TV NEWS THEMES

Here are some of the TV news themes I have, they are only clips and not the entire theme. Remember all themes are copyrighted by the author and station, the copyrighted date you see listed is when I recorded the theme. For more information on my First Amendment right to use copyrighted works, click below.

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This page is divided into three parts.(1) Past and present TV news themes from the Philadelphia stations, (2) News themes from other local stations around the country, (3) Links to other sites with TV news themes.

I know listening to news themes is an unusual hobby. But for those of you who live in the Delaware Valley, you know when the Action News theme comes on it just makes you want to dance!!

I have a whole lot of TV news themes that I will share with you in the future. If you would like to donate TV news themes to this site email me at tvnews1@reocities.com. Real Audio Player is required to listen to these Real Media files.

PHILADELPHIA TV NEWS THEMES

KYW-TV CBS-3

Ch.3 Eyewitness News
This is the full close of the theme KYW used to end it's newscasts in 1986.

Ch.3 Eyewitness News
This is the bumper or alternate close KYW used for Eyewitness News in 1986.

Ch.3 Eyewitness News
This was the closing theme KYW used to end it's newscasts from 1986-91.

The News Tonight
In 1991 KYW dumped the Eyewitness News format and began calling it's 11pm news "The News Tonight", this was the closing theme used between 1991-94.

The News Tonight Bumper
This was one of the themes used for teases.

The News Tonight Bumper
This was one of the themes used for teases.

NewsBeat
In 1991 KYW dumped the Eyewitness News name and began calling it's 6pm news "NewsBeat", this was the closing theme used between 1991-94.

NewsBeat Bumper
This theme was used for the teases.

NewsDay
In 1991 KYW dumped the Eyewitness News name and began calling it's early morning news "NewsDay", this was the closing themes used between 1991-94.

NewsDay Bumper
This was one of the themes used for teases in the mornings.

KYW-3 Newsmakers
This was the theme used for teases and the close. Newsmakers continues to air during the weekend morning editions of Eyewitness News.

KYW News 3
In 1994 KYW changed it's name again to KYW News 3. This was the closing theme used for the 6 and 11pm newscasts between 1994-97.

KYW News 3 Bumper
Here is one of the themes used for teases.

KYW News 3 Bumper
Here is one of the themes used for teases during the morning newscasts.

KYW News 3 Bumper
In 1997 KYW changed it's theme. This theme was originally used in 1993 for Larry Kane's KYW newsmagazine "The Bulletin", now cancelled. Here is one of the themes used for teases between 1997-98.

KYW News 3 Bumper
Here is one of the themes used for teases between.

Ch.3 Eyewitness News
In February of 1998 KYW borrowed a page from the past and renamed it's news Eyewitness News. Here is a clip of the close used until May 1999.

Ch.3 Eyewitness News Bumper
This was the theme used for teases.

KYW-3 Eyewitness News
In May 1999, KYW now under the management of Joel Cheatwood, changed it's theme again. This was the close. As a bonus you get to hear the legendary Larry Kane say goodnight. They got a new theme in February 2001.

KYW-3 Eyewitness News Bumper
This was the theme used for teases.

KYW-3 Eyewitness News
This was the close from February 2001 to January 2003.

WPVI-TV 6-ABC

Ch.6 Action News
Move Closer to Your World...This is WPVI's "national anthem", the current Action News closing theme with the ID at the end. They have been using this theme since Action News was created by WPVI in 1970.

Ch.6 Action News Bumper
This is the current theme used for teases with cymbals.

Ch.6 Action News Bumper
This was the theme used for teases-no cymbals.

Ch.6 Action News
This is the theme without the ID at the end.

Ch.6 Action News
This version of the Action News theme was used to end the discontinued Action News Issues and Answers program on WPVI.

Ch.6 Action News
A Masterpiece! Here is a similar version of the "Action News Issues and Answers" closing theme. This is the WPVI theme without the piano music, it was recorded from a WKBW Buffalo newscast.

Ch.6 Action News
In what some called a radical move. In 1997, WPVI modified it's Action News theme. Viewers were livid, WPVI received a lot of complaints and they changed back to the old theme. This theme only lasted about 5 days on the air! Here is the theme without the ID at the end. This theme first appeared on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. O'Donnell saluted WPVI for moving her show from 2am to 10am, Dave Roberts was her special guest.

