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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 am watching their NewsNation's coverage over a live video shared by WATE-TV's Facebook page and it is nice to see NewsNation providing a better product than the major cable news channels such as CNN and FOX News. I will say this: It would be interesting to see NewsNation extending their coverage of the Ukraine-Russia war to Morning in America or even other dayparts. EDIT: NewsNation ended their coverage at 1:56am Eastern (12:56am Central) and will continue their coverage on Morning in America.
  8. 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?
  9. As of 11:25pm, NewsNation is still on with continuing coverage.
  10. I agree and it will be interesting to see what kind of graphics KVUE, KHOU or even WFAA will be using.
  11. 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."
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Or even "11 Connects News" on WJHL-TV 11 in Johnson City, TN
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