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In the memory and in tribute to former WRAL and CNN anchor; The late Bobbie Battista. RIP Bobbie and Godspeed.

 

 

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Got more Albany goodies, here is a commercial break from February 1994 from WNYT, making me assume the now-current logo design debuted much earlier than I thought:

 

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The Chris Sloan archive gravy train keeps giving. There's even some rare KHJ from 1988!

The 9:00 VO at the time would later do a lot of ABC Sports work in the late 80s and 90s. The 1:00 one was a longtime station staff announcer.

 

 

 

 

Also some Louisville, including a variant of the Copeland/Symphony opens and a longer TVbD open with the "neo Home Country" theme:

 

 

And there's a cool Easter egg in this KCBS noon open from 1988:

 

 

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Didn't realize KCBS went through a "let's copy the legacy KABC set" phase

 

Right around when KABC updated its set to be more like KNBCs...

 

 

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14 minutes ago, sfomspphl said:

Didn't realize KCBS went through a "let's copy the legacy KABC set" phase

 

Right around when KABC updated its set to be more like KNBCs...

 

 

And on top of that, KCBS copied their news intro from CBS This Morning.

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KCRG Channel 9 (ABC Cedar Rapids, IA): TV-9 Eyewitness News evening edition, July 22, 1987

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2 hours ago, bmasters1 said:

 

KCRG Channel 9 (ABC Cedar Rapids, IA): TV-9 Eyewitness News evening edition, July 22, 1987

Speaking of KCRG, Bruce Aune’s last newscast is tomorrow.  Bruce is retiring after 34 years at KCRG.  

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6 hours ago, Oliverolang said:

Speaking of KCRG, Bruce Aune’s last newscast is tomorrow.  Bruce is retiring after 34 years at KCRG.  

He's gonna be missed up there in Iowa after that good, long run!

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17 minutes ago, WWUpdate said:

WLS, Chicago, 6 p.m., 1995:

 

And here's WMAQ's 4:30 p.m. news from the same week:

 

 

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Thanks to Mr. Sloan, Christmas came early for me in terms of late 80s Houston content...

 

Some observations follow as well.

 

A weekend newscast & a midday newscast from KHOU in April 1989 - featuring a young Arthel Neville in the first weekend story. At about 15:11 (and again at 26:00), is the longest I've ever heard of the sports cut of their 1989 package. Most times during the weekday newscasts they'd cut the first five seconds with the "Spirit of Texas" signature off or opt for a version minus the horns. At 39:40 - the "Job Search" segment has a piece of music which I had previously assumed was either library or from CBS' network-to-affiliate reels from the period - the last 5 seconds play under many psa/station IDs from that time from what I've seen on my tapes.

 

 

A KHOU 6PM Newscast from October 1989, focusing much of the coverage on the San Francisco earthquake.

 

KPRC's 10 PM newscast from April 1989: The music tracks are somewhat out of sequence for the different blocks to my ear. The cut coming out of the first block and the one teasing the sports segment are swapped. The one teasing the last segment generally would be in between. AND SOMEONE FINALLY LET THE CLOSE PLAY AT THE END.  I haven't actually heard it that clear in about 30 years and genuinely liked to hear the music as a young kid - what a trip back!

 

 

KTRK's Live at Five from May 1989, with part of the 6 PM newscast at the end. Both have opens where Ed Brandon has been excised

from the sequence due to his stint in rehab, but prior to the hiring of Joe Diaz. It works better on Live at Five than the 6 PM or the 10 PM,

 

 

which leads us to...


a KTRK 10 PM newscast from April 1989. Good quality audio on the close at the end featuring the "Turn To / News Series 2000" version of their theme. This was a Friday, since it was the only time during the week they'd play this version. Couple of good SLIME IN THE ICE MACHINE! moments from Marvin Zindler in his "Rat and Roach Report".

 

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Here's a 10 p.m. WMAQ newscast from the same week as the one above. Notice that the station used a different, city skyline set (instead of the usual newsroom backdrop) for the late news at the time:

 

 

 

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Cool set - around the time WNBC went to a similar set - both of which were based on KNBC 

 

Like the header with the masthead logo above and spot lighting 

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The separate 10 p.m. set was eventually dropped, but Newswire survived the logo change:

 

 

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6 hours ago, WWUpdate said:

The separate 10 p.m. set was eventually dropped, but Newswire survived the logo change:

 

 

 

LOVE THIS version of the closing cut to Newswire, where it plays the NBC Chimes two times

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Now that I think about it, I'm not sure whether WMAQ used the skyline backdrop set just for the 10 p.m. or also the 6 p.m. in the mid-1990s Does anyone remember?

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On 3/7/2020 at 7:49 PM, WWUpdate said:

Here's a 10 p.m. WMAQ newscast from the same week as the one above. Notice that the station used a different, city skyline set (instead of the usual newsroom backdrop) for the late news at the time:

Are we sure that isn't the same set and not just a duratrans skyline pulled down in front of the newsroom? Looking at the '95 and '97 clips, a lot of the set elements are in the exact same spot...

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I'm purposely reposting the WMAQ 1997 newscast, because it has the extremely rare Jerry Springer commentary on it! 

 

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2 hours ago, hmaxhanson said:

I'm purposely reposting the WMAQ 1997 newscast, because it has the extremely rare Jerry Springer commentary on it! 

I see Springer's commentary, and raise you Carol Marin's final 10p.

 

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1 hour ago, okiechi said:

I see Springer's commentary, and raise you Carol Marin's final 10p.

 

Yep, she left because of the Jerry Springer experiment, if you look closely during the close, you'll see a cutout of a newspaper article about her departure.

 

BTW, those two newscasts came from this site, which has a lot more material related to Carol, including a pre-Chicago newscast at WSM-TV! 

https://mediaburn.org/video/ch-5-news-5197-5597/

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More from btm0815ma: the full broadcasts of Sunday Morning for Dec. 6, 1981 and Dec. 2, 1984 (for which only the openings existed before; now we can see the full broadcasts of each, commercials and all)

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5 hours ago, hmaxhanson said:

I'm purposely reposting the WMAQ 1997 newscast, because it has the extremely rare Jerry Springer commentary on it! 

 

Springer's commentary made pointed references to Marin's decision to resign because of him being brought on to be a commentator for what was apparently a segment that was to feature rotating guest commentators, even suggesting it as "elitist snobbery [...] hidden in the self-righteous cries of journalistic integrity".

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From WVEC's channel, they posted a playlist of videos since last week marked the 40th anniversary of the "Circus Snow" (when 12 to 14 inches of snow landed just as the Ringling Brothers circus arrived in Hampton Roads). Highlights include yet another brief snippet of WVEC right at the end of the intro (with the WNT synth theme) and Judith Baroody, the reporter on the field in the first few clips, doing a piece on the "Blizzard of 1980"...in song

WVEC Circus Snow of 1980 Playlist

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