TServo2049 80 Posted December 7, 2020 Share Posted December 7, 2020 (edited) On 12/4/2020 at 10:24 AM, promoguy98 said: @TServo2049@newsteam13 The WAFF/KUSA vocal campaigns brought back a memory. I have not heard this one in years. KLTV in Texas used the same vocals. KLTV.... East Texas... USA... We're Proud of You (or) Proud of You. Heard it on a non-stop vocal campaign sampler years ago. Gets confusing here - maybe the vocal campaign preceded, by several years, the news package commission for KUSA in 1995? You can hear melody similarities on the nmsa USA NEWS montage - around :30-:54 and definitely around 1:25 and a few other places. I personally believe the news package was created well before 1995 based upon the sounds and instrumentation which would back up the vocal campaign coming out in the 80's. Hope this may help in the answer, even if I'm wrong. Wait...so that promo song was Non-Stop?! And @Samantha's reply makes it sound like it's connected to "KTRE 1993 News Theme", like I initially thought, and not "KSL 1989 News Theme", which is what I changed my mind to say it was connected to? I swear I hear the exact 4-note motif in both KSL 1989 and that promo song; that said, the KTRE 1993(-but-more-like-1988) package seems to have both those four notes and the notes that come after in the song, but the rhythm is different. And I wonder...if that promo song actually was Non-Stop, and if KSL 1989 was the news package to which it was connected (only conjecture because I found that WAFF version of the promo dated 1988 - a year that WAFF was only using KSL 1989, while KTRE 1993 appears to be one of three packages they used in 1989 - and I thought the vocals sounded Tuesday-ish), then could KSL 1989 have also been Non-Stop, and not Tuesday? I always assumed it was Tuesday, it always sounded like Tuesday to me (almost like a quasi-sequel to News 88), and I thought I had gotten enough confirmation from Tom DiNoto before I submitted the composer ID to NMSA. But I went back and dug up his response from 2013, and he actually said "Sounds like us...but can't be sure." It still soundy Tuesday-esque to me...but is it really? KSL and WAFF used KSL "1989", WAFF and KTRE used KTRE "1993", WAFF, KUSA and now apparently KLTV all used the same promo song which shares vague similarities to one or both of the aforementioned themes, and KUSA, KLTV and KTRE all used that Non-Stop "USA News" package whose NMSA samples sound very different (even though @promoguy98 can hear similarities, I haven't found them yet). What a crazy web of connections. Edited December 8, 2020 by TServo2049 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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