Ch.6 Action News Bumper
The short-lived theme used for teases.

Ch.6 Action News
The short-lived theme with ID.

Big Daddy Graham's Action News Theme
Hear the Action News theme like you've never heard it before. Performed by radio talk show host and standup comic BIG DADDY GRAHAM.

Ch.6 Action News(6ABC VO)
In April 1999 Action News changed its closing theme adding a new voice over ID at the end identifying the station as "6ABC" instead of "Channel 6". In July 1999, WPVI went back to the old way. In this clip, you get to hear Jim Gardner and his trademark close!!

WCAU-TV NBC-10

Channel 10 News
This was the front end of the theme WCAU used to end it's newscasts from 1986-1995.

Channel 10 News
This was the back end of the theme WCAU used to end it's newscasts from 1986-95

Channel 10 News-Election
This was the theme WCAU used for election coverage.

Newscenter 10
In 1995, WCAU changed it's name to Newscenter 10 in preparation for the station's sale to NBC. This was the opening theme.

News 10
In 1995 CBS sold WCAU to NBC and WCAU changed the name of its news to News 10. This was the closing theme used from 1995-1997.

News 10
Another version of the theme used for teases and close.

News 10 Bumper
This theme was used for teases.

News 10
In 1997, WCAU changed it's theme again. In this theme, the first few notes are similar to the "Action News" opening. This was the theme used for teases and to close newscasts. They got a new theme and changed the name of their newscasts to NBC-10 News in late 2000.

WPHL-TV WB17

Inquirer News Tonight
In 1994 WPHL-TV along with the Philadelphia Inquirer launched a 10pm newscast called Inquirer News Tonight. This was the theme used for teases and close.

Inquirer News Tonight
In 1995 WPHL-TV changed their news theme. This was the theme used for teases and close.

Philadelphia's WB17 News at Ten
In 1996, WPHL-TV and The Philadelphia Inquirer parted company. WPHL renamed the newscast WB17 News at Ten and changed the theme as well. This was the theme used for the close until 2000.

WB17 News at Ten Bumper
This was the theme used for teases in the first block.

WB17 News at Ten Sports
This was the theme used for sports teases and the "Sunday Sports Express".

WB17 News at Ten Election
This was the theme used for election coverage.

WB17 News at Ten
This is the current theme composed by Stephen Arnold

WTXF-TV FOX-29

The Ten O'Clock News
The Ten O'Clock News premiered in 1986 as the Delaware Valley's first primetime newscast. This was the open until 1997.

The FOX Ten O'Clock News
WTXF changed the theme of its news in 1997. This was the news theme close used through the late 1990's.

The FOX Ten O'Clock News Bumper
This was one of the news themes used for teases.

The FOX Ten O'Clock News Bumper
This theme was used for the sports tease.

The FOX Ten O'Clock News Close
In 2000, WTXF changed it's theme again. This was it until 2002.

NEW JERSEY NETWORK 23-50-52-58 PBS

NJN News Close
This is the news theme currently used for the close and teases. "The Emmy Award Winning NJN News" started using this theme a couple of years ago.

NJN News Close
Here is another cut of the news theme currently used for the close and teases.

WMGM-TV NBC-40

Newscenter 40
This was the news theme used to end WMGM's newscasts from April 1990 to 1997. The theme along with a new set was introduced when WMGM moved from its studios in Avalon, NJ to Linwood NJ. Prior to 1990, WMGM used various themes including John Williams' famous "The Mission" music package, used on NBC network newscasts. Thanks to Ed Senior, a former WMGM employee for the information.

Newscenter 40
Here is the upbeat version of the above news theme.

Newscenter 40
Now here are the words to the Newscenter 40 theme. I think everyone who lives along the Jersey Shore knows it.

Newscenter 40
This was the news theme used to end WMGM's newscasts from 1997-98. The theme sounds similar to WPLG-TV Miami's old theme. Currently WMGM uses the same news theme as WTVJ-TV Miami, their newscasts are now titled "NBC40 News".

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