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"new" 7&4 News upload

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"new" 7&4 News upload

Post by organman95 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:32 am

"New" upload of an old newscast!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmyzfHy8UCk

Awesome seeing the old staff. I did not know that Greg MacMaster joined 7&4 in 1994. My recollection of him was as Chief Meteorologist.
Also, for a smaller news market, previous owners seem to change the 7&4 news set more frequently. The news set in this video is different than the one the previous year with Jerry Meyer.

Curious why most of the newscasts I find (of any station) are the night newscasts?



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Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

Post by TVC_DX5678 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:45 am

Found this a while back, forgot to post about it here. Pretty interesting find. I can’t wait to see what else the uploader has in store.

As for the question on the night newscasts, I can only assume most people wouldn’t just get up early and immediately fire up their VCRs to record the morning news, but I could be wrong.



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Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

Post by organman95 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:37 am

TVC_DX5678 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:45 am
Found this a while back, forgot to post about it here. Pretty interesting find. I can’t wait to see what else the uploader has in store.

As for the question on the night newscasts, I can only assume most people wouldn’t just get up early and immediately fire up their VCRs to record the morning news, but I could be wrong.
I wasn't expecting to find a morning newscast, I'm just surprised their doesn't seem to be a lot of evening newscasts uploaded



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Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

Post by Bull Shannon » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:59 am

I imagine the only reason anyone ever had to videotape the local news was because they were working some kind of night shift schedule and wanted to be able to watch the news when they got home (since this was long before we had the Internet, let alone smartphones, to instantly access the news at any given time). Or, if there was a particular story of interest that they wanted to keep for whatever reason.



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Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

Post by TheForce » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:35 pm

Oooooh that logo! :D



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Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

Post by organman95 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:06 am

I'm still wondering what the theme from the 1991 newscast is, and what previous theme music used was.



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Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:08 am

I love the old logo.

The footage must've been right before the station adopted the "Newschannel 7 & 4" branding.


Caroline Beasley is ruining WRIF. What a bitch!!!

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Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

Post by organman95 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:03 am

The footage says 1994, so I'm going to say most likely. How long did Federal own the station?



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Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

Post by TVC_DX5678 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:13 am

organman95 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:03 am
The footage says 1994, so I'm going to say most likely. How long did Federal own the station?
After doing a quick search of some old issues of Broadcasting Magazine, Federal picked up the stations from Beam around 1991 and sold them to Raycom in 1997.



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Re: "new" 7&4 News upload

Post by organman95 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:17 am

TVC_DX5678 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:13 am
organman95 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:03 am
The footage says 1994, so I'm going to say most likely. How long did Federal own the station?
After doing a quick search of some old issues of Broadcasting Magazine, Federal picked up the stations from Beam around 1991 and sold them to Raycom in 1997.
Thanks TVC. I knew Federal purchased from Beam, I wasn't sure if Federal sold to Raycom or if someone else owned it in the "NewsChannel" days



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