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  1. It is interesting to note, but when I was reading the press release, I noticed something as shown in this image. Could it be that 21 Alive could be adopting the WANF graphics?
  2. I have to agree with you on that, because WCCO on AM 830 (eight-three-o) and FM 102.9 could become a reality one of these days. As a matter of fact, if KMNB drops their country music format one of these days, then the WCCO-FM call letters would make its return to 102.9 for the first time since 1983, the year they changed 102.9 to adult contemporary WLTE. I would like to also mention that radio stations have come and gone over the years. As a matter of fact, I remember a radio station out of Texas, KOGT, and it was based in Orange, Texas. In fact, I got an opportunity to listen to the station via their livestream during their final days on the air as well as the last few minutes of the station on the evening of December 31st, 2021. The reason they signed off the air was in part due to changing media. However, as I am replying to this post, I went to http://www.kogt.com and their website is still active even after the station signed off the air back on New Year's Eve 2021 as they update the latest news each day. So, when they sign the station back on the air will be interesting to watch, but I'm not for sure if it will ever sign back on since they have been off the air for almost a year. Getting back to WCCO, I will restate that WCCO on AM 830 and FM 102.9 could become a reality, and would give WCCO a clear FM signal.
  3. I also noticed on the News Music Search Archive that KOLD-TV 13 in Tucson, AZ used TM's classic "Spirit" music package back in 1987. However, I looked on YouTube and could not find a video using the theme. A newscast, news open or anything would be good. Also, I came across some rare newsbreaks anchored by J.D. Miles over former CBS affiliate KLMG in Longview/Tyler, TX who was a news anchor for the station. The KLMG newsbreaks can be found below. Not only did J.D. Miles work at KLMG, he also worked as an anchor for WJHL in Johnson City, Tennessee. You can watch the WJHL clips below. Not only did J.D. Miles anchor the news, there were even some outtakes and promos too. See those below. And Steve Pickett worked as a reporter for KFSN-TV in Fresno, CA back in the late 1980s. Check out his reel below.
  4. Wow! I think CBS has created some of the best network news graphics they have ever done. As for the music, it brings back the classic 1987 CBS Evening News theme signature with new orchestrations.
  5. I am bumping this thread, because I want to mention something I came across. WVLT-TV in Knoxville, back in 2001, used what may be a knock-off of the Hearst-Argyle station graphics package. You can view the WVLT open at 37:09.
  6. That new KSNT 27 News logo looks so amazing.
  7. I think this is a good idea. However, this got me to thinking this question: What if Nexstar made NewsNation available on a subchannel for their TV stations?
  8. I agree and it will be interesting to see what kind of graphics KVUE, KHOU or even WFAA will be using.
  9. MRE29, on Radio Insight's article, it states this: "Cox will acquire TEGNA’s KVUE-TV Austin, WFAA and KMPX Dallas, and KHOU and KTBU Houston as well as Standard Media’s KBSI Cape Girardeau MO, KLKN Lincoln NE, WDKA Paducah KY, and WLNE-TV New Bedford MA/Providence RI, while divesting WFXT Boston."
  10. What is interesting about the acquisition is that stations like KHOU, WLNE and KVUE are going to be Cox-owned stations. I was reading something on Radio Insight about the radio implications of the deal and it's interesting to note that the sports duo of WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM are being received by Standard General. Not only that, Cox will gain KHOU in Houston, the city where the company owns a radio cluster including KKBQ-FM. Concerning the TV side of things, it will be interesting to see what happens. However, there is something I would like to add. With Cox acquiring both the ABC affiliates in Providence, Rhode Island and Lincoln, Nebraska, I believe that those two stations [WLNE and KLKN] need new graphics. With that being said, the next few weeks and months are going to be interesting.
  11. MP King, a member of YouTube, uploaded a KSLA newscast close from 1984 which features a vocal tag at the end. You can view the news close starting at 0:05. But wait, there's more. Here is a KSLA news open from 1986 using the Jake Pittman theme which you can see at 3:39.
