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  1. Sign-offs & Sign-ons still occur. I managed to snag this during a recent trip to Abilene, TX. It is the first video I've uploaded as part of my second YouTube channel - TV Travels Archive. I'm looking to bring back the promos & newscasts from around the country that I had on the old HoustonTVNews channel, seperate from the Houston TV History channel I've got up and running. KTXS 12 / KTXE 38 Sign off & Sign on from June 2019
  2. Finally uploaded the KRIV 1991 9 PM open I had teased a while back. Sadly it's the only part of the newscast that was on said tape, and it wasn't the best quality picture...
  3. A couple of news-related uploads from the archive I'm working on rebuilding... A fairly short-lived news capsule offered by KTXH at the end of their evening movie, circa 1985 A news update and part of a sports update from KHTV from November 1988 - just after the music & graphics Gaylord had launched across it's stations was put in place. Can't say I'd heard the brief sports cut before, but it's definitely from that same package.
  4. As much as I dislike necroposting (although is it really necroposting if it's an active thread and I just found this by happenstance while searching for something? Whatever...), I wanted to add a bit to this. I think KRIV's original "set" as such for news updates was a fairly basic silhouette of the downtown skyline. This was before they started doing full newscasts in the mid 80s. I'm reasonably certain that at about the same time, Metromedia provided both stations similar sets, with some lighting tweaks and a different desk between the pair. There's not a substantial amount of either station's news coverage from that period out there, unfortunately. Was able to find this image circa February 1986 though. Came across a 1991 open on one of my "newer" old tapes, and it seemed to be a fairly wide set and desk - something I didn't really catch before. I will get around to uploading this clip at some point in the near future... The chroma-key set set was an interim fix that occurred in 1993-94, and even then the old desk (and parts of the maroon paneling on the farthest edges, for a time) was retained. The WNYW set went into use when Fox started airing NFL games in August of 1994. It survived until they moved to their current facility in 1997. ***Ahem, you may return to your previously scheduled classic video thread...
  5. Thank you for the kind words. Thank you to everyone else who echoed similar sentiments as well! The copyright concern debacle was an interesting one in that NBCU's person(s) chose a number of clips that ran the gamut of what I had uploaded. They included a few of the complete newscasts from Telemundo O&Os KTMD & KXTX to the sign-off of the low-powered WBGH in Binghamton, NY circa 2006 (Because of the peacock on the static image? I don't know...). The few attempts I made to get reversals on decisions regarding a couple of videos were rebuffed. I also had a lot on my plate at the time on the personal and professional front and just let it go. I still have pretty much everything that I uploaded on the original version anyway, so it's just a matter of time before some of it starts to return. As for a dedicated site - stay tuned for news on that front. Both of the sites you mention are great and an inspiration regarding what I would like to accomplish with the content I have down the line.
  6. Hello all, I have started uploading videos at a new YouTube site - Houston TV History. I only have a few clips up right now, but am looking to bring back some old favorites as well as some "new" classic content in the coming days and weeks. The first three are examples of the latter - stuff I haven't posted before. A rare editorial statement from KTRK's Dave Ward on crime from August 1991. A promo for KRIV's 7 PM newscast from mid-1986, during the transition from Metromedia to Fox And not news... (well, there's a quick spot for it prior to the open) but the intro to KRIV's late night movie showcase, "Nightwatch 26" from the same period.
  7. A behind the scenes look at the making of a KTRK promo from the "Houston's Coming Back" campaign, captured by a suburban school's news crew, circa 1988.
  8. KTRK - Live at Five - most (10/20/1994) Though the station couldn't provide a date on their clip, I was able to figure it out based on the live coverage of the same event that I had uploaded almost 2 years ago...
