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Casey Buck

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  1. I think Portland is a market where the FOX branding (at least on newscasts) is something of a liability, so I'd imagine KPTV would either go back to their UPN-era "Oregon's 12" branding or even "KPTV 12" (the branding they had as an indie, pre-UPN.) Then again, I don't know what KPDX will brand as, since right now, they're "FOX 12 Plus".
  2. KTXL early 90s opens (from the studio master):
  3. I believe this will be the first news department in Seattle to use the "Network/Channel" branding since KSTW in 1998. All of the other Seattle news stations use call letters for their branding (KOMO News, KING 5 News, and KIRO 7 News).
  4. Alpena may the one of the last markets in the country that's outright missing a network over the air. WBKB's main channel is CBS, and their subchannels are ABC and a FOX/MNTV combo in widescreen SD, but no NBC. The only other over the air station is a satellite of WCMU in Mt Pleasant.
  5. For the 2013-2014 season, the peacock was slightly modified. The feathers were separated a little further apart, the peacock's beak was made a little bigger, and the NBC wordmark has a different font. But again, a fairly subtle change. They're not going to do something radical like the godawful trapezoid logo from the mid 70s.
  6. NMSA now has clean cuts of the KTXL/WRAL/KRDO news theme, which they've titled "NewsPlus". The cut at 1:45 sounds quite a bit like the 80s KTLA theme, doesn't it?
  7. Nope. Dick Goddard lasted 50 years at WJW.
  8. I'd argue that the 4 note signature from their early-mid 90's ID counts as a jingle.
  9. Not sure how many of you will care about this, but: The current version of the Action News opening theme premiered sometime between September 5, 1996 and October 19, 1996, likely right after the infamous orchestral version of the theme was scrapped.
  10. Cool theme! If that 1981 date is correct, then it seems that it was commissioned for KTXL first, not WRAL.
  11. Some nice archive.org 60 FPS transfers: KING 1/19/1990 news: https://archive.org/details/TheVistaGroup-1990SeattleKING5NewsBroadcastJan19 KSTW 1991 5:30 news: https://archive.org/details/TheVistaGroup-Early90sSeattleChannel11NewsBroadcast KVBC 2001 news: https://archive.org/details/TheVistaGroup-EarlyY2KLasVegasChannel3NewsBroadcast
  12. Wouldn't television's worst nightmare be someone under 50 (or ideally, under 35) who doesn't watch TV?
  13. No, they need to use this music instead: "Ladies and gentlemen, the name of the newscast is Go!"
  14. I've noticed that the CBS eye is more prominent than before; they've only started using it a few years ago. Portland tends to use call-letter branding rather than network branding for their stations, except for KPTV.
  15. That's because the Texas 21 logo is shaped after a US Highway sign, not an Interstate sign.
  16. KPDX is being rebranded as "FOX 12 Plus", starting February 12th: http://www.kptv.com/story/37342202/kpdx-to-become-fox-12-plus
  17. KGW got the new graphics yesterday: http://www.kgw.com/news/local/kgw-gets-a-bolder-brighter-new-look/498097082
  18. KOIN 1994 11 PM with the 4-note version of Prime News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYVX6gvm-AI
  19. I'm pretty surprised they're changing the 8 logo; that dates back to 1995.
  20. A big find: two WPVI Action News intros from 1972 with the original theme:
  21. KPDX's 10 PM edition of KOIN's "NewsRoom 6" from December 30, 1992: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKFrFiYxRe0 Is this one of the first examples of one station producing a newscast for another station?
  22. KATU has posted their 11 PM newscast from May 18, 1980, the day Mt. St. Helens erupted: http://www.katu.com/home/video/KATUs-11-pm-newscast-on-May-18-1980-MSH-StHelens-volcano-152028685.html
  23. Yikes. That's REALLY cheap looking. And why are they only using one cut of MCTYW?
  24. KIEM in Eureka FINALLY changed their news open: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgjtlUASO9Y&feature=related
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