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Proposed deletion of Perri Reavis

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Perri Reavis, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process because of the following concern:

No indication this person meets Wikipedia's general notability criteria or its notability criteria for people. It technically qualifies for speedy deletion under criteria A7 but there's no harm giving people 5 days to add stuff. I will canvas the Dallas and Radio Wikiprojects for help.

Perri Reavis is a radio personality in Dallas, Texas. As members of a related WikiProject, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 01:05, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Exploring Music

Hello. I've requested a peer review for Exploring Music. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 10:47, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group

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Notability of radio presenters

Are there any notability guidelines for radio presenters, as there are with (for example) athletes and musicians? I'm namely asking in relation to UK-based radio presenters, and what they must have done - or which coverage they must have received - in order to warrant an article. Esteffect (talk) 01:10, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

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Need discussion and references re. Digital TV Antennas

One of the fast-changing areas of antenna usage is broadcast of digital TV signals. The Antenna article needs a section on this, or links to a section on the subject. Search doesn't seem to help much with this (so far, though I'm still looking). Basic information should include broadcast frequencies, antenna types, expected range. Wcmead3 (talk) 20:47, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

GA review of BBC

BBC has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Articles are typically reviewed for one week. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here. — Levi van Tine (tc) 08:48, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Gus Ganakas

would like to beef up this article before Gus retires from radio. Anyone up for this? (talk) 05:32, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Proposed change to the Infobox Radio station template

I have proposed a change to the {{Infobox Radio station}} template here. See also a related discussion here. -- Tcncv (talk) 01:57, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

DJ question

Is it acceptable to list current air staff in a radio station's article? Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Many ottersOne hammerHELP) 14:58, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

OTR question

I note that there's an external link format found on the project page for a link to The Internet Archive. Some of the links to OTR programs I've found have external links to commercial sites, and I've been changing those to the Internet Archive; I don't think anyone will disagree with that one. I've also been adding links to OTR holdings in the Internet Archive where none exist; again, probably unchallengable. Is the external link format on the previous page suggesting that all OTR articles should link to the Archive wherever possible? Also, I'm not precisely sure that the use of the external link format on the project page is, and would appreciate some enlightenment. Is this a category that's meant to identify articles that are linked to radio archives at the Internet Archive? Accounting4Taste:talk 18:08, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

merge of Tuner (electronics) and Tuner (radio)

join in the fun at Talk:Tuner_(electronics)#Merger_proposal. Casliber (talk · contribs) 13:42, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

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Reactivating Wikipedia:Notability (TV and radio stations)

I have just initiated a discussion here. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 23:10, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

The Write Stuff

Maybe I could put in a request here for a new article on a comedy on Radio 4 called "The Write Stuff"? This is played during the normal comedy slot [6: 30 on Radio 4) and I shall probably also contact the BBC project group - there is probably more information on the Radio 4 website. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 21:17, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Possible new Category?

Are there enough articles or possible articles to warrant a category called "Children's radio shows"? I ask because I saw someone try to add something of that nature to an article, but the category didn't exist. If it matters, there are already at least two articles on children's radio shows that I myself know of: From the Top, and The Standard School Broadcast. Never mind, I just discovered the "Children's radio" category. -- Softlavender (talk) 19:44, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Possible deprecation of the "Future" templates

I have started a discussion on the possible deprecation of the "Future" templates at Wikipedia:Centralized discussion/Deprecating "Future" templates. Since this project uses such a template, I invite everyone from this WikiProject to participate in the discussion. --Conti| 11:15, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

The Howard Stern Show article re-assessment

Could the article The Howard Stern Show please be re-assessed? It is currently a B-Class, and I want to improve this article to a GA-Class and even higher. Any suggestions for improvement to higher classes would be really helpful. The last (and first) assessment of the article was in February 2007, and it has undergone a big change. Any comments can be added to the article's assessment summary page here Many thanks! LowSelfEstidle (talk) 13:50, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Chris Emmett stub created

I've created a stub article for the comedy voice actor Chris Emmett (The Burkiss Way/ News Huddlines/Week Ending, etc). My knowledge about him is extremely limited, but he does fit the WP:BIO notabilty criteria. Could anyone who knows anything about him pop over and expand the article, please? Thank you! Stephen! Coming... 12:32, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

New naming conventions page proposal

The "Broadcasting" section on the main WP:Naming conventions page seems to take up more than its fair share of space - any objections to moving it to a separate page called WP:Naming conventions (broadcasting), as is done with most other specialized subjects that have naming rules?--Kotniski (talk) 16:45, 12 September 2009 (UTC)  Done--Kotniski (talk) 13:28, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

OTR userbox available

Syntax: {{User:TransporterMan/Templates/OTR}}
Old radio.jpg This user listens to Old Time Radio almost every day.

