Hiya, I'm a 16-year Wikipedia veteran with more than 700 DYKs. I speak and write Spanish pretty well and have done copyediting and article writing based on Spanish sources. In addition, I'm one of Wikipedia's largest users of Newspapers.com, NewspaperArchive, and ProQuest, ranking in the top 6 for links added to each service.

Major works

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  • WBPX-TV (September 28, 2022 • TFA November 1, 2022)
  • WSNS-TV (August 19, 2023 • TFA October 4, 2023) ON TV
  • KCPQ (September 22, 2023 • TFA March 7, 2024)
  • WWJ-TV (November 19, 2023 • TFA January 15, 2024), with Nathan Obral
  • KNXV-TV (June 18, 2024) ON TV

Good Articles

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As of July 20, 2024, I currently have 137 Good Articles.

Good Topics (and planned)

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Some pages may not be at GAN but are intended to be nominated soon.

ON TV (TV network) (9 of 9)

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ON TV was an American subscription television (STV) service that operated from 1977 to 1985, mostly owned by Oak Industries. ON TV represented the equipment manufacturer's foray into the communications industry. Subscribers paid money to rent a decoder box and receive monthly service, which was broadcast in scrambled form over eight UHF television stations and featured movies (including softcore pornography for an extra charge), sports, concerts, and special events. While ON TV operated the most successful STV service in the United States, in Los Angeles, the business dwindled after 1982 due to the rise of cable television, signal piracy, and a poor economy, as well as several content disputes with individual stations over airtime and adult programming. The last ON TV operation, in Chicago, closed in 1985; the eight stations each reverted to commercial programming, three of them becoming Spanish-language stations.

DYKs

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Since 2014, I have produced more than 700 articles that have appeared at Did You Know?, mostly on broadcasting stations and Mexican politicians. This puts me within the top 15 most prolific contributors to DYK.

Other large projects

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Aside from my DYKs, I maintain articles on broadcasting topics in Mexico, including List of television stations in Mexico and its dependent state lists, which were dramatically rearchitectured in 2016. I also produce short descriptions.

Some of my personal favorites

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  • Windsor Park Mall — one of my first DYKs, about a mall that found very new life
  • LaMia — extensive work in the wake of the Chapecoense air disaster
  • KIKX (Arizona) — the station that lost its license because of a hoax
  • Coatzacoalcos Underwater Tunnel — the "monument to corruption" that took 13 years to complete
  • KARW (Texas) — from /r/todayilearned to DYK
  • KTTL — it's a wonder this station had been forgotten!
  • WSWO-TV — the owner who rebuilt his TV station using stolen equipment
  • CFVO-TV — Canada's TV cooperative
  • Programadora — a gateway to the complicated world of Colombian television's old "mixed system"
  • KVDO-TV — this station had it all in terms of controversy

Useful pages

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  • /Commas in sentences — a guide on when compound and compound-type sentences need commas (and when they don't)
  • /One or Two — essay on when multiple articles may cover one license, or when multiple licenses may be covered in one article, in broadcasting topics
  • /Radio naming — essay on radio and television article naming in the US and Canada