Talk:WBEZ

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Please move this article to either WBEZ-FM or WBEZ-AM, whichever one is correct. 66.32.109.248 01:24, 5 May 2004 (UTC)

The station does not have an -FM suffix, according to the FCC, so WBEZ-FM should redirect here (it does now) [1]User:Mulad (talk) 19:26, May 14, 2005 (UTC)
Then, see Category:Atlanta FM radio stations for Radiojon's rule about how to distinguish stations by whether FCC assigns the suffix. (Any disagreements with this rule please explain on Radiojon's talk page. Georgia guy 19:28, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
His method has been the exception rather than the rule for Wikipedia. —User:Mulad (talk) 19:36, May 14, 2005 (UTC)


Since this page is about a radio station and not a callsign, shouldn't it in fact be at "Chicago Public Radio", and have a separate paragraph introducing the various callsigns? Do the continuity announcers and presenters describe it as "Chicago Public Radio", "WBEZ", "WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio"... ? Either way, I'm uncomfortable with the wording "WBEZ is the callsign of a radio station" rather than "WBEZ is a radio station" - Wikipedia articles are primarily about things, etymology of the names comes second. Joe D (t) 00:47, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

I agreed, so I moved the page. Tedernst | talk 09:14, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
"Chicago Public Radio" is correct. To answer Joe D's question further, the continuity announcers always identify the station's three broadcast frequencies and corresponding call signs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.79.1.42 (talk) 2006-06-22 08:42:26

I've moved this article back to WBEZ after 5 years. The station no longer seems to use the branding Chicago Public Radio for WBEZ/WBEQ specifically, instead using the name Chicago Public Media for all of its projects, including 89.5 WBEW, which is now a separate project named Vocalo. Also, in the last 4 years, naming conventions for radio station articles have become more steady, and are now explained in a separate Wikipedia:Naming conventions (broadcasting); note that WBEQ exists primarily as a rebroadcasting station. --Closeapple (talk) 10:22, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

neutrality flag[edit]

"Its morning magazine program 848 was perplexingly named after the postal address of the station, 848 East Grand Avenue, although the program originally aired at 9:30. Despite being a 90 minute show, this enterprise also long and weirdly insisted upon the conceit that it had a "second hour."

This paragraph seems to be fairly subjective and opinionated. How could it go about being fixed? | Sommermt 21:02, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

I rewrote the "originally aired at 9:30" part, and removed the 90 minute / second hour part. [2] If it's important enough, and can be written in an NPOV manner, feel free to reinstate a rewritten sentence about the "second hour". --Interiot 14:02, 14 April 2006 (UTC)