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  1. All I know is that KOAT started using the rings graphics sometime in the fall of 2004, but its website still used camera 2.0 until April 2006 when it was rebranded as koat.com (it was initially thenewmexicochannel.com)
  2. Did you find it in the videos section? Also, we should look for dates for when KOAT and KMBC started using the ring graphics.
  3. To answer your questions: 1) WCVB added the hashtag in front of the call letters in 2014. 2) I think it was the middle of 2003 when WCVB slightly modified its "Coverage You Can Count On" slogan by adding "Local Live" before CYCCO; it was months before the station switched from Image News to the NewsMusic Central package. 3) There was one KCCI newscast from 2002 where Image News was used in the open, but the rest of the broadcast (commercial outros, talent opens, and the close) used the B Package. 4) And yes, KOAT did use talent opens between 1999 and 2004. In fact there's an excerpt of an early 2001 newscast, and it starts at the end of the talent rejoin. And there's also a video of a KOAT newscast from 2003 when they were using their unusual variation of the camera graphics, before they switched to the NMC package.
  4. I also remember seeing a promo for WPBF news from around 2004, and while they were using the Newsmusic Central package, they still had the camera v2 graphics. Camera v2 I think actually debuted in the fall 1998 on WCVB, and then WTAE, KOCO, KMBC, WLWT, and WBAL switched to those graphics later that year. KOCO and WLWT debuted B Package (now revolution) at that time as well. WISN and WPBF switched to camera v2 in early 1999, then followed by WESH, KSBW, WPTZ, WAPT, and KOAT in late 1999/early 2000. Most of the ex-Pulitzer stations debuted camera v2 in the fall of 2000. Interestingly, KMBC continued using camera v2 until the fall of 2005, and then debuted their own variation ring. KOAT debuted the rings graphics in late 2004, although they switched over from Image News to the Newsmusic Central package in January of that year. I believe WYFF also began using ring around the same time. As previously mentioned, KOAT switched to floating logo in April 2008, five months before getting a new set (the design is identical to the sets WCVB and WTAE in 2007). WMUR started using its variation of diagrid v2 I think earlier this year. Diagrid v2 debuts on NBC stations in January 2018, then followed by WLKY and KCCI in March, and finally the ABC stations switch over in April.
  5. Here's an article about the new set in DC; Norah got a glimpse, but it's still under construction. So I suppose the CBS Evening News is going to move to Washington next month sometime probably, if not the end of this month. https://www.newscaststudio.com/2019/10/19/cbs-evening-news-dc-studio-preview/
  6. KOAT got the floating logo graphics around the spring of 2008, a few months before getting a new set. And they began broadcasting in widescreen SD in the summer of 2010. I think 2017 was when KOAT started broadcasting in HD.
  7. A few years ago, I remember seeing a video of a WPBF newscast from around 2006, and they were still using the camera graphics. But by that time almost all the other Hearst stations were already using the rings graphics. Perhaps WPBF was one of the last stations to receive the updated graphics at the time (most stations continued using the camera graphics into 2005 but got the rings graphics later that same year). WPBF also debuted the floating logo graphics rather late; they were introduced in September 2009 on the same day they rolled out a new set.
  8. WCVB's set looked somewhat similar from that time
  9. WBAL updated its set around May 2000 I believe
  10. I thought the WLWT set was from 1999. The design is similar to WAPT, KOAT, and WTAE.
  11. I did a thread on the previous Hearst mandated graphics, but this thread will discuss the old mandated set designs Hearst stations used to have. In particular what fascinates me are the sets Hearst stations used from the late 1990s/early 2000s until the late 2000s/early 2010s. Those sets usually had blue backdrops with red beams on top (seen when the camera shows the entire set and not panned in on one anchor), matching the then-current graphics package. Some even had day and night photos of the city's skyline behind the anchor desk. But keep in mind, not all Hearst stations used that particular design at the time. For instance, KMBC continued using their 1980s set (refreshed in 1994) when they used the 2nd generation camera graphics and the rings graphics. They didn't update its set until around 2007 when they began broadcasting their newscasts in HD (they also switched to the "floating logo" graphics at the same time). WLKY, KCCI, and WGAL didn't get new sets when they transitioned to the camera graphics either. Anyways, I am curious to when these sets debuted. Some debuted in 1999, some in 2000. WTAE debuted the then-new look in September of 1999 and lasted until 2007. And I thought it was the first H-A station to use that set design. KOAT also rolled out a very similar looking set that same year, underwent a refresh around 2007 and lasted until 2008. I've also noticed that WAPT and WLWT debuted new sets in 1999, and read an article about the former debuting the then-new set in April of that year. Could it also be possible that WLWT rolled out a new set the same time it moved into its current studios in June of 1999? And when in 1999 did WESH update its set?
  12. Found a WCVB newscast from early 2004 from when they were using the camera mandate with the Newsmusic Central package.
  13. I know right. At least KMBC could've simply put its circle 9 logo in red and not gone with the box. Last year, KOAT slightly tweaked its circle 7 logo to make it a little less 3D looking (it's still in blue and not put into a box); and its newscast name was put in a yellow non-italic Effra font (previously it was in white italic Effra), though the call letters are still in Bank Gothic to this day. Other Hearst stations didn't tweak their logos when they upgraded to the new graphics this year; so I am surprised KMBC did so.
  14. Now it only leaves KMBC and KHBS/KHOG (I anticipate they'll get the new graphics next week).
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