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Well that was cheesy...and unusual. Was the station in that much risk of losing their network?

Maybe ABC was threatening to move to WKYT. A similar move was about to happen in Louisville.

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Well that was cheesy...and unusual. Was the station in that much risk of losing their network?

 

Cheezy indeed... But It wasn't just because Disney owned ABC that they used the Mouse in the video... You see, the controlling shareholder in Shamrock Broadcasting was Roy Disney.....Yes Walt's Brother.

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Maybe ABC was threatening to move to WKYT. A similar move was about to happen in Louisville.

I believe when WDKY (FOX-56) came on as a FOX station in the late 80's was trying to take the ABC affiliation.

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Cheezy indeed... But It wasn't just because Disney owned ABC that they used the Mouse in the video... You see, the controlling shareholder in Shamrock Broadcasting was Roy Disney.....Yes Walt's Brother.

 

Disney didn't come to own ABC until 7 years after this promotional video was produced. Mickey was used solely because of the ownership by Roy Disney.

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Cheezy indeed... But It wasn't just because Disney owned ABC that they used the Mouse in the video... You see, the controlling shareholder in Shamrock Broadcasting was Roy Disney.....Yes Walt's Brother.

 

Well that would explain some of it.

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WTVQ 1989 - The model affiliate. When they were trying to keep their ABC affiliation.

 

[snip]

 

That has got to be the strangest rendition of Hello I've ever heard. I wonder if they actually used it outside of this (which really does amount to sucking up to the network...).

 

KNDO in 1984...no open but given the close in the second part of the clip, this would probably be their theme. Interesting use of the NBC News globe animation of the time!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=8XEmXON_bFM;m=10;s=21

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That KCOP open with the tease actually might be one of the slickest news opens of the 90s.

I liked it so much, I recorded part of that intro in Audacity and put it as an MP3. It'd be awesome if someone could find out who composed that theme.

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Finally!

 

 

And yes, this is 1993...

 

 

There's a new unknown news theme, too:

 

 

The KNOE 98 theme sounds like Arnold to me...

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WLS's legendary "Just Themselves" promo from the early 1970s:

 

 

Who were the anchors parodied in this promo? My guesses:

 

1.) A generic late '20s / early '30s radio announcer

2.) Walter Winchell

3.) John Cameron Swayze (Camel News Caravan) with a bit of Douglas Edwards thrown in (especially his looks)

4.) Chet Huntley

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December 15, 1983 edition of WESH's NewsCenter 2 from the 80scommercialvault channel (first newscast uploaded to that channel in quite some time)

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We take you back to 1991 where WWLP-TV 22 brought you a weekend edition of NewsCenter 22's Nightteam. Check out the cool bumper cut from the WLOX-KTVW-KIDK-WTRF theme at the beginning.

 

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From the "it ain't broke, don't fix it" file: Here is a news open from 1998 (yes, 1998) from flagship CTV station CFTO in Toronto. This was after CTV bought the Baton stations.This was only a few months after they rebranded as CFTO News from the NightBeat/World Beat brand with the set/image that dates back to 1988 but before the first incarnation of the Leak look/"big screen" set that was unveiled by winter (not 1999 as previously stated), from the looks of Rewind Eats The Tapes' clips. There is a few clips that channel from Citytv and Global:

 

 

From the look of the two clips, they switched to the Paul Hoffert theme/graphics the same time as CP24 launched (in 1998) and not 1997, as I previously thought.

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