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  1. NewsNation on The CW!! Just like ESPN on ABC
  2. I also smell the possible return of the CW channel number branding on affiliates owned by Nexstar. We already got TWO Texas affiliates that went back to the CW # branding. KIAH Houston put the CW39 branding on hiatus from 2008 until March 2011 when it returned with the strong punch (CW39 HOUUUSSTONNNN). Same story with KDAF Dallas/Fort Worth, where it was called CW33 for the first few years starting in 2006, then took a break from the branding for a few years, then came back to CW33.
  3. Nexstar already owns a lot of duopolies, even here in Colorado: CW2 KWGN and FOX31 KDVR in Denver; FOX21 KXRM and SOCO CW in Colorado Springs/Pueblo. The question is how will Nexstar's purchase of the CW gonna impact its affiliates that are part of the duopolies? Moreover, Nexstar has a news network called NewsNation. Will the CW have itself a news division by way of NewsNation?
  4. LONG promo for KUSA Denver back in 1985. This was after the call letter change from KBTV to KUSA in 1984, while channel 9 was STILL an ABC affiliate (now an NBC affiliate since September 1995). I noticed the same visuals were used in another KUSA promo, which had the song God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.
  5. Charles Gibson, Joan Lunden and Spencer Christian came later. In 1997 to be exact. That was when Good Morning America moved from ABC's entertainment division to the News division.
  6. Philly and America's longest-running local news theme (and a record shattering one) Move Closer to Your World will turn 50 next year. That's the same year that Gardner will leave 6ABC.
  7. Looks like the KCNC Denver version of the CBS branding mnemonic, which is seen on many CBS promos (entertainment, news and sports).
  8. Why Not? Look at sister station KYW Philadelphia CLICK HERE Not only is KYW using the CBS Enforcer like KCNC is, CBS3 Philly has brought back the 5-note KYW music logo, but only for morning editions of CBS3 Eyewitness News. Beginning in 1991, while KYW was an NBC affiliate owned by Group W/Westinghouse, Cnannel 3 started using news themes that had the music logo from its radio counterpart KYW NewsRadio 1060. The use of the 5-note KYW music logo stopped when CBS3 Philly (along with other CBS O&Os) started using themes containing the music logo of another sister station WBBM Chicago (aka the CBS Enforcer I Love Chicago music logo) as part of the CBS mandate. The point is, if KYW can bring back something classic and old school (like the KYW signature), why not KCNC with Gilmer? Especially with the updated version of Spirit News?
  9. CBS4 The Spirit of Colorado! That was the slogan for KCNC Denver in 1997, which was the year they started using Spirit News. 1997 was a year of change at KCNC. It was two years after NBC sold KCNC to CBS. Legendary anchor Bob Palmer had just retired. Not only did Spirit News hit the ears of every KCNC viewer. A new logo, a new set, a shift in how anchors sat (Bill Stuart on the left, Aimee Sporer on the right), and a promo campaign (with that gigantic colorado flag) came with that new music package. All went down in 1997 at CBS4. Spirit News was used from 1997 until 2002. That was when KCNC gradually shifted to CBS mandate branding in line with other CBS O&Os. You know, the CBS eye on the left, and the channel number on the right. Let's hope the brass at the CBS O&O stations allow KCNC to use Gilmer's music ONE...LAST...WONDERFUL...TIME!!! Great to hear his news themes again for old times sake. The updated version of Spirit News would be a BLAST to hear on CBS 4.
  10. Same set and title logo as seen in the 1993 promo. The anchor was different in the full-length newscast video than in the promo video. Lila Orbach was in the promo (in the below video), while future WCVB anchor Heather Kahn anchored the full-length show (in the above video).
  11. January 1995 at KWGN Denver...Channel 2 was independent NO MORE. At that time, KWGN signed up to become the affiliate of the then-new WB Network (now CW). The WB launched on January 11, 1995. On the same night following the WB programming, KWGN launched a brand new newscast that had it all: new theme music, new news set, a 15-minute sports segment, and the latest in weather technology. All this to reflect the WB launch.
  12. We also get to see then-independent KWGN Denver from the late 70s, including a brief close to Region 2 News (now CW affiliate and Channel 2 news)
  13. REWIND TO 1996 where the ABC very-brief Fall Preview ended with the conductor stepping off the podium to reveal that variation of the ABC logo.
