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Comment[edit]

Good to see such a nice contribution from an anon. I get so tired of associating IP numbers with things like "OOOOhhh look I'm posting nonsense in an article... WEEEEEEEE"

Well, this is a station in my home market. Better represent, I suppose! - 128.230.205.232

One question though... what do you mean by DMA? None of the meanings listed at DMA seem to correspond to the meaning in this article. Isomorphic 06:18, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Designated Market Area. I'll go ahead and add that to DMA. - Hephaestos|§ 06:20, 16 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Failure to Provide Descriptions of Criminals[edit]

WNEP has a strange policy whereby it refuses to provide physical descriptions even of armed robbers. If it furnished physical descriptions, say, of people who robbed convenience stores, potential future victims might be saved and tips might be given to police officers so that the criminal could be apprehended. WNEP seems to think that, if it gives physical descriptions of people who have robbed stores, that will somehow cause inappropriate public action such as stereotypical of minorities or lynching. Such a concern, of course, is nonsense because most TV stations across America do indeed describe individuals who have robbed stores because it alerts and protects the public and because it may allow a tip to be transmitted to the police so that the criminal may be arrested. Anyhow, WNEP's policy is this regard is very, very strange -- and diametrically opposed to the public interest.

For example, on April 23, 2008, WNEP described a home invasion robbery where a couple was pistol-whipped. The criminals were reported to be still at large. Did WNEP describe these dangerous criminals to protect the public or help the cops catch them? Nope.

This policy of not describing perpetrators of crimes continues even in January 2011. WNEP does whole stories on armed robberies, interviewing witnesses, and then completely fails to protect the public by providing simple physical descriptions.

What about this, this, this, this, this or this? (Sorry; all these links are broken -- Please summarize what was the point of the links? Thanks - Nei1)

Tomdobb (talk) 23:06, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Too long?[edit]

Am I the only one who thinks this article is too long? After all, we're only talking about a TV station here, not a head of state. Not even the articles for the network flagship stations in New York and California are as long as this. I think this article should be cleaned up a bit. -- Name Not Needed 02:46, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Separate anchors page[edit]

A small network affiliate in Northeastern Pennsylvania doesn't merit its own separate WNEP Anchors page. I have proposed a merger there. --VT hawkeyetalk to me 15:52, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Shocked and Appalled[edit]

I grew up watching WNEP-16 and other stations in the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton area (Channel 28, 22, and the PBS Channel 44, the anchor for Channel 28 news was my Battalion Commander). While WNEP has a storied history, I am absolutely shocked to find a long article on it in Wikipedia. It's nothing but a minor local television station, it probably doesn't even merit an article, but someone put a lot of work into this. Wow, Uncle Ted and Hatchy Milatchy! An article on Hatchy Milachy would be more interesting than one on WNEP. Still The One and were having fun. GestaltG 17:12, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Production Equipment[edit]

Is stuff like cameras made by Sony really relevant,too much info. Dudtz 1/20/06 9:10 PM EST

Too long[edit]

I've shortened this article to something more manageable. While I know that some people really like this station, the article was entirely too long, and in some parts, biased. If more information is desired, like the names of anchors and reporters, I feel it should be on a separate page. Hopefully this revised summary will retain the most-important information and keep it as NPOV as possible. Name Not Needed 02:49, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Restore article[edit]

I'm very disappointed "Name Not Needed" deleted this article and ruined the hard work of a lot of people, including myself. I've edited this page from time-to-time. As evidenced from the History page, a lot of people have added to the details of this article, which should be evidence that there is in fact interest for such detailed information. As for NPOV, the only area I really felt was biased was the advertising section --- though since the station is, in fact, far-and-away number 1 ranked, most of the information about it being a good place to advertise is indeed true.

As for breaking information into separate articles, I don't think this is the way to go either. People would then start complaining that a station such as WNEP doesn't warrant a separate page for its anchors, equipment, etc.

My vote is to have the article restored to before "Name Not Needed's" edits and allow folks to address the NPOV issues. As discussed previously on this page, length/detail shouldn't be a sole reason for cutting a lot of hard work and information.

I'm reverting back to the previous version and making edits to get rid of NPOV, but keeping the depth of information. It seems to be the conensus that length/depth shouldn't be a reason for deleting accurate information.

