Small Town News Affiliate Song

November 20, 2008 4:03 AM

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posted by dagosto (22 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

The electric guitar was the perfect addition to this. I laughed reading your description along with the tune.

I smell a challenge...
posted by Corduroy at 9:41 AM on November 20, 2008

Actually, it totally fits the under a minute challenge. But I meant a challenge on making local news intro music.
posted by Corduroy at 9:42 AM on November 20, 2008

That is ridiculously on the nose, sir. Well done.
posted by cortex at 10:16 AM on November 20, 2008

Read the copy in the voice of Zombie Ted Knight.
posted by Optamystic at 10:46 AM on November 20, 2008

This is awesome.
posted by nitsuj at 10:58 AM on November 20, 2008

Yeah, this is perfect. And I love the idea of this spawning a "News Theme" challenge.
posted by umbĂș at 12:01 PM on November 20, 2008

This is so great! A challenge needs to be done, yes.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:50 PM on November 20, 2008

I love the idea of a challenge, but there's no way I could make anything half this good.
posted by ORthey at 1:40 PM on November 20, 2008

This is awesome because it's true.
posted by dw at 1:44 PM on November 20, 2008

Maybe a more general "genre theme" challenge, to give folks more latitude in what they feel like spoofing.
posted by cortex at 2:32 PM on November 20, 2008

I'd like to see the spoofing to include the 1970s news themes, those big, bombastic, horn-driven orchestral themes like KABC or WPVI had. Or the cheery, sunny "Hello News" stuff like they had on one of my hometown stations.

Actually... I want cortex to fashion a cheery "Hello News" type song.
posted by dw at 3:01 PM on November 20, 2008

Thanks all.

I would love to hear other takes on the news intro but it may be a really tough challenge since it is pretty specific. Maybe, as suggested by cortex, a general them like "cheesiness" could work. Perhaps we could get a little more specific though like "power cheese" or something.
posted by dagosto at 5:36 PM on November 20, 2008

You got your cheese Morning Zoo DJ stings, your cheese 80s Buddy Cop Show themes, your cheese Japanese Horror Film J-Pop Ending Credits songs, your cheese High School Fight Song choruses...
posted by cortex at 5:42 PM on November 20, 2008

....cheese elevator music, cheese porno music, cheese movie trailers, cheese commercial, cheese.......
posted by BrnP84 at 5:56 PM on November 20, 2008

I heard this one yesterday, and it's so perfectly well done, I thought it was a cover from an actual news program. Wow.
posted by micayetoca at 3:31 PM on November 21, 2008

This put a HUGE smile on my face! VERY well done! I was really waiting for one of your joke anchors to kick in with some copy!
posted by snsranch at 5:04 PM on November 21, 2008

Awesome! When I worked at a multimedia production company in the 90s they had all kind of "stock" music discs - craptastic "Latin" songs, faux Stereo MCs and other peppy numbers in convenient lengths. They had one disc of news-style stings which I thought was excellent and wish I'd made a copy of.

Also related: the hilarious composer scene from Broadcast News.
posted by O9scar at 9:27 AM on November 23, 2008

This brings a tear to my eye. Beautiful!
posted by chairface at 12:57 PM on November 23, 2008

Hysterical. I laughed. Why do all local news stations look/sound the same anyway?
posted by wastelands at 6:37 AM on December 29, 2008

This really good.

Yes, how did that genre of sorts emerge at all? Thanks for this.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:56 PM on January 9, 2009

Oh and stay classy, San Diego!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:56 PM on January 9, 2009

This is so on the nose, as said above, that I think you may be missing a possible revenue stream.

There's got to be a CBS affiliate in Meridian, Mississippi or somewhere that needs a new intro for its midday newscast between Rachel Ray and Days of Our Lives.
posted by Ynoxas at 7:48 PM on February 18, 2009

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