  14. During the overnight hours, in lieu of CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates (and even independent stations) signing off for the night, we continue our broadcast day with CNN Headline News in progress. That's one of the many features offered in that CNN2 service.
  15. Same opening theme music as WXIA Atlanta. Clockwork Orange: Timesteps by Walter Carlos
  16. The start of 24/7 broadcasting after CNN launched in 1980: This time, it was on local network affiliates. Meaning NBC affiliates carried Overnight, CBS News aired Nightwatch (now CBS Overnight News) and they even had the option to include CNN Headline News in their overnight lineup (ABC affiliates included after Nightline). Early Risers Delight: this was for people who don't have the luxury of watching the CBS Morning News, ABC's Good Morning America or NBC's Today Show. They need to be right out the door to beat the morning rush. CBS Early Morning News, ABC's World News This Morning and NBC Early Today + local morning news = what early risers needed before getting to work or school on time. ABC Late Night was never the same since NIGHTLINE Entered the Picture: Pre-1980 Consisted of wide world of entertainment, reruns of ABC primetime shows and movie of the week. Nightline with Ted Koppel launched in March 1980, giving ABC affiliates a post-late news alternative to Johnny Carson, who was a really big deal at rival NBC at that time. And who knew that Jeff Greenfield would join ABC News later on, and the same person he interviewed (Roone Arledge) would be his boss?
  17. I was thinking the same thing. Mr. NBC voicing a news open for and ABC O&O? Dark should be voicing a news open for rival station KRON 4, which was indeed the NBC affiliate at the time. Shouldn't it be Mr. ABC himself Ernie Anderson doing the voiceover for THIS KGO open? I heard Anderson's voice in the other two other opens using the rare KGO theme http://www.newsmusicsearcharchive.com/#3,1,378
  18. I've heard this theme someplace else, and it had a news theme feel to it http://www.newsmusicsearcharchive.com/#3,1,1047 WCFT in Tuscaloosa/Birmingham Alabama used it. So did KTWO Casper Wyoming I'd like to know who the company that did this production theme.
  19. A commercial station/network affiliate owned by a University? AWESOME! Usually, most colleges and universities own PBS member stations. But owning a commercial station and network affiliate? KICK-ASS! IMO, the anchors and reporters of tomorrow get their start today (at NBC 8 KOMU) while they're still in college (at the University of Missouri, which KOMU is owned by). I'm sure that's the case at two other college-owned commercial station: WVUA Channel 23 in Tuscaloosa Alabama (owned by University of Alabama) and fellow NBC affiliate WNDU Channel 16 in South Bend, Indiana (owned by Notre Dame University until 1998). You can say that it's every student's First Broadcasting Job WHILE IN COLLEGE instead of after.
  20. Looks like WXIA is trying to match its motion graphics with the graphics/branding package done by local firm MATCHSTIC (CLICK HERE). That way, 11Alive could break away from the conformity of the Tegna T18 animation package. BRILLIANT!!!!
  21. Not bad! Not bad at all! And Yes! This fuckin' C Clarity has got to go. How about a custom theme with the NBC chimes? Or, any of the syndicated NBC affiliate news packages?
  22. WJBK 2 Together with the Look of Detroit WPIX 11 Alive with the Look of New York I wonder if these were Peters Productions doing. Because # Alive and # Together seem like concepts conceived by Peters Productions. As for WPIX version, where does the Marketing Deli fit into all this?
  23. I definitely concur! In fact, 6ABC WPVI Philadelphia STILL uses Move Closer to Your World, which is ALSO by Mayoham Music. Not to mention the remix version of MCTYW still in use at another ABC affiliate in another market in Pennsylvania, which is ABC 16 WNEP Scranton/Wilkes Barre. So whether it's the modern remixed version, or the original version, I concur that On Top Of It All will fly today in a modern newscast. If Move Closer to Your World can work in today's newscasts, then why not On Top of It All?
  24. I miss those days when TV stations did the humorous compare/contrast promos (counting THIS promo for ABC7 Detroit). WXYZ threw in a little humor (great Pinocchio reference) to illustrate what rival stations claim to be and what others say they do. In other words, how other stations talk the talk. Plus, throwing in truthful clips to demonstrate how ABC 7 Action News walks the walk. Another ABC station did the same kind of promos in the 80s, as shown in the first few clips from the YouTube channel of former sportscaster Ron Futrell of ABC13 Las Vegas
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