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  • I have an issue with the statement, "The medium was unique in that it used only sound." Apart from seeming obvious (it uses sound doncha know?) it seems to be suggesting that radio is no more. sugarfish 04:08 22 Jul 2003 (UTC)

ITMA was from the 1940s and The Goon Show ran from 1951 - 1960, but they're both listed as Modern shows. At what point does Old-time radio become Modern Radio??? - Lee M 18:26, 22 Aug 2003 (UTC)


This could use a substantial overhaul. The programs currently listed under "modern programs" are a mish-mosh of British and American programs, some of which are currently on the air and some of which are 20 or 30 years old. I don't feel qualified to do a full rewrite, but I may be able to do some further categorization. – Scarequotes 23:07, Oct 7, 2003 (UTC)


I cut the following from the article. While mildly interesting, it has little to do with radio programming. Anyone interested should think about merging it into the main article at radio. Rossami 22:45, 8 Mar 2004 (UTC)

The medium is unique in that it only uses sound. Since the advent of television radio has remained popular because there are several advantages to a sound-only medium. Firstly it is possible to drive a car while listening to the radio and still keep your eyes on the road. Secondly it is possible to operate power machinery while listening to a radio, where television would be too distracting. Thirdly radio works well as a medium of entertainment for factory assembly line workers. Fourthly it is possible to run a radio station on a much lower budget than a television station. Fifthly a radio can be tiny and portable, where a tiny television is only a novelty item. Large size would be desirable for a tv screen. Sixthly radio is a medium for blind or partially sighted people as well as everyone else.

Unless someone sees a compelling reason why the list of radio programs is best here, I'd like to delete them. It's a very incomplete list that is and always will be biased toward recent programming. It does not match the historical tone of the rest of the article. Rossami 22:59, 8 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Hearing no dissent after one week, moved to new article list of radio programs. Rossami 15:47, 15 Mar 2004 (UTC)

how was coast to coast radio broadcasting done before the satellite age?Edit

E.g. FDR's fire side chats. Some discussion of that or a link would be nice. Thx. Mre5765 02:04, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Reorganization of TV/radio articlesEdit

Is this article even necessary, or is it adequately covered by List of radio programs, History of radio, Timeline of radio, and so on? Please weigh in at Talk:Scheduling (broadcasting)#Proposed move. --Quuxplusone 04:48, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Merge discussionEdit

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
There is enough opposition for this to be closed at this point. Closing as consensus against merging.

It has been suggested that this page be merged. If there are no objections this editor will complete the merge.--Amadscientist (talk) 14:16, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Keep Radio Broadcasting focuses on broadcasting in general while radio programming seems to focus on commercial radio. I guess the name of the articles can be changed but these still would be two different articles. Wikishagnik (talk) 19:43, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Oppose merge As Wikishagnik points out, the articles have clearly different, though overlapping, scopes. Danger High voltage! 10:00, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

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