV stations and simulcast on several other stations, basucally a mininetowrk. Caribevision/AMERICA-CV STATION GROUP, INC. from the AmericaTeVe refers to WJAN as the AmericaTeVe station. But given that this amounts to just the programming on a single subchannel it isn't the name of the station. The station is what the article is about, so to name it after is main subchannel isn't correct. Spshu (talk) 23:17, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
It wasn't just TV; all of the projects went for call letters when it came to ID's regarding TV and radio for countries which usually go with that mode of ID (Europe and Asia in most cases goes with blanket licenses where transmitters are rarely identified by their calls), that way we weren't stuck with the fun of redirecting every time "News Channel 21" decided to switch to "Me-TV 21", "Today's WKP 21" or the other branding du-jour of the moment (or the vandals who revel in making WSB-TV "Nick Jr. 2" every few months, for instance; I shudder to think of the mess we'd be in if branding was standard for TVS). This was an inappropriate move; a WP:COI template needs to be dropped on Stephiromay (talk · contribs), who judging from their translation isn't a mere fan of WJAN-CD. In the meantime I have pagemoved América Tevé back to WJAN-CD, will COI-warn the user, and hopefully this is the end of it. Nate (chatter) 02:23, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the replies. I do agree with Mrschimpf on the not just TV part. It'd be too much of a hassle to name the articles by their branding name as they change so often. Corky | Chat? 02:28, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Template talk:Infobox television channel‎[edit]

Hey all, there's a discussion at Template talk:Infobox television channel‎ about whether to swap |web= with |website= for consistency with other templates, like Template:Infobox television. Thanks, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 01:09, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion to add a virtual channel parameter to Infobox broadcast[edit]

I've started what I hope will turn into a discussion at Template_talk:Infobox_broadcast#Virtual_channel. Since that page isn't exactly bustling with traffic, I'm cross-posting it here for visibility. Mlaffs (talk) 15:26, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

No discussion, so I've implemented the change. We now have an active parameter for Virtual channel in this infobox - you no longer have to spoof it. Mlaffs (talk) 12:56, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Mlaffs; should have been done at least in 2008 but there were a bunch of users who argued against change for reasons that never really made sense, and policy arguments were dismissed for mere 'support/oppose' counts. Nate (chatter) 18:55, 21 May 2015 (UTC)


This needs attention from someone who understands the FCC lingo; I restored it from an obviously dated prior version (it was redirected). Mangoe (talk) 20:32, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

I reversed the redirect; as I explained on RFD, this is a TBN translator with no history that is still carrying TBN as part of the Regal Media deal where they got a whole lot of TBN translators in some kind of TBN fund-raising effort without any real idea of what to do with them. Until then, the rd to a TBN-article remains appropriate. Nate (chatter) 04:27, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Are you kidding me?[edit]

"WikiProject Television Stations was created to guide the structure of articles related to individual local television stations in North America. For articles relating to other parts of the world, see Descendant WikiProjects and WikiProject Television."

That's just great, really. See also: Wikipedia:Systemic bias. How about "North America" create it's own taskforce or whatever and let all TV stations be covered by this WikiProject called "Television Stations", thanks. — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 08:19, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Agree, this is the English Wikipedia, not the Yankopedia. Such a blatant systemic bias is simply intollerable. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 10:46, 24 May 2015 (UTC)