Regards, TRANSPORTERMAN (TALK) 21:39, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

New Member

I'm new to the project, and just thought I would introduce myself. Sean (talk || contribs) 04:55, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

NEW Full Armor of God Broadcast article

Please view this NEW article and help it to be improved. TY Armorbearer777 (talk) 07:27, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

XYZ Radio, Gold River Digital Media & The Advancement of Internet/Mobile Radio

I've begun working on these for future articles. I am having trouble finding a way to establish notability of XYZ Radio and othe internet radio stations using references other than iTunes or Shoutcast. Any ideas?Armorbearer777 (talk) 07:27, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

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Chicken Egg Cart Horse

An article about a Radio show was inadequately merged into an article about its host. The original article was Pat O'Daniel and His Hillbilly Boys which is now redirected to that of his father, W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel. The argument being the radio article added nothing to the Pappy article. What the decision makers failed to notice was the importance of the radio show in the launching of the career of the Governor of Texas. The character was also the basis for a similar character in the Oscar winning " O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

As many in this group already know, radio was the "internet" of the 1930s. The popularity of the show essentially served to get the man elected Governor. I feel they got it wrong. the Pappy article is inadequate, in that it relies so much on the radio articles content. There was some minor disagreement on the edit history page, but no real discussion. I was on wikihiatus at the time.

I'm considering action. But wonder what this community thinks. Am I biased because I started the radio article? I feel Wikipedia is now and ancient biased, and overlooks that which is not old enough, but still new. 60s TV suffers from t his too, I am afraid. User_talk:Eusebeus did the merge/redirect User:P._S._Burton reversed it. no edit war erupted.

Would it be appropriate to redirect General Electric Theater with that of Ronald Reagan? K3vin (talk) 07:43, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

update the article was restored and substantially revised and expanded by another editor. K3vin (talk) 04:46, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

It's a Crime, Mr. Collins/The Adventures of the Abbotts

If anyone has a reference source that talks about the relationship between these two programmes, please drop me a note. I'm putting together an article on It's a Crime, Mr. Collins and would like to include that information, but cannot locate a reliable source to quote. Accounting4Taste:talk 17:53, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

New stub article listed for AFD Pat Martin (Broadcaster)

This article was created today. It is not being given a chance to develop. The nominator placed a Speedy Delete tag on it which I declined. He then promptly nominated it for AFD. Many radio broadcasters don't get much hard press. This individual has been around for over 20 years in the Sacramento region. --Morenooso (talk) 23:06, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Paramount Television Network

Paramount Television Network has been nominated as a Featured Article. The discussion is here. Please take a moment to weigh in at the FAC. Firsfron of Ronchester 04:33, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

The Political Cesspool

The Political Cesspool has been nominated as a Featured Article. The discussion is here. Feel free to contribute. Stonemason89 (talk) 00:36, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Doctor Who audio plays

Should Wikipedia really have all those articles on Doctor Who audio plays ?Do they meet the requirements to merit their own article? If they don't meet the requirements, the articles should be removed. NotARealWord (talk) 14:28, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

MV Mi Amigo

I've written an article on the Radio Caroline ship Mi Amigo. Assistance from members of this WP in expanding, correcting and improving the article is more than welcome. Mjroots (talk) 20:22, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

FAC Nomination: Hal Block and old-time radio writer

I've nominated as a feature article Hal Block here: [1]. Hal Block was a comedy writer in the days of old-time radio and also famous for What's My Line. The article isn't getting a huge response. If the article is not promoted, i would at least like people who actually care about to have had a chance to look at it. Thanks, BashBrannigan (talk) 01:42, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Gznollo article

It's nominated for speedy deletion, so may not last long, but is Gznollo for real or is it a current recording being passed off as a historic show? If the article gets deleted before you can see it, it merely says:

Gznollo was a low-budget comedy radio series (created in the film noir style) which ran from September 1958 to October 1975. The programme - set in the fictional town of Grimsburgh - followed the exploits of grumpy detective Cesar Gznollo in his attempts to fight crime, most notably in the form of his arch-nemesis Pocket Apple.

A previous edit said that it ran on "XZ Radio" in the U.S.. There's a EL to The page creator was Gznollofan and a contributor was — TRANSPORTERMAN (TALK) 15:57, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Radio articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release

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We would like to ask you to review the Radio articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

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Invitation to participation!


As you may be aware, the Wikimedia Foundation is gearing up for our annual fundraiser. We want to hit our goal and hit it as soon as possible, so that we can focus on Wikipedia's tenth anniversary on January 15 and our new project: Contributions. I'm posting across these Wikiprojects to engage you, the community, to work to build Wikipedia by finance but also by content. We seek donations not only financially, but by collaboration in building content. You can find more information in Philippe Beaudette's memo to the communities here.

Visit the Contribution project page and the Fundraising page to find out how you can help us support and spread free knowledge. Keegan, Wikimedia Fundraiser 2010 (talk) 05:49, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Adult Education Series

Hello, my friends: A group of us are working on clearing the backlog at The article in the above header has been without sources for the past four years and may be removed if none are added. I wonder if you can help to do so. Sincerely, and all the best to you, GeorgeLouis (talk) 00:41, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Disambiguate FM Radio and AM Radio

I think these two should be disambiguation pages since they can have different meanings. For instance, in the case of FM Radio, link to FM broadcasting, the FM broadcast band, and frequency modulation. --Phil1988 (talk) 12:50, 22 December 2010 (UTC)