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  1. If you hit up ebay and want your very own of these from multiple markets (or in one case multiple CITIES tied to ONE STATION in one market), they've got you. As of now, you can pick up... -Amarillo (KAMR) -San Antonio (KENS) -Cedar Rapids (KGAN) -Lubbock (KAMC) -Portland, OR (KOIN) -Nevada/Reno (KOLO) -Mid-Missouri (KOMU) -The Inland Northwest (KREM) -Wichita (KSNW) -Dayton (WHIO) -Buffalo (WIVB) -Eastern Carolina/Greenville (WITN) -Peoria (WMBD) -The Tri-State (WOWK) -Greenville Spartanburg Asheville
  2. I'm not someone who likes to necessarily go deep for no reason - but I was wondering if there was ever an answer or insight given into who did the work for KAKE or if they were all one package. The reason I ask is because I've found a tape with a complete 10 PM newscast from KAKE circa May 1989 that actually uses the '89 theme for the intro, but some of the bumpers sound like the '88 or KWES '02 theme. The close for that show actually IS the one listed as KWES 2002...
  3. Good find! The person who posted the clip is slightly off on the years the music was used. Believe it or not, elements of it actually were still in use until 2000. The last surviving pieces of it were cuts used for reports during the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo as well as the spot that ran each night before the rebroadcast of the 10 PM newscast during the late night hours (with the 1994-era graphics). The first phase-out came in 1996 when they re-branded their morning show to "The Spirit of Texas This Morning" and used a separate package for it - one that the NMSA has lumped in
  4. I've uploaded a few Houston items recently. Just starting to re-introduce content from my old channel as well. KPRC News update with Bob Nicholas and the late Doug Johnson from May 1985. KTRK News Update from December 1985 with Melanie Lawson KPRC Channel Two News Update from October 1989 with Tim Lake, currently of WTEN KHOU midday newscast from November 1993
  5. Promo from KRIV, circa March 1988 featuring longtime anchor Mike Barajas during his time as anchor of the weekend newscasts on the station.
  6. I just uploaded this, but I always find it interesting when station IDs include their owner or ownership group in some fashion. This one is somewhat of a rarity in that the owner mentioned (Gulf Broadcasting) only owned KTXH for about a year, and the sale to Taft Broadcasting was announced at about the time that this particular clip was recorded - February 1985. As I opined in the clip, Taft did a better job of exploiting the "20 Vision" brand that had been established by the initial owner - Grant Broadcasting, and it had been somewhat inconsistently used post sale to Gulf. It does
  7. It looks like KHTV (currently KIAH) was another user of the music the NMSA currently has listed as the "WTVX 1983 News Theme" A minute long clip of it appears at 6:13 in this video as part of a promo for the daytime lineup, circa June 1983. 10 second IDs featuring it appear at 8:43 & 14:27 I'm curious if, though doubt, they used it for their hourly news briefs during this period. They didn't use any music for the news briefs they did during the "39 Gold" era that followed just a few months later, though that branding came with a completely different look and sound.
  8. As I'd "threatened" in the non-news Classic Video thread, I've been in the process of pulling clips from tapes in the past few days and will continue to do so for the near term. Not a ton of news-related content to date, but I do have a couple of things to share from KTRK. The tease and intro to Live at Five, circa November 1989 at the tail end of the Bob Boudreaux-anchored era. He moved to weekends several months after this was recorded. The open had been updated several months prior to include Joe Diaz while Ed Brandon was in rehab, and this was an exceptionally brief period whe
  9. I'm starting to go through a bunch of my old tapes again - so fair warning if you're a subscriber of my channel - you're about to run into a bunch of 1986-89 Houston & Cable TV content. That said, a more recent upload aside from commercials & movie opens & news stuff focuses on the sequences or segments I've simply just dubbed "legalese" in my uploads. They are the moments where general information about the station, technical data and copyright information is relayed and may or may not be accompanied by the SSB or similar patriotic song or sequence.... but don't necess
  10. Finally found a non horrendously recorded version of KHOU's 1989 theme that plays effectively at length (almost 1:30!) - though I am still curious as to who did it. The news package and the image stuff are somewhat of a departure from TM's better known work which inspired this, and several of the other subsequent packages that they used over the years.
  11. ^^ So there's more to the uploads that I've been pulling from old DVDs than just those two above. KOSA - 6 PM newscast from June 2009 KWES 6 PM - June 2009 KTAB - 5PM June 2009 KRBC 11:30 AM - June 2009 KCEN 6 PM June 2009 KZTV - 10 PM May 2009 KZTV - 6PM May 2009 KDFW 9 PM Weekend Newscast - December 2008
  12. In an ongoing effort to revive (or even expand) on the content I posted on my previous YouTube channel - I have launched a third channel called My Severe Weather Archive. It features rolling coverage that I have recorded and given that I live somewhere prone to that kind of activity, there is a fair amount of fresh content this time of year. My first two uploads are from two Wichita stations covering the same events in Southwest Kansas on May 17th of last year. KAKE KWCH
  13. Here's a project I had been working on in my off-time and just have neglected to post. It is probably going to be the clearest version of the "Telmundo 1992 News Theme" out there at this time. Apologies for the changes in quality at the very beginning and at the very end, but the clips were both of stereo and mono mix, with a little bit of toying around in Adobe Audition.
  14. KTRK's 9 AM Sunday Morning Movie, circa 1988. I've been curious about that version of "Hooray for Hollywood" for some time, since I do recall it from this as a child and it appears to have been used by sister-station WPVI at about the same time for a movie intro as well.
  15. I broke up an 8-hour tape I had made of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster from 2/1/2003 into four parts. It features coverage from a few of the networks and some of the Houston stations as well. As the clips go on it becomes more KTRK dominated. I have more tapes from this day since I recall running a couple of VCRs at the same time.

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