Style/Specific types of releases/Broadcast programs

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(some more rambly notes and examples: User:Ianweller/Radio show style examples)


Release type

The release type should be set to "Album". If the show was recorded in front of a live studio audience, add "Live".

Release name

Follow this format: YYYY-MM-DD: Title[: Location]

Location is of this syntax: [Venue, ]City, [State, ]Country

Example: 2012-06-30: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: State Theatre, Cleveland, OH, USA

Artist credit

Artist credit should be given to the groups or people given at the beginning of the program. Examples:

  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: NPR & WBEZ Chicago — "From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" ..."
  • All Things Considered: NPR News (NPR) — "From NPR News, this is All Things Considered ..."

If the groups/people responsible for the production of the show are not named at the beginning, list the syndicates as the artist credit. Example:

Track listings

For programs separated into segments when distributed (for example, separate downloads for each segment, or a player which loads a new file for each segment), list each segment as a separate track. The track title should be the title of the segment from the distributor, if useful.

For programs distributed as a single file or track, use only one track, and title it the same as the release.