Talk:Music & the Spoken Word

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I am in the process of expanding this article. I have added sections on the tabernacle, the choir and the announcers. It is still under construction, but I will be working on it more. Sylverdin 19:26, 3 November 2006 (UTC)


I'm not sure that this is a relevant part of information for the introduction:

An email reply to an inquiry for why the program is not currently provided in podcast form was provided by the Account Coordinator for Bonneville Communications:

Because of the music licensing regulations and the new pod casting regulations and costs, it would cost the Choir around 50-60 cents for each Music and the Spoken Word MP3 download. The show and the Choir are non-profit efforts. They have no resources to cover MP3 download costs, neither can they charge the consumers for downloading.

Hopefully in the near future we will be able to provide pod casting.

If it is to be included in the article, it probably should be changed into a reference and put as a footnote. Honestly, it just doesn't fit with the continuity of the article. It is way too specific and is too long compared to the rest of the article. Sylverdin 19:59, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

GA nom[edit]

The article has failed due to the lack of references and the article needs expansion please, also combing sections would help, cheers. Lakers 04:42, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Weekly Broadcast[edit]

I've watched your program every Sunday Morning, here in Western New York, at 6:30 a.m......for years !!! It started my Sunday....even though I attend my church, faithfully, every Sunday.....(I enjoyed the choir, having been in my church choir most of the past 55 years.... I also was able to be in attendance for your Christmas Concert, in SLC, in 2004, and was able to enjoy watching a "rehearsal" in July, 2008....) The Sunday a.m. "Music and the Spoken Word" was carried on the "Hallmark" Channel.....Since Jan 1, 2010, it is no longer on....anywhere, any time....I miss it....I deeply miss it !!! Will it be on again ??? Is it carried on any local radio stations ???? Barbara J Bush —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:00, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Please keep in mind that this is a Wikipedia article about this program, not a website run by or affiliated with that program. That being said, you can look-up broadcasters for this program online at their Broadcaster Locater by selecting a state from their drop-down list, and then click on the "Lookup broadcasts" button. -- (talk) 00:15, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Number of episodes[edit]

I tagged the number of episodes in the infobox with "Citation needed" because I have no idea where that number came from and I was concerned that editors were just updating the number each week instead of the information coming from a published source. I'm hoping that someone adds a source soon so I don't have to remove that content. Thanks, Bahooka (talk) 15:01, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

The number is accurate. At the conclusion of each television broadcast, the number of episodes is show. At the end of each radio broadcast, the number of episodes is stated. The number cited in this article reflects the correct information. A cursory Google search found last Sunday's episode with the episode number attached to it. See this link, where the appropriate tab lists the episode number. --Jgstokes (talk) 22:14, 25 June 2015 (UTC)--Jgstokes (talk) 22:14, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the efforts, Jgstokes. It appears something is not in sync - either the article's "as of date" or the link. The link seemed to pull up episode #4,462, as shown in the article, but with a 22 Mar 2015 air date. Thoughts? ChristensenMJ (talk) 22:58, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

That's funny. It was working correctly when I originally posted it. I found a better source for the episode number. On the official "Music & the Spoken Word" website, there's an option to view the weekly message and a program overview once the program is over. This link takes us to where that can be viewed. And if you look underneath the date the message was given, you get the episode #. According to the site, last Sunday's episode was #4475. I am accordingly updating the episode number and citing this source. Any questions? --Jgstokes (talk) 00:48, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for adding the source. Bahooka (talk) 00:58, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

No problem. It was just an issue of knowing where to look. It didn't take much research. I just googled the question, "How many episodes of Music & the Spoken Word have aired?" The official site of the show had links to the weekly message, and it just so happened that the episode number was on the same page, large as life. Now the question is, will we have to post a link to each weekly message when updating the episode number, or is this source sufficient to allow us to update the number without additional sourcing? It wouldn't be too hard to cite the latest message when updating the number, but if we had to do that every time, it would soon become tedious. Is there any way we can set up an automatic counter on this, based on the current source we have, that would automatically update the episode number and latest air date? I know that there are templates that can automatically update the age of a person or organization, or the number of temples in the Church. Is it possible to do something like that here? The only problem I can foresee is if there is ever a week when a live broadcast doesn't air, which happens a few times a year. Thoughts? --Jgstokes (talk) 05:13, 27 June 2015 (UTC)