"Name Not Needed": please consider your actions before making such drastic deletions in the future. I can't emphasize the fact that your edits deleted a lot of hard work by a lot of folks. Before doing something like this, remember how you'd feel if someone deleted your hard work.

It sounds like you're taking this personally. What, do you work for WNEP or what?
I wasn't the only one who thought the article was too long. Wikipedia has guidelines for article length, and if you edit the main article, you'll see a size warning. If you want to keep the extra info, then I feel it should be broken into separate pages. That's how the article on WFMZ is, and I don't see anyone saying "Oh, but a small independent station in Allentown doesn't deserve that!"
A detailed article about WNEP is fine, I suppose, but right now, it reads like a giant advertising vehicle. That's NPOV if you ask me, and just because WNEP is the de-facto leader in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area doesn't mean it's OK.
To you, the anonymous contributor, I suggest you stop being so attached to this article. Don't be surprised that others can edit it; after all, that's the name of the game here! - Name Not Needed 02:55, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Beyond editing[edit]

There's a difference between editing and deleting. The solution for this article should be to keep its length and allow people to improve NPOV issues. While I understand the need for NPOV, it's tricky with articles about companies. Things such as broadcast times and show descriptions certainly may sound like advertising, but are also valuable pieces of information about the company's product. As for the advertising section of the article, much of this is confirmed in an article found in an industry publication.

I already start to improve the NPOV issues by going through and adding source links. While some of these sources are WNEP's site itself, as would be expected, I've tried to provide other sources wherever possible. I'm planning to continue this effort of sourcing information.

I don't feel personally connected to the article or the station. I do have an interest in TV news and think this detailed of an article is great. I'm just trying to protect the hard work that so many people did to build such a fascinating and interesting article. While it's obvious the article is on the long side, that's one of the advantages of the Internet. However, I do have a suggestion about breaking out some of the article info (see below).

Sigh. You know what, fine. You try to help and improve something, and suddenly people are screaming about "MY HARD WORK" and what have you. Not just here, but all across Wikipedia. Do what you want with this article. I don't care. - Name Not Needed 01:05, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Break out Newswatch 16[edit]

What do you think about breaking out all the information about the station's news broadcasts into its own article (called "Newswatch 16")? This would include broadcast times, anchor/staff info, production/equipment info and all newscast features sections. However, let's not jump on this; let's see what everyone thinks.

I agree with you on this, there should be a seperate article for the News coverage. Oh and to the people that say an article is too long. Its an Encylopedia, as long as the info provided inthe article is correct it can't be too long. If users or the encylopedia owners themselves limit the lenght of correct info then it is only turning this project from an encylopedia into a biased self serving waste of bandwidth. Deleting an article that is too long but has correct info is like firing you from your job just because I feel like the 10 hard years you put into your job was to much. Sorry for the little rant but that is how I feel Fisha695 09:32, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

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Regarding section "2. Translators"[edit]

My motivation is to more easily understand from the Table whether Analog, Digital, or Both is available on each translator (especially the one I watch).

Regarding the Notes that follow the table, some transponders will "flash cut" to digital. And I can only assume that otherwise for some transponders, analog and digital will overlap for a while before the analog transmission is cut, but it won't be a flash cut.

Also, I think it's not clear whether or not the transitions have taken place yet.

In addition to the Analog column and the Digital column, perhaps the Table needs one more column for "Both." Then, it would be easier for the Notes to state whether Digital will be introduced to a channel before Analog is eliminated, or whether a Flash Cut is intended. (And if a channel is presently Digital-only, it probably won't be necessary to bother including whether it was a flash-cut or not.)

I hope I'm not off track.

Thanks,Nei1 (talk) 16:40, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

"Apparently" this topic is not on Wikipedia[edit]

Can you put something similar to this on their newscast page, "On August 5, 2014, WNEP's viewer amount has skyrocketed, because of Noah Ritter. This kid took the microphone from a WNEP reporter and used the word "apparently" often. When this kid did this, he became viral on the internet and has appeared and been featured on many TV and radio shows." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.9.114.198 (talk) 23:10, 15 September 2014 (UTC)