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The B Package is a television news music package composed by musician Frank Gari. It was composed in 1996 and features up to 100 cuts of opens, closes, stingers, bumpers and promo beds in a hard-hitting action news format. It has been used by at least 45 television stations nationwide.

In the late 1990s, Hearst-Argyle Television bought The B Package as well as Gari's Image News for its television stations. Hearst-Argyle stations used The B Package and Image News for its stations from 1997/98 to 2004/05, before using the Hearst-Argyle News Package composed by Newsmusic Central. WMUR is the only Hearst-Argyle station that still uses the B Package and hasn't switched to the Hearst-Argyle News Package although there is a signature for WMUR's slogan that has been developed.


Stations that used or have used The B PackageEdit

DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Years Used Other Notes
7. Concord, New Hampshire & Manchester, New Hampshire WMUR-TV ABC 2002-2014
19. Orlando, Florida WESH-TV NBC 1999-2005
WOPX ION Television 2002-2005 Aired a rebroadcast of WESH-TV's 6pm newscast at 7pm
20. Sacramento, California KCRA-TV NBC 2000-2004 Commissioned customized signature
KQCA-TV My Network TV, formerly The WB 2000-2005 Commissioned customized KCRA signature
34. Cincinnati, Ohio WLWT NBC, formerly ABC 1998-2004 First station (along with KOCO-TV) to commission package
36. Greenville, South Carolina WYFF-TV NBC 2000-2003
38. West Palm Beach, Florida WPEC, formerly WEAT CBS, formerly ABC 2000-2008
41. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania WGAL-TV NBC, formerly ABC 2000-2004
44. Albuquerque, New Mexico KASA-TV Fox 2000-2006
45. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KOCO-TV, formerly KGEO ABC 1998-2005 First station (along with WLWT) to commission package; commissioned after re-branding to "Eyewitness News 5"
50. Louisville, Kentucky WLKY-TV CBS, formerly ABC 2003 Commissioned KCRA's customized signature
53. New Orleans, Louisiana WDSU-TV NBC 2000-2004
71. Des Moines, Iowa KCCI-TV, formerly KRNT CBS 2000-2006 Commissioned with Image News
72. Honolulu, Hawaii KITV-TV, formerly KHVH ABC 2002-2005
79. Columbia, South Carolina WIS-TV NBC 2009-present
94. Bryan, Texas & College Station, Texas KRHD-LP ABC 2001-2007
Killeen, Texas, Temple, Texas, & Waco, Texas KXXV-TV ABC 2001-2007
100. Fort Smith, Arkansas KHBS-TV, formerly KFPW ABC, formerly CBS 2001-2004
Fayetteville, Arkansas KHOG-TV, formerly KTVP ABC, formerly CBS 2001-2004

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