  12. It will be interesting to see what happens with this deal. As for Knoxville, they should be okay since Cox does not own any TV station in the market.
  13. Or even "11 Connects News" on WJHL-TV 11 in Johnson City, TN
  14. First WDKY in Lexington, now WJZY in Charlotte. This is sure to be an interesting New Year for two of Nexstar's FOX affiliates.
  15. I have been looking around on YouTube and you'll be happy to know that I came across a rare broadcast of "Action News Magazine" as aired over WPCQ-TV 36. You can watch it at here and it features a future Atlanta news legend in Amanda Davis. Yes, Amanda Davis worked at WPCQ before coming to Atlanta several years later. And it also features Robert D. Raiford who would go on to become a part of the John Boy & Billy radio show.
  16. To update, WTOK now has new graphics and a new name, "WTOK News 11."
  17. Recently, I came across a KXTV news open from 1985 on YouTube. You can go to 2:39 to view the ID with news intro.
  18. Several years ago, ESPN Classic aired a number of old SportsCenter broadcasts in honor of ESPN's anniversary. Just recently, I came across an old broadcast from ESPN's infancy which featured of all things, slow pitch softball. The video, by the way, is courtesy of Andy Wenzel who, if I am not mistaken, recorded these games that aired back in 1979. So, I want you all to take a listen to this video and listen at 21:29, because it features a few seconds of a cut from the first ESPN music package. NOTE: The theme at 21:29 was also used to close out a SportsCenter broadcast during this period. I share this video, because it begs me the question: Who in the world composed the first ESPN music package?
  19. And speaking of Amanda Barren, she was indeed fired for not getting the COVID vaccine. Read more at https://www.adweek.com/tvspy/west-virginia-anchor-also-fired-for-violating-gray-tvs-vaccination-mandate/235445/.
  20. Add one more Gray personality to the list. Kerri Hayden - https://kgab.com/longtime-cheyenne-tv-anchor-fired-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate/ And then, there is a veteran news anchor who was fired back in September due to COVID-19 protocols. You can read more about it at https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/09/09/michigan-tv-anchor-frank-turner-covid-19-protocols/8266073002/ Also, you may remember that KATV did a segment recently where the station returned to the 1970s and the two journalists wore Afro-like wigs. Well, the news director Nick Genty was fired, and news anchor Chris May and longtime station meteorologist Barry Brandt were both suspended. You can read more about this at https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/10/04/arkansas-tv-journalists-suspended-afro-wigs/.
  21. Here are a few minutes of a newscast that aired over WKPT-TV in Kingsport, TN back in 1989.
  22. Thank you for sharing this one. I asked Retrosyde Archive, the person who uploaded this, and says that they have some local newscasts they'll be uploading. It's good that you shared this one, because I remember Rick Benjamin and Lori Tucker being on WATE at the time.
  23. Here are some commercials and a newscast segment as aired on WMTV in Madison, WI during Valentine's Day 1985. Take note of two different themes that WMTV used for its opens - the first open seen at 5:32 uses a cut from "Hello News" while the second open at 13:33 uses an unknown news theme.
  24. One of the things I love about YouTube is that you can encounter newscasts that you've never seen before. Well, what I am going to share with you is a rare newscast from WYFF-TV in Greenville, South Carolina. This newscast aired back in 1984, and features news anchors Carl Clark (formerly of KHQ-TV in Spokane, Washington) and Kim Brattain. You can go to 1:49 and view the news open using an open cut from Gari's classic "Hello News" music package.
  25. Back in the late 1970s, stations like KSAT in San Antonio, TX and WPLG in Miami, FL used Klein&'s "The One & Only" music package. Well, did you know that Guam Cable TV used that theme for its newscasts? We take you back to 1990 where Guam Cable TV used Klein&'s "The One & Only" to introduce their local news. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2qkhktd8Q (You can view the open at 2:04:27)
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