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Hi there,

I've just noticed that Global have had a rebrand and are no longer called 'Global Radio'.

There's also a new blue logo so the red one on this page is no longer used. Looks like they're using one logo for all of their work.

Thanks Sophie


Merge spurious emission and spurious tone?[edit]

Dear all,

I just added a link from spurious (disambiguation page) to spurious tone, beside spurious emission. I am not so familiar with that subject and with the english language, but I think both articles could be merged.

Thank you. Tchai (talk) 19:20, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

These are pretty different, a spurious emission may or may not result in a spurious tone, and a spurious tone may have nothing to do with any emission. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 01:18, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks! Tchai (talk) 20:19, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at Laura Ingraham[edit]

There is a discussion at the Laura Ingraham talk page found here that members of this project might be interested in taking part in. -- ψλ 01:02, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

List of In Our Time programmes[edit]

The article on List of In Our Time programmes needs updating. From the table in the article, one would think that the last episode in the series was that on the Mexican-American war, but the last programme in the last series was that on William Morris. Vorbee (talk) 07:49, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Use of "(radio series)" in titles[edit]

Does WikiProject Radio (or Wikipedia in general) have a style rule for using only "XXX (radio series)" for disambiguation with articles about programs on radio? A number of titles have been changed to that form recently, causing me to wonder if I have overlooked a rule when I have created articles. I searched the WikiProject Radio talk archives and found Radio Article Names from May 2007 in which someone asked about variations in titles, but no response appeared. Eddie Blick (talk) 00:34, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Improving consistency would be an improvement. My observation is that standards for these things emerge organically and some inconsistency through the process is not a disaster. I prefer simple and broad parenthetical disambiguation so would support "(radio)". ~Kvng (talk) 12:24, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply, Kvng. I assume that the person who made the changes that I have seen did so based on his or her preference. Perhaps those of us in WikiProject Radio could come up with a standard naming convention. I don't know what the procedure to do so would be. Eddie Blick (talk) 13:49, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
The procedure would be to get at least one more editor to comment here on a concrete proposal and see if we can establish a WP:CONSENSUS around it. This might me helped by listing here the articles we would propose to move/rename. Once we have a consensus we would move articles directly, where possible, or through WP:RM where necessary. ~Kvng (talk) 16:03, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
If disambiguation would be an improvement, by all means "(radio series)" would be appropriate. Can someone give examples of articles this might be needed at? - LuckyLouie (talk) 16:55, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Kvng, LuckyLouie Compiling a list of all articles to which the proposal would apply would take some time. I have created more than 40 articles with "(radio program)" in the title, and many more with "(radio)" or "(radio program)" were created by other people. Most of the time the parenthetical element is used to differentiate from a TV program with the same title. Occasionally, it differentiates from a film or some other work with the same title. Probably the best single source would be List of U.S. radio programs, but we would have to use the source editor; the links are all piped to show the title without the parenthetical element. Eddie Blick (talk) 20:07, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
OK, I see. The "(radio)" disambiguation is simplest and can cover all cases, which may be best. - LuckyLouie (talk) 20:13, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Teblick:, do you know what sort of disambiguation do television programs use? My listmaking suggestion is not required but if we're going to rename stuff, we'll have to track it down so it's not busy work. It is a waste of time to discuss how we want articles to be named if we don't follow that by actually doing the work of renaming them. I am able to help with this work but not this week. ~Kvng (talk) 01:44, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
@Kvng:, television programs are covered in Wikipedia:Naming conventions (television). You might also be interested in a discussion in which I was involved at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television#Television articles with incorrect naming style. Eddie Blick (talk) 02:01, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the background, that's a whole new area of wiki-minutia that I was not aware of and was exactly what I was fishing for when I asked the question. ~Kvng (talk) 12:42, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome, Kvng. I wasn't aware of that area either, until some articles I had created were tagged as being named incorrectly. One of many things that I have learned about Wikipedia is that there is always more to learn about Wikipedia. Eddie Blick (talk) 12:49, 7 August 2018 (UTC)