Talk:GCap Media

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
WikiProject Radio / UK  (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Radio, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Radio-related subjects on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
This page is within the scope of the UK Radio taskforce. New members are always welcome!
 
WikiProject London (Rated Low-importance)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject London, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of London on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Merger[edit]

Suggest not merging with Global - due to the long history of GCap, and retaining this article up to the merger. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.149.31.226 (talk) 16:22, 4 November 2008 (UTC)


I would repeat my suggestion of merging the two articles, given that the Global Radio page now says that all stations are identified as being owned by Global Radio - therefore GCap now serves absolutely no independent function.

--Luzdanoite (talk) 12:52, 9 November 2008 (UTC)


GCap, GWR and Capital Radio Group however form a major part of the history of commercial radio in the united kingdom. Collectively they dominated local radio for over a decade. That to me forms a large enough part of the history of the UK for them to warrant a wikipedia article.

Global is not just a name change - it's a seismic change in the operation of the 35/40 local radio companies which made up GCap and for this reason the GCap days deserve to be remembered. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.150.17.32 (talk) 19:29, 19 November 2008 (UTC)


In the event of this article being merged with the Global Radio one, as much of the details of the history of GCap and its predecessor companies should be included as possible. I see no need in truncating the combined article for the sake of making it shorter at the cost of detail. Williamh120 22:25 30th November 2008 (GMT)

I think the GCap Media and Global Radio articles should remain separate for the reason mentioned above, that the history of GCap is so long. Wikiwoohoo (talk) 00:06, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Quite agree. 80.176.73.145 (talk) 20:33, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

I concur. Global was born from the merger of Capital and GWR, and this is a historically accurate account of events. This article should remain. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.71.192.193 (talk) 14:25, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

The above is incorrect. GCap Media was formed from the merger of Capital and GWR whilst Global was the purchase of GCap Media by the owners of what used to be Chrysalis Radio.94.193.78.154 (talk) 19:41, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

The only problem is that some person who thinks he is probably being a smart alec is changing all the station names and the 'station groupings' into the Global Radio format - eg Hit Music Network, Heart Network etc. etc. when they should just be left as the 'One Network.' This page is meant to be about Gcap (and possibly GWR and Capital) and should therefore list the channels as they were in October 2008, prior to the completion of the takeover. All this Heart Network, Hit Music Network stuff should be left to the Global Radio page. 81.132.254.98 (talk) 16:40, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

GCap / Global[edit]

Have tidied up a number of sections as it seemed blurred between how GCap was run and how Global ran the stations after they took over. For example, the rebranding exercise to Heart was carried out after the stations had been sold to Global and therefore it doesn't really form part of GCaps history. Therefore I've grouped the former One Network stations together and given them their original names.94.193.3.133 (talk) 18:56, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just added archive links to one external link on GCap Media. Please take a moment to review my edit. If necessary, add {{cbignore}} after the link to keep me from modifying it. Alternatively, you can add {{nobots|deny=InternetArchiveBot}} to keep me off the page altogether. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true to let others know.

As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Editors have permission to delete the "External links modified" sections if they want, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018).

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.


Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 00:46, 11 January 2016 (UTC)