  9. KTRK - A public affairs program called "Issues and Answers" from 5/30/1976 And an edition of The Late Report anchored by Sylvan Rodriguez from 5/11/1982
  10. Down it's going... c/o 'HoustonMidtown' on HAIF
  11. Another from KTRK... Clip is split between a 6 PM Saturday Newscast from 5/24/1986 & half of a 6 PM weekday newscast from 4/25/1986
  12. KTRK - Eyewitness News Tonight (Weekend) 5/24/1987
  13. KTRK continues their uploading spree... 2/21/1986 - Eyewitness News at 6
  14. And more from the above... 5/17/1982 - Eyewitness News Tonight 5/16/1983 - Eyewitness News Tonight 5/20/1983 - Eyewitness News Tonight 5/19/1987 - Eyewitness News Tonight (No commercials, but during the breaks you can see how shots were set up with the virtual set)
  15. They've been adding a fair amount of vintage material in the recent past. Some are parts of newscasts while others are the full ones... minus the close in some cases. 5/11/1976 - The infamous ammonia cloud in Southwest Houston 2/2/1980 - Clips from a weekend newscast 5/15/1980 - The Late Report 5/16/1980 - Live at Five
  16. KRIV's studios were where the Central Market is at the intersection of Westheimer and Weslayan, near Highland Village. A small, horendously nerdy part of me wishes I'd asked someone to have made a call to the station before they moved and asked if they would've been willing to give away or sell the sign they had facing the street. It had the first version of the O&O logo they used and was never updated! C'est la vie... FWIW, there are more than three stations in the general vicinity of what will be KHOU's new digs. KXLN/KFTH & Univision's Houston hub are at the intersection of McCue and the Southwest Freeway feeder road. KIAH is also not too far off to the southwest at Hillcroft & Westpark. The distance is actually about 20 minutes from Allen Parkway to Westheimer in the best traffic. Traffic, in and of itself, isn't too terrible. Like any major city, you just need to know what roads to take and when. There are three freeways and two toll options within 10 minutes, and most people that are on the road a lot in the area (especially station vehicles) would have EZ Tags or TXTags for the toll roads and HOT lanes, so that definitely helps. The building itself has a large parking garage behind it on Bering Drive, with climate controlled access on the ground level, so I doubt it would be too difficult for any tenants or visitors to find a spot. It seems odd to hear not much happens downtown. There are a number of multinational corporate HQs there. The Theatre District is there. A number of civic events happen there and the population in that part of town (and East Downtown by extension) is growing and changing. The Astros, Rockets & Dynamo are located and play there as well. All of these explain why they have a satellite studio in that area. Accessibility is also fairly easy. Most of the major functions in the district are either within steps or a few light rail stops of the GRB. I think it's a good move. The building on Westheimer was just renovated after it's major banking tenant moved out a few years back so it should have a number of up-to-date amenities for any client. As for the location, it makes sense. Much of the population growth in recent decades has been west of the downtown core with the population center of the metro falling a bit further west of the upcoming facility.
  17. Pretty close - The Network/Affiliate Graphics during the first half are from the 1990-91 era campaign "The Place to Be". Not sure about the news elements on the second half.
  18. I'm reasonably certain it was The Express Group.
  19. They have signed a lease for three floors of an office tower west of Downtown near the Galleria area. They expect to be able to begin using the new facility in early 2019. http://mikemcguff.blogspot.com/2018/03/khou-signs-deal-on-new-building.html
  20. Yep. KAGS started using the graphics & music on February 2nd.
  21. I'm pretty certain that the theme listed as "KHTV 1989 News Theme" is just one of the cuts from the music package that KHTV and and the other Gaylord Broadcasting stations were using starting some time in 1988 or 1989. I've been curious about who did it for years though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=JzIRG8EFXd8;m=1;s=1 An example from KTVT using it Maybe it is tied to the one listed as "WVTV 1987 News Theme" as well? Clips from the station's news updates from the period feature both playing in the background.
  22. I've been similarly curious about KSN. More promos have been featuring the use of "KSN News 3" in the past couple of weeks rather than the current "KSN News" branding. It's been expanding into other parts of the newscast as well, including the v/o for the bump out of the first segment for newscasts. It's adoption hasn't reached to each reporter's tag out of their packages though. Whoops, I guess I misheard it.
  23. It looks like both stations picked up new looks that debuted around February 1st. KLST picked up the CBS graphics while KSAN got the NBC look. I haven't been able to find much in terms of the set design from the station(s) website, but a few videos from KSAN's chief met on facebook as well as the station's own facebook page show that the new set looks like a mish-mash of some of the sets that Nexstar has rolled out in the past few years. No dalek-desk, but some familiar elements. KLST's set saw the removal of the wall of monitors in favor of a more contemporary solution - c/o David Wagner's twitter [MEDIA=twitter]961318241137197056[/MEDIA] Musicwise, it sounds like KSAN has retained Aerial. Not sure about KLST and Counterpoint though.
  24. Great find! I had been looking for something else that proved they used "It's All Right Here" during this period for some time. I'd guess this is maybe 1988 or 89? I have some KJAC content from late 1987 and Bob Becker (seen at 0:35 in the clip) was the weather personality present. He may have jumped soon after, as did Albert Zipp who was still at KFDM based on a December 1987 newscast I've uploaded before. Only other thing out there featuring it's use is a 1989 commercial compilation with a promo for their morning news at about 5:15 that I updated in the past.
  25. The signage for the call letters and the 1991-era "11" have been removed from the tower at the Allen Parkway studios. The article teases a future use at the new location. http://www.khou.com/article/news/community/iconic-khou-letters-removed-from-allen-parkway-tower/285-522514692
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