A long time ago, in a very different era of the NMSA, a contributor sent in what appeared to be complete station histories for the three main Joplin stations: KOAM, KODE, and KSNF. These were strange, listing news themes going back to the 1950s that were used for 10 to 12 years at a time. There was even a Gari package without a sample (Your TV Friend, for KODE). There's a lot wrong, and here I'm going to dissect each of the stations' NMSA histories. Underlined themes are confirmed; themes that are struck through were probably never used or are based on unreliable information. KOAM 1953 Theme (53-65) 1965 Theme (65-75) Big News Theme (75-83) WBBM Dick Marx (83-90) TuesdayE (added December 29, 2016) 1982 Production Music: Eyewitness News (Network Music) 1983 Get to Know Us (added June 4, 2013) 1984-86 News '88 1986 Good News News Leader Production Music: Victory Run 1993 Working for You 1994 (Added July 3, 2016) USA News (Non-Stop Music, added June 30, 2013) 1993-95??? News One KMOV Custom Package 1995-2002? (now known in NMSA as "Impact") Strong Enforcer 2004-present The first three confirmed themes were found all as a result of KOAM's 50th anniversary video. Video exists of #4 and #5, and ASCAP's repertory says that KOAM used the elusive USA Package from Non-Stop (a package for which we may have between 0 and 2 samples). News One I believe to be a confused listing for the KMOV package. For what it's worth, almost all of the confirmed themes (except Strong and Enforcer) were discovered by yours truly. I always thought it was strange that the station was using the WBBM Dick Marx theme in the 1980s. That probably didn't happen. KOAM was an NBC affiliate until 1983, so the dates make some sense (and based on some of the graphics, use of the NBC TV-Radio Newspulse theme wouldn't surprise me...more on that a little later). There's a third theme in the mid-80s too, but we don't have any more-than-2-second sample of it. It accompanied the branding "Action 7 News". (That's Get to Know Us, same cut as WPDE. The NMSA will not recognize it because the sample is so short, but I am confident of it.) Also worth noting. KOAM does not have any footage of itself from the film era; it was big news when they got 21 minutes of it earlier this year (2016). We can only theoretically confirm KOAM themes back to the late 70s, when the station converted from film to tape. KODE 1958 Theme (58-68) 1968 Theme (68-72) Cool Hand Luke (72-80) Randall NewsCenter (80-82) MCTYW (82-90) The Spirit of Joplin and 12 Together, Peters (late 1980s - Newsight) Your TV Friend (90-94) 1992 Theme (added July 7) 1993 Theme (added July 30) Interaction (TM Century) 1990s (possible production track?) Wall to Wall News Late 1990s/Early 2000s Joplin's News12 (?-2003) Signature (2003-04) Overture (2004) Signature 2004 Extreme 2004-06 News Matrix 2006-10 iNews 2010-present This is actually pretty bad. While part of it is owed to the small market, there's a lot missing. Plus, we have another theme that's being used a little late, MCTYW. There is a lot of haze before 2004 and next to nothing to break it up. TM Century wrote a KODE package known as Interaction—and I've just told you everything we know about that package besides being post-1990 because of its composer. It could be the 1993 theme. I do not believe there to be a "Your TV Friend" package for KODE, if only because that was a slogan used by KSNF when they had Turn To (the resings for Joplin used the tagline Your TV Friend, KSN). EDIT July 30: I've struck out Wall to Wall News because it sounds a good bit like the 1993 theme. EDIT June 24, 2014: I saw something that confirmed KODE used Wall to Wall News, more around 2000 or so. KSNF KTVJ 1967 Theme (67-75) NBC TV-Radio Newspulse (75-83) Hello News (83-90) Hello News (late 80s, image song and bumps) All The News 1980s, to 1994 (bumps and close) News Series 2000 (90-94) KSNF 1993 (93-94?) (Added July 3, 2016) PM: Heartland (94-97 morning) Chroma Cues (94-97 6pm) KYW News Theme (95-98 10pm) Stravinsky (97-05) Third Coast (05-10) PM: Even Bigger News (07-10) The Rock (10+) KUHI-TV signed on on January 4, 1968 and became KTVJ in 1975, then KSNF in 1983 (at which time the new owners, KSN, switched their Joplin station to NBC to match the rest of their network; the outlet had been CBS). That means that the 1967 Theme can't be from 1967 if it's real, and that there's no way KSNF ever used NBC TV-Radio Newspulse. Ever. That is a major error, and while it's certainly not true for 16, it very well could be for Joplin's actual NBC affiliate in the 1970s, KOAM. As mentioned below, by 1994 KSNF had accumulated a veritable hodgepodge of news music. Turn To and All the News were in use for bumps. A new open set had been commissioned either in late 1992 or early in 1993. Their late news teases used an instrumental country-sounding cut of The Place to Be, long after the package was abandoned. They had a set from the late 80s with a yellow-orange-blue stripe scheme that was phased out everywhere else in the mid-80s. I also *really* want to hear a KSNF 6pm and 10pm newscast from the mid-90s. The Chroma Cues and KYW theme entries are the most unusual thing about this entry. KSNF would have been the second station (after WJZ and KYW, respectively) to use either of them. KSNF was sold in 1995, so it's possible that the changes occurred either right before to prime the station for sale or were improvements made by US Broadcast Group. It's so bad that I'm considering contacting the stations about this. The two people that put together the 50th anniversary show for KOAM are still there, weeknight anchor Dowe Quick (he's been there since 1980) and creative services director Dave Switzer. KODE/KSNF might be harder to do.