Oldest news music still in use?

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  1. promoguy98

    promoguy98 Primary Anchor

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    Oh yeah, I forgot about that close being used! And you're right, many of the older packages shared pollinated cuts with only the signatures being changed out and occasionally logo overlays over the music bed in places. It's my understanding that the beds were never market exclusive, but the signatures were. That's why you could have two different packages being used in the same market, that happened to share the same "music bed" portion of a theme cut. That Series 1 political cut you mentioned was also used in Great News, and at least 5 other packages. Five may be putting it mildly. That cut definitely got "around the block" if you know what I mean :D
     
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  2. HoosierNewsie

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    Speaking of newschannel, do you or does anyone here know which series of News channel WAFB used in the main open before the switch to CBS Local?

     
  3. promoguy98

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    Huge edit: scratch everything I said if it went to your email as a notification.... I had WTOC on my mind when I posted and not WAFB! Not sure what they used, but I do know it was an updated series or New Generation cut. LoL
     
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  4. HoosierNewsie

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    Hahahaha!!! I've always been confused on that. It shares some series 5 beats but I also hear some new generation in it.

     
  5. Myron Falwell

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    That teletype sounder has always been used as background noise for the legacy Group W all-news stations. KYW 1060 and 1010 WINS adopted it in 1965 and still use it; KFWB 980 adopted it in 1968 and used it until 2009, when it flipped to talk radio (after was ultimately placed into a dispersal trust).
     
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  6. Spectrum27

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    Speaking of radio, I know that First News (the WDIV one) has been used by WCBS 880 for quite some time. Anybody know how long?
     
  7. mposeymil

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    Since about 2005...
     
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    KTVU ran a teletype background up until the early 2000??? or later...
    Anyone actually know when KTVU ended it's TT sounder...after all some of the guys here might know the exact date it ended.
     
  9. Charles

    Charles Recovering Overnight Producer

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    Is this the headline bed that you're referring to when you say teletype? The music was swapped out in 2010 for something that sounded similar but was definitely more contemporary.



    The bed heard at the beginning here actually (I don't think) was part of the original package. The headlines were read without any music until the late 90s.
     
  10. ChesapeakeTV

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    He's referring not to a headline bed, but an actual teletype sound effect that was run during studio shots. I know it was still in use in 1989, as seen here...

     
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    WTOP was using First News a few years ago. Not sure if they are anymore.
     
  12. Darius22

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    all Univision Stations still uses a Package with the Turning Point Signature by Mark Haffner. the one they've used since 1997.
     
  13. Raymie

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    The signature might be the same (and actually it's slightly shorter now), but it's been recut at least twice.
     
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    They still are.

    Jim
     
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  15. lazynetjunkie

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    Even though WLS updated their music in 2013, they still use the same political cut they've been using since 1